Phil has phound a secret room
Hiding in his basement.
On the saphe within that room:
Numbers slight phaded.
Every combination tried
Phailed to crack it open.
Can you phind the phive digits?
Help Phil hit the big one.

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Transcription to ensure clarity: 6463-8473-3344-4866-3749

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    $\begingroup$ Shouldn't that be a Wells Phargo Co. Bank saphe? $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Apr 21 '16 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ I swear 8473 should be 84733. -- Wait, disregard. $\endgroup$ – Daphne B Apr 21 '16 at 20:31

Obviously this requires an outside object:

a phone (hence all the "ph"s in the clue). Numbers in the clue correspond to letters from a phone's keypad.

Also one element is a red herring:

Disregard the dashes



For an answer oph:


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    $\begingroup$ Also, the first letters spell "PHONEPCH". Phone is obvious, but I'm not sure if PCH is supposed to mean something, unless it's a vague reference to a PCH Chip which was used on some smartphones, at some point. $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Apr 21 '16 at 20:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Khale_Kitha I am not knowledgeable enough about chipsets to include a reference to PCH. It is a coincidence. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Apr 22 '16 at 11:56
  • $\begingroup$ @EngineerToast I figured that it was a coincidence, but it was an amusing one, nontheless. =D $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Apr 22 '16 at 12:38

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