I was given the following number by an analyst for the government.
He is a bit of a riddle buff and figures he should make my pursuit of a certain disturbance in my production line a game. He says that the number represents a phrase. A phrase said twice, once by a person of interest and the other time to. He also says, if I can figure out the phrase he will tell me who the person was talking to each time.
Hint 1: He has put a timer on the game.... But he may have given us a hint along with it.
20 minutes down, 47 to go. There may be a twist in the number but you may never know.
Hint 2: Oh no 40 minutes down.
Time ticks down and with it the sun. Soon the man transforms and our communication must stop.
Hint 3: Oh no 57 minutes down.
Tick tock tick tock tick tock. The person of interest died in two but the disturbance "survived" three. While the original speaker was only there for one.
Hint 4: The last hint. Contains the second time the phrase was captured. Also encrypted.
Time is up. No more hints shall be given but communication may be reopened when he no longer flutters about.
For the cryptography buff, you only need the number, Hint 1 and 4.
For the movie buff, you only need Hint 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Hint 7: Alright boys and girls, my contact has reached out again. He insists the hints are enough to solve the phrase but leaves us with this.
You may hunt the man but to find him you have to use the clues better than he.
O and for the number crunchers n%t=0.
These clues are already too much and I have left myself too open. No more contact until an answer is seen.
No Points Cryptographer Bonus: Do you know who the "certain disturbance in my production line" is?