It's been a whiiiiiile since we've had one of these!

You continue on through the forest and enter the labyrinth, once more. And again, you find a small piece of paper: 73-86-85-53-8-7

There's also a fairly futuristic keyboard lying on the ground. You guess that you must type in a passphrase in order to advance. Better get to it!

Current Points:
Joshua Bizley -- 24 19 14 points

Shoover -- 15 40 109 points

Omega Krypton -- 40 60 67 points

Jan Ivan -- 100 points

El-Guest -- 65 points


  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Qba'g unir zhpu bs na vqrn rkprcg gung pbairefvba gb purzvpny ryrzrag flzobyf tvirf n qrprag yrggre cbby?) $\endgroup$
    – Skynet_0
    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:30
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    $\begingroup$ If the 6 should be an 8 @Skynet_0 could be right $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Bananenkopp - Oops... It should be an 8! I'll fix that immediately! $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 14:15
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    $\begingroup$ Okay but how does the futuristic keyboard hint have anything to do with <removed to avoid spoilers>? I've been going down the road of: languages we might expect everyone to speak in the future, ways that a keyboard could be rearranged in the future, base-X that we might expect to be used in the future... that just seems like a red herring now, and that means you literally just had 6 numbers. There is a lot you can turn any six numbers into, and I can imagine someone else finding a word that is just as objectively true as the actual solution, which fits the context just as much. $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @JoshuaBizley - It has nothing to do with it... $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 16:07

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Based on the comments from Skynet_0 and Bananenkopp, we see that

When translated from numbers to their periodic table abbreviations, the code 73-86-85-53-8-7 becomes Ta-Rn-At-I-O-N.

The passcode may therefore be


  • $\begingroup$ Absolutely correct!!! $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ +65 points..... $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2019 at 13:39

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