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29
Nov
BOSS PUZZLE CHALLENGE 7 – open until Sunday 6th Dec 9am

OUR RESIDENT GUEST PUZZLEMASTER IS TLW, THE LETTER WRIGGLER, whose identity, like those of all our officers and agents, is a closely guarded secret. TLW first became interested in ciphers after reading Simon Singh’s The Code Book in 1998. He found the now NCC web page way back in the early 2000’s and has enjoyed every years session since, but until 2019 he remained a ‘lurker’ never registering (because it was for schools only and did not think he should). […]

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29
Nov
BOSS PUZZLE Solution 6

OUR RESIDENT GUEST PUZZLEMASTER IS RODERICK KIMBALL, the fiend behind Enigami. Roderick was born in BC, making him either ridiculously old, or simply Canadian. In his youth, Roderick was sometimes spotted on the slow end of a soccer pitch but more often on the fast end of a chess board. (Surely you’ve heard of the notorious Kimball maneuver, in which one opens a chess match by flipping the king’s pawn into the air such that it lands, butter side up, on the […]

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