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# can you solve this 3rd puzzle? Answered

This is another puzzle. I hope it is a little harder. and since iproberry1 got the first 2 right he can't do this one.(that and he helped me with this one) so here it is.

20 8 9 19     9 19     3 15 18 18 5 3 20.

HINTS
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3 1 20 = CAT
5 7 7 = EGG
8 9 12 12 = HILL
13 15 16 = MOP
18 21 20 = RUT
26 5 2 18 1 = ZEBRA
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First start by writing all the letters in the alphabet then us the word hints above to figure out what the numbers stand for.
good luck!

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"this is correct"

16 7 4 26 8 8 18 14 11 15 22

Just reversed the cipher.
ZEBRA = 1_ _ _ 26
and
(0x040) = sp  in  OCTAL

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daredevil499, you sent me a pm saying that I was right and TOLD me to give the answer so you could give me the best answer. Did you forget?

You know, a numeric cipher like this is much more effective when you don't just number the letters in order from A=1 to Z=26. Try mixing them up a little.

In shouting ASCII (missing characters inserted as necessary):

0x54 0x48 0x49 0x53 (0x20) 0x49 0x53 (0x20) 0x43 0x4F 0x52 0x52 0x45 0x43 0x54

Leaving out my thumbs I am left with only eight fingers........

0x102 0x117 0x124 0x110 (0x040)
0x101 0x122 0x105 (0x040)
0x123 0x111 0x115 0x120 0x114 0x105

Ack. I don't parse Unicode directly, unfortunately (being an ignorant American :-). Let's see if Wikipedia can help me...Yes, yes it can :-)

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Unicode/Character_reference/0000-0FFF

Here we go... ĂėĤĐ@āĢą@ģđĕĠĔą

Well, I haven't any idea what that means. The diacriticals are pretty cool, though. Who knew you could put a cedilla onto 'G'!

# Happy New Year

I freely admit, I can't figure it this year

Ah, you actually used a cipher, eh? My bad :-)

Urgh?!? That's fascinating. I copy-and-pasted directly from the displayed characters on the Wikibooks page I cited. The characters displayed properly while I was editing the comment, and even after I hit [Post], but now they're showing as non-displayable Unicode boxes. Oh, well. Unintelligible in any event.

I love pink ponies and fish. I think that might be wrong....