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novice
No harm. Pun intended!

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: 161

 Suspence wrote: Is there a spreadsheet we're collaborating on for this one? Seems like that would be a good format for the work on this one. I've got my own Excel sheet started.

Here's a shared and editable google docs spreadsheet version of Treasure Island.

I'm going to try my luck in a private copy for a bit first, since it seems to be a jigsaw.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: 162 Shall we move on for lack of progress?_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
gftt*
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 Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: 163 Possibly. If anyone wants to revisit Treasure Island I can give a small hint. But the next one is one I should be able to help with (modulo an initial aha). Presenting Caesar's Palace.
novice
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 Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: 164 Obviously the clues are caesar enciphered. I don't know if there's a system behind what shift distances are used or if that is something to use later for answer extraction. At any rate it should be easy enough to decipher the individual clues by trial and error.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: 165 This might be useful: http://www.unfiction.com/resource/rot-it/ It Caesar shifts by all numbers at once.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:07 am    Post subject: 166 Started in on translating clues here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq1IiQ8fbOs2dFlvWEVOQkNvcGdZWE9RdmxrTDVxVmc#gid=1
gftt*
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 Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: 167 I have several of the long clues down but they don't fit with one another.
Thok
Oh, foe, the cursed teeth!

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:40 am    Post subject: 168

 gftt* wrote: I have several of the long clues down but they don't fit with one another.

Do they fit when you uncaesar shift the answer to fit with the question?
gftt*
Guest

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: 169

Thok wrote:
 gftt* wrote: I have several of the long clues down but they don't fit with one another.

Do they fit when you uncaesar shift the answer to fit with the question?

No... however, after trying a few it might be the case that you caesar shift these answer words by yet another number. Caesar shifting the answers would also provide one reason why there is a given letter in the grid.
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: 170 Yup, that's working. Anyone with bright ideas on how extraction would work if this gets completed?
Thok
Oh, foe, the cursed teeth!

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: 171

 gftt* wrote: Yup, that's working. Anyone with bright ideas on how extraction would work if this gets completed?

We've got a lot of caesar shift numbers. Turn them into letters, possibly caesar shifting them to deal with the fact that we might be off a constant.

(Alternatively, look at the shift from clue to answer.)
gftt*
Guest

 Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: 172 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq1IiQ8fbOs2dFlvWEVOQkNvcGdZWE9RdmxrTDVxVmc#gid=1 Crossword is finished. Won't be able to look at the numbers for the rest of the weekend, but if anyone wants to have a go at them in the meantime, go right ahead.
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