Sunday, April 30, 2006

Day 14 - Restoration Challenge 3

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Day 14 - Restoration Challenge 3



This is a fairly straight forward challenge again. There is more complexity as there are now 12 splotches on the piece of art. If worse comes to worse, simply click until all of the spots merge into one. Start from the outside and work your way in as it is possible to not solve this puzzle (it was always possible to solve in the first phase of this challenge). You can only merge debris that is separated by one space.



After solving the puzzle, the following question was asked to me:

Translate nzm from Atbash

Atbash is a cypher language. Here is the key for atbash:

A=Z | N=M

B=Y | O=L

C=X | P=K

D=W | Q=J

E=V | R=I

F=U | S=H

G=T | T=G

H=S | U=F

I=R | V=E

J=Q | W=D

K=P | X=C

L=O | Y=B

M=N | Z=A

My Answer will be : Man

N=M , Z=A, N=M

Very cool puzzle today. Best of luck with yours.
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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Day 13 - Symbol Challenge 3

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Day 13 - Symbol Challenge 3

This is the third Symbol challenge and again it is a 5 X 5 grid. Mine seemed particularly difficult this round and I think it was because there were only 5 symbols placed at the beginning. If you have experience doing Sudoku puzzles, then you should be able to complete this puzzle in due time.

If you do not have experience with this type of puzzle, I can offer few hints other than what has been posted in previous Symbol challenge posts. If anyone can offer some assistance, please leave a comment.



After solving the puzzle, the following question was posed to me:

Translate aringhe from Italian.

The answer: Herring

It is likely that different questions will be asked requiring the use of google translate. Leave a comment revealing the question and answer you were asked.
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Friday, April 28, 2006

Day 12 - Geography Challenge 2

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Day 12 - Geography Challenge 2

For this puzzle you must assemble the following puzzle. Quite straight forward as was last week's. You must then answer a few questions.



By adding some PIZAZZ to A NOVEL IDEA and rearranging the letters, you'll get the location of a museum in this eternal city. What is the name of the city?

A. Palazzo Di Venezia in Rome

After this, you must locate a Greek Cross hidden within the city over the Palazzo Di Venezia. Here was the location of the hidden Greek Cross for me. I am not sure if all puzzles will locate it in the same area.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Day 11 - Chess Challenge 2

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Day 11 - Chess Challenge 2

Instructions: Determine the only sequence of three moves that will lead to checkmate in the given chess scenario. Knowledge of The Da Vinci Code may help you, as may Google Search.

I'm not much of a chess player so I'll help you out by giving you the answers to the questions. NOTE: Each chess board is different so giving the correct moves will not help you if you are not a chess player.



Questions:

1. A word that can be read the same backwards or forwards is called?

A. A Palindrome

2. Jacques Sauniere's body was found in which part of the Louvre?

A. The Denon Wing

3. The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog is an example of:

A. A pangram

And that just about concludes Round 2 of the challenges.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Day 10 - Observation Challenge 2

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Day 10 - Observation Challenge 2


Instructions: Find the clip using the given search terms, watch it, and use your observational skills to seek the truthful answers to the questions.



Locating the source for these facts simply takes persistence and a strong dedication to an ideal. Silas's video is at your service on Google Video. Link to Meet Silas Video

1. A seemingly-important stone object is extracted from the ground by Silas. What is its shape?

A. Octagon

2. An interesting viewpoint is the vantage point from which we last see Silas. What is the last thing we see him touch?

A. Holy Water

3. During the action in the video, we see many things shattered and destroyed, but what is it that will ultimately be broken?

A. Silence


Congratulations on another day.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Day 9 - Curator Challenge 2

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Day 9 - Curator Challenge 2

Hang the paintings as the instructions ask you to do so, remember that not all hooks will necessarily be used. A very straight forward puzzle, simply click and drag the paintings to where you think they belong. I would recommend starting with the largest painting and going from there. Each new puzzle layout differs



Once you have successfully repositioned the paintings, you are presented with the following hidden query:



What month was Jean Cocteau born?

