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I wanted to say something, but I forget what it was. Can you help me?

10 - [A-z] (-2)

255 - #beginningfirst00

15 - Period.

0 - You forgot one. You forgot one. Since every beginning has an end, let's pave the way.

1 - I'm on repeat.

7 - Zelda's legend. I hear Link is quite the musician.

5 - Lester lists the lesser lesson last.

64 - 08,21,56,W

44 - June 5th Day.

33 - “For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!” “After all this time?”

8 - Tulips on a tree?!

21 - Monday, the sun will fly south for the winter.

Hint:

I'm pretty sure D-Day was in here somewhere. Also, if I remember correctly, the first one is H, but I don't remember how to prove it.

Hint:

I know for a fact the empty line speaks of two, was it before or after? I don't remember.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not surprised you forgot - your mnemonic is too cryptic! $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 14, 2020 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ @lxop lol I wouldn't say so, I'm just too busy with work right now to solve it! The answer only requires about a 75% solution with an educated guess, but a 100% solution would be bounty worthy for sure. Explaining the numbering system is probably the hardest part to be honest. $\endgroup$ Dec 14, 2020 at 22:17

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Full answer:

The Message is Happy Holidays

10 - [A-z] (-2) is

H because 8th letter in the Alphabet ( 10-2 is 8)

255 - #beginningfirst00

255 converts to ff and bf is the intials of before first #ffbf00 is the colour Amber

15 - Period.

PHOSPHOROUS which is 15 on the periodic table.

0 - You forgot one. You forgot one. Since every beginning has an end, let's pave the way.

Basically this is just hinting at the letters P and Y. Hap Holidays needs those two letters to complete it. Letters P and Y pave the way.

1 - I'm on repeat.Thanks to lxop for this

H is the answer. Because it is 1 letter and it is a repeat of the first puzzle.

7 - Zelda's legend. I hear Link is quite the musician.

This hints at the 7 Letter word OCARINA which is a musical instrument and part of the title of a Legend of Zelda game.

5 - Lester lists the lesser lesson last.

The letter L because it appears 5 times in the sentence.

64 - 08,21,56,W

Hinting at the song Reykjavík (64° 08' N 21° 56' W) by Kristjan Hrannar. Maybe the word you are looking for is ICELAND.

44 - June 5th Day.

1944 June the 5th was Eisenhowers selected date for the D-DAY invasions.

33 - “For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!” “After all this time?”

A passage in Chapter 33 of the Deathly Hallows. ALBUS Dumbledore says "After all this time".

8 - Tulips on a tree?!

You are probably referring to the 8th letter of the word KENTUCKY which is Y, the tulip tree is Kentucky's state tree.

21 - Monday, the sun will fly south for the winter.

Monday 21st of December 2020 is the Winter SOLSTICE.

And so you have

H, AMBER, PHOSPHOROUS, P and Y, H, OCARINA, L, ICELAND, D-DAY, ALBUS, Y, SOLSTICE.

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  • $\begingroup$ Going great so far! 10 is correct, 255 is wrong (and difficult, think rot13(pbybe)), 15 the latter is correct, 1 is wrong, 44 is correct, 8 is wrong though a focused answer is what you're looking for so you're on the right track, 21 is correct but takes the latter word rot13(fbyfgvpr) instead of the full thing. Keep up the hard work, you're almost there! $\endgroup$ Dec 15, 2020 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ Closing in on it. For 255, try rot13(pbairefvba), 0 has you thinking properly, but try applying that same logic to the line itself (adding a hint). Where is 64 and where is 8 important? Once you find 8, apply some logic from 7. 33 for life. :D $\endgroup$ Dec 16, 2020 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ I dunno, is it? ;) You're on the write track with your current answer, the answer is there. $\endgroup$ Dec 16, 2020 at 22:51
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    $\begingroup$ I'm following along, but don't have enough for my own answer. I have a suggestion though: for 1, it could be rot13(Gur yrggre U, juvpu vf ercrngrq sebz gur svefg (urapr '1') pyhr) $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 18, 2020 at 2:06
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    $\begingroup$ Ah yes could be. $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2020 at 2:15

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