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Programming Challenge Puzzle Series: Level 4

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Hidden : 1/8/2011
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Second in a series: Level 1, Level 4, Level 9, Level 16, Level 33

(Python is not strictly necessary for levels 1-4.)

Way back in grad school (lo these 5 or 6 years ago) I needed to teach myself a programming language called Python. The way I learned it was by solving the Python Challenge--33 of the most maddening, oblique puzzles I have ever encountered. (Well, until I moved to the Bay Area.)

Though the later stages can be difficult, the first few levels are very easy, so you can get your feet wet without much (or even any) programming experience.

Start Here at level 0.

The solution to each level is a URL that takes you to the next level. To find the location of this puzzle cache, solve Level 4 and note the word at the end of the URL.

Enter that word here to get the coordinates of the cache. (For example, if the URL ended in foobar.html you would enter foobar.)

You might find this site useful, especially if you continue the Challenge:

Interactive Python prompt -- in your browser! You can solve most of the Python Challenge using just this. Comes with a nice tutorial, suitable for beginners, that you can try immediately.

More puzzles in this series coming soon!

We left a jade heart for FTF, and tradeables for everyone.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle] uggc://jjj.clgubapunyyratr.pbz/sbehzf/ivrjsbehz.cuc?s=1&fgneg=0
[Cache] 2-fgne uvqr. Cyrnfr ercynpr pnzb rknpgyl nf sbhaq. Pnpur unf ebbz sbe n fznyy trbpbva.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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