GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

spanky

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Anyone else been working on this?


It's also in the Daily Mail but they missed two clues off in their article

Took me a while but I finally cracked it - no spoilers here though, for those of you who like a challenge.

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PS sorry for showing off

PPS not really
 

OldTaff

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Think I have the last clue but no idea on the rest - guess that’s why I don’t work for them :LOL:
 

spanky

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I got four(1, 3, 5, 9), but that was enough to solve the problem.... didn't get snowman backwards, but it is an S in my solution.

The diagram and number 3 were what did it for me.
 

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Maybe pool our answers ? So far I have (from top left to bottom right)
1) A
2)
3)
4) S
5)N
6) R
7)
8)
9) I
 

spanky

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Those above are correct... what was the trick for number 6?

PS, 3=E. Hydrogen, HElium, LIthiim, BEryllium
 

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Reasoning ?
Nope... it's more complicated than that. You need to put the letters in the diagram and follow the arrows. By the time you've finished you'll use every letter and path/arrow and end up on the letter you started with.
 
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