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I found an envelope in my mailbox today. It had some some weird looking symbol where the sender's address should have been, but I decided to open it anyway.

We've been watching you. Since you enjoy puzzles, we've taken the liberty of offering you one. If you check your Google Drive, you'll notice a new file we've added for you. Enjoy.

Questioning how they would be able to add a file to my drive, I open it up and sure enough, there is a new file. It's named halloween.zip and has some numbered folders and images that appear to be puzzle pieces.

Can you help figure out what the image they sent me is?

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For those that don't want to download the zip, the images are below. Each row is from a different folder named 1 through 15. There is also a 0 folder that contains a single txt file with the text

Nothing to see here... Move along, Move along.

Image of puzzle pieces:

Pieces

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    $\begingroup$ hmmm, tempting, but as a programmer I know better than just open a strange unknown zip file ^^; $\endgroup$ – stack reader Oct 28 '16 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ I opened it (AVG would tell me if its bad) and its fine $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 28 '16 at 15:03
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil I fear you may have an excessive amount of trust in your AV package... Admittedly, it would be a strange vector for attack, but there have been stranger ones... $\endgroup$ – Matthew Oct 28 '16 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @stackreader I was going to post the images, but 135 images is quite a bit. Plus I needed a way to split the pieces and also have the 0 folder. $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Oct 28 '16 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ Still, posting links to not well defined files is heavily frowned upon on this site. -1 for me. Also, the tag "mechanical puzzle" doesn't go very well with a .zip file. (Would jigsaw-puzzle not be better?) If you're just aiming at putting a lot of images in a puzzle, alternatives are better - and an overview image in the puzzle would defenitely be welcomed. I've vote -1 on this question for the moment for these reasons, not actually juding the actual puzzle. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Oct 28 '16 at 16:40
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If we put the pieces 1-15 (shown below) in a $4x4$ grid and slide using 'Nothing to see here' we get the The final image (sorry for putting it together badly) is:


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File 0 has a text document which says:

Nothing to see here... Move along, Move along.

The rest are typical jigsaw puzzles.

The pieces in the file called 1 fit together like this:


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Seems to be a pumpkin navel...

The pieces in the file called 2 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 3 fit together like this:


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Clearly part of a pumpkin.

The pieces in the file called 4 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 5 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 6 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 7 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 8 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 9 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 10 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 11 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 12 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 13 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 14 fit together like this:


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The pieces in the file called 15 fit together like this:


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And all of these put together give us a pumpkin shown at the top!

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  • $\begingroup$ First picture looks like a naval (like on an orange), but the second picture more resembles a pumpkin (Halloween). $\endgroup$ – jstnthms Oct 28 '16 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ @jstnthms just finished 3 which is clearly the bottom of a pumpkin $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 28 '16 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ For putting them together, it might be a slider-type puzzle where 1 goes in the top left then 16 is a blank square at the bottom right. The pieces that then get moved might have some sort of conversion to letters that match image 0? $\endgroup$ – Sconibulus Oct 28 '16 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Sconibulus Ive just put them together and I don't think so $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 28 '16 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Sconibulus That was the idea, with the slider-puzzle resulting in the final image. BeastlyGerbil just kinda bypassed the sliding bit and put them in the final configuration. $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Oct 28 '16 at 20:57

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