Thursday, June 12, 2008

Round 266

Date Released: June 12th, 2008.
Date Rewarded: June 19th, 2008.

A Chomby was walking down a path one day when Jhudora appeared in front of it. "Solve this puzzle, and you may pass," she said.

You are presented with the following gibberish:

WLTT ZXPYGWO WR IRKBPP PK BOX OPHBVUALPN XR OOX YFHOMXPTL BVCRVDH?

"Here's a tool to help you," Jhudora said as she handed this to you:



What is the answer to the coded question? Please submit only a single-word answer.


Prize


Heart Shaped Chocolates

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Assume the first letter ('W') is correct.

Here is the step to decode: move the middle ring of the wheel (you can move it in the flash above) so that the next decoding letter match in that ring matches with the previous decoded letter in the outer ring. The red arrow will point to the next decoded letter in the inner ring. The below steps are examples for the decoding process:

Second letter:
Previous decoded letter: 'W'
Decoding letter: 'L'
Decoded letter: 'H'

Third letter:
Previous decoded letter: 'H'
Decoding letter: 'T'
Decoded letter: 'A'

Fourth letter:
Previous decoded letter: 'A'
Decoding letter: 'T'
Decoded letter: 'T'

Therefore, the first word is 'WHAT'. If you do the rest of the sequence of letters, the question is 'WHAT SPECIES OF NEOPET IS THE SHOPKEEPER OF THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY?'. The answer is Kiko.

Results: 3769 people guessed the correct answer earning themselves 531 NP each.

32 comments:

Dave said...

i got the answer =D
thanx soo much =]

Farhana said...

you're brilliant! Thanks!

jays0n54 said...

i didnt get it too hard for me
i got stuck at the word after the first the im getting "shonicXXX" im lost help plz

LC Solver said...

jay: 'S' is correct but after that, I think you did it wrong.

jays0n54 said...

yea i figured it out i was moving with the outer B not the inner i messed up at the fourth letter, B, of that word

Marcella said...

lol I used a different method: I moved the W to between the A's, and then moved the W to between the L's and the letter viewed from between the A's in that position was H. I then moved the H to the next letter in the code, which was T, and looked between the A's again to get the nxt letter, which was A. Kept going till I got the whole answer. Different method, but it still worked. It seems easier to mess up with my method, though.

Jennifer said...

i was trying this 26 times...

tool:
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
HGFEDCBAZYXWUVTSRQPONMLKJI

LWOO IKSJBLT...


thanks for help

yyyllop said...

i got the second word but after that i got hy gx
*thinking* i'm going wrong somewhere..

Digital said...

I went a different way, by putting the wheel into photoshop putting each ring into a layer therefore creating an image where i could move any ring. but the red pointer must be on the middle ring.

So all i have to do is move middle ring to get the right letter.

so far working great

thanks to al for help and ideas. Just hope i get into the top 250 one day!

cheers

Elrin said...

Thank you so much, i got the answer ^^

Camden said...

I Did a puzzle like this in my maths class for fun once and when i saw this i understood it first off :D thanks for the tips though

Jason said...

Thanks for your help! The movable grid was very handy!!!!!

Paula said...

Thank you!

LC Solver said...

yyyllop, the third word is not correct and you may off a little (the position of the ring...)

Sarah said...

This is sooooooooooooo confusing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LC Solver said...

Marcella, I forgot to comment on your comment: if 'A' (middle ring) matches with 'W' (outer ring), this is also the case 'W' (middle ring) matches with 'A'. So your way of solving and the way I posted are identical (just a different place to look at it)

Good job!

bloodyvampirexo said...

... i have no clue how you did that...
mainly cuz i tried it and i got even worse jibberish.
what was the answer?

sk8rgirl4ever07 said...

wait what is the question end up being?
i hate not having first english as language.

jordyns-talking said...

how do you even use the clue? i remember it from a christmas story lol.

Rachel said...

I figured out the answer and Im 11!

XXX_0_o_XXX said...

This is so F*cking hard

XXX_0_o_XXX said...

SOMEONE. I need the answer. :(

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Lena said...

Well would you suppose I figured out the answer and I'm 10?Because I am!
O.O

Jazzy said...

Thank-you so much, although I have got to the 8th word and after the 2nd letter I keep getting gibberish. Can you help explain?

sexililwhitegurl said...

i STILL dont get it.

can anyone explain it a different way?

jrg1995 said...

I got the answer thanks its so easy now *if you want the answer E-mail me @ ramgarci@yahoo.com or @ myspace.com-E-mail blueflamejrg1995@yahoo.com =}

Paul said...

After reading your hint i got it instantly thanks :)

Jonas said...

I love these hints, and I love how you don't really give us the answer, you help us.

Thanks a ton!

mistyfirefly said...

Thank you so much for this! You think a 21 year old would be able to figure this one out by herself but no.. I guess I really should have paid more attention in my classes at school ^^;
Cheers! =3

Glorianne <;3)-- said...

I got the answer too! At 1st try, after looking at the hint I got so confused, i gave up. Thank God, I tried again and got it! I can just say, the 2nd word is NOT special as I thought =) Thanks for this blog XD

Seiko_Jr said...

some of the word where easy to figure out after you got first 3 letter of each word thank to this i won 532 NP ^_^