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Solve the following code

dd ddddw ssaa wawasa
ddw ds wasawa
w d ds ds
aw aa d ssdwdsd
wwd ssaa
aaw dwdsdwd ssaaa wwdddd ssaaa awasawasaw dds sw dddww
ssd

That is a lot of a, s, w, d's

I don't believe any hints are needed, but I will just say that the fullstop is at the end of the cryptogram.

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    $\begingroup$ WASD gaming no stop $\endgroup$ – leoll2 May 1 '15 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ Nice puzzle, took me a while to understand it after Glen O's answer, but when I did I really liked the way of encoding. $\endgroup$ – Spencerkatty May 1 '15 at 17:18
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It says...

find the 34th term in fibonacci.

and the answer (assuming the first two are 1 and 1) is

5702887

You have to start at s, and then it should be obvious. I won't say more, so people can discover it for themselves.

EDIT: Now that a couple of days have passed, I'll elaborate a bit further...

Starting on the letter "s" on a QWERTY keyboard, move around on the keyboard based on the letter sequence, where "w" is up, "s" is down, "d" is right, and "a" is left, as is commonly used in gaming.

From the starting point, it begins with "dd", which is two steps right, which brings us to the first letter, "f". Then "ddddw" is four right and one up, which gets us to "i". Next is "ssaa" which is two down and two left, which puts us on "n". And then "wawasa" is a roundabout path requiring one up and three left, which leads us to "d". It continues like this, with new lines indicating the start of new words.

If you've done it right, the final line just has "ssd", which should land you on the full stop (known as "period" in America).

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  • $\begingroup$ I started at D and ended up with gibberish. :P This makes way more sense. Too bad there wasn't a hint as to the starting point. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald May 1 '15 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald - there was... but not to the starting point. The hint was to the ending point. $\endgroup$ – Glen O May 1 '15 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough. I didn't pick up on that. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald May 1 '15 at 15:36
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    $\begingroup$ Please could you explain this a little more? I still don't understand the encryption method, although I'm guessing it's something to do with computer keyboards. You say "so people can discover it for themselves", but that's what spoilertags are for! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 1 '15 at 15:48
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor - I've updated, now, so if you were still at all confused, a full explanation is given. $\endgroup$ – Glen O May 4 '15 at 3:13

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