# What can the word be…?

What can the word be…? Can you find out the solution to this puzzle?

Explanation to second puzzle: Use an image editor to get the colors of the boxes in VXJrbnFycHZ6bnk=. If the colored box is in the first row, add the first and the last character of the color. If it’s in the second row, subtract them. The result will give you the n-th letter of the alphabet.

• Any other hints for row 2 ? what next white box pretend with displayed with 1,4 number with cross line? Do we need to remove 1st and 4th Box to solve that row? May 8, 2018 at 6:38
• I made the hint clearer.
– user47620
May 8, 2018 at 13:40
• @Lypyrhythm btw you may want to use spoiler block instead of base64 for the hints if it's neat for you, nice puzzle tho :) Jun 30, 2019 at 14:50
• @athin I think the explanation is necessary to solve the second puzzle, so there is no need for the spoiler.
– user47620
Jun 30, 2019 at 15:08

For Row 2, the given hint is:

Use an image editor to get the colors of the boxes in VXJrbnFycHZ6bnk=. If the colored box is in the first row, add the first and the last character of the color. If it’s in the second row, subtract them. The result will give you the nth letter of the alphabet.

The meaningless part of that means:

"Hexadecimal", after ROT-13 then base64 encoding

Finding the information we need:

The colours from left-to-right are #C48A96, #F7CE0A, #BEC6A7, #1DC8B3, #D50914, and #A088FA.

Following the instructions, we get:

C+6 = 12+6 = 18 = R
F-A = 15-10 = 5 = E
B-7 = 11-7 = 4 = D
1+3 = 4 = D
D-4 = 13-4 = 9 = I
A+A = 10+10 = 20 = T
The colours clue 'REDDIT'.

To finish off:

The bottom of the image indicates that we remove the first and fourth letters, to get EDIT.

Putting it all together with @Deusovi's information:

They got it right with the (alternate) answer CREDITORS.

• Very good! Accepted it as the best answer.
– user47620
May 8, 2018 at 16:05
• @Lypyrhythm Other than you finally spelling it out as a "hint", is there something in the puzzle that at all suggests at the way to decode the second part? If an added hint is effectively required for anyone not inside your head to solve (part of) a puzzle then it's not a "hint", it's an essential part of the puzzle--and in many cases is the only thing preventing your puzzle from being "guess what I want you to do here". That kind of information should be part of the puzzle from the start.
– Rubio
May 9, 2018 at 7:24
• @Rubio I understand, I fixed it.
– user47620
May 9, 2018 at 9:56
• Totally agreed with @Rubio May 9, 2018 at 10:44

First row:

PODCAST - POD - AST ("branch" in German) + R (Morse)

Second row:

?

Third row:

ORS (Braille)

Based on this, the only reasonable option is

CREATORS. (Or CREDITORS, I suppose, but that seems less likely.)

• Looks good! Can you solve the second row? Hint: Concentrate on the boxes’ colors.
– user47620
Apr 6, 2018 at 17:56

## First row

The icon at the start is apparently for Apple Podcasts. The next image is of peas in a pod, so we remove that. The next image is a branch and a German flag; the word "branch" in German is "ast", so we remove that. The next image is R in Morse code, so we add that. Now we're left with CSR.