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Mixed Blood
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What has hands but cannot clap?
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Congratulations, you found the tenth clue of the "Second Cryptographic Scavenger Hunt". If you found this by accident and wish to join, here is the first clue: http://www.hexrpg.com/f/20/347920

You solved that transposition, very good! We turn our attention to another substitution cipher, which I call "Number Keyword".

As you may have guessed, we'll use a number as a key. For example, take 32 and write it in letters: THIRTYTWO. Remember how to get the alphabet associated to a keyword? We write it first (omitting repeated letters) and then the rest of letters in order. In our example, THIRYWOABCDEFGJKLMNPQSUVXZ.

And finally, we establish a correspondance between the regular alphabet and this new one. A is ciphered by T, B is ciphered by H, C is ciphered by I, and so on. For example, BLINK would be HEBGD.

Practice: using the number 57, we would write BYSDTFOPADDJ instead of JDELCASTILLO.

Decipher this to know where to go.

AOYYX JQPJJ NMXIY PTOSA GOQAP

Key

Solve the following crossnumber to get the sequence used in the cryptogram. The key is the sum of all the digits.



Across
1A- The square of a prime number.
3A- Its digits are in increasing order.
5A- The smallest number which cannot be converted into prime by changing a single digit.

Down
1D- Its second digit is 4.
2D- Multiple of 11.
4D- The sum of its digits is 7.
 

Muggle Born
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found it
 

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Found this one.

 

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The puzzle appears to be only solvable one way, but the sum I get doesn't give me a comprehensible message. 😕

 

Mixed Blood
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Mmm, it should... I'll rerecheck it later, just in case.
 

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I'll check my solution once again too but I'm pretty sure it works; unless there are multiple ways to solve.

 

Mixed Blood
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I rechecked and I don't see anything weird. Maybe you can send me your answer to the crossnumber so we'll know which part is different.
 

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I've got it now! Sorry, don't worry about it! 😁

Edited by Firen Saturnie

 

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Found it!
 

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I found this one
 

Mixed Blood
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Very good! You are almost there
 

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This was a hard one!
 

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Found!
 

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It was a slow start and a bumpy road, but I got here.
 

Mixed Blood
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Very good! Welcome to this clue!
 

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Hello, I am here.
 

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Found it!
 

Mixed Blood
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What has hands but cannot clap?
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Great! Well done
 

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Alright, back to it! I wish I could have just had time to go straight through all this without so many breaks!
 

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