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Hi! I am fairly new to puzzle caches and during quarantine I am trying get as many puzzle caches solved in Arizona (where I live) as possible.


There are several which have codes of numbers or letter or both. Some of them were easy to decipher using geocachingtoolbox and similar websites, yet several have me stumped and I have no clue what the code is called. I found a few website in which you enter a code and it tells you what the code is called but they don’t work very well and most the time are wrong.

 

Does anyone know a good website to show what the code is called?

 

Thank you!

anything helps.

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There may be more by now, but one "regular" set that niraD shows is  in this post.   I refer to it myself time-to-time.  :)

Have you considered asking the CO for help ?  Most will, usually after FTF.

 

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Thank you! I well check it out!

 

I have asked CO's several times. I have a friend who has pretty much found every puzzle in AZ (or seems like) and they have helped a lot, but I wanted to get good at it myself.

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3 hours ago, MindlessEngine said:

Hi! I am fairly new to puzzle caches and during quarantine I am trying get as many puzzle caches solved in Arizona (where I live) as possible.


There are several which have codes of numbers or letter or both. Some of them were easy to decipher using geocachingtoolbox and similar websites, yet several have me stumped and I have no clue what the code is called. I found a few website in which you enter a code and it tells you what the code is called but they don’t work very well and most the time are wrong.

 

Does anyone know a good website to show what the code is called?

 

Thank you!

anything helps.

I hope I can find some of your puzzle caches next time I'm in that area.

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Discovering what encryption was used is a complete science unto itself.  I am not exaggerating when I say that people have spent years working on that particular problem.   I have a strong negative opinion about puzzle caches that use a cipher where you are supposed to figure out what it is, in general.  I have seen some very good exceptions, but mostly it's just lazy puzzle creation to make the solver guess what you were thinking.

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14 hours ago, fizzymagic said:

Discovering what encryption was used is a complete science unto itself.  I am not exaggerating when I say that people have spent years working on that particular problem.   I have a strong negative opinion about puzzle caches that use a cipher where you are supposed to figure out what it is, in general.  I have seen some very good exceptions, but mostly it's just lazy puzzle creation to make the solver guess what you were thinking.

 

I agree, but the exceptions are when there are clues/hints hidden somewhere on the cache page which might reveal the type of cipher is used.  For many puzzle caches, determining the nature of the puzzle is the puzzle.  

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17 hours ago, fizzymagic said:

I am not exaggerating when I say that people have spent years working on that particular problem.

I read somewhere that says 98.75% of statistics are made up on the spot:D.

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On 5/2/2020 at 11:47 AM, TmdAndGG said:

I read somewhere that says 98.75% of statistics are made up on the spot:D.

its more like 97.363121%... approximately :)

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