This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s nothing to solve here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have i made myself clear???????????????????

Let me repeat.....


This IS NOT a puzzle!

Have I MADE MYSELF clear?

This IS NOT a puzzle!

There’s NOTHING to solve here!!1111!!!!111!!1111!!!!!1111!1111!!!1!!


This is not a hint! $\phantom{1}$

In case you were befuddled. $\phantom{represents}$

This is not a hint! $\phantom{word}$

Because the above is not a puzzle! $\phantom{enumerations}$

  • $\begingroup$ Completely inspired somehow by puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/45984/cryptic-clue-guide $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ This is not a puzzle? Is it related to puzzle creation or solving? If not we may need to close it as off topic. ;) $\endgroup$
    – DqwertyC
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ @DqwertyC oops, you got me there $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ Just to verify, are you missing an "!" or "1" from the last line? $\endgroup$
    – mkinson
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ @mkinson Not missing them, no $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 21:35

1 Answer 1




The solution, first with the upper half:

Count the punctuation marks at the end of the five sentences in the upper half. You get 13, 15, 18, 19, 5. These numbers, when attributed to position in the alphabet, give M, O, R, S, E.

Now look at the second half:

The words go from lower case to ALL CAPS and then back again. One might say that it literally looks like how morse code looks, with the short and tiny dots packed together with the higher dashes. Combining that with the punctuation hint at the final line (similar to before) we see that there are 20 1s and 20 !s; and there are 20 words in the second half of the hints. One of them means something, and thanks to a recent edit to the question, we can see that the "1 represents enumerations". So I'll ignore the !s.

So where do we go with this?

The 1s enumerate this sequence of numbers: 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 1. If we apply that sequence to represent the length of individual letters in morse code, and use lower case words as dots and upper case words as dashes, we can construct a morse code sequence: .--. ..- --.. --.. .-.. ., which translates into P U Z Z L E.


Thanks to mkinson for jogging my brain into action.

  • $\begingroup$ I can confirm your first part is right, nice job! You're on the right track $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ I see your edit... how can I tell which "ones"? $\endgroup$
    – doggify
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 7:46
  • $\begingroup$ probably should have worded that better- ones represent the enumeration. $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ Ok... and just to be clear, the solution is on the last line, right? $\endgroup$
    – doggify
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 17:59
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    $\begingroup$ It appears the lowercase is . and the upper case is -. Gives you a word, which I wont post in comments. $\endgroup$
    – mkinson
    Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 18:15

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