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You wake up in a cell, with no memory of what happened to you, and how you ended up here. The cell has four doors, and above each there's a "N", "S", "E" and "W", which you assume tell you the direction they're facing.

Next to you lies a paper, and on it you find the word "MOVE", an apparently useless line of numbers, "422448886886688", and a Map of your current surroundings (it's an 11x11 sized maze). The centered chamber is marked with a red "X".

What route do you take to escape?

Note: You assume that something bad (death, most likely) will happen if you take a wrong route.

Hint 1:

The line of numbers is not as useless as it seems.

Hint 2:

"Move" has the same meaning as "Shift".

Hint 3:

The titles is a hint, too.

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    $\begingroup$ Um, I would look at the map and figure out how to get out of the maze. That's what maps are for. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Apr 7 '16 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Kevin It's my first "question" here, I knew that I'd mess up some way atleast :D The map only shows a basic layer of 11x11 squares + the X, nothing else, neither end nor route. $\endgroup$ – Seth Apr 7 '16 at 17:01
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    $\begingroup$ Absent the word "keys" in the title, is there any reason to assume 2 is down (as on a computer keyboard) rather than up (as on a telephone)? $\endgroup$ – supercat Apr 7 '16 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ (1) Why bother saying that the cell is dark if there’s enough light to read the paper and the map, and the illumination level is irrelevant to the riddle?  (2) If the doors “presumably are faced north, west, east and south,” how do you tell which is which? $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Apr 7 '16 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ I found this too easy - 30 seconds to solve it and then realise there was already 2 correct answers :/ $\endgroup$ – DavidPostill Apr 7 '16 at 20:37
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2, 4, 6, 8 are keys on your keyboard numpad
2 is South (down)
4 is West (left)
6 is East (right)
8 is North (top)

422448886886688 is the sequence of directions you have to follow

Map :

422448886886688

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\hline&&&&&15&&&&&\\\hline&&&&&14&&&&&\\\hline&&&11&12&13&&&&&\\\hline&&&10&&&&&&&\\\hline&&8&9&&&&&&&\\\hline&&7&&1&X&&&&&\\\hline&&6&&2&&&&&&\\\hline&&5&4&3&&&&&&\\\hline&&&&&&&&&&\\\hline&&&&&&&&&&\\\hline&&&&&&&&&&\\\hline\end{array}$$

Hint 1

The line of numbers is the directions

Hint 2

You can use Shift on your keyboard. Some numpads have arrows on 2,4,6,8 when used with shift.

Hint 3

"Keys" in the title refer to keyboard

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  • $\begingroup$ 100% accurate! :) $\endgroup$ – Seth Apr 7 '16 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ And how do you know which door is West to start off with? $\endgroup$ – abligh Apr 7 '16 at 17:41
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    $\begingroup$ @abligh You must not have magnetoreception :) $\endgroup$ – charfellow Apr 7 '16 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ Why can't it be keypad on phones? The north-south will be reversed $\endgroup$ – justhalf May 5 '16 at 2:03
  • $\begingroup$ @justhalf the shift hint : on computer keypads, shift + 2/4/6/8 = arrow $\endgroup$ – Fabich May 5 '16 at 6:45
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I think the solution is

Solution

Reasoning: Keys that fit no locks stands for

keys on a keyboard, specifically the numpad

and MOVE means

move in the direction of the arrow on the numpad key corresponding to the number Nunmpad 2 = down 4 = left 8 = up 6 = right

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  • $\begingroup$ You are completely right! :) $\endgroup$ – Seth Apr 7 '16 at 17:00

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