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To solve this puzzle, note the key word in the text: If we employ this on each of the three parts of the puzzle text, we can get the following: So the reason your puzzle was closed is because it seems like you were telling us: So please provide suitable attribution!! ;-)


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Let's solve this backwards as intended. Observe that every word ... Further, we can ... And indeed, ...


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The eight patient names 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: Summary: And finally: Easter eggs / references:


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The answer to this puzzle... We find this by: Doing so results in something that looks like this (in spoiler, below) and the final answer can be read off: A note on my solve path:


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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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Solved Slitherlink: Now, getting the question from the solved grid: We get the question, which is: Thematically, the answer is that:


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The answer is The flags are These have the two letter codes These correspond to atomic symbols for Which have atomic numbers


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In a solitude of the great rectangle of pipes, plus signs, and hyphens lies a list of words. They are aligned in a staggered manner along a vertical bar which suggests they should be And so we try this and Now! we see a pattern! The first word is FORESIGHT.


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The message of this IQ test is: Question 1: Question 3: Question 7: What's with the odd numbering?


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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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Answer: Solving: Full list:


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I'm guessing your Christmas present will be Zizy Archer has solved part 1 giving the order Now, these gifts So, now we should have enough information to deduce the arrangement!


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Your favourite destination is: Each of the rows ...


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Box 1 resolves instantly: Box 9 resolves similarly: Some additional cells are forced as naked singles in their boxes: Some more easy stuff, but getting tougher to find: At this point: Where do we go from here? So the question remains: The link, literally: (h/t bobble)


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Here's my best attempt. I have no proof for this, and while the solving path seems semi-plausible, the end result doesn't really. If the result is useless, I hope the ideas I had can at least help. At some point, with the assumptions I made, I just saw it as an interesting puzzle on its own (even if my assumptions are wrong), since it all worked out fairly ...


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This is a really nice puzzle! To break into it... So we know where the plane was leaving from - where was it travelling to? Without any coordinates to find this out (all the numbers are obscured by the coffee spill), we need to: The logic that I followed to solve this was roughly as follows: Finally, we can identify the 3 characters in the destination ...


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Here's a partial answer explaining (in detail) what I believe to be the first few steps of the puzzle's solution. However, beyond that point I am as yet unsure how to proceed... First off, consider the schematic in 3 and the image in 5 together. We can combine these... It then makes sense to consider clues 1 and 2 together with what we have found. Solving ...


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There are some errors in the cipher, I believe. But here's what I did: So, to fix the cipher, I believe, the 5th, 6th, and 8th lines should read, for example: GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZBDEF QRSTVWXZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP and MNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDFGHIJL


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Looks like you might be receiving some First step: Second step: So lets look at the riddle, to which the answer is I'm something useful, untouchable, yet buyable. I am expensive, however l'm not sensitive, I feel nothing. I'm the 2nd generation, without DNA. What l'm worth? I go up and down. I'm short with 3 letters. But guess what? I'm useful! I ...


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First, making sense of the letter: Secondly, making sense of the numbers on the glass:


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If you This is apparently Why this specific text I'm not entirely sure of, but


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A partial answer only at this point, I am still working on this and hope to come back to it later! My suspicion is that this relates to More specifically, I think that I need to do some more digging to find out how the characters would map to the square to make this work out and decode it. Update: No matter which way out I label the squares (a-z0-9, 0-9a-z,...


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Timmy is telling you that


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Partial answer, dealing with the marshmallows. Then, the first two rows Giving All of the resulting letters give Which is an anagram of User39583 suggests that ...you get


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Final parts of the puzzle (standing on the shoulders of giants). Finally let's transpose the columns. Let's try reading it backwards. Some characters are filler (or possibly initials).


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The culprit is: Taking line 11 of the pastebin link in the problem (a text representation of all the notes): Summing all the digits in each 'word' gives: Converting to letters: By some brute force, I found that Not sure where to go from here! With a clue from @Punintended: @Gahja pointed out that: My guess as to what the The Great Art has to do with ...


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This looks like some sort of cryptogram -- each symbol in the ciphertext replacing some symbol in the plaintext. "7l8" occurs over and over again, often at the start of a line; could it be "the"? If so then "7l858" is presumably "there" (could be "these" but that seems less likely) and then probably "l6&...


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An incomplete answer: I'm not sure where to go from there...


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Let's see, then.. There are three lots of two-symbol groups separated by slashes. The number of groups, and the fact that there are two repeats, make it a plausible idea that this is a letter-by-letter substitution cipher of one kind or another. Working under that assumption, let's transcribe the message: abc decf ge Then, we do the only thing we can: we ...


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It seems the book to pull to find the passage is: Because 'The location is in the titles' and:


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