db1986's Easter Competition - Round 4

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  1. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    db1986's Easter Competition!
    Round 4


    It's time for the next round :smile:

    Competition Layout

    Round 1: Spot The Difference (25 Points)
    Round 2: Jigword (50 Points)
    Round 3a: Design Your Own Egg (30 Points)
    Round 3b: Egg Match (45 Points)
    Round 4: Codeword (50 Points)

    Each letter in these twelve Easter phrases is replaced by a code letter.
    Each code letter only replaces one real letter.
    You have to decode these twelve phrases and complete the grid to show the coding.
    The code for the following example is different to the code for the 12 Easter phrases.

    Example: If Nypyghely = Celebrate then:
    Code Letters: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    Real Letters: ............A....B R....'...T....C....L........'................E

    Round 5: ??? (??? Points)

    Round 4: Codeword

    1. Mhh Wdgn
    2. Imydiimunovg
    3. Mqynmi Ydgjqt
    4. Edggt
    5. Gms Robm
    6. Yziogh
    7. Bqaort
    8. Cmydy
    9. Eqyxmn
    10. Uwvuvrqnm
    11. Wvn Uivyy Edgy
    12. Mqynmi Kdof

    Code Letters: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    Real Letters:

    Scoring

    You will score 2 points per correct Easter phrase solved.
    You will score 1 point per correct decoded letter in the grid.
    The maximum score for this round is 50 points.

    Entering

    PM your answers to me by 11:00pm on Thursday 26th March UK and Ireland (UTC)

    This equates to:
    3:00pm on Thursday 26th March Western USA (UTC-8:00)
    5:00pm on Thursday 26th March Central USA (UTC-6:00)
    6:00pm on Thursday 26th March Eastern USA (UTC-5:00)
    4:00am on Friday 27th March India (UTC+5:00)
    8:00am on Friday 27th March Western Australia (UTC+9:00)
    10:00am on Friday 27th March Eastern Australia (UTC+11:00)

    Good Luck! :razz:
     
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  2. Bellicimo

    Bellicimo Active Member

    ooh thisss wil take me so longg :(

    andd um aree the reall letters the same for each of the twelve codes or is there a different type for each phraseeee?
     
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  3. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Ah good question. The code is the same for all 12 phrases, it's just different from the example :)
     
  4. Alessadri

    Alessadri Forum Skull

    w00t. A Substitution Cipher.
    I just hope the classical methods will work for this one! ;P


    Edit: It did.
    And... multiple solutions??? Or am I making another of my errors :/
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  5. Sorsie

    Sorsie New Member

    Hmm nearly done.. >.> Lol. But yeah this is a great idea for one! :) You're really on the ball this contest db :)
     
  6. Fox

    Fox Pumpkin

    Yeah, I had multiple solutions too, Aless. Although I dunno if putting you in the same boat as me is really very reassuring. :p

    Already done this. :) Thought that it'd be better than trying to PM debs faster than he can put up the answers, as I've been doing for the other rounds. :p

    Tanks again for accepting, db. :)
     
  7. storm

    storm Forum Tempest

    I guess there are two possible answers for the grid db?
     
  8. Sorsie

    Sorsie New Member

    Ahah That's exactly what I thought. :p

    Hmm yeah, there must be two solutions... :) As 2 letters aren't used in the coded words, so they can be swapped..
     
  9. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    When I made it, I thought I'd included 25 letters so the last can be worked out.

    Edit: Ah, you guys are right, but 25 or all 26 letters was my intention.
    There are 2 possible combinations of answers.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  10. Nyna

    Nyna New Member

    Ok maybe i'm just completely dumb but i'm not sure what it is we're supposed to do. =/
     
  11. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Each letter represents a different letter. For example code letter A could equal real letter T.
    What you have to do is work out which code letter represents each real letter by solving the 12 clues which are Easter related words :)

    Hope this helps :)
     
  12. Nyna

    Nyna New Member

    Hm, ok so they could be any Easter related word? I dunno if I can think of that many Easter related words. Bah I don't think i'm smart enough for this one or something....dunno why i'm having so much trouble with it.....oh well....guess i'll skip this part or something....*shrug* =P
     
  13. jenni939706

    jenni939706 Twirl Princess

    * jenni939706 glares at db.........can i make up words plz? :D
     
  14. Capt_Sparrow

    Capt_Sparrow Active Member

    Ahh that was good fun :)
    /flirt using Excel :p
     
  15. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    For those that are having a bit of trouble, try starting with the shorter words or words that have repeated letters in them. Or you could try both :razz:
     
  16. storm

    storm Forum Tempest

    You'd only have to figure out one word correctly to get all the rest right. It all falls into place.
     
  17. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Just a quick notification. I will be sending a PM to everyone who has entered with their scores so far.
    Please check and let me know if your scores match the values that I have for you.
     
  18. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Sorry for the slight delay, work kept me for an extra hour and a half :s

    This round is now closed.

    Thank you to everyone who has entered this round :)
     

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