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Friday, January 11, 2008

Find the Hidden Message

There is a secret message hidden in the following array of numbers:


Can you discover the method that was used to create the numbers and decipher the code?


Erik said...

If you cross out certain numbers, the message will pop out at you...

silbermask said...

i still doesn't have a clue on how to answer this...
can someone guide me?

Erik said...

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If you print this puzzle on a sheet of paper, or copy the hidden message text with all the rows and columns lined up then cross out all the odd digits (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) you'll see the message appear in the grid.

In the solution below I've replaced all the odd digits with a large 'X' and the even digits with a small dot '.':


Assuming the comments column is wide enough for the solution you should see the letters 'YouFoundIt' written in a 3 pixel by 5 pixel font.

Erik said...

That figures...

You can copy the solution text into your favorite word procesing program and change the font to a fixed width font, like Courier, to get the Xs and dots to line up correctly.

Jink said...

you can also just copy and paste the numbers into word and then use the highlighter tool with the color black and highlight all the odd numbers.

skyemarielopez said...

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