Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by TheGenius » May 27th, 2011, 5:28 pm

disownedpear wrote:no idea what to do
Plug in a keyboard.

There is an even number of numbers for each set, so if it's a cipher, it could be polyalphebetic.
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by space scientist » May 28th, 2011, 6:33 am

I think I may have solved the clue. The first thing that I did was use a letter number cipher where a=0 and b=1 which got me "fejb/ga/habcba". Then I realized that there are pairs of letters which is characteristic of the playfair cipher. I put "habcba" through the plaiyfair cipher with "fejbga" as the key, and got "diehfh" Therefore, I protect Hangfromthefloor since hfh is similar to hfth.
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by mingtian » May 28th, 2011, 6:44 am

space scientist wrote:I think I may have solved the clue. The first thing that I did was use a letter number cipher where a=0 and b=1 which got me "fejb/ga/habcba". Then I realized that there are pairs of letters which is characteristic of the playfair cipher. I put "habcba" through the plaiyfair cipher with "fejbga" as the key, and got "diehfh" Therefore, I protect Hangfromthefloor since hfh is similar to hfth.
Isn't it HFTF?

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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by Littleboy » May 28th, 2011, 7:11 am

it is
hfh stands for habitat for humanity

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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by Assassinator » May 28th, 2011, 4:35 pm

I will give one final hint regarding this clue:
Hint wrote: Perhaps you should be looking in a different direction.
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by quadratic » May 28th, 2011, 7:20 pm

wass any sassy known for using ciphers
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by prelude to death » May 28th, 2011, 7:21 pm

quadratic wrote:wass any sassy known for using ciphers
Almost all of them?
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by quadratic » May 28th, 2011, 7:22 pm

I mean is anyone special recognized for using ciphers
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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by Kokonilly » May 28th, 2011, 7:39 pm

Alpha does like her ciphers.

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Re: Scioly Assassination 74: Dead Island

Post by AlphaTauri » May 29th, 2011, 6:51 am

Kokonilly wrote:Alpha does like her ciphers.
I do.

However, I'm far from the only one -- almost everyone back in the "olden days" ( :? I feel really old now) used ciphers -- and I leaned more towards a combination of ciphers and knowledge than straight ciphers, like this sassy uses.

Oh, and through about half an hour of work/arguing on chat, we (read: winneratlife, with minimal help from brobo and I) proved that the numbers can't be converted into a date through a base conversion.
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