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[TRAILHEAD]Missing Wallace
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Seadevil4
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[TRAILHEAD]Missing Wallace

Came across this site, from the looks of the source code definitely a new game:

http://www.missingwallace.net/
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Angelus78
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Curious code:

Quote:
PXHUPV BFVUPUSVBFCPUTQBFLSFUTPHTFHLPDSBVU DXLNBCKVHUPBCKVTHXLVVKUWBFUS SXLPEU?


Not the easiest to figure out and couldn't make out the code running along the right edge.
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CarnageBlack
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That code doesn't conform to rot1-rot47. I tried to check anagrams, but the lack of vowels is problematic. I mean there's a handful of "U"s and one "E". I wonder if that's a tipoff to something. Dunno.

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Angelus78
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CarnageBlack wrote:
That code doesn't conform to rot1-rot47. I tried to check anagrams, but the lack of vowels is problematic. I mean there's a handful of "U"s and one "E". I wonder if that's a tipoff to something. Dunno.


Yeah I'm stumped on it too.
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it's made up entirely of digraphs, i think that is a clue. I would try the Playfair cracker program I have on my home computer, but it won't run here at work on a 64-bit Windows machine.

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bah, silly me, ignore the above (i cannot edit or delete it now). I misread my utility; there are many recurring digraphs, but plenty of pairs which occur only once. Nevermind, I solved it with a simple substitution:
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ROBERT
INTERESTING READINGS NEAR BANBUR? SITE
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT THE ?INES
SOURCE

I'm only missing a few letters.

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I take my hat off to you Catherwood, how about Banbury? It is a spot in the UK.
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meta:
in the html meta tags
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keywords: "ARG,04012011"
author: "�0U!53"

April 1, 2011? Author looks encoded, haven't tried decoding.

edit: my bad, thanks catherwood - it's more likely January 4, 2011. UK date. bleh Razz
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CarnageBlack
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It could be referencing the Banbury Gold Mines. Y and M being the missing letters.

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Damn it, another April Fool's ARG? That just adds to the confusion! Very Happy
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Agreed, one letter corrected, gives:

PXHUPV
BFVUPUSVBFC PUTQBFCS FUTP HTFHLPD SBVU DXL NBCKV HU PBCKV THXLV VKU WBFUS
SXLPEU?

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
(missing letters bolded)
ROBERT
INTERESTING READINGS NEAR BANBURY SITE
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT THE MINES
SOURCE?

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thebruce wrote:
Agreed, one letter corrected, gives:

PXHUPV
BFVUPUSVBFC PUTQBFCS FUTP HTFHLPD SBVU DXL NBCKV HU PBCKV THXLV VKU WBFUS
SXLPEU?

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
(missing letters bolded)
ROBERT
INTERESTING READINGS NEAR BANBURY SITE
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT THE MINES
SOURCE?


What's that written downwards on the right hand side of the image?

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Interesting readings, I wonder what exactly they were measuring.
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Using simple Google-Fu it appears that there was a base camp established in the area in 1984:

http://propertyfile.gov.bc.ca/PDFTemp/fileid_25260.pdf

And to clarify, we are talking about the area near Hedley, British Columbia.
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I really can't make out much of the other side. I'll see what I can do.

EDIT: Not sure how right this is but it looks like:
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DNEGELDAJORFQT


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