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Cartoon Prison (Posted on 2005-05-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
You awaken in unfamiliar surroundings as a plate of food clatters to the ground. Your sleepy eyes open to see someone exiting the room, and you hear the clank of a door locking. You realize that you’ve been taken prisoner. Later, you hear a tapping which you realize is an attempt by a fellow prisoner elsewhere in the prison to communicate with you. The code is a series of 1 to 5 taps, a short pause, then 1 to 5 taps, then a long pause. You start recording the message as a series of 2 digit numbers. Commas represent longer gaps.
What is the message, and for bonus points who is the other prisoner?

Mouse over for a hint: C and K are indistinguishable in this code.

44 23 24 43 , 14 34 33 44 , 31 34 34 13 , 31 24 13 15 , 35 24 43 32 34 ,
12 15 11 13 23 , 24 , 13 33 15 52 , 24 , 43 23 34 45 31 14 , 23 11 51 15 ,
44 11 13 15 33 , 44 23 11 44 , 31 15 21 44 , 44 45 42 33 ,
11 44 , 11 31 12 45 41 45 15 42 41 45 15

See The Solution Submitted by Larry    
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Solutioin | Comment 10 of 11 |

I learned this from Sen John McCain when he came and spoke at the Naval Academy, they used this code in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. 

This Dont Looc Lice Pismo Beach I Cnew I Should Have Tacen That Left Turn At Alburquerque

I believe its Bugs Bunny who said that.


  Posted by Ryan Harrigan on 2005-05-23 04:20:15
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