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Here's how I got there. I needed all the hints and Steve's comments under the question were useful before I saw the latest hints. First of all an annotated version of the maze:


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After taking some substances I noticed the vivid* colors** and patterns hidden within this gift of nature: How much raw information is within each unit? With this, we can do the following for each unit If we do this for all units, the abstracted tree now looks like this So the main message this tree holds is: Regarding the specific questions posed ...


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This is


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Although initially labelled conservatively as "A possible start towards a partial answer...", this turns out to actually have been the core of the actual answer, increased to more than 90% with the final comment, so I'll now undelete and "finish off" the part that had been posted as comments for easier access to how that answer was ...


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I think I've gotten most or all of it, just unsure about the output of the 4th code. First code: Second code: Third code: Fourth code: Fifth code: Screenshot for the 4th code:


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MikeQ is almost there! (And I think it's too bad that he's lost interest; for my money, adding an extra hint and then tweaking it really doesn't make this a "chameleon question".) And now, as Mohirl pointed out in comments and Parcly clarified further, Credit where due:


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Partial answer (credit goes to Vicky's original answer for some of these): Now for the guessing. Edit: This puzzle's content has changed several times, so this is where I stop working on it. As a final note, the question is currently tagged "cipher". Nothing seems to indicate a rotation or keyed cipher, so I suspect a translation cipher (same ...


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Two videos have been made that investigate this topic in detail and explain who won each. The first video about the Decipher puzzles has a good background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meaUE2b5whI The second video covers the Decipher II and III puzzles. https://youtu.be/-XnCfS3ee8c Karen Puzzles has detailed out which are solved and all the clues that are ...


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If the key is 🍔 (unicode U+1F354), then the match should be Explanation:


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For the first email: So trying to decipher the body: As for the rest of the puzzle: Edited to add:


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Partial answer only... I got the following words from the clues: But I can't make anything useful from the first letters, last letters of those no matter what order I interpret "upstairs / downstairs".


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Partial answer: All in all a hint may be in order, or someone else can use this to come to a better conclusion.


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Dcode has an engine for cracking "Keyboard shift" ciphers, which is a systematic shift of all intended letters along a particular keyboard layout. You can specify both language and keyboard layout as parameters. You can try it here: https://www.dcode.fr/keyboard-shift-cipher


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