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Advent Puzzle Event
« on: December 03, 2023, 09:52:40 AM »
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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2023, 09:59:46 AM »
WOW Great!!

Can I reply here (if I find any answer)? I am not on Facebook...

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2023, 10:17:06 AM »
Wooohoooo!

More fun stuff!!!

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Questions about rules? Check WICA: wikicarpedia.com

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2023, 12:59:01 PM »
If you solve the overall puzzle and find the correct location in the city, you can contact me via any method of communication that you have.


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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2023, 08:50:40 AM »
Would be great if these were on pdfs :)

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2023, 10:03:00 AM »
Hi @Joff !

So good to see you around!  ^-^

Ha ha ha! I made the same request...

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2023, 01:13:22 AM »
I tried to convert the images to PDF but it makes them unreadable due to compression. I’m not sure how to reduce it.


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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2023, 01:18:50 AM »
I don't know how to get the rules in French?

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2023, 04:28:05 PM »
No worries Scott.

Just started this tonight. Done the word search (almost  ;) ). I'm not a member of any Masonic group but, luckily, I do keep pigs. I like to keep them safe and secure; all fenced in. Can't figure out the four letter word yet though...

Edit: Ahhhh, got the word. Getting there slowly... just need the key to open the door ;)

Another edit: And that's my problem... I can't find a logical way to open the door :(
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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2023, 09:56:31 AM »
Hi @Scott,

I was able at least to decode the messages so far....without solving the puzzles    :(   I just don't get the logic ...... yet   >:D

hahaha

thanks for the entertainment!!!
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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2023, 10:02:38 AM »
Haha, I used a keyed cipher to avoid brute-forcing, but apparently you're determined to solve it backwards.

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2023, 10:23:44 AM »
 ;)
in the meantime I found how the puzzles work, too, so all is fine....  ;D

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2023, 01:53:31 PM »
My problem is the logic of how to find the key from the puzzle. It makes absolutely no sense to me. Hoping for a nudge in the right direction...

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2023, 09:51:26 AM »
As you will know from doing word search puzzles, only some of the letters are used by the words, which means there are letters left over. You will have more letters left over than you need, but the letters you need for the hidden word are the first however many from left-to-right, top-to-bottom.

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Re: Advent Puzzle Event
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2023, 12:24:48 PM »
That bit I know. It's the key to the cipher that I'm struggling with. It does not appear to be all that logical (to me anyway). I might try and solve the cipher, like Challa, and try and retro fit the key to the cipher back to the puzzle to try and understand how you're supposed to find out the key in the first place.


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