Friday, June 6, 2008

Dne eht si sihT


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Puzzle # 11 - Unsolved But Revealed

The Cryptickler: = 780
The Clue: 2nd of 000


The Clue = 000 = 3 Ducks = Triplet Ducks = Huey, Duey, Louie. 2nd of 000 = Duey = Dewey = Library classification system is called the Dewey System. 780 in the Dewey System covers Music.

Therefore the Cryptickler that read '= 780' will translate into 'equal music' ~ the vikram seth novel. Easy peasy!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cryptickler Crash Course

OK. This is for the befuddled and the flummoxed. Cryptickler is not as arcane as it seems. It can be a joyous mind sport if you apply your mind.

Take Puzzle # 5. The clue says Gasp with Note Yogi. What does a yogi do? Doesn't he twist things around? Now doesn't that sound like an anagram clue? What do you get when you anagrammize Note? The only sensible word that results is Tone. What is gasping? Isn't it panting? So isn't Gasp = Pant? What do you get when you put Gasp with Note Yogi? Don't you get Pant-Tone? Doesn't that ring a bell? The colour company that has codified almost all shades? So clearly the encryption that I've used for the Cryptickler has got something to do with Pantone colour codes. What do you get when you google for pantone 19-3323? Isn't that the name of a colourful rock band we all know?

Isn't it all too easy?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Is that all you've got?

Only 30% of the puzzles have been solved. Give me some motivation to keep this going. Show me your grey cells, guys.

Puzzle # 10 - Solved

The Clue: Sister = Saint.

Current cracks the code. Chews two cookies. The decoded cryptickler also happens to be VP Singh's claim to infamy.