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|October 29, 2006, 19:11:58|
Havard Graff (Havard Graff)
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Last time edited on : October 29, 2006, 19:35:10
I know this is a sensitive subject, since the coding of that letter is so confusing to start with, but I am quite sure I have found a mistake! (unless of course someone can prove me wrong)
Using the number of mistakes as a guideline I have been able to code the first 28 letters correctly, but then I ran into a conflict with the program:
The word in question is: "wearing"
first I use the "ea" to "hy" rule and get: whyring
the next logical step would be to use the "ng" to "nqq," rule and end up with "whyrqnqq" but this is NOT correct.
the right answer is (after applying "i" to "q") is "whyrqnp", or in other words saying that the "ng" to "nqq," rule does somehow NOT apply here, but instead the rule that a "g" turns into a "p".
As far as I can see this would have to be a bug, because it clearly states in the rules that "a combination of letters must be coded first", and in that case "ng" should turn into "qq,", BEFORE you were allowed to turn the "g" into a "p".
The only possible explanation would be something like "you are only allowed to code ONE combination of letters per word", but this is not at all hinted at in the rules, and does not really make sense either.
Could you please advice?
|October 30, 2006, 21:06:43|
rcorp (Michal Rydlo)
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Yeah, ng should be coded as np.
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|January 16, 2007, 02:40:44|
Erok ( )
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I went through the entire thing, and I got 1250 errors. I can improve the number slightly by arbitrarily throwing q's here in there. I'm calling it quits, but I'm going to leave this request on several S 39 related topics on the board. I am begging my fellow Luper researchers, specifically the one's who solved this debacle to make the answer available for a cut and paste. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just something good enough to open The Irredeemable Suitcase 39.
Let's face it, even if there wasn't all the bugs, even if they made it so you could work on the encryption without having to put the story and code on your word processor, even if the instructions were actually clear and concise, even if the subprogram that checks your mistakes wasn't thrown out of whack by just a few letter placements... this puzzle would still be sick, sadistic, and evil on several different levels.
Be a hero. I've wasted over eight hours of my life on this bugger, and the fact that I have nothing to show for it makes me feel empty. I would have put the answer on myself, but I'm admitting defeat.