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Puzzle Boat

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Clues

OX070XXWKZJF0WH6IU

FOLXLOWUPTO1X993ST


  1. WHAT NETWORK AIRED "21 JUMP STREET" AND "BEVERLY HILLS 90210" (THE KEYWORD FOR THIS PLAYFAIR CIPHER)? FOX
  2. WHAT IS JAMES BOND'S AGENT NUMBER? 007
  3. IN INTERNET RELAY CHAT, WHAT IS THE ABBREVIATED TERM FOR "THANKS" (AS OPPOSED TO "THANK YOU") ?0X
  4. WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF THE SITCOM CHARACTER WHO'S AGENT NUMBER WAS 86? MAXWELL
  5. WHAT INSTRUMENT, A MEMBRANOPHONE, WAS INVENTED BY ALABAMA VEST IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND FIRST PUBLICIZED AT THE GEORGIA STATE FAIR IN 1852? KAZOO
  6. WHICH PRESIDENT IS ON THE 2-DOLLAR BILL? JEFFERSON
  7. WHAT IS THE STREET ADDRESS FOR BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER? 10 DOWNING STREET
  8. ON WHAT DATE IN 1957 DID GHANA BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO DECLARE ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM? MARCH 6
  9. WHAT ELEMENT HAS AN ATOMIC WEIGHT OF 238 AND ATOMIC NUMBER OF 92? URANIUM

Table

B E V R L Y
H I S 9 0 2
1 A C D F G
J K M N O P
Q T U W X Z
3 4 5 6 7 8

Theories

  1. Q9K4 = WHAT
  2. Q9P = WHO/WHY
  3. Q9SA2 = WHICH/WHERE/WHOSE
  4. DK1 = AND
  5. S9 = IS
  6. TD9 = WAS
  7. JLV9SARKW = PRESIDENT
  8. PO = ON
  9. QIY = THE
  1. Playfair cipher? (this goes with the "square" in the flavortext) Also 26+10 = 36
  2. QIL, QIV, QUB, QIY, QII all appear.

Placement of IC

  1. E? goes to LA VI BA YA YI VT I4 (LAVIBYT4) - all must be colinear with E then
  2. 8 different letters too much to fit E in column with SI9 - must be same row
  3. This means A not in same column as SI9 - IC to SA not just a vertical shift