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You are an intelligent decoder. The FBI now needs your help to defuse a bomb. You move near it and find the following notes.

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You have a glance at the notes. You are now ready to decode and defuse.. The bomb has a key pad with some characters.

What should you enter to defuse the bomb ???

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    $\begingroup$ I feel like the words correspond to cardinal directions - Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Back. I don't know how to translate those three-dimensional directions onto a two-dimensional keypad, though. $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Jul 3 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, they are. Think about the cases where we encounter these directions. $\endgroup$ – Ak19 Jul 3 at 17:17
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Athin did the hard work with his answer.

1. A rubics pattern named "four crosses "
2. A rubics pattern named "Don't cross line"

So, what does the hints tell us?

Crosses may help you: Pattern 1 could be the key
If you cross the line, bomb explodes: ok, dont cross the line. Pattern 2 would kill us.

Lets try it

I would not enter the pattern itself. I would enter four crosses: XXXX

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I'm sure they are indicating

Rubik's notation, looking at their initials

which is

1. U2 R2 L2 F2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 B2
2. F2 L2 R2 B2 E2

So we have these:

First moves

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Second moves

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(First+Second moves)

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Now,

It's a bit broad what should I enter to defuse the bomb. Maybe solving the cube?
In that case, just reverse the rotations (going back to front).

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes almost complete... These patterns(the first and second) have certain names, those names will help you. $\endgroup$ – Ak19 Jul 4 at 12:11
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur svefg bar vf pnyyrq "4 pebffrf" , gur frpbaq bar vf pnyyrq "Qba'g pebff yvar" Fb gur uvagf va gur dhrfgvba znxr frafr abj) $\endgroup$ – Bananenkopp Jul 4 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Bananenkopp nice observation! But I'm still not sure what to enter in the end... $\endgroup$ – athin Jul 4 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(V jbhyq vachg "S2 Y2 E2 O2 R2" (Svther 2) juvpu zrnaf "Qba'g pebff gur yvar" orpnhfr uvag fnlf "Vs lbh pebff vg, obzo rkcybqrf" naq jr qbag jnag gung.) $\endgroup$ – Bananenkopp Jul 4 at 15:31
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Looking at the numbers in front of the clues. Maybe — seeing what @ValAsta said — you could type:

1UURRLLFFBBDDLLRRFFBB then 2FFLLRRBBEE

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We would enter

! the first letter on the notes. That is UURRLLFFBBDDLLRRFFBB, then for next line FFLLRRBBEE. I am entering twice because of the exponent power Edit: May be total answer would be 1'UURRLLFFBBDDLLRRFFBB2'FFLLRRBBEE

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    $\begingroup$ This feels way too simple to be the answer... $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Jul 3 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ I am new and dont know how things work here. I was taught that no matter how complex something is always try the simplest way(correct of course) $\endgroup$ – ValAsta Jul 3 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough. I guess it's worth a shot. $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Jul 3 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ There’s no harm in trying the first guess that comes to mind—except when you’re, say, defusing a bomb... $\endgroup$ – Ryan Veeder Jul 3 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ @ValAsta You're almost near.... $\endgroup$ – Ak19 Jul 3 at 17:16

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