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the magna defender
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some sort of griddler code?

Post by the magna defender » Tue 11 Oct, 2011 10:40 am

I have been given this code which somehow makes a griddler.

3b1o3b1r6b2r4b2o1b1r5b3o2b2r3b
2b1r2b1r1b1o2b1o4b1r3b1o2b1r2b1r5b1r3b1o3b
3b1o3b1r2b1g2b1r2b1r1b1o4b1r4b1o2b1o1b1r5b
3b2r2b1o2b1o1b2g1b1r2b3o2b2r2b3g1b1r1b4o2b
3b1o1b1o1b1r2b1g2b1r2b1r1b1o2b1o1b1r4b1o2b1o4b1r2b
2b1r2b1r1b1o2b1o4b1r1b1o2b1o1b1r2b1r5b1r2b2o3b
3b1o3b1r6b2r3b2o2b1r5b3o2b2r3b

I did the griddler ages ago but don't know how to turn it into useful numbers.

This has been driving me mad for months.

Help?

:)

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by danmoore » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 12:09 pm

Not seen this format before, but it could be that b, r, o and g refer to black filled cells, red filled cells, cells that are empty and green filled cells, in other words a colour hanjie. Being optimistic, this could then describe the solved grid, rather than simply being the clues (as would be the case if 'o' were just a fourth colour - say orange). If the former is right, then the numbers correspond to how many cells are to be filled in each colour, so '3b' means three black cells and so on.

That would leave 273 as the total number of cells in the puzzle which is a bit of an awkward number in terms of width and height to get the dimensions.

You can visualise the four plausible options at:
http://www.hanjie.co.uk/view.html

... do any of those ring a bell? Only the top option looks vaguely plausible and might spell out a word, but not sure what.

Of course this guess as to how to interpret the code could be completely wrong, in which case all the above is nonsense. if 'o' is actually 'orange' not a 0 and these are just the start clues for the puzzle rather than a description of the solved grid then things would get tricky :)

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by nickdeller » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 12:20 pm

I spent a while looking at this yesterday, and concluded that The Defender probably knows more clues than they've told us - and possibly hasn't recognised a clue as being a clue. :-)

The stripey 'poles' in columns 8 and 32 look too pretty to be accidental, and it almost looks like if the strip gets folded in half then something clearer would show up (but I don't think it does). Have we got any accompanying text which might throw up a bit more direction? Even an explanation of why the puzzle is supposed to lead to "useful numbers" might jolt a neural pathway into action somewhere. :-)

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by Mephisto » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 1:02 pm

It's 39x7 because the numbers in each of the 7 rows sum up to 39.
Does it encrypt coordinates for geo-caching?
Maybe "o" is for "opaque", not for "empty".

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by GarethMoore » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 1:18 pm

Yes, see his other posts (click his name and then search posts by him) - he's consistently reposting puzzles from some place else. So the top one claritymedia posted is almost certainly correct.

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by PuzzleScot » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 4:18 pm

I'm 100% convinced that Dan's analysis is correct, based on the (likely error-prone) data provided.
I wouldn't expect any thanks for the work you put in either, if his previous 'contributions' are anything to go by.

@Magna: Courtesy please Jack, a little thanks goes a long way! This isn't an oracle service either, it's a discussion forum.

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by the magna defender » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 8:01 pm

Hiya I'm not sure of the rules for external linking on here so have only copied and pasted the code.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 5e33ad2da1

Its all on there.

Cheers for all help - past and present. I'm not very good at puzzles hence the reason I'm being a dunce and always asking for help.

I lurk on here usually but rarely post :D

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by the magna defender » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 8:05 pm

And a quick add on - I'm guessing the puzzle starts by N53 as those are the first digits.

A few clues I have picked up from a previous solver say its possibly Knitting Row (I was directed to a feature on the OS Map). Anyone familiar with the coding?

Thanks again :D

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Re: some sort of griddler code?

Post by ronald » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 10:39 pm

oh, then every other row should go backwards.

the pattern appears to read "SD-198+14"

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