Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 16, 2019 10:28:59 GMT -5
The first person to PUBLICLY POST the solution, and explain how they solved the BLACK NUMBERS in the gazing ball will win a 24K GOLD plated Kansas Quarter with a portrait of one of the characters from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz" on one side. Your answer must be complete to win. Either post it here, or on the facebook site. Of course, if you know the solution, you can also keep it to yourself. It it totally up to you. Good luck!
Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 20, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -5
Congratulations gonealone! You have solved the BLACK NUMBERS!
They are actually a KEY for the HILL CIPHER which is used to produce the two questions that you need to answer. However, after designing the hunt, I found that the dcode site can brute force the Hill Cipher solution without the code numbers. So they weren't absolutely necessary.
The orange numbers near the Marvel Gaze decode to the word KEY, which was a hint that these numbers would be a key to a cipher. Other on-line cipher solvers did require their use.
This was the last puzzle!
Congratulations to everyone who won a prize!
And thank you to those who continued to play along even after the grand prize was won!