# Thread: [SOLVED] and now something easy

1. ## [SOLVED] and now something easy

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1 Ioswwath
2 Camolvdl
3 Gingxnsy
4 Pauoseue
5 Rwievdba
6 Kayassoz
7 Sbczyeaz
8 Zakgvrka

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

2. does anyone know what xanblade is talking about?

3. Originally Posted by Quick
does anyone know what xanblade is talking about?
No but I expect its connected with an online game.

RonL

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

RonL
Or some kind of cryptogram?

-Dan

5. ## 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.

6. 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 . . .