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Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
Pascal Streit
wow i would never come to this solution
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
Hence the decision to close it :pensive:
Pascal Streit
reddit down?
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
O_O
Seems like it
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
Yeah, not solvable based on all that logic in the published answer, alas. Interesting that brute force would have probably worked with 3 letters left
A mix of X C I become words by direct mapping while others become words by semi randomness is a bit of a big bridge to jump over I guess
Anywho thanks for the puzzle and congrats to the winner although I feel like half of the prize pool should go into another puzzle fund given it wasn't solved
Heinrich Starbucks
Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed walkthrough with step-by-step solutions.
I had stumbled upon the roman characters' evolution, but didn't think to cut thousand in half :D
Oliver Schuster
I am happy with underctrl taking the loot, but I want the fame for mentioning V for victory in my solution.
i actually googled the site that explains the symbols and the cutting inhalf (which is only a the
theory which is not proven). i was thinking purely symbolic though, so i would NEVER have split a word in half. i like the logic though!
Oliver Schuster
happy that this is out of the way. time to solve the others.
underctrl
@underctrl
@vantuz-subhuman Ae2tdPwUPEYzTvuJjpJBiU35nBhHeetEiQ1WYZSG4Ght71TiHETiPWii7H1 -- thanks, this was fun! and I'm gonna keep trying #3 when I have the time -- I'm more likely to get it than #2... :P
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
underctrl
@underctrl
@vantuz-subhuman confirmed -- want to send me just 500 more (for a total of 501) and put the rest into another puzzle?
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
If you approve of it then yeah, why not :)
underctrl
@underctrl
approved!
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
:raised_hands:
The rest of the reward is split between #2 and #3
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
Thanks for being a good sport underctrl!
Le Bon Plan
For n°3 : Looks like it seems to be related to Greek architecture
JC Forest

puzzle 3, here what i tried :

M maze or myth
C hundred
M maze or myth
L ?
X ten
X ten
X ten
I one
V victory
x3 (27 words)
I tried to brute force all "L" words, but no luck

not so easy :S
JC Forest
Hand to Hand with Daedalus => i'm sure i got a link here :D
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
Yeah... new Cardano roadmap is looking a bit \$hite on a smartphone, just colorful lines without years
i kinda liked the old one better. in this one i just see a huge list of things in Shelley but no visual clue (unless i'm missing it) which of those have already been completed
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
Hmm Ruslan, your neglected children seem to have fallen into
In limbo state
Ruslan Dudin
@vantuz-subhuman
:disappointed:
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
it got off to a good start, people were excited and enthusiastic but eventually clues got a bit stagnant - and we seem to be thinking in a different way to the puzzle creator, otherwise the 'cannot get any easier' things would have been solved by now. maybe time to move the funds to a safe location and let us know the answers?
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
busy with other things these days @vantuz-subhuman ? self testnet or something non Cardano related?
Pascal Streit
people gave up? guess ada has to pump for some motivation
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
People can only bang their heads against the wall for so long
KoT_B_KocMoce
@hodlonaut
Oh well it was fine while it lasted, over and out
Le Bon Plan
After some research on George Orwell, I found that he had through his 1984 novel create a new language "novalangue"
Le Bon Plan