Im at the 3rd step but am quite stuck with how people are getting 27 words let alone gendered words
Pass your eyes over the string slowly. See if anything jumps out.
Thanks. Just knowing that it was a common-ish code was enough to make me keep going instead of constantly wondering if it was something too obscure for me to find.
Now I'm curious what other ways there are, though, since when I did this step the output wasn't quite what I expected. Managed to get the media but I can't help feeling like I'm still missing a clue that would've made this easier.
My guess, based on both @NineBerry's comment and the clue from the original post ("the key is password, not pàssword !!!"):
The password for the cryptobin is something along the lines of "correct horse battery staple"; i.e., all lower case, no numbers or special characters (such as "ñ" or "&").
(Obviously it's not actually "correct horse battery staple", I'm just using that to illustrate my working theory at the moment. As for what the password is? Aside from "related to La Malinche in some way", I got nothin'.)
YES! GOT IT!
Yes, it's quite a common code.
I still stuck at 1st step... dont have any ideas on the password... please help...
Update: Got it. thanks guys. step 2 we go.
You and me both, dude.
More than enough clues on this board. Look for something that looks like a pàssword and make it a password. Good luck!
Oh, I should add: make sure you refresh the cryptobin before every try. I had it second try and lost two hours because I didn't realize it had to be reset (for some browsers). Do it just in case.
I can think of several things related to La Malinche that would fit the bill.
However, none of the ones I've tried - and let me be absolutely clear here, not a single sainted one of the possibilities I've tried - has worked so far.
Now, I grant you that perhaps the angle I'm approaching from is wrong. But rephrasing an extant clue is not going to do anything to ameliorate my befuddlement and irritation; indeed, it is doing quite the opposite.
(Also, I have been refreshing the cryptobin after every attempt. I've also tried applying them through different browsers than my usual one. Es macht kein Unterseid, as my ancestors would say.)
I found a dictionary to translate some of the words, lots of grammar, all 1-3 letters and a few gaps. Any hints on where to find the particular source that has the answers? Been working on part 3 for 3 hours.
"Enough clues on this board" was good general direction. More specific one -->
Wikipedia helps. It's password, not pàssword.
Your comment made me think of the frustration I've gone through with previous challenges. So I'll try my best.
It's so hard to help you without giving it away. I hate to ask, but have you tried just retrying things you have already tried? Maybe you missed a permutation because you thought you already tried it and missed it or didn't refresh the page?
Your first comment after the Spiritualist release was "what is the right question?"
La Malinche will help you like she helped him. <-- Surely this sentence raises a question. The question I'm thinking of (to which the password is the answer) could be asked with a single word. The answer is the password (again, NOT pàssword)
That was a lot of fun, thanks to everyone who posted hints!
Part 1: don’t mizzpell the pazzword
also, the original post gives strong hints about what the password is and the format you should enter it in. That’s why no one is giving any more out other than to restate the original clue.
Please, it's not her. So just stop. -- said the young boy
That’s not the right path. lots of clues here about what to do with that list of 27
I haven't found a list of 27, haven't figured out what to do with the 130 letters.
I have the exactly same gender count as yours. Still no idea how to get the right code system.
Okay, I've solved 3rd part...where do I look for a prefix?
Edit: never mind, somehow I expected it to contain at least 1 number
Hint: use all parts of the puzzle
If you categorize them correctly according to the Oedipus text you will be able to decode it.
So, it'd be broken if someone had helpfully reclassified some of the wrong entries on the wiki between the puzzle being set and anyone trying to solve it?
Solved! Thanks for the tips!
I didn't get what you mean here. Oedipus said "Man," but it means nothing to me. I already have 3 categories of names and combined them in several ways.
Solved, enjoyed this challenge.
Well, using only the "man, woman, both" line, I can see ways to assign 1 bit to some symbols and 2 bits to another; or 2 bits to each. But from the 27 input symbols, those will produce, respectively, a sequence of 34 bits, or 54 bits.
34 is 2x17, which doesn't seem like a useful series of tokens. 54 is 9x6, and there's a certain 6-bit alphabet that's been visible (but didn't need to be understood) during the first two steps, but all permutations i tried for that spit out uppercase, lowercase and numbers, which isn't what a keyword should look like.
If I use additional information from the riddle, I could assign 2- or 3-bit values to each symbol, but that'd produce 62 (2x31) or 81 (9x9)-bit sequences, which also don't seem like the way to extract an alphabet.
Am I anywhere near the right route here?
Not all alphabets use the same length for each character
Don't overthink it, you do not need to deal with bits. You have identified the right amount of genders and you have the sequence now. Try finding a simple method that requires this same amount of variables to send a text.
I'll look at it more in the morning, but still stuck on where to go on the 3rd one, found wikipedia pages for maya codicies, script, glyphs, aztec codicies, nahautl, not too many symbols on the wiki itself. The maya codicies mentions dresden, madrid, paris, grokier. Or is it a Spanish wikipedia page I'm looking for? Still not sure where to get the 27.