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My prefix bends bridges and branches in dozens.

My suffix sends mail with what one-hundred governs.

My infix appears three times, hectic and scattered.

I meet engineers, for the looks always mattered.

This might be pretty easy... but that won't receive the $100$ rep bounty award.
You would have to find a secret word in this riddle, involving the numbers, if you want that award.
The numbers also include $16$.

I would give out $50$ instead, but it was my birthday recently, so I am being kind :) Note: This is genuinely true and not part of the riddle.


Hint:

$100=10\times 10$... but that is not necessarily true for Romans.

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    $\begingroup$ Good riddle! No idea what the answer is, but happy belated birthday! :-) $\endgroup$ – eye_am_groot Sep 20 '18 at 11:36
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    $\begingroup$ Hey, happy birthday! :) $\endgroup$ – Mark Sep 20 '18 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ definitely not easy :P but quite interesting indeed, fun fact, my birthday was a few days ago as well. Belated greetings to you.. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 20 '18 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ @ShahriarMahmudSajid Really? Do you mind my asking of which day your birthday took place? (Also, the last line should give it away... well, that's what I expected.) Oh, and happy birthday to you! (That was rude of me to have not said that in this comment earlier, so sorry about that.) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 20 '18 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ It could be the answer to my last riddle, if it were intended for a Chinese foody guy :P and thnx for the wishes $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 20 '18 at 11:54
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A guess at the non-secret answer. Are you an

Architect?

My prefix bends bridges and branches in dozens.

Bridges are built with arches, and dozens of branches can make arches such as wedding aches

My suffix sends mail with what one-hundred governs.

(Don't have this yet)

My infix appears three times, hectic and scattered.

the letters 'i' and 't' appear consecutively 3 times in this riddle, though the order varied.

I meet engineers, for the looks always mattered.

Architects meet with Engineers to create buildings, with the former providing the looks and the latter providing the saftey/methods

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Partial:

Prefix:

Birds? I'm not sure.

Infix:

The letters: BGLPWX each appear 3 times in the riddle, one of these could be the infix, as they have different states of scatteredness throughout the riddle.

Suffix:

The US Senate has 100 members, and they govern the law. The mail may refer to a different spelling: LORE.

Numbers:

Dozen = 12, one-hundred = 100 = 10 x 10 = XX, two bold i = II = 11, three = 3, for = 4, includes 16. Turn these into letters of the alphabet: LXXKCDP. Put this through the Caeser Shift Cipher +15: WMNOA. Solve this anagram: WOMAN

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  • $\begingroup$ The affixes are way off, but the numbers part is actually quite close. You are in the right direction, but the ii $\neq 2$. So although you might not get the answer, you could get the bounty! But, what is Caesar Shift? $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 20 '18 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ @user477343 A Caeser Shift is a simple cipher, rot13 is an example of one. it just rotates every letter through the alphabet by a certain amount, in my case, i chose 15. $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 20 '18 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh, okay. Well, a caesar shift is definitely required, not not +15 (oh how close, though!) And, the number one is not part of the numbers. It is actually much bigger than that (probably obvious now, heheh). $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 20 '18 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ @ user477343 And I still haven't got it >_< rot13(V gubhtug vg zvtug or bar uhaqerq naq gurersber P (ebzna ahzrenyf) be Q (NFPVV). Ab vqrn jung gur gjb obyq v'f ersre gb gubhtu vs abg gjb? ) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 20 '18 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ Is the ii (ROT13) Zrna gur yrggref jrer qrpvcurerq va ebg ryrira. pnhfr vs lbh hfr gur yrggre NEFR lbh va ebg ryrira lbh trg YPQC... $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Sep 20 '18 at 13:47

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