# Thread: No End In Sight

1. ## No End In Sight

Not original but entertaining:

1#
Below you can find 10 words which have had their beginnings and endings removed. In each case, the same two letters can be found at the beginning and the end.

a#..QUI..
b#..YLI..
c#..GIB..
d#..SUL..
e#..LIV..
f#..IFI..
g#..RMI..
h#..ALG..
i#..GRA..
j#..STO

2#

CLICK = 100501100K
MILK = 1000150K
LOG = 50OG
LIFE = 501FE
ALIVE = A5015E
FOX = ==?==

3#

A contest consisted of a binary code transmission where the spaces between the letters were missing and there was no punctuation. Each letter of the alphabet was translated into its binary equivalent based on its position in the alphabet, a=1, b=10, c=11, d=100, e=101, f=110, g=111, h=1000, i=1001, j=1010, k=1011, l=1100, m=1101, n=1110, o=1111, p=10000, q=10001, r=10010, s=10011, t=10100, u=10101, v=10110, w=10111, x=11000, y=11001, z=11010. What is the answer to the question being asked?

110011101001000100110011100110011110110
101100101100110010011101101001111010111
001010010000101011101011010110010110011
010010001111101011111000101001001101001
011111111010111001001000101110010000100
111010011100111011101100110011100111011
000011001011000110101101100111010010011
111111010111100011010010011001111111110
101100001100101011001111111110101

2. ## Re: No End In Sight

1#

a# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>require</font color=yellow></span hi>
c# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>legible</font color=yellow></span hi>
d# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>insulin</font color=yellow></span hi>
e# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>enliven</font color=yellow></span hi>
i# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>ingrain</font color=yellow></span hi>
j# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>restore</font color=yellow></span hi>

3. ## Re: No End In Sight

1# managed to get a couple more

b# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>stylist</font color=yellow></span hi>
g# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>termite</font color=yellow></span hi>

4. ## Re: No End In Sight

f# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>edified </font color=yellow></span hi>
h# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>amalgam</font color=yellow></span hi>

StuartR

5. ## Re: No End In Sight

2# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>FO10
1 501KE 1T</font color=yellow></span hi>

6. ## Re: No End In Sight

3# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>10100101111111
An interesting puzzle. I approached it by choosing some common words that may appear in the question and converting those words into binary code. I then checked to see if those strings appeared in the binary code. This gave smaller blocks of binary to decode. </font color=yellow></span hi>

7. ## Re: No End In Sight

Quite right! All 1# now done.

8. ## Re: No End In Sight

Tony

Answers to questions 1# and 2# correct. How are you getting on with 3#?

9. ## Re: No End In Sight

Hi Rob

The answer is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>10100101111111</font color=yellow></span hi>

10. ## Re: No End In Sight

It certainly is, Tony. Well done!

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