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Bluewink
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Bluewink » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

Nevermind. Found it.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby brenok » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:42 pm UTC

Bluewink wrote:Can I get a hint for level 13?
Spoiler:
I know what it's about, just can't figure out what to write or anything to "tune in" to. I assumed I have to stay in the "nothing" directory, is that right?

Thanks.

Spoiler:
Yes, you're supposed to stand on the same directory.
I don't know how much you have solved of the puzzle, but here is something that could help
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11302
You can search for something to "tune in" on the central green textbox.

Edit - well, I see you find now. Anyway, it's there.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby dimochka » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

Can anyone assist with 20?
Spoiler:
Solved the crossword in seconds, and I'm sure I'm missing something because I have no idea where to go from here. I filled everything in, found that the missing one is "polar" which is level 10. Not sure what's next...
If you're curious about the origin of my avatar, google "Cheburashka".

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby ALFERALFER » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

dimochka wrote:Can anyone assist with 20?
Spoiler:
Solved the crossword in seconds, and I'm sure I'm missing something because I have no idea where to go from here. I filled everything in, found that the missing one is "polar" which is level 10. Not sure what's next...


polar is correct, but you need a different extension than .htm

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sonicspin
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sonicspin » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:42 am UTC

Spoiler:
apparently, now, after more than a year, I am stuck on the book cover level, it seems like House of Leaves, but i don't have the book nor they sell it here, that's a problem

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby jaap » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:43 am UTC

sonicspin wrote:
Spoiler:
apparently, now, after more than a year, I am stuck on the book cover level, it seems like House of Leaves, but i don't have the book nor they sell it here, that's a problem

See my post above.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Inspector Gadget » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:43 pm UTC

I don't know how to get past the first one. Little help?

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sonicspin
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sonicspin » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:27 pm UTC

Inspector Gadget wrote:I don't know how to get past the first one. Little help?

the answer is right in the page, plaintext, no fancy stuffs

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby runawaygoat » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:30 am UTC

need help with level 41, the calvin coolidge one
been stumped on this for the last few weeks

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby runawaygoat » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:28 am UTC

actually got that one
now I'm stuck on the dancing bear, beastie boys "girls" one
level 45, help?

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sonicspin
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sonicspin » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:57 am UTC

I soggest this thread in another forum, people there have advanced much more

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Carmeister
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Carmeister » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:52 am UTC

If people are still doing this, I could use a hint on 22. I've found
Spoiler:
the ring in luxury tax is missing, but I've tried 'ring', 'luxurytax', etc, to no avail. Am I missing something else?

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby lttldude9 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:20 am UTC

Hello.

I am the creator of this puzzle, and I am impressed with the amount of people here who are working together to solve this.

For those who have solved it, I am giving them the opportunity to get an exclusive t-shirt. It's my way of giving you guys some kind of trophy for solving MOAP. I really focused on trying to capture the essence of the puzzle. In the design, there are little insiders to 25 of the levels, making the shirt itself a significant hint to those solving.

The goal right now is to see who is interested in getting a shirt and what color shirts people want. If enough people are interested, I will send out further information. To see the shirt and fill out the interest form, you need to go to the final/solution page of MOAP. There will be a link at the top which goes to the interest form. The interest form needs to be filled out for EACH shirt you want. If you don't remember the final/solution url, then you can start the puzzle over again and see how much you remember. Just Kidding!! Just private message me, and explain how the final level was solved or try to convince me you actually did solve it, and then and I'll send you the interest form link.

I hope you enjoy the shirt.
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby twinsen » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:58 pm UTC

Can you please send me the guy who cuts the hands of people , who are making bad puzzles?
I think I need him pretty much now...

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby twinsen » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:06 pm UTC

dimochka wrote:Lev5 (Hint)

Spoiler:
I figured it out while trying to save both pictures.


Nope , you got lucky. Your stupidity worked for you this time...

Spoiler:
Have you saved "both pictures"? Yeap, stupid, stupid, stupid.


Edit: one more reason to bring the guy with the knife asap...

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby rhjones19 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:31 pm UTC

Hi all

I am returning to MOAP after a break and decided to start from scratch.

Have made it as far as level 14 please wait....

But now, i'm stuck.

Please can I have a tiny clue to get me started. I know i have to do something with the file extension, but i just can't work out what

Thanks

Roz

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Cradarc » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:14 am UTC

rhjones19 wrote:Please can I have a tiny clue to get me started. I know i have to do something with the file extension, but i just can't work out what

Thanks

Roz


Poor man's or computer geek's equivalent of DocX
This is a block of text that can be added to posts you make. There is a 300 character limit.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby littlemy11 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:45 am UTC

Carmeister wrote:If people are still doing thith, we could use a hint on 22. we've found
Spoiler:
the ring in luxury tax is missing, but we've tried 'ring', 'luxurytax', etc, to no avail. are we missing something else?