The answer: July

Leave the question and answer to the question you were asked in the comments section.
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Monday, April 24, 2006

Day 8 - Restoration Challenge 2

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This is a fairly straight forward challenge again. If worse comes to worse, simply click until all of the spots merge into one. Start from the outside and work your way in as it is possible to not have pairs close enough to merge.



Here you are presented with a challenge that requires you to click away debris to restore a work of art and reveal a message, which is in fact a question...

If you don't have patronage or art, what is left? Find ISBN 0198219784.

The answer to the question is: Society

That was my question the first time. Leave the question you were asked and the answer in the comments to help others.
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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Day 7 - Symbol Challenge 2

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This puzzle is very similar to the first Symbol Puzzle except for the fact that it is now a 5 X 5 grid rather than the 4 X 4 previously seen.




As before, the challenge looks a little daunting, but it is basically a simple Sudoku type puzzle which can be solved fairly easily. The only real snag is having to consider the shaded regions as well as the columns and rows... The instructions use the word 'distinct', which means that each square in each row, column and shaded region has to contain a different symbol. A little more complexity than before but you can simply reset the puzzle until you have quite a few symbols in row thereby making the next symbol that much easier to guess.



The final question is: What are 35 cubits in meters to the nearest Whole Number?

The answer is 16.
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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Day 6 - Geography Challenge 1

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Well to complete the puzzle you certainly don't need to know a lot about geography. Simply complete the jigsaw puzzle to complete a satelite image of New York City. Following this, you must answer the following question:

This city contains a three-dimensional version of Leonardo's The Last Supper created by the Venezuelan sculptor Marisol. What is the name of the city?

The answer is the same city you just reconstructed, New York City.
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Friday, April 21, 2006

Day 5 - Chess Challenge 1

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If you play chess, you will find this easy ( I don't so here are the answers to the questions)

Q1. What is the spiked belt that Silas wears called?

A. CILICE

Q2. What are the second, third, and fourth leading members of the Priory of Sion called?

A. SENECHAUX

Q3. The engraved tablet that is supposed to reveal the hiding place of the Holy Grail is called the...?

A. KEYSTONE

Leaving you with the following message:



Note: Each chess game has a new setup so posting an image will not help you solve the game.
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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Day 4 - Curator Challenge 1

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Day 4 - Curator Challenge 1

Hang the paintings as the instructions ask you to do so, remember that not all hooks will necessarily be used. A very straight forward puzzle, simply click and drag the paintings to where you think they belong. I would recommend starting with the largest painting and going from there. Each new puzzle layout differs



Once you have successfully repositioned the paintings, you are presented with the following hidden query:

The symbol shown on Sophie Neveu (pictured at left) is called what?

The answer is: Chalice
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Day 3 - Observation Challenge 1

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Here are the questions and answers posed:



1. In the video, we see Robert Langdon dusting off a classical symbol, one associated with a character we only see a brief glimpse of in the video. What is the name of the oft-gilded symbol?

A. FLEUR DE LIS

2. Symbols, and symmetry, can be seen in the most unlikely of places. One such example is the position of the body at the crime scene, which resembles a drawing also depicted on the obverse of the Italian one-euro coin. What is the name of that famous Leonardo Da Vinci drawing?

A. THE VITRUVIAN MAN


3. One of the most iconic symbols of the movie is the cryptex, a small cylinder of stacked marble disks, embossed with letters and sealed with brass caps at either end. The twenty-six letters allow for almost twelve million possible password combinations = 11,881,376; to be exact. Armed with that knowledge, can you tell us how many dials it has?

A. 5

And that is all for this challenge.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Day 2 - Restoration Challenge 1

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Day 2 - Restoration Challenge 1

A question is hidden in plain sight on this classic work of art - parts of the question are unclear, obscured by debris. Clear the particles of debris by selecting pairs that are separated by one space - they will merge into one particle. When there is only one particle left, the question will be revealed. Ignore any text obscured by the last particle and solve the mystery.

The best way to complete this puzzle is to begin at the outer edges of the puzzle and working your way in by clicking on each splotch and seeing which adjacent splotch lights up. This signifies that they can be merged.



Once only one remains, the following question is revealed:

Name the symbol on Manuel Aringarosa, pictured at left.

The answer - Greek Cross
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