# 13 Archetypes: Skeptic

• The letters represent numbers. My suggestion: Start with U, followed by D. It's simple math.

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edited December 2019

Right, F and U are defined (lol), so that makes D defined as well as J, E and L, but everything else seems to work its way around in turn to requiring a reference to R (which needs a value for S to complete) and thus S (which needs a value for R to complete.) Just treating them as zeroes makes the kakuro not work at all.

• The middle and right puzzles are not combined - you may be making a bad assumption about the right puzzle. Try thinking of it as basic math/algebra work to solve the values first. One statement will be wrong, and it becomes obvious when you fill in the squares for the puzzle on the right. But the equations are not used in the middle puzzle.

• Is the error at the top? I got the rest of the puzzle to work except for the top so do I minus 9 or add nine to fix the error?

• R and S: two equations with two unknowns. As we know from school, there is a unique solution. (or no solution at all, to be mathematically correct. Speaking of positive whole numbers, of course)

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In fact, if you look at the clue that's incorrect and at the digits you wrote in that space, you'll immediately know you've done it right. :-)

• edited December 2019

Thanks a lot!!! I finally have it "!

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I imagine S looks like a number without thinking, so R can be known

• I got 5 for S and 3 for R

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edited December 2019

Is there a error in the third puzzle? I solved it very quick... without error 😱

Just start the second puzzle I found the error... 🤬 (Is there only one error right? 🤣).

The solution of the first puzzle are numbers too, right?

Thanks!

• I can't see the error of the middle xD help

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To help you move along, you are referring to G = G^2 (G squared). The only value that satisfies that is 1 ;)

No, zero is nowhere in that puzzle.

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It's not obvious right away, of course. It is already mentioned by someone else here that the trick to solving the middle puzzle (kakuro) is to start with the smaller numbers which is either on the upper left (then move counterclockwise) or at the lower right (then move clockwise). Either starting point will lead you to the misleading clue at the end ;)

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edited December 2019

Still nothing.

Simply putting parts together doesn't work for me, not sure if I need to do something else. I think my solutions to the puzzles are right (checked like 5 times).

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I am at the same point. I was able to solve the three individual puzzles rather quickly, but I don't sure how to put together the complete keyword. Sure, the obvious one is the suffix, but I am not sure about the prefix and what should be written as a letter and what should be written as a number.

The keyword format (#aa#a#keyword##aa) seems to be somehow weird, because it does not match the numbers. I would need to split one number to create a number and a letter - if I follow this format.

Anyone able to give be a small hint to what I am missing in here?

• I'm also stuck at this point.

The left puzzle wasn't that hard (for me).

The middle and right puzzles aren't that hard to do but I don't know how to convert the numbers from the puzzles to the 7 and 5 characters for the passcode.

• gratz.

I'm stilll waiting for the passcode server to respond :-(

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Mine is like #aa#axxxKeyword##aa, I've ran out of ideas. worst part is that keyword makes sense (is a word I know) but xxx does not fit.

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really liked this one, but for my official time just wish I didn’t only remember to check until an hour ago.

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I have found more than one error. Is it possible? 😵

• ```I was at that same point, I solved it with this clue "I fyo uca nrea dthi sthe nyo uca nfinis h"
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to convert the numbers from the puzzles from 7 to 5 characters for the passcode, you just need to remember how the dreamer works, 3 letters into 1 number. because in this section they have in common in changing it

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I only found 1 on the right puzzle

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What? I haven't found errors on the right puzzle 😱😵🤯 I solved it in 10 min...

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I love Kakuro

• ```there is an error
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Well there are three - one in each puzzle. It's also possible you added an extra error. :-)

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I've solved the right puzzle 3 times and have not found an error. Am I missing something super obvious?

Edit: Scratch that. Trying again... -_-'

• edited December 2019

Thanks. Could it be then that the keyword is a bit shorter this time? Do you somehow not simple sum up all the pairs in the right puzzle?

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There are x wrong numbers here or there... 😅