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Clarification for @Jan Ivan answer n°2


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1) 2) - is green surely correct solution? 3) 4) 5)


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This is just to throw a wrench in the plans. What happens when there are two (or more) 'Nobody' who answer


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Yes, literally, nobody can solve this puzzle. While every answer might get upvotes, nobody's answer will be accepted. Nobody gets the green check. In this sense, the puzzle is fair to everyone.


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The answer is: How we get this:


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P.S.:


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The symbols look like but decoded it spells TIS A RED HERRING but it's a clue to the steganography: It says which translates to


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If "a+b=c" then if one of them is a prime then c=10b+a , if both are primes then c=a^2*b^2 Sorry for this..:)


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The Correct Answer was Explanation However, I think this is a very poor answer. Were I the setter of the question, I would treat the + as an unknown operator. A more reasonable answer than the "correct one" would be: Try Explanation: Tens digit Units digit


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The colors can be decoded


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Take the descriptions of the bottles, So, to follow that new instruction: A list of all of the other messages in the puzzle, useful or not: The bottles: Following the first instruction from the bottles: Following the second instruction from the bottles: The symbols: The beverage descriptions:


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Partial answer and red herring to follow on Omega Krypton's work: If you the resulting message is And here's an image (I washed out the original image a bit, there's a lot of color going on.


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Disclaimer Not sure if this answer should be here, asking in meta. Please comment before downvoting. Thank you for your cooperation Some false paths and breakthroughs: Azul can be either or


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Very partial answer/ideas: I’ve made very little progress so far, but they’re too long to put in a comment. The note can be deciphered by This gives us the following text: From here, I believe we have to


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Partial currently: Update:


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Send your box with gift inside locked with your padlock to the recepient. He will send the same back locked with yours as well as his padlock. Remove your padlock and send it back with only his padlock.


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As Mariia mentioned in her answer above, this is indeed By guessing that Now, some logic and educated guesses help narrow down the moves: Now let's see the letters that we'll need: Continuing on like this, all moves are forced to go in one specific place, until the solution is reached:


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Alas, it takes more labor to dig deeper into this beautiful puzzle than I can do in the next 6 hours, and by that time some hero will certainly behead it :-)


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Partial Answer, more like initial analysis really... Hint #2 says to focus on where the capital letters are. In the first two stanzas there is unusual capitalization. I believe it is a pattern of zeroes and ones meant to be binary. The fourth stanza says "As the first is one". Starting with 1 and continuing word to word, ignoring new lines I got: ...


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First, the numbers: Next, we use the emoji: And finally, we use both parts of the data we've gathered so far. Solving that puzzle, and getting a final answer:


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Is your friend part Japanese? Because it appears that Some places where he does this (there may be some I missed): Thus, I believe the key that opens your friend’s condo is


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The top line gives a hint for what to do: The answers to each clue: Rearranging the answers to each clue


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We were unable to solve this puzzle, so our colleague who made this puzzle gave us the answer. The answer is


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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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I'm taking a pitch it was From these letters


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I think the sport is: Reason:


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The answer to the question of life is: The word can be found by


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Partial answer So, from the hints we know that We see that Then There my personal knowledge is quite limited but here's my first draft :


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Here's an attempt to tie this up... As already established, the clues here refer to: rosin control escape talk current bond (formerly 'spray heart') smallest direction unpleasant garbage (or 'strict code' in hints) Taking the 'unshared' letters from each pair suggests a solution of:


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The birthday is on


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His birthday is: Because


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His birthday is: Because:


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Here's the correct solution, coloured so it's easy to see! I forgot to do progressive hints. :(


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The title says "It's his birthday!"


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Partial Answer: - unpleasant garbage Final Word:


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The rule is: The full answer table is given below. The black & bold ones were already filled-up in the question :


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Partial I believe the phrases clue $ \mathfrak{\text{rosin control}} $ $ \mathfrak{\text{escape talk}} $ $ \mathfrak{\text{spray heart}} $ $ \mathfrak{\text{smallest direction}} $ $ \mathfrak{\text{unpleasant garbage}} $ Then, perhaps we


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What is wrong in the image: Observations: why?


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