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Web Games [CLOSED] Puzzle contest for 4 BPs

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

Update: The contest has finished, so I’m posting the puzzles and solutions in spoiler tags.

Prepuzzle part 1: Find the contest!
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do this the intended way once the thread is closed.
Prepuzzle part 1 solution: Quote the OP. The rules and the first puzzle are hidden in image tags directly below “Find the contest”, but they’re in code. This is the hidden text:
[img]Congrats, you found the contest. Now decode it.[/img]
[img]Gtwf dbjf, K oqbn. Bqf bx iyf aseegfv kqmbgmfv t wblf kqiflfvikqc dbjf. Wtkg wf iyf tqvnfl ib ftdy aseegf, nkiy fpagtqtikbq; xkqjkqc tqj jfdbjkqc iyf lsgfv jbfvq’i dbsqi tv t aseegf. K nkgg lfvabqj ib dbllfdi tqvnflv nkiy iyf qfpi aseegf. Jb qbi abvi tqvnflv. Iyflf tlf 5 aseegfv. Iyf xklvi aflvbq ib wtkg wf tgg 5 tqvnflv nkqv 3 Rlbnqkf Abkqiv. Iyf vfdbqj aflvbq nkqv 1. K wkcyi ckmf ykqiv kx iykv itofv ibb gbqc. Aseegf 1: Iylff Gkiigf Akcv Itpk Vflmkdf. Iyf tqvnfl ytv t gfqciy bx 1 nblj.[/img]

In case you’re wondering, I can show the image tags because I wrote them in HTML character codes. Code tags don’t seem to work from within spoiler tags.

Prepuzzle part 2: Decode it.
Prepuzzle part 2 solution: It’s a monoalphabetic cypher. You can just run it through a simple online decoder.

Puzzle 1: 3 Little Pigs Taxi Service
Puzzle 1 solution: straw cab -> sdrawkcab -> backwards
I gave so many hints for this, you don’t even need to know the puzzle to solve it.


Puzzle 2: What’s deeper than an iPod Femto?
Puzzle 2 solution: Brian Greene knitting furiously. It’s a reference to the xkcd strip “Depth”.

Puzzle 3: (000)370-0177
Puzzle 3 solution: Turned upside down, it becomes WDDLEDOO, or Waddle Doo. I expected the main difficulty in this to be the D/O ambiguity.

Puzzle 4: jlnx iun ndjz
Puzzle 4 solution: Convert to numbers 1-26, add primes, convert back. Answer: lose the game

Puzzle 5: It’s not important, and yes, I am aware of the forbidden fruit effect.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Find the contest!


People who have finished Puzzle 1:
Miss Prince
C_Wenhoo
StrayNeko
Vodic
Psy-4

People who have finished Puzzle 2:
Miss Prince
StrayNeko
C_Wenhoo
Vodic
Psy-4

People who have finished Puzzle 3:
Miss Prince
StrayNeko
Psy-4

People who have finished Puzzle 4:
Miss Prince
Psy-4

People who have finished Puzzle 5:
Miss Prince
Psy-4

First place: Miss Prince

Second place: Psy-4


Pre-Puzzle Hint 1: You don’t have to leave this thread.

Puzzle 1 Hint 1: Homophone
Puzzle 1 Hint 1 Addendum: The answer isn’t a homophone, but homophonicity is involved.
Puzzle 1 Hint 1 Addendum 2: Tools and lists probably won’t help, as the homophones are a phrase and something that isn’t even a word (although it does show up on Urban Dictionary).
Puzzle 1 Hint 2: The answer is a real word. Type: adjective/adverb
Puzzle 1 Hint 3: First letter: b
Puzzle 1 Hint 4: The solution doesn’t involve noises (such as oink) or types of pigs.
Puzzle 1 Hint 5: Out of what would you expect them to make their stuff?
Puzzle 1 Hint 6: The first pig drives a _____ ___.

