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Hollow Be Thy Name

Clues:

11100 0010 10000 0110 00111 00111 00111 00111 01010 00111 00111

y=-7x/17+14

[image of Bob Marley]

Instructions: Name That Deity

_ _ a _ _ _ _

Hint:

-- .. --. .... - / .. / .-. . -.-. --- -- -- . -. -.. / ..- ... .. -. --. / -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. .

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    $\begingroup$ Can you clarify - are there 4 clues, or 5? $\endgroup$
    – Astralbee
    Nov 27, 2022 at 14:12
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    $\begingroup$ Your hint mentions to use Morse code, but can you at least hint as to where? I looked at the binary clue and switched the 1's for dots and 0's for dashes then vice-versa but the output does not seem intelligible. $\endgroup$
    – joseph h
    Nov 29, 2022 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ I did, but the strings 3Q1X777777 (1s as dot) with 8F6P2222222 (1s as dash) produce no google results that seem relevant. Maybe it's with spaces in between each two or three or four...characters? Another hint maybe? :( $\endgroup$
    – joseph h
    Nov 30, 2022 at 6:05
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    $\begingroup$ Tyler. 8F6P2222+22 gives a GPS location in the Mediterranean sea (getting some good clues from this one...I think) and 3Q1X7777#77 gives nothing so I'm assuming the first one is somehow relevant. Also, the equation you have has a root (y=0) at x=34. So 34 has something to do with it. Is this getting closer? Or am I still way off? $\endgroup$
    – joseph h
    Dec 1, 2022 at 7:25
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    $\begingroup$ I had already suspected the answer to be "Jealous" days ago, from the x and y intercepts of the equation and Exodus being an album by Bob Marley and the Wailers! I kept thinking I must be wrong because there were more clues. $\endgroup$
    – joseph h
    Dec 3, 2022 at 5:47

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Answer

I believe the answer is

Jealous

Explanation

String of numbers

For the string of 0s and 1s, as suggested in the comments, I converted 0s to dots and 1s to dashes (and vice versa). By decoding the Morse code, the results were 8F6P2222+22 and an invalid Morse code sequence.

Decoded string of numbers

Having worked with plus codes before, I immediately recognized 8F6P2222+22 as a plus code. Plus codes are an addressing system made by Google that allows any location on Earth to receive a plus code with as much precision as needed. The code 8F6P2222+22 is located in the Mediterranean Sea, but that's not the important part. The coordinates are pretty much exactly x=34, y=14.

Equation

For the equation clue, (34, 0) and (0, 14) were solutions, so the intercepts of the line it represents are at x=34 and y=14, which gave me confidence that my results from the previous paragraph were correct.

Bob Marley

When I first discovered the numbers, I tried doing a web search for "34 14". I got a bunch of Bible verses, so I decided to try to figure out what book I should get the verse from. I looked through Bob Marley's discography, but I somehow missed the song called Exodus. After the OP hinted at the Bible in the comments, I checked again and I noticed it this time.

Instructions

Exodus 34:14 ASV is (for thou shalt worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God). The instructions given in the puzzle are "Name That Deity", and the verse says that God's name is Jealous. This word fits the blanks in the final clue, _ _ a _ _ _ _, so I concluded it must be the answer.

Title

Hollow be Thy Name is similar to Hallowed be Thy Name, a phrase from the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. Other than that, I don't know how else it might be related to the puzzle.

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Is the answer:

BASIN? That's something hollow.

Because:

I wondered if the puzzle was an acrostic.
B: Your first clue looks like Binary
A: The second seems to be Algebra
S: Bob Marley was a Singer (ok I'm not 100% happy with this one)
I: So many deities to choose from but I couldn't help thinking of that Indiana Jones movie where he has to spell out Iehōva as the name of God.
N: And this is where I really begin to doubt myself because this could be hundreds of words that begin with any letter, but it could be NEATEST, among others.

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    $\begingroup$ _ _ a _ _ _ _ $\endgroup$
    – ACB
    Nov 28, 2022 at 16:38
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    $\begingroup$ @ACB So you're looking at the answer as fitting into the final clue with blanks. I saw that as an individual clue. $\endgroup$
    – Astralbee
    Nov 28, 2022 at 17:50

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