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 Bit by Bit (Posted on 2006-05-12)
What is represented by this 4 by 4 grid of letters and numbers?
```N Q R K
V 0 1 E
V J J D
I C D 2
```

 No Solution Yet Submitted by Gamer Rating: 4.0000 (3 votes)

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 re: First hint | Comment 3 of 5 |
(In reply to First hint by Gamer)

Treating each horizontal string as a base-32 number (5-bits in each letter--digits 0 - V) and converting zeros to spaces and ones to asterisks gives:

`* ***** * ** *** ******         * *********  ***  ** ** **  *  **   ** *   *`

There's some pattern here, but not recognizable.

DATA NQRK
DATA V01E
DATA VJJD
DATA ICD2

CLS

cv\$ = "0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"

FOR i = 1 TO 4: READ s\$(i): NEXT

FOR i = 1 TO 4
s1\$ = s\$(i)
n = 0
FOR j = 1 TO 4
n1 = INSTR(cv\$, MID\$(s1\$, j, 1)) - 1
n = n * 32 + n1
NEXT
b\$ = ""
FOR k = 1 TO 21
d\$ = LTRIM\$(STR\$(n MOD 2))
IF d\$ = "0" THEN d\$ = " ":  ELSE d\$ = "*"
b\$ = d\$ + b\$
n = n \ 2
NEXT
PRINT b\$; " ";
PRINT
NEXT

 Posted by Charlie on 2006-05-13 12:10:55

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