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Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-11-26 15:16:24 (edited 2008-12-02 23:31:39)
Welcome to Gendou.com Cryptography Challenge #38!

The goal of this game is decode the secret message encoded below:
66067 16966 5070 60571 150237 76060 167476 99053 104023 141985 164307 148392 150237 76060 0 138298 357 0 164719 95670 150237 76060 0 138298 357 12764 64854 149688 76060 126755 76344 76060 149713 64854 64854 77464 77464 138298
If you are one of the first 10 people to win, I will give you a level up and your name will appear on the scoreboard below.

hint 1
hint 2
hint 3

Scoreboard:

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Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by dood. on 2008-11-26 16:26:41 (edited 2008-11-26 16:26:50)
gonna give this one a go, but what happened to Cryptography Challenge #36??

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-11-26 16:58:38
I never published it, but I bet you can find and solve it. If you do, you get double points lol.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by Boalim on 2008-11-27 23:56:46
woah this is going to take ages.. i managed to get the first 4 words but they dont make much sense (they are words though not just random letters) but i can't find the word for the 5th number zzz..=.=

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-11-28 01:01:58
If you tell me what you got in a private message, I will let you know if you're on the right track or not.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by on 2008-11-28 13:24:11
I'm completely stuck, I don't get the 2nd hint, neither did I find any use for the 3rd one. :(

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by rogueelemental on 2008-11-28 16:27:34 (edited 2008-11-28 16:27:56)
Does this count as cryptography? I mean, the coding involved... not strenuous... (trying to give nothing away...)

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-11-28 18:32:16
Cryptography is the theory of secret writings using a key.
I have written something secret here, using the key you probably have figured out using the hints.
Granted it takes less work to solve than most of my other challenges.
I have intentionally made a couple of easy ones lately, because I want them to be accessible to many young people.
If you want a hard one, try some of the earlier ones.
It looks to me that you've not solved a single one of those.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by Draizon on 2008-11-29 00:50:50
Any other tips cos i havent done this before

hjiogpag

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by Naouak on 2008-11-29 08:43:30
I have some words I'm not sure about but I think I got the right answer.
It was hard to found the "private key" to decrypt it and I got an incomplete one :/.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by NekoEclair on 2008-11-30 14:13:42
this is evil... I think I've got it but it's taken me a few hours now just to see if I'm right or not :(

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-11-30 20:44:16
This is not evil. It is a very easy Cryptography Challenge, compared to #1-37.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by dood. on 2008-11-30 23:53:46 (edited 2008-12-01 00:01:28)
my God.

I was making this WAY more complicated than it is... Fibonacci sequences and Pascal's Triangle and such...

Still, this took me two hours.
I worked SO hard trying to find the EXACT "key" online
if you also solved it, you know what I mean by "key"... ahem* "key" = "dictionary" lol oops was that too big of a hint?

OH, and I still haven't found Cryptography Challenge #36! yet... if it hasn't been published, how do I find it?
I already tried the URLs in between #35 and #37... (note, #35 is thread 23502 and #37 is thread 23571)

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by rokth on 2008-12-02 22:41:07
And I have no clue of any of this. I love it. But regardless I don't even know where to start.

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by innocentxsz on 2008-12-03 19:28:51
i am absolutely fascinated by this.
however, i am also absolutely clueless on how to solve this. id love to know how everything works together; code, keys... lol

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-12-04 00:19:30
read the hints. do any of them make sense to you?


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by rogueelemental on 2008-12-04 02:55:55
Hi Gendou, you are correct in saying I have never completed one of your past cryptography challenges, not on time at least. I am not a highly active member of your community, merely somebody who peruses your site weekly. I do enjoy all the content you provide, and in fact have completed quite a few of your past cryptography challenges, in my own spare time.

I definitely never come on the website frequently enough to catch the top 10, but your catalogue of puzzles makes for a great puzzle book of sorts. Maybe you could publish a collected work, maybe invent some fun back story for each.

I have a book at my permanent residence, something to the tune of Dr. Enzo's Cryptography Puzzles (can't remember the full title), in which a professor and his studious niece solve mathematical problems for a host of interesting characters, but they never reveal the answer, making the reader solve it. Maybe you have read this book, and maybe you might do something similar.

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by gendou on 2008-12-04 04:40:16
Neat idea.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by rogueelemental on 2008-12-04 17:37:59
Found the book, it's called Dr. Ecco's Cyberpuzzles, by Dennis E. Shasha. I recommend it.

Re: Cryptography Challenge #38!
Link | by innocentxsz on 2008-12-04 19:15:38
mm hint one. each set of numbers is a word. A=0 is understandable too. however i don't understand the rest of the hints. i've never done anything like this before. its fascinating. xp i wish to understand it, but i don't get much of it right now.

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