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I'm looking for a specific phrase. Try to find it!


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          Q S  N P  D F   
          S U  S U  E G   
          L N  R T  N P   
          U W  E G  D F 

    

    [S][Q][H][E][L][G][O][M][W]
    [Y][V][B][T][S][B][M][N][J]
    [C][X][G][R][J][O][L][M][K]
    [T][V][H][P][L][P][A][I][N]
    [A][J][B][C][E][A][H][E][G]
    [A][N][O][D][S][B][T][P][O]
    [R][T][S][F][H][A][W][I][N]
    [U][F][I][D][J][I][W][T][L]
    [H][K][N][C][P][E][U][A][R]
    [L][S][A][I][M][N][H][E][I]
    [W][E][R][G][B][I][R][O][K]
    [R][C][V][T][W][O][J][B][U]


     
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The phrase you are looking for is

SHAPED INTO A NET OF A DICE.

First, we realize that,

the stars are grouped into six categories and they probably indicate numbers 1-6. And the mini-grid cosists of 12 pairs of letters where we can put a letter amidst each pair following the alphabetical order.

Q(R)S  N(O)P  D(E)F
S(T)U S(T)U E(F)G
L(M)N R(S)T N(O)P
U(V)W E(F)G D(E)F

Considering these two facts we further conclude that,

this mini-grid represents a cube-net.

       N(1)P
S(2)U S(3)U E(5)G
R(6)T
E(4)G

Or specifically, a net of a die.

(The rest of the grid was erased because those letters spelled 'REMOVE')

So that's the cross, and we are on the right track!

Now we move onto the big-grid and divide it into regions as below.

[S][Q][H] [E][L][G] [O][M][W]
[Y][V][B] [T][S][B] [M][N][J]
[C][X][G] [R][J][O] [L][M][K]

[T][V][H] [P][L][P] [A][I][N]
[A][J][B] [C][E][A] [H][E][G]
[A][N][O] [D][S][B] [T][P][O]

[R][T][S] [F][H][A] [W][I][N]
[U][F][I] [D][J][I] [W][T][L]
[H][K][N] [C][P][E] [U][A][R]

[L][S][A] [I][M][N] [H][E][I]
[W][E][R] [G][B][I] [R][O][K]
[R][C][V] [T][W][O] [J][B][U]

and

extract the letters in the corresponding 'dots' on the faces of a die.

          [E][L][G]
          [T][S][B]
          [R][J][O]

[T][V][H] [P][L][P] [A][I][N]
[A][J][B] [C][E][A] [H][E][G]
[A][N][O] [D][S][B] [T][P][O]

          [F][H][A]
          [D][J][I]
          [C][P][E]

          [I][M][N]
          [G][B][I]
          [T][W][O]

S/HA/PED/ANETO/FADICE/INTO

We get the solution by reordering them according to the face values of the die.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm guessing that the mini grid contains the hint to look into the source code, probably. $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2022 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ Haha wow, well that was completely unintentional... The source. I'm surprised I forgot to delete it. Your answer is ofc correct, but regarding the mini-grid try to make sense of it.. think rot13(va orgjrra) $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2022 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ Haha :D @Prim3numbah, I adjusted my answer to fit the intended solution path. But not sure why you included that picture. :P $\endgroup$
    – ACB
    Dec 10, 2022 at 16:03
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    $\begingroup$ Great! Looks good now, well done. I added that picture so that I could compare the grid of the puzzle with the intended net, wanted to see the both on the same page. Using phone and not computer so a bit more messy. $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2022 at 16:14

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