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August 20, 2013, 12:26:34 PM
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This set is over, the loot has been claimed!
Solutions will be published this weekend.
Thanks to all treasure hunters.


Let's go with another set of riddles!

For memory, first edition was cracked here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=270332.0

Principle is still the same, solution is composed of a list of 5 usernames, with the exact same case as registered here.
Concat those usernames, remove all spaces, and use it as a passphrase on brainwallet to get the private key of:

Code:
1A24qsRmLW9hedcx9xonMdo2iVs6MxcUqo

As last time, feel free to help the loot grow by sending coins to this address (currently ).

!!!!! A special prize for the winner has been kindly offered by Eric from Cubic Dissection !!!!!!

Just send a PM to both me and Eric, signed using the loot private key to claim this prize!

Important reminder
When claiming the loot, sweep the coins using mt.gox feature, or import the private key to a disposable, fresh wallet, to make sure QT won't use it as a change address in your main wallet.
DO NOT keep that address once you cleared the unspent output, as its private key will be public knowledge.


Rules
Each riddle gives:
  • a user name
  • a key to help solving the next riddle.

You may try to crack a riddle without the key obtained from the previous one, but... That won't be easy.
Obviously, the first riddle does not require a key.

Since keys are easier to find than solutions, you might still progress without completely solving the previous riddle.

Once you have all the solutions, make sure this returns true:
Code:
private bool IsOrderRight(char[] second)
{
   if (second.ToString() == "mates")
      return true;
   else
      return false;
}

Hopefully, no critical typo this time.
If something looks oddly written, it's probably because I wanted it that way.

Editions
EDIT 1 : Slight modifications to #1 and a small addition to #2.
EDIT 2 : Edited the loot, adding both the anonymous donation, and Eric's gift. Thanks guys!
EDIT 3 : Fixed a breaking issue in getting 1st key, sorry!
EDIT 4 : Fixed a fix that broke the 1st key
EDIT 5 : Loot amount is now dynamic, thanks to Sammey
EDIT 6 : Don't try and find the 4th key unless you are 18 years old at least, I'll come back with an alternative way by tomorrow.
EDIT 7 : Added a softer way to get the 4th key.

Riddles

#1

This happens in a shady pub, somewhere in the future.
Two guys are discussing, both of which hold one part of the solution.
One also holds the "ke (an)y ______".

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- You're drunk, you dont make any sense bud, we'll just go home now, ok?
- Wait... Say, should we really be
exterminating
the
metagalaxy xenogamy?
What's the point in
axiomatizing mindexpanding sexagesima
then ? Why not just keep
exclaiming exogamic hexagrams
instead ?
- WHAT'S... COME ON?!! Quit drinking for now, we'll head out now and have a walk, right?
- Bartender! One more round, on me!
- Oh we'll... I'm going, do whatever you want.

#2

Oooh, a key!
Replace that unique one with the mark Mary Read left on the map.
Consider the mark as a mirror, and fix the reflection.
Ooooh, exciting!

Now, open the book.
The 1883 one.
No, not Zarathustra... You know, the one about... The mirror thing...

Quote
- Preface, last paragraph, unfortunately wrecked ?
- the china ?
- Preface, (First word)[1]
- In the paragraph after the Solution of riddles, whoever ? to repeat
.... ....'.'......

Haha. Funny shit. Wait. How do you pronounce that?

Hey, don't forget the key!
Think she hid it in the inn, Arrrrrr!
Just keep the number.

#3

s When the frigate lands like poetry, strictly focus on the key.
: Space does not matter. Ignore it.
/ Stuff all that remain in the shaker(*), then enjoy your meal.
/ He's hiding somewhere around... Think out of in the box. That /index/ isn't helping.

(*)This guy holds the next key. And key has a tail!(**)
(**)For a tail-less confirmation, see riddle #2

#4

Ewww. Are you really going to swallow that key?



Looks pointy and dangerous to me...
Yuck. Cheers, I guess.
Let's play hangman with that fruit!

_ 5 1 2 4 _ _ _





Wow,
this
is
S....ICK!

Want the next key?

This is for grownups only! I'll come up with an alternative way by tomorrow for younger people, sorry.

Look for the previous one on the dictionary holding Inaba definition.
5th definition.
Just keep the timestamp. Not the timestamp. (*)

(*)For a dizzy confirmation, see riddle #2

This is for solid kids, same result, softer way.

Look for the fruit on the dictionary holding Inaba definition.
(01) 00-04-72-80-WHY
Just keep that as the timestamp.


#5

Yaaawn. What time is it?
*looks around*
Whatever. Carpe diem.

