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The country code of Brazil is: This is because: For a full explanation for each country in the original list, see the following table:


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The first step is this: Then,


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I think the word you are looking for is The cook is fired! Decay! The baker's dozen! I need a new job.


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Each rectangle of letters gives Top row: Bottom row: At first I'd thought the dots in some rectangles would be Now, what can we do with these words we've got? Another idea is to Thanks to Stiv, this does indeed make sense if we just simplify the tracks a bit: and the answer is


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So building on kristinalustig's answer they are indeed playing The cards are assigned as follows Alice's first turn Bob's first turn In particular Alice's next move produces Bob's next move produces "you could have got yourself 7 points more if you’d played the five of clubs first." Alice's last move is Alice's score For those unfamiliar with the ...


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The dots in between the squares... These can be interpreted There are also some other ways to extract similar arrangements of letters: The data collected: The next step needed heavy hinting for me to find it: Unused information [hinted to be a clue to the step I did first]:


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For starters, I've rectified the data in the image by manually adjusting UV coordinates in Blender: I edited the rectified image in GIMP, first rescaling to 144x64, then adjusting colors until the resulting image data is perfectly clear (one or two errors may have crept in): Now if you look closely, every second column is just alternating black/white. ...


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Solution Key Countries of the participants Reverse-Engineered Ciphering Process Now let's apply this to the original messages. Reverse-Engineered Deciphering Process Reasoning One Last Thing To Do: Name of the Cipher Notes


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If you then then you get


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Observations The flags here are Also, in each circular round of flags, there is Decoding (two stages) In each case, I'm Starting from the innermost ring: The only one of these which makes sense right away is Trying that: Finding meaning Now we have enough words to So the 12-letter word is Feedback section That was fun! Each step through the ...


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I assume there is something more to this, but the authors' names can all be


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Partial: So having gotten here, some possible clues to find what's missing:


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The answer is: You solve it by:


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The first thing that's apparent is that Since it's natural to consider especially as An obvious guess is that We then notice that So the obvious guess is Looking at what that gives us we notice and now and get Seems like we've cracked it. In answer to the question of how difficult it is to crack,


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Update: Figured it out! They are playing: Explanation of Hints Here's my initial thoughts if it helps kick this off:


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I am happy and I know it. The message reads: How is it encoded? The whole story:


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They should be completed like so: Because:


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COMPLETE SOLUTION: The solutions to the 12 rebuses are as follows... Noting that: This then anagrams to the final answer:


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He hid them in the


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Partial answer: text decoded The symbols are the Shavian alphabet -- but this won't help decode them, because the phonetic assignments aren't correct at all. I started with After that break-in, the rest was decoded by finding words with only a few symbols missing and filling them in. The only potential stumbling blocks here are the vowels (which we'll get ...


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I think I got it. The idiom we are looking for is: :00 To start, Next, The second hint implies that Doing this for each pair of countries gives Taking the first letters and putting them together gives Taking this and the first hint, it seems that we do need to use


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I spent quite a while working on this yesterday and today. I only have a partial answer. I started with the assumption that I chose this assumption because: Given this assumption, I tried: However: I might proceed with:


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First, notice that: But if we take a look further: For example, for the RED one: But, cleverly, we don't stop here! Taking a look far further: For example, for the RED one: So if we tabulate the results, and taking the "differences": The last thing is to extract the final answer: The final answer is: Final remark (helped by the author):


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(Partial, saving some thoughts) Now Trying to do something of the There are reasons to think that


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We have (I am not sure I have correctly identified the room but it seems somewhat plausible). Here So a doctor might provide ...


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Answer Mate in 4 moves: Answer for the cryptarithm: That is, using the FEN notation, The third part means:


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It is a: It says: I solved it by hand in Excel but you can use sites like:


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I think this is how to place the pigs Deusovi mentioned correctly in the comments that determining the final answer has to do with Furthermore, as determined by Luke Bickell in the comments, applying the logic that The grid reads


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Transcription of the grid: 00000000 D8 FF E0 FF 10 00 46 42 11 21 01 00 48 00 27 6E 00000010 2E 5F 2E 5F 6F 73 65 6D 61 52 64 6E 6D 6F 68 43 00000020 72 61 63 61 65 74 73 72 5F 2E 5F 2E 0A 0A 6E 4F 00000030 79 6C 61 20 20 6E 6C 69 75 6C 69 73 65 76 6D 20 00000040 6E 69 20 64 69 77 68 74 69 20 6C 6C 73 75 76 69 00000050 20 65 68 74 75 6F 68 67 73 74 63 20 6E ...


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Got it... Looking at the numbers, I find that all the numbers on a light colored background are 4, 5, 6, or 7. And only five are 4 and 5. The problem was that I don't know how to pair up the digits, except that I'm pretty sure the inner ring goes yielding However it goes, the "e" and "f" must be paired with "4" or "6", yielding n/N and o/O Edit: to ...


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