# An alternate answer

Really rare report!

Today, Todd texted this:

♦☼ ↓☼§ ♂♫☼↨ ¶◘♣ ☺♫‼○↨♣↕ ♠☼↕ ◄§♣‼¶♥○☼♫ ‼○↑ ☼♫ ¶◘♣ ♪☺¶◘ ◘☼♪♣↨☼♣↕♂? ○ ♥☺♫'¶ ♠○•§↕♣ ○¶ ☼§¶.

Although, having solved it, I decided it's too easy and decided to give some red herrings. 😉

Now nobody will find the secret word! Mwahahahahahaha!

Hey! Look down there!

Hey, have you seen how much information wikipedia has on puzzles? Check it out!

Man, I hope no one notices how to solve 4824 Draw an award 4284 with palindromes.

That would be so unfortunate.

Hint - A word in this puzzle's title is key.

Hint #2 - Take the hints literally. Think about the first hint carefully.

Hint #3 - Why did I put lateral-thinking as a tag?

• The key might be alternate and the text might be red herring because alternate
– Duck
Sep 16, 2018 at 0:37
• Yeah sure. Go ahead. It probably could be a red herring. Definitely.
– Alto
Sep 16, 2018 at 4:13

## 1 Answer

Is this the answer

ICE?

Based on the hints, the key is literally the key. So, by converting the text from alternate code, we get:
DO YOU KNOW THE ANSIWER FOR QUESTCION SIX ON THE MATH HOMEWOERK? I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT.

• Welcome to Puzzling! I have fixed the spoiler markup for you. Sep 18, 2018 at 5:27
• Nice! Thanks. Why was my spoiler spoiling? lol What was wrong with it? Sorry newbie Sep 18, 2018 at 5:29
• @user52123 It is better to hide your answer in a spoiler tag so as to not spoil it for others with your interpretation. Everyone should atleast try it on their own first before looking at other answers and hints. That is why the spoiler tag hides the text normally unless one hovers the mouse on it. Welcome to the site!
– R.D
Sep 18, 2018 at 6:33
• Yeah, I did try to put it in a spoiler tag. But it didnt work. I got it now, I had to put the tag in every line, not just in the first line. Thanks! Sep 18, 2018 at 6:38