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    [SOLVED] and now something easy

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    Clue

    . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    1. 12-14-13-8-6-15-13-10
    2. 11- 9- 8- 8-11-7-14-15
    3. 9-12-13-14-9-13-16-10
    4. 9- 7-10-12-11-12-10-11
    5. 8- 6- 7- 8- 9- 5- 3- 7
    6. 6-10-8-10-5-11- 4- 6
    7. 10-9-11-7- 5- 9- 7- 5
    8. 4-2-12- 8- 6- 4- 9- 3
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    does anyone know what xanblade is talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick
    does anyone know what xanblade is talking about?
    No but I expect its connected with an online game.

    RonL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
    No but I expect its connected with an online game.

    RonL
    Or some kind of cryptogram?

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    an important point

    It seems to me that the fact that there are 8 letters to every word and 8 numbers for every clue is an important thing to know.
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    Some alignment may help . . .
    Code:
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
    1 I O S W W A T H 
    2 C A M O L V D L 
    3 G I N G X N S Y
    4 P A U O S E U E 
    5 R W I E V D B A 
    6 K A Y A S S O Z 
    7 S B C Z Y E A Z 
    8 Z A K G V R K A 
    
    
    Clue
    
        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 
    1  12 14 13  8  6 15 13 10 
    2  11  9  8  8 11  7 14 15 
    3   9 12 13 14  9 13 16 10
    4   9  7 10 12 11 12 10 11
    5   8  6  7  8  9  5  3  7
    6   6 10  8 10  5 11  4  6
    7  10  9 11  7  5  9  7  5
    8   4  2 12  8  6  4  9  3
    . . . . . or not.


    I have a theory . . .

    Think of the first chart as an "addition table".

    We have: 1 + 1 \,= \,2 \;\Rightarrow\; I

    Then: 1 + 2 \,= \,2 + 1 \,= \,3 \;\Rightarrow\; O,\;C

    And: 1 + 3 \,= \,2 + 2\,=\,3 + 1\,=\,4\:\Rightarrow\;S,\;A,\:G

    . . and so on.


    In the "Clue" chart, we can replace the "2" with I.

    We can replace the two occurances of "3" with either O or C.

    We can replace the three occurances of "4" with S,\;A,\;G.


    I've counted the numbers in Clue and they "fit".

    . 2 \Rightarrow I
    . 3 \Rightarrow O,\;C
    . 4 \Rightarrow S,\;A,\;G
    . 5 \Rightarrow W,\;M,\;I,\;P
    . 6 \Rightarrow W,\;O,\;N,\,A,\;R
    . 7 \Rightarrow A,\;L,\;G,\;U,\;W,\;K
    . 8 \Rightarrow T,\;V,\,X,\,O,\;I,\,A,\;S
    . 9 \Rightarrow H,\;D,\;N,\;S,\;E,\;Y,\;B,\;Z
    10 \Rightarrow L,\;S,\;E,\;V,\;A,\;C,\;A
    11 \Rightarrow Y,\,U,\,D,\;S,\;Z,\;K
    12 \Rightarrow E,\;B,\;S,\;Y,\;G
    13 \Rightarrow A,\;O,\;E,\,V
    14 \Rightarrow Z,\;A,\;R
    15 \Rightarrow Z,\;K
    16 \Rightarrow A


    I would guess that, if we place the correct letters into the Clue chart,
    . . we will get eight 8-letter words.

    But I've been known to be egregiously wrong . . .
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