I'm stuck here too. I could use a hint too.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles - Level 15

Postby Whismucrept » Mon May 04, 2015 5:11 am UTC

I need help with level 15 -

Spoiler:
I figured out the route0.txt and the route1.txt as well as route2,route3 and route4.txt files. Now I can't figure out what to do!


Please help someone!!! Thanks in advance!

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Whismucrept » Mon May 04, 2015 5:14 am UTC

I need help with Level 15!!

Here is what I've already found:
Spoiler:
I've found all the txt files from 0-4 and now I don't know what to do


Could someone please help me!!! Thank you in advance!

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Whismucrept » Mon May 04, 2015 5:17 am UTC

I need help with level 15!! Could anyone help!! Thanks in advance!

Spoiler:
I've found all the txt files - I think (I mean all the route0/1/2/3/4.txt ones)


Thanks again!

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SDK » Mon May 04, 2015 9:22 pm UTC

Level 15
Spoiler:
What do the text files say? Rhetorical question, since I already know, but those numbers mean something in the real world. Try throwing one in google and see what happens.


I gave up on Level 19 with the intention of going back to it someday. Hasn't happened yet.
The biggest number (63 quintillion googols in debt)

littlemy11
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby littlemy11 » Thu May 07, 2015 6:02 pm UTC

Any help on level 40? I've been on it for weeks.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby kbear757 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:42 pm UTC

soooooo neeed help on 25, i found the dif, checked the 3 letter word, tried the code in lower case and it does not work

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sklarjk » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:00 pm UTC

Re: Mother of All Puzzles
Postby littlemy11 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:45 am UTC

Carmeister wrote:
If people are still doing thith, we could use a hint on 22. we've found
Spoiler:
the ring in luxury tax is missing, but we've tried 'ring', 'luxurytax', etc, to no avail. are we missing something else?


I'm stuck here too. I could use a hint too.


Spoiler:
It's not about the ring. Look carefully at the property names.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sklarjk » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:02 pm UTC

I'm desperately stuck on Level 23 (even though I seem to have stumbled across the solution to 24). Can someone please give me a hint here??

Spoiler:
I've been looking carefully at spelling, but the only thing I could think of was the misspelling of Marven Gardens, and variations on that didn't work.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Kardshark » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:40 pm UTC

Being without a Monopoly board, it's quite laborious to go through levels 22-23. Not sure if there are more, but i sure hope that's it. Anything i can do on 23? I'm stuck.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sklarjk » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:17 pm UTC

Kardshark wrote:Being without a Monopoly board, it's quite laborious to go through levels 22-23. Not sure if there are more, but i sure hope that's it. Anything i can do on 23? I'm stuck.


They go on for a while. I answered 23 by randomly typing in stuff I saw on the board.
Spoiler:
Hint: Look for a symbol on the board and follow the hint in the image filename.

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SPACKlick
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:20 pm UTC

Just started this today. Have had a little difficulty with a couple but not bad for 5 hours work. Level 15 is currently scratching my noodle
Spoiler:
I've found the plain text clue and gone to the relevant page but that line means nothing to me so far

Breaking for dinner to consider it.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:20 am UTC

Ok was being dense on 15, got it as soon as I'd eaten. I love that as a style of puzzle. 16 took a little while because I misidentified one part of the clue. 17 went pretty smoothly. 18 has killed me. I think I'm just missing a reference. I got the answer by frustratedly typing words related to the clue but would appreciate an explanation.

Spoiler:
I have manipulated the images and got the overall image. I don't recognise it. I've tried everything I can think of in relation to money, robots, lack of humanity and nothing fits. It's not a constellation I recognise or the logo of a company I recognise. I'm totally stumped.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Echo244 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:28 am UTC

brenok wrote:
dimochka wrote:Since you mention that, a hint with 18 please?

Spoiler:
I tried to redraw all 6 gifs and getting some weird person with a bow (?) ... and Then I'm stuck.

Not sure where the caps lock falls into this.


Spoiler:
In my opinion, 18 is a bad one. It's based on this picture:

Image

But the answer is not Sagittarius, but Centaur. Because Sagittarius is a centaur. Even if there is another constellation named Centaurus already.
Unstoppable force of nature. That means she/her/hers.
Has committed an act of treason.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:31 am UTC

Ok, I'm an idiot I missed that prior post.