Code:
JDWLQ DQCHTUHQ

Come on, shawshankinmate37927, try to chew on this one.
Clock says it's "<date>bcef".
When are we? WHEN?



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August 20, 2013, 12:32:18 PM
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Oh no another one Grin

Let me see what I can do.
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August 20, 2013, 01:51:16 PM
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I wish I was smart enough for this.

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August 21, 2013, 05:47:09 PM
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Slight changes to #1 and small addition to #2.
And here's a hint.

The big brown question is what you need to answer.

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August 21, 2013, 10:42:00 PM
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Slight changes to #1 and small addition to #2.
And here's a hint.

The big brown question is what you need to answer.

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You're drunk, you dont make any sense bud, we'll just go home now, ok?

Quote
WHAT'S... COME ON?!! Quit drinking for now, we'll head out now and have a walk, right?

One of these? They don't really seem to be questions, they're more statements... And why does "COME ON?!!" have a question mark...

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Once you have all the solutions, make sure this returns true:
Code:
private bool IsOrderRight(char[] second)
{
   if (second.ToString() == "mates")
      return true;
   else
      return false;
}

I'm thinking this is trying to say that taking the second letter from each riddle's solution (username, not key), spells out "mates"
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August 21, 2013, 10:50:35 PM
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Slight changes to #1 and small addition to #2.
And here's a hint.

The big brown question is what you need to answer.

Quote
You're drunk, you dont make any sense bud, we'll just go home now, ok?

Quote
WHAT'S... COME ON?!! Quit drinking for now, we'll head out now and have a walk, right?

One of these? They don't really seem to be questions, they're more statements... And why does "COME ON?!!" have a question mark...

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Once you have all the solutions, make sure this returns true:
Code:
private bool IsOrderRight(char[] second)
{
   if (second.ToString() == "mates")
      return true;
   else
      return false;
}

I'm thinking this is trying to say that taking the second letter from each riddle's solution (username, not key), spells out "mates"

Not confirming anything, but that's some progress, for sure. Smiley
One of the questions you quoted looks bigger than the other, IMHO.



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August 23, 2013, 08:32:31 PM
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WHAT'S you need might be bad ears.
And keep those bad ears for later, too.
COME ON?

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September 01, 2013, 10:14:31 PM
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Back from vacations!
Glad to see you made a lot of progress. Grin

First sentence holds first ke (an)y .....
Unique one is in the middle.

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September 07, 2013, 06:19:35 AM
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I wish I was smart enough for this.

I feel the same as you.
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September 13, 2013, 12:50:10 AM
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Yay puzzles

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October 23, 2013, 10:56:03 PM
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I can sense first key is a word from the first quoted sentence.

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November 07, 2013, 03:56:37 AM
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Wow, this one looks harder than the first one. I'm gonna try to figure it out. You bumped it, so it's still going, right?
EDIT: Bump was older than expected. Is this still going?

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November 07, 2013, 03:04:30 PM
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Wow, this one looks harder than the first one. I'm gonna try to figure it out. You bumped it, so it's still going, right?
EDIT: Bump was older than expected. Is this still going?

Yes, it is. Just checked and the funds are still untouched. Smiley

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November 07, 2013, 03:22:56 PM
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first riddle: I go find out what concat means lol  Tongue

Leather girls identity film2 on youtube and website link i accept bitcoin Smiley
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concatenation

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November 08, 2013, 08:49:09 PM
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Many thanks, anonymous contributor.
The loot is now up to 0.1 BTC!

Last round was cracked through collective work. This is probably your best bet, too, here, just post your ideas, leads, etc.
This would also help me leak a pertinent hint once in a while.

Hint : there was no hint in this post, just a big thanks to the lady who contributed to the loot.
Well, I hope a lady she is.
Hopefully.

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November 11, 2013, 02:57:35 PM
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Are all of these members active? I'm really onto this.

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November 11, 2013, 03:03:49 PM
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Are all of these members active? I'm really onto this.

Yes, they are.
Remember I can throw in a few hints once in a while, if I know where you're headed to.
Good luck. Smiley

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November 12, 2013, 06:34:03 PM
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As incredible as it may sound, a sponsor asked me to add a very nice special prize for the winner.

Thank you !!

OP Edited with details.


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November 23, 2013, 02:57:26 AM
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"JDWLQ DQCHTUHQ" -> inverse Caesar shift -> "GATIN ANZEQREN" -> Gavin Andersen?


(The more I read, the more I feel that this is a carefully crafted trolling attempt designed to screw around with minds...)

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