Puzzle 2 Hint 1: xkcd

Puzzle 3 Hint 1: MS Paint Adventures Problem Sleuth Chapter 2 (although the answer and solution have nothing to do with MSPA)
Puzzle 3 Hint 2: Kirby

Puzzle 4 Hint 1: The encryption is a cipher with a simple, weak, endless key. Letters are represented as integers 1-26.
Puzzle 4 Hint 2: The key is a well-known set of numbers.
zagerblag edited this message on 03/28/2009 1:43PM

C_Wenhoo

Avatar: Crying Painting
3

[one man emo band]

Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

A phone number?

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

C_Wenhoo Posted:

A phone number?

What? I don’t understand the question.

C_Wenhoo

Avatar: Crying Painting
3

[one man emo band]

Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

Ahh…I thought it was this:

(000)370-0177

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

C_Wenhoo Posted:

Ahh…I thought it was this:

(000)370-0177

That’s not the contest.

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

I’m surprised that you found that before the actual contest. Were you there when I posted it?

C_Wenhoo

Avatar: Crying Painting
3

[one man emo band]

Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

I don’t get what you mean, but I just scrolled through recent your flamebate posts off your profile to see if there was anything puzzle-like in there.

By the way, could you tell me the answer to that? I’ve thought about it for 10 minutes and can’t figure it out..

C_Wenhoo edited this message on 02/18/2009 2:33AM

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

C_Wenhoo Posted:

I don’t get what you mean, but I just scrolled through recent your flamebate posts off your profile to see if there was anything puzzle-like in there.

By the way, could you tell me the answer to that? I’ve thought about it for 10 minutes and can’t figure it out.

Actually, I was planning for that to be puzzle 3. I decided that after I had already posted it, though. I can probably come up with another puzzle.

quangntenemy

Avatar: 14557 2011-10-31 11:07:55 -0400
59

[WeChall]

Level 69 Troll

:ronpaul: :****ing sucks:

I sent you the answer to puzzle 1 but I’m not quite sure. Goddamn Google doesn’t give anything useful Log in to see images!

JacktheStrip-
per

Avatar: 89701 Thu Jan 29 03:42:48 -0500 2009
14

Level 35 Camwhore

“Legs Wide Open”

quangntenemy Posted:

Goddamn Google doesn’t give anything useful Log in to see images!

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

No right answers yet. I was wondering whether to openly display the contest, but it seems that people can find it.

Skyman747

Avatar: 115546 2015-08-12 18:58:09 -0400
17

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Hacker

DIRTY ****ING fine upstanding member of society woman's genitals

Argh, I think I almost got it, but not quite.

Inertia

Avatar: 60995 Fri Apr 03 12:59:05 -0400 2009
34

[Shii is gay]

Level 35 Troll

also wow i have no male reproductive organ

press ctrl+f
type "contest"

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

Inertia Posted:

press ctrl+f
type "contest"

Wrong, and if you’re trolling, you do know that you can be banned for that, right?

Skyman747

Avatar: 115546 2015-08-12 18:58:09 -0400
17

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Hacker

DIRTY ****ING fine upstanding member of society woman's genitals

Dammit, I am probably over-thinking this. Can’t figure out what you are using Log in to see images!

Well, im gunna sleep on it.

Skyman747 edited this message on 02/18/2009 2:20AM

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

Skyman747 Posted:

Dammit, I am probably over-thinking this. Can’t figure out what you are using Log in to see images!

Well, im gunna sleep on it.

If you mean stage 2, you are almost certainly overthinking it.

C_Wenhoo

Avatar: Crying Painting
3

[one man emo band]

Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

zagerblag Posted:

I was wondering whether to openly display the contest, but it seems that people can find it.

Do you mean that people have already found it, but nobody has solved it?

Spkloi

Avatar: Abstract Blue Circle

Level 13 Hacker

“Ohacku”

i can’t find anything contest like at all.

Log in to see images!

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

C_Wenhoo Posted:

Do you mean that people have already found it, but nobody has solved it?

People have found my contest, but no one has finished it. Otherwise, I would have updated the OP.

zagerblag

Avatar: 102042 Wed Jun 03 22:55:29 -0400 2009
16

[Board of Directors]

Level 35 Hacker

asdf

Spkloi Posted:

i can’t find anything contest like at all.

Log in to see images!

Really? Some people found the contest and completed the part right after that in a few minutes. Those parts are really easy.

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