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⬅️ Angry Birds 1


After saving the eggs, the birds are more cautious. Good News! You can finally relax and enjoy the birds’ hospitality. Unfortunately for you, you’re not the only visitor in town. Birds from different worlds are coming too and no one’s warned them about the pigs. Oh well, you can see where this is going. You can already hear the shouts of anger. Get ready to get the eggs back. Again.


Sub-part 1

Knowing that Pig City is destroyed you deduce that the eggs were most probably taken to the next biggest place, Oink Town.You don't know anything about it and so capture the mayor and threaten him with dire consequences i.e. tickling.

He breaks down and gives you a lot of useful information. Apparently the mastermind this time is Chef Pig who happens to be devilishly cunning. He hid it to protect it from the birds while he searches for other ingredients for his dish. He's heard of you and so has protected the eggs with trickier puzzles. Yesterday he told the mayor to go and get the eggs as he had found the ingredients he needed and was coming back the next week. He's put a tracker on the mayor’s phone so that every time he reaches a puzzle he gets a hint.

You take his phone and search for any information. You find a text message which Chef Pig had sent which reads -

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You get where the eggs are hidden in Oink Town, take out it’s map and point to one square. “We have to go there!”

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Where are the eggs?


Sub-part 2

You go to [redacted] and go underground. You see a door with an inscription on it.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Next to the door are two buttons C and E.

You hear a ping and see that Chef Pig has sent you something

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There are also some pictures.

Image 1

Image 2

Image 3

Image 4

Image 5

Image 6

Image 7

Image 8

Image 9

Image 10

Finally he’s sent you the name of a character from The Phantom Tollbooth

Azaz

2 minutes later, you smile and press a button.

Which button do you press?


Sub-part 3

As the door swings open, you step backwards involuntary. There is a huge chasm in front of you. Fortunately before you lose hope you make out some steps in front of you. They are laid out in an 8 by 8 grid.

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As you step forward, you accidentally kick a stone onto a step and to your horror the step collapses. Immediately it is made again by the surrounding steps. Darn it! Now you have to be very careful you don’t land on the wrong step. Just then you hear a ‘ping’. You take out the mayor’s phone and see that Chef Pig has sent you what seems to be a Hitori puzzle.

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He’s also sent you this -

Your row

Thank God you brought pen and paper. You solve the Hitori and then step across the chasm.

What is the sequence of steps?


Sub-part 4

After you cross the chasm, you see a door with a touchscreen on it. The screen has an 8 by 8 grid on it.

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You heave a sigh of relief as you hear the familiar ‘ping’. Without it you would have had to try more than a 100 quadrillion possibilities. This time, he’s sent you a sudoku.

sudoku

And this -

pigs and birds

And finally -

I <3 TNT!!

Smirking you solve the sudoku and draw the line on the screen. The door swings and you see.....

A note saying

Sorry, it’s not here. It’s actually at Bacon Village.

Disappointed, you check the phone. Chef Pig has sent you this -

If you’re the mayor, take a break from work and get the eggs. If you’re that impudent puzzler, this was a trick.

You kick the door in frustration. You thought you had got it! Well, there’s only one thing you can do now.

You have to go to Bacon Village.


You almost forgot, before you leave Oink Town, you decimate it. Just to ensure that no one from there does any funny business.


No knowledge of Angry Birds is required to solve this puzzle.

Also, sorry if you find the text message, sudoku and the pigs and birds pic too crudely made. I made them on Word on my tab.

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  • $\begingroup$ I am so very very very sorry. I put the wrong picture for the thing before ‘image 1’. I hope you can forgive me for this. Sorry once again. $\endgroup$ – Napoleon of Puzzling Dec 21 '17 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ For pigs and birds, maybe they are corresponding to numbers 1 to 9 of morse code (pig = dot, bird = dash) $\endgroup$ – athin Dec 21 '17 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ @athin I was thinking of a baconian cipher, given the lengths (and the puzzle theme), but that didn't work... Morse makes much more sense indeed. $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Dec 22 '17 at 8:23
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Partial for SubPart2:

Convert the pictures to words and fill them in to the grid
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The clue for Azaz:

Letters are more important than numbers

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  • $\begingroup$ nr 5: "extinct" ? $\endgroup$ – RnRoger Dec 21 '17 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ You’re on the right track there. Also there are no numbers in sub part 2. Think what else Azaz could mean. $\endgroup$ – Napoleon of Puzzling Dec 22 '17 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe "decease" ? $\endgroup$ – Irishpanda Jun 21 '18 at 16:53
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Partial answer, will try to put anything i can solve here.

Subpart 1

This feels a bit too obvious, but G8?

Subpart 3

hitori solution:
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Subpart 4

sudoku solution:
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Based on @athin's comment, the pig and bird picture seems to be a series of 9 numbers in morse code (1 for each row) with pigs being dots and birds being dashes.
Converting them to numbers from top to bottom we get:

5 2 7 8 1 9 3 6 4

Which is all the numbers 1-9 reordered.
Sadly im not sure how this is combined with the "I <3 TNT" hint to become an answer in a 8x8 touch screen grid. I tried make a line connecting the TNTs in the given order of numbers as rows/columns but none of them turned out to be anything meaningful

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  • $\begingroup$ I ought to be kicked for putting such an easy sub part 1. Don’t know what I was thinking. Anyway, whatever you did is correct and you’re on the right track for the sudoku. Just think a bit more about what I could mean. Also, I never actually meant the line to be anything meaningful. So have a go! $\endgroup$ – Napoleon of Puzzling Dec 22 '17 at 14:51

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