2019 DECC challenge


#1

20 48 65 78 61 64 65 63 69 6d 61 6c 73 20 61 72 65 20 66 75 6e 20 61 6e 64 20 77 69 6c 6c 20 6c 65 61 64 20 79 6f 75 20 74 6f 20 74 68 65 20 6e 65 78 74 20 61 6e 73 77 65 72 20 69 6e 20 74 68 65 20 32 30 31 38 20 67 61 6d 65 20 6d 61 6e 75 61 6c 20 76 38

56 16/30 1/7 7/13 21/3 35/45 5/29 1/7 16/1 35/45 16/1 11/1 1/7 22/1 56 35/45 22/21 9/10 7/13
56 1/7 22/1 1/7 21/3 21/3 ‘ 1/7 13/24 16/1 11/1 13/24 1/7 1/7 5/29
56 35/45 19/9 16/1 11/1 18/1
56 16/34 19/9 2/7 22/1 30/1 2/7 19/9 21/3 1/7
56 30/1 2/7 13/24 16/34 35/45 22/21 18/1 21/3 22/21 1/7 18/1 16/34 56 19/9 21/3 2/7 19/9 2/7
56 7/13 40/1 2/7 13/24 3/24 16/34 16/30 16/34 7/13 7/13 40/1 7/13 2/7 56 19/9 16/1 18/1
56 18/1 35/45 13/24 13/24 26/65 2/7 9/10 34/45 22/21 16/1 16/1 11/1 56 1/7 9/1 13/24 2/7 5/29
56 5/29 1/7 13/24
56 16/30 13/24 16/34 16/1 16/34 19/9 9/1 16/1 11/1 16/34 18/1 40/1 56 35/45 1/7 5/29 16/34
56 18/1 19/9 35/45 16/1 34/1 22/21 7/13 7/13 35/45 34/1 9/1 7/13 2/7 56 5/29 35/45 13/24
56 16/30 11/1 1/7 19/9 18/1 35/45 7/13 30/1 1/7 22/1 22/1 5/29 5/29
56 1/7 26/65 35/45 22/21
56 13/24 2/7 19/9 18/1 16/30 1/7 13/24 16/1 35/45 1/7 19/9 16/1 1/7
56 13/24 !


#2

In case anyone else reports this as spam - it is not. It is a decoding puzzle.

However, I am moving this to games and chit chat.


#3

I miss real game hints :frowning:


#4

Soooooooooooo I am lost


#5

I believe the answer is …

Hexadecimals are fun and will lead you to the next answer in the 2018 game manual


#6

For the second half, I’m guessing that the individual “words” correlate to a letter - could 1/7 be E?

Frequency analysis there would be a good place to start.


#7

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3 4

31 20 3d 20 34 0d 0a 32 20 3d 20 73 75 6d 28 61 72 65 61 20 63 6f 64 65 29 0d 0a 33 20 3d 20 73 75 6d 28 65 6c 65 76 61 74 69 6f 6e 29 0d 0a 4f 48 48 57 59 4d 42 4f 5a 5a 50 43 4c 41 4b 5a 4c 4b 59 54 43