# Thread: Dan's clue for 1/6 DLC | Forums

1. Originally Posted by Knaifhogg Go to original post
What kind of a cipher has been in the things? Caesar or just individual letter substitution (whatever that's called)?

Anyway here's where we are in the puzzle:

ESPBCVL QYBM

should become something:

***R*** **R*
They are cryptograms. Individual letter substitution.
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2. Originally Posted by AtreidesGhola Go to original post
The Moody Blues responses were never meant to be thought of as attempts to solve the puzzle; they were a running joke specifically aimed at Moodyblues57, and had nothing to do with any effort Dan put into his puzzles. Personally, I found Dan's response offensive, though not surprising, considering his normal hubris and condescension.
I find The Moody Blues offensive, not the band, just the arrangement of letters on my screen
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3. Originally Posted by oldgeezer99 Go to original post
um you guys have too much time on your hands if you waste time trying to guess about new releases; why bother? lol...just sayin'
Yeah, kind of like avoiding songs that you have to tune your guitar differently for
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4. Originally Posted by Tuddy76 Go to original post
onanism
Well, I just looked this up and learned the unfortunate tale of Judah's two sons, Er and Onan, so this thread has been a relatively productive one for me.
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5. I often go to forum threads dedicated to a specific puzzle, disparage people who are interested in the puzzle as well as the original creator of the thread who put a lot of effort into the puzzle, and vow to never be involved in the thread again. That's just how I roll.
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6. Originally Posted by Greenbrick2 Go to original post
Except that you phrased it weirdly.

3x^4+91x^3+49x^2+63x+7=0

x ≓ -0.119800095

So I'm gonna guess no on that one.

Not flipping the one doesn't seem to help.

3x^4+91x^3+49x^2+36x+7=0

x ≓ -0.237656290

In case the flipping means something else...

3x^4+91x^3+49x^2-36x+7=0

x ≓ -1.030017689

3x^4+91x^3+49x^2-63x+7=0

x ≓ -1.210961998
I think you and abbottcr are right. ESPBCVL QYBM is QUARTIC ZERO. and the reversed letters probably signify a negative number, so your equation:

3x^4+91x^3+49x^2-36x+7=0

Is correct.
x ≓ -1.030017689

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7. Originally Posted by The_Working_Man Go to original post
Well, I just looked this up and learned the unfortunate tale of Judah's two sons, Er and Onan, so this thread has been a relatively productive one for me.
Productive Onanism. Nice one
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8. That makes sense, does that mean it's a Slipknot 6 Pack?
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9. They did say recently that detection for the game was working good until as low as bass Drop C, so I wonder what will happen (Is that sentence correct? I'm not sure, I hope you understand though)
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10. Originally Posted by toymachinesh Go to original post
That makes sense, does that mean it's a Slipknot 6 Pack?
That would make it 6 top 40 bands in a row.
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