If you manage to figure out the solving method to this puzzle below, then it should lead you to a 7-letter word.

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Good luck!

  • $\begingroup$ Is it cutting/copying? $\endgroup$ – FairOPShotgun Jun 11 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ I believe the CW in the first one referes to a "clockwise turn"... what ever that might be. Also it's possible that the pie charts refer to 2 turns, 6 turns and 12 turns. Previously thought the lines in the second refers to words insidee the blocks, but theres only two vowels in the 2nd block so that not possible. Finally I also noticed that there are exactly 27 squares in the last one, the same as original. $\endgroup$ – Ankit Jun 13 at 0:00
  • $\begingroup$ Guys, added a hint regarding the first part. @Ankit Hopefully it'll make more sense now $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Jun 13 at 9:03
  • $\begingroup$ I have the "final message" but am unsure what the last 4 letters mean or if we actually have to somehow solve the "equation". :) Anything more to it? $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Jun 13 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ Nevermind, I forgot we have to find a 7-letter word. So I am indeed stuck at the last hurdle again $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Jun 13 at 10:07

The answer is:


Transition 1:

Assuming the CW stands for clockwise, as mentioned by @Ankit, and inferring that the three pies indicate rotations of 180°, 60° and 30° respectively, the second image so formed is as follows:

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Transition 2:
All credit goes to @LukasRotter for this step. He deciphered how the letters need to be placed for the transition into the third image. In his own words:

Which letter to insert is indicated by the position of the square. Example for the red group in the first line: The first two squares have the same Y value, the third is higher than the second, and the last one is higher than the third. Looking at the "solved" second image, we can see that this means they have to be inserted in the order IEPS.

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Doing this for every square gives us the text shiniestplusbearpluspetitte, a rebus.

Final Interpretation:

Again, credit to @LukasRotter for pointing out that the answer had to be something heavenly and hence outer-space themed.

Shiniest: Brightest (maybe a star?)
Bear: Little Bear/Great Bear constellation?
Petite: Small/Little/Minor

Putting all of this together, I realised it has to be the brightest star in the Little Bear Constellation, and voila!

  • $\begingroup$ I added a step in my answer, any thoughts where to go from here? $\endgroup$ – Ankit Jun 13 at 19:41
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    $\begingroup$ Ahhh ok, yep looks like you got it. Well done! $\endgroup$ – Ankit Jun 13 at 20:26
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    $\begingroup$ Well done! And, as expected, I facepalmed because of my inability to connect the dots, lol. $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Jun 13 at 20:30
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    $\begingroup$ Great job to all of you guys! @Kabir, since this is indeed the final 7-letter answer I was looking for you get the tick :) $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Jun 13 at 21:42
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, and great puzzle, btw! $\endgroup$ – Kabir Kanha Arora Jun 14 at 10:43

Very good puzzle @Prim3numbah

Picture 1 to 2:

As attributed to in my comment, @KabirKanhaArora 's answer and the hint, the first clue is that you rotate each block clockwise half a turn, 1/6 turn or 1/12 turn respectfully. This allows us to put the blocks in the second picture surounding the triangle. Check Kabir's fantastic image to see this.

Picture 2 to 3:

looking at the 3rd image shows three rows: one of 12 squares, 6 squares and 9 squares (aka 43, 23, 3*3). A looking at the 2nd image shows that each block has a polyline going through 4 letters, 3 letters and 2 letters. Noting the orientation also shows an even spread of half turned, 6th turned, and 12th turned boxes. So they probably correspond in this way. On the note of orientation of boxes, they probably indicate the original block, and the lines in image two shows the order in which they should be input. I'm not sure which direction the blocks lines go in, so I will label the blocks. We are left with 321231231231 / 123123 / 112312323

Picture 3 to Rebus (in progress)

First of all, there are 2^9 ways to insert the letters by which side of each line is the start and which is the finish. Also, to pick out 7 letters, I noticed that there are 7 occurances of "123" listed above. I also tried making it "translations of 123" and selecting the ones that don't fit, but that leaves us with 6 letters not 7.


However @LukasRotter gave a very helpful comment that states that if oriented properly I can get it to say shiniestplus/ bearpl / uspetitte. Not 100% sure where to go from here.

Ok I think I may have an answer: (Update: it looks like Kabir got the right answer, mine is different.)

Bear + Petitte combined with the heavenly clue makes me think of a brown dwarf star (a star with the mass of 15-80 Jupiters). Stars shine... the Shiniest dwarf star is Sagittae. This is 8 letters :(. But note that there is an extra t in the word petite. Does this mean the answer is "Sagitae"?

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Vzntr bs tebhcvatf. Juvpu yrggre gb vafreg vf vaqvpngrq ol gur cbfvgvba bs gur fdhner. Rknzcyr sbe gur erq tebhc va gur svefg yvar: Gur svefg gjb fdhnerf unir gur fnzr L inyhr, gur guveq vf uvture guna gur frpbaq, naq gur ynfg bar vf uvture guna gur guveq. Ybbxvat ng gur "fbyirq" frpbaq vzntr, jr pna frr gung guvf zrnaf gurl unir gb or vafregrq va gur beqre VRCF. Qbvat guvf sbe rirel fdhner tvirf hf gur grkg fuvavrfgcyhfornecyhfcrgvggr, n erohf) $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Jun 13 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, that's neat! $\endgroup$ – Kabir Kanha Arora Jun 13 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter Thanks, that is useful! $\endgroup$ – Ankit Jun 13 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ Np :) And that's where I gave up. A "heavenly" puzzle suggest an answer themed around outer-space for me, but nothing really made sense. If "shiniest" can loosely be interpreted as "brightest" it might clue SUN or Sirius and petite may just clue S (Small size), but no words matching that criteria made sense and I have no idea what short sequence of letters you could even clue with the word bear. Common 7-letter planets/stars also didn't seem to yield anything useful. $\endgroup$ – Lukas Rotter Jun 13 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ Ohh, I think I got it. @LukasRotter, you mentioned Bear and celestial objects, so it clicked $\endgroup$ – Kabir Kanha Arora Jun 13 at 20:24

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