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anachronic

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Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 7:18 pm

Post Thu May 12, 2005 7:24 pm

erm, i've got a question...

I followed all the hints, found the groups of "lowercase and exactly three large bodyguards" and pulled out the single lower-case letter from each of the matched groups... i have "2" (read in binary notation) letters that i'm trying, is that at all close to correct?

I'm assuming i'm wrong, becuase when i try the URL
http://www.pythonchallenge.com/pc/def/(myanswer).html

I get a 404.

-- figured it out... i was looking at the wrong group of chars... i am a mor-AN... ;-)
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javomorales

Posts: 1

Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 1:42 pm

Post Thu May 19, 2005 1:47 pm

I got the letter

Hi,

I know what to put in the URl for level 3, and I got a new message, not the devil 404.

But I don't know what do I have to do...

Thanks
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djst33l

Posts: 2

Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 2:05 am

Location: California

Post Mon May 30, 2005 2:17 am

I must be missing something. . . .

I must be missing something that everyone else seems to get. Is this something more involved than just looking for a lower-case letter that has exactly three uppercase letters on either side of it? That's what got me 477 matches, which seems like a common mistake. Is there something vital here that I'm missing? I feel stupid :shock:


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Max Thom Stahl :twisted:
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djst33l

Posts: 2

Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 2:05 am

Location: California

Post Mon May 30, 2005 2:54 am

Nevermind!

Okay nevermind I totally got it. *still feels dumb* :oops:

- max


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Max Thom Stahl :twisted:
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triumph

Posts: 3

Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:20 am

Post Tue May 31, 2005 11:28 am

Well, I got the idea of it, about the big letters, about the "re" thing (hint: which can also be seen by the candles) etc.
But still, when i search for the appropriate expression(s), it finds NONE.
I'm not sure if I got it right.. can somebody gimme a hand? :wink:
TIA

P.S: I'm using Pascal, not Python, heh.. but it has no relevance, as far as I see it.
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BluePaul

Posts: 1

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:21 pm

Post Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:51 pm

Hints

OK

I know whats its like to be close on this stupid one. Dont give up!

some hints:

. there more to re than the search method

. file extensions count.
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RaH

Posts: 12

Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:21 pm

Post Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:18 am

This hint will be more confounding than helpful.

HINT it can be solved in two lines of code.
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ldle

Posts: 1

Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 2:00 am

Post Sun May 07, 2006 2:02 am

I don't understand

I simply wrote a simple state machine to solve the riddle:

  Code:
text = <the text>
import sys
import string
d = 0
answer = ""
for c in text:
    if d == 0 or d == 4 or d == 8 and d != 9:
        if c in string.ascii_lowercase:
            answer = answer + c
            d += 1
        else:
            d = 0
            answer = ""
    elif d != 0 and d != 4 and d != 8 and d != 9:
        if c in string.ascii_uppercase:
            answer = answer + c
            d += 1
        else:
            d = 0
            answer = ""
    elif d == 9:
        print answer
        d = 0


and it found six answers, this code even checks that there are ONLY three upper case around the lowercase letter:

eOEKiVEYj
aZADnMCZq
bZUTkLYNg
dXJVlGZVm
gZAGiLQZx
qKWGtIDCj

I tried every anagram of inklit.html and nothing works! :(
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franky

Posts: 5

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:55 am

Post Sun May 07, 2006 10:05 am

For some reason your search doesn't find ALL XXXxXXX patterns... but there is another module that could solve this in a single line of code...

Oh and by the way, please don't post spoilers, thanks!
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nicolasg

Posts: 3

Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:14 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:17 am

why I had found 516 matches ?

I'm searching for XXXxXXX , is that right ?

do the big X must be the same or not ?
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oiffrig

Posts: 40

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:10 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:13 pm

nicolasg wrote:do the big X must be the same or not ?

No, but you forgot a word
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nicolasg

Posts: 3

Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:14 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:24 pm

oiffrig wrote:
nicolasg wrote:do the big X must be the same or not ?

No, but you forgot a word


I'm sorry , what do you mean ?
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oiffrig

Posts: 40

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:10 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:56 pm

If you search for XXXxXXX you missed something, you must be more precise in your search
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nicolasg

Posts: 3

Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:14 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:59 pm

you mean that there are 3 more X like a cross ?
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oiffrig

Posts: 40

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:10 am

Post Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:29 pm

No, simply read the hint on the page again
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