Puzzle Shortcuts 9: Reverse Search Engines
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This puzzle series was inspired by ePeterso2’s series “Puzzle Solving 101”. Even though the traditional method of learning is the best, there is always something to be said about taking shortcuts. This series should be a sort of “Cliff Notes” for those that would like to get some of the pesky “?”s on their solved list. Follow along and make sure you keep the final coordinates for each one of these puzzles because they will help you to solve the final puzzle.
There will be many puzzle makers that use images to give hints on how to solve the puzzle. Other puzzles only have images and it will be necessary to find out as much about this image as possible. The fastest way to find these images in to first download them to your computer and then go to one of the below websites. Then follow the instructions on the website to search for this image.
1. Gazopa.com (this website finds similar images)
2. Tineye.com (this website only looks for exact images)
The benefit to this type of search engine is that you don’t need to know what you are looking for because it will tell you if it finds a similar image. After you find the image you are researching, next you need to extract the information. For instance, if you have a picture of a man that has a laurel leaf crown and you search the photograph to find out that the man is Julius Caesar. From there you could assume that the cipher you are about to solve has been ciphered in a Caesar Cipher. Below is information the puzzle solver should look for once they have found the image:
2. Is there a cipher associated
3. Are there coordinates associated (possibly the capitals coordinates)
4. Languages spoken in the area
Get it? Now solve the puzzle below!
DUA INNEM TALLO TALLO DUA INNEM LIMA
AWAN WALO MAYSA LIMA UPPAT INNEM MAYSA LIMA
Subtract .111 from final north coords, and subtract .102 from the west coords
guveq zbfg fcbxra