Spoiler:
That's not what Sagittarius looks like! Angry! Sagitarius looks like this
Image


So on to 19.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:12 pm UTC

ALFERALFER wrote:Level 19.

Using this "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which four powers"
and this "292 60 3/6 316 63 401 273 8/9"

Get me to "vor" instead of "vow"


I don't see how
Spoiler:
I have the full text of the piece and have removed all numerals and punctuation per the text ONLY instruction on the image title
Which gives
good Socialist by/and any four who for behalf/and
or if fractions are of the whole
Good Socialist Commander any four who for Commander
or if letters
LEA/IWVOEG/B

I'm clearly missing something obvious but no idea what.


edit

Ok, I forgot how to think for a while. Now I'm in an area that's even more taxing. I'm not familiar with your foreign monopoly boards I'd appreciate if someone could link me to an image of the correct board of the same version.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Deadcode » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:47 pm UTC

Actaeus wrote:Yeah, level 27 was a bit tough.

Spoiler:
The first hint is the image's filename.

Arrgh.

I accidentally got to level 28 when I was back on level 23...
Spoiler:
I thought, "?" -> "unknown" -> "algebraic unknown" -> "x"

But now that I've actually managed to get to level 27, I can't for the life of me see how the answer for getting to level 28 can be found from the given clues.
Spoiler:
I made the obvious modification to the image's filename, but that seems to be a dead end.
Spoiler:
How in the world do the clues "where is he?", "What's on his buddy's head?", "valediction", "admin folder", "crowd in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, University of Florida, Home of the Florida Gators" lead to the answer "x"?!

I can see someone who vaguely resembles "him" (the name in the .htm URL) in the crowd (it's the shirt — albeit having the wrong colors) but there's nothing special on his head or the head of anyone near him. Certainly not an X.

I've kept going from level 28 up to level 30, but it's really bugging me that I can't explain the answer to 27...

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sklarjk » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:14 am UTC

Deadcode wrote:But now that I've actually managed to get to level 27, I can't for the life of me see how the answer for getting to level 28 can be found from the given clues.


Here are some hints:
Spoiler:
Ignore the "valediction" for now (at least, we didn't use it). You said you made the obvious modification to the image's filename. That should have taken you to an image with a word. Type that in to get to a list of images, and look in them for Waldo. He's not in the image at the url you found. This took us a few days too. Not my favorite puzzle.


Now maybe you can explain the answer to Level 30 to me when you get there!

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby sklarjk » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:17 am UTC

Stuck on Level 30 (well, I know the answer from searching cached web pages, but have no idea why it works) and on Level 34. Hints, anyone?

Deadcode
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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Deadcode » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:10 am UTC

sklarjk wrote:Here are some hints:
Spoiler:
Ignore the "valediction" for now (at least, we didn't use it). You said you made the obvious modification to the image's filename. That should have taken you to an image with a word. Type that in to get to a list of images, and look in them for Waldo. He's not in the image at the url you found. This took us a few days too. Not my favorite puzzle.

I already tried that... but now I tried it again in some ways I hadn't tried before. And got it to work... thanks! :-)
Spoiler:
Yes, it gave me an image with a word and a folder icon. I had already tried typing that word in every way I could think of (.htm, .jpg, replacing the folder name with it, and various combinations of these things) and only got the "Sorry, that answer is wrong..." 404 error every time.

But ahhh, I see what I missed. I had to preserve the capitalization, and type it as a folder name alone, not a .jpg or .htm inside that folder. So, thanks!

Edit #1: However, now I'm just getting the "no but close" answer :\

Edit #2: Found it! Yay. Thanks again.

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:30 am UTC

Level 27
Deadcode wrote:
Spoiler:
I made the obvious modification to the image's filename, but that seems to be a dead end.

Spoiler:
There's an obvious modifciation? I can't work outh what "lores" is about or what to modify the answer to

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby Deadcode » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:59 am UTC

SPACKlick wrote:Level 27
Spoiler:
There's an obvious modifciation? I can't work outh what "lores" is about or what to modify the answer to

Spoiler:
It's not the single word "lores", like the lores of a bird, but "lo res", an abbreviation for "low resolution".

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Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Postby SPACKlick » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:20 am UTC

Deadcode wrote:
SPACKlick wrote:Level 27
Spoiler:
There's an obvious modifciation? I can't work outh what "lores" is about or what to modify the answer to

Spoiler:
It's not the single word "lores", like the lores of a bird, but "lo res", an abbreviation for "low resolution".

I feel so dumb every time I doe this puzzle.


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