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The official Challenge 9A hints thread

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  • #92488
    Harry
    Keymaster

    This is where Harry and Jodie will post official hints for Challenge 9A. You can try posting your own if you like, but try to make them interesting. Solutions or complete answers are not so much fun. We reserve the right not to post anything that we think gives too much away, but you won’t be in trouble for posting here. (Anywhere else though and watch out! The Elves will find you!)

    #92506
    Jeffery_Bezos_the_second
    Participant

    hi

    [Hi! Having fun? Harry]

    #92513
    10_F0X35
    Participant

    Can we have a hint about ciphers that have been featured on the NCC before or does that give too much away?

    [This sounds like a question for madness. Harry]

    #92550
    LeepOfFaith
    Participant

    Help us please Harry can you give us a hint?

    [Have posted a couple already. More to follow over the weekend! Have fun, Harry]

    #92551
    OhIDontThinkSo
    Participant

    Hi! Check out the tips for 9A. New cipher for this year!

    #92579
    CodeKitten
    Participant

    The puns in the well done message are truly hilarious

    [Hope you didn’t mind me fixing the spelling for you. Harry]

    #92521
    Loa7er
    Participant

    I think this one is a huge apex to overcome.

    #92523
    CipherUnderground
    Participant

    Hi Harry, having lots of fun! This challenge made us feel a bit like Sisyphus but we got there in the end. 🙂

    #92555
    Michael_A-A
    Participant

    This didn’t have quite as many ups and downs as I had initially assumed it would…

    #92568
    I_am_Sid
    Participant

    Hard work going up! Any chance 9A contains a clue for 9B????

    #92570
    Ainz
    Participant

    which previous years has this cipher appeared in, if you would like to not be specific then can we at least have a range

    #92569
    solitaire
    Participant

    is it something related to a grid?

    #92563
    Rincewind
    Participant

    There seems to be something very… comedic about the combination of encipherer and cipher for this challenge.

    #92560
    frazza238
    Participant

    For the type of cipher, look at the title. What can you go up and down on.

    #92614
    BobD
    Participant

    How many others thought that “Ups and downs” was indicating a Railfence cipher? Wrong!!

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