Help me find the password!

All stories in this puzzle are fictions.

Once I was checking my old notes, and found a small chest with a 6-letter lock and 4 strange papers.

Paper #1

inventor a b d h t m
s 0 1 8 9 7 9
o 3 5 1 5 2 7
a 4 7 0 1 8 9
e 7 3 2 3 6 5
i 4 2 8 4 6 5
y 6 3 1 5 4 2

Paper #2, a story

On the first day he thought about reversing words, or move one character from the end to the beginning; but soon he abandoned this unbrilliant idea. On the second day, he looked at his table, and suddenly found something. An inventor wouldn't let any ideas go away. Finally, inspired by an old machine, he invented the encoder on the fifth day, but it's extremely dangerous.

Paper #3, unreadable characters


Paper #4

Index from #1 p b 2 w 9 5 - r
5 q i i t v 7 q i
o i j l n 6 w 1 5
r p 5 o t h q 1 l
4 q h m 9 q l 9 u
d q g 3 c l h 8 g
i q c m y q b e d
- z x y e b r 9 h
8 q b 8 c y s w v
2 d i b p c 9 p f
(21,22)(37,16)(15,19)(35,13) For #1

Can you help me find out the correct password?


Search for Mozart's symphony No.35, "Haffner". And do what "he" did.

  • 7
    $\begingroup$ Nice - I like the question - I don't know that I would have given out all the hints so early though :) $\endgroup$ – Graylocke Feb 19 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ To add on to what @Graylocke said, if you think hints are necessary to solve the puzzle, it's better to work those hints into the puzzle than to add them as hints later (of course, gauging whether or not the hints are needed to solve is easier said than done). $\endgroup$ – samm82 Feb 20 at 2:14
  • $\begingroup$ No, hints are not necessary. May I remove them? Only think some steps are too hard. Well I'll leave some hints, but remove the others. $\endgroup$ – SketchySketch Feb 20 at 2:41
  • $\begingroup$ You mention 5 papers in the backstory but the puzzle only shows 4 papers... $\endgroup$ – Sid Feb 20 at 4:34
  • $\begingroup$ Only a typo @Sid $\endgroup$ – SketchySketch Feb 20 at 4:35

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