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Knowledge of my previous puzzle is helpful but not required.

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Transcript:

HEVMYC?.RE
.T.OUHINDM
AELS.SWOEU
V.Y.GD..NP
SNKNIRT.DS
TIOVEHJE.A
O..ETSOTA!
GBYHI.II.N
ANT.MADT!Y

The key to the puzzle:

13 17 23
3000262633
3 7 12506381
41 270734467
23 295654927
7 41 167 5621491
11 13 2683007
23 113 37061 49139
19 37 67 787
3 17 73 23278091
40386532223
3 5693
3 43411 739031
1993 16057

Note: OP messed up the orientation of a NUMPAD, so the intended orientation is stated as follows:

123
456
789
 0

Hint:

This is another color-blind friendly puzzle.

Additional Hints:

Prime factorization + Numpad

Each number is seen as a direction, e.g. 1 means left up, 2 means up, etc.

Partial solutions and ideas are welcome in either the comment section or the answer section.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there an error with the 146 numbers shouldn’t it be 144?? $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Jan 20 at 5:19
  • $\begingroup$ What are the 146 numbers? $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ In the key to the puzzle?? $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Jan 20 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ I presume you wanted it to be a square number in terms of the number of digits $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Jan 20 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ No; the number of digits shouldn't matter. rot13 ahzore bs qvtvgf = yratgu bs zrffntr $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 9:37

1 Answer 1

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New user here, please tell me if I'm posting correctly.

Multiply the primes in each line; this gives a number which we can map to the grid as follows: start at the upper left, then using the 5 as the current position, use the next key to determine the next character in the string. Combine the answers for every line.

However this gives

508330002626332626340011110011314768000633212694324421393836700014733144104921370684878666433279340386532223170799624622422332001601 which goes out of bounds at character 55 or so. I had to make two changes to the string to make the final answer make sense,

and after doing that, we get

508330002626332626340011110011314768000633212694324424393836700014733144104921370684678666433279340386532223170799624622422332001601 which gives HAVE.YOU.EVER.WONDERED.WHY.I.LOVE.TEN.BY.TEN.GRIDS.SO.MUCH?.I.JUST.THINK.IT.IS.SO.ELEGANT.THAT.I.AM.ADDICTED.TO.IT!.I.HATE.NUMPADS!.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling Stack Exchange! Your answer is intended and correct. $\endgroup$
    – Sny
    Jan 20 at 12:10

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