# Thread: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

1. ## Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

Hi all

knowing your thirst for a good quiz I thought I would post this link that I happen across, Andrew Fergus is from NZ and is an MVP on the Mr. Excel site so I am sure that there is nothing dodgy in this, he is inviting all to take part in his cipher challenge here

http://www.accessdata.co.nz/

I would like to see one of our guys win it (guys = male or female gender!!)

Cheers

Steve

2. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

I would say that's a bit more complicated than what we usually encounter around here... <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

3. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

After a little coding fun the colour codes for the first image (101px x 10px) are in th attached text file...
more than likely a red herring but I thought I would add it <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

Keep think that 101 x 10 pixels maybe a coincidence but can't help thinking binary or the key <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

4. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

Hi Jezza

I am quite useless at puzzles like this, all I see are mosaic type bars, I don't know how you managed to see anything else, I can just about manage the Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Express magazine crosswords.

Cheers

Steve

5. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

My theory is that Mr Excel is using encryption via the values and positions of the colour codes 0-56, how, I do not know, I think the secret is to look at the codes and using the public key it will "open" the puzzle. I was playing around more to interpret the colour values of each square. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

6. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

As maybe Frits was doing in <post:=693,611>post 693,611</post:>?

7. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Possibly where I got the idea from <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

8. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Which means you've had the whole weekend to work on it - so what's the answer?

<img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

9. ## Re: Monetary Puzzle from Mr. Excel MVP

I am not telling you as I am at this very moment claiming the prize <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22>

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