# 13 Archetypes: Skeptic

edited January 2020

This is challenge 4, the Skeptic challenge. Those who are keen of mind will find their way to a unique reward, and a place of glory. When you find your solution, enter the Passcode at https://intel.ingress.com/intel

To see the results of the 13 Archetypes decoding challenge, visit https://ingress.com/decoding/13archetypes

The next challenge (Listener) will be posted next week, at 1/6/2020 13:00+00:00.

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So their is a wrong clue in each puzzle?

• Should we even tryout this ?!

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I do not understand at all...

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Are negative numbers allowed in the middle puzzle?

• Oh man! I’m 2/3 if the way 😂 well done.

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edited December 2019

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Oh boy, I'ma need a pen and paper on this one. Looks like fun

• Can there be any zeroes in the middle puzzle?

• I got the letters from statements.

I genuinely don't have idea of how those diagonal colored puzzles work in real life. So I can' really proceed there. 🤗

If anyone can give me idea what it is called, help me.

• It was fun!! Thanks for this!

• @NianticOfficial Please tag this thread as "Announcement" and "Niantic". That's easier to find.

• Hey buddy.. does same color in block denote same number/char?

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Finally managed. was very tough...

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edited December 2019
• Finally!!

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I solved all the individual puzzles, but I'm struggling to get a keyword out of the middle one and to combine them into a passcode.

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How do you know which clue is false on the middle one? I am not sure I was in the right path due to the efforts it might take.

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You can find a small set of clues that contradict each other. One of those clues has to be wrong. There's only one change you can make to one of those clues that leads to a consistent solution. You can simply find that by trial and error and some logical thinking.

• To be sure, in the middle one, the numbers in the same column or row should not be repeated?

• Tell me, please, am I reasoning correctly: should there be only one digit in a cell? And there can be no zero.

• Any advice for turning the very last part of the puzzle into a passcode? I've got the rest of it--just can't figure out what to do with those five boxes!

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This works on the left and right puzzles, but seems not on the middle one. I can not find conflict clues because I don't know what rules should be applied to the puzzle.

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edited December 2019

Left and right puzzles were straightforward. Middle one was tough, but it came good eventually. Note: the answer to the middle puzzle is not directly a 7-letter keyword.

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