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One morning, as you wake up, you feel something on your face: It's a letter. As you take it off your face to read it, You fall off your bed. Uurrrgh, you say and stand up. The letter says: &$t |* }p|t Hmmm. Seems angry. Meet me at 8th and main st. behind the post office in half an hour. Be there. From Yout Ried. Ok, you think.


Once you arrive, you head into a room and the door slams shut. You try it but it's locked. On the floor you see a "clue". clue

On the wall you read:

Say the code and escape. You have 3 tries.

Just beneath that you read:

wco ard_q'r uigv wywqwxx wwv kmill, z xvhqigx. rvczym, _h_l nrz. ohlnmv lq: smlvvg_

Good Luck!

HINT 1

The angry message isn't really angry...

HINT 2

The rulebook for Kandoodle might be of help...

HINT 3

What you can decrypt from the clue will fill the blank spaces on the message on the wall.

HINT 4

If you can't figure out what the letter means, look up rot13 cyrptii and fiddle with settings.

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    $\begingroup$ Is that purposeful or did it just happened? :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 18 '18 at 3:39
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    $\begingroup$ @u_ndefined why fix it? In my opinion, it adds to the puzzle :) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 18 '18 at 11:31
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    $\begingroup$ The picture almost appears to read “clue” (right side up) $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Aug 18 '18 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ @llRawCodell Ill fix that it is written on the wall $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Aug 19 '18 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ @carley in a week I'll add a new clue. $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Aug 20 '18 at 2:39
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Using Hint 4, the angry letter translates into -

Use My Name, the letter was from Yout Ried, so maybe use that name. Use it where though, not sure.

Using Hint 2, the clue translates to-

IAFH , these are the actual letters written there, according to the rule book.

so the writing in the wall is -

"wco ardiq'r uigv wywqwxx wwv kmill, z xvhqigx. rvczym, ahfl nrz. ohlnmv lq: smlvvgh."
Which using youtried as key translates into:
you haven't gone outside for hours, i presume. anyway, good job. answer is: essence.
[done with vigenere cipher of variant Beaufort ]

Finally the passcode is:

Essence

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes that's correct so far, try and continue. $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 8 '18 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ check the edit now. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 9 '18 at 8:13
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, good job! that is correct. $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 9 '18 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ the final hint was really helpful.. didn't know about it before.. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 10 '18 at 4:09

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