Round One Metapuzzle.
Apply the following steps to your four solutions to receive the final answer.
For the purpose of this puzzle, a string is defined to be a (possibly empty)
sequence of the letters A through Z. The alphanumeric representation of a
letter is its ASCII value minus the ASCII value of @.
Useful links for this puzzle:
- Concatenate the answers to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in that
order. If you have already done this step, go to step 6; otherwise, go to step
- Skip step 1.
- Do step 1 again.
- Add LY to the end of your string.
- Convert the string to a number base 37, square it, and reconvert to a string
- Pad with the letters GO seven times in front and NG twelve times in the
back. Your answer should have at least 42 characters.
- Replace even letters with I.
- Caesar-shift each letter (after the second letter) by one less than the sum
of the previous two letters.
- Replace every even single-letter Roman numeral with the letter corresponding
to half of its value (mod 26).
- From now on, skip all prime-numbered steps.
- Skip even-numbered steps.
- Remove the first four letters of your string, and add the antonym of this
word to the end.
- Replace all vowels by the next letter of the alphabet.
- Replace every K by NSW.
- Remove the sixth-to-last letter and add the two letters which precede it
alphabetically to the end of the string.
- Remove the last seven letters.
- Remove the last five letters.
- Insert the string MCSP into the center of your string (replacing the middle
letter, if it exists).
- Replace MCSP with its meaning.
- Add the day on which what we are doing is math to the end of the
- Take every letter whose alphanumeric representation is prime and
Caesar-shift them by sixteen.
- If the string is longer than 15 characters, take every tenth letter from the
end and switch it with the letter five before it; otherwise, remove the first
- Go to step 1.
- Replace every U by the word OF, and remove every letter whose alphanumeric
representation is equal to two raised to an odd power.
- Remove the last eight characters.
- Add the completion of the following phrase (without spaces) to the beginning
of the string: In _____ _____, puzzles hunt you!
- Replace every three-letter verb meaning ?compete? which appears in your
string with LU.
- Replace the name of every large country appearing in your string with
- Go back to the beginning, but ignore step 10.
- Remove the first nine letters of the string.
- Bring Team madwit a delicious meal.
- Remove the middle n letters of your string, where n is the absolute value of
the length of your string.
- Add the string removed in step A130237(6) to the end of your string.
- Add the string removed in step A130237(7) to the beginning of your
- Add the string removed in step A130237(4) to the beginning of your
- Add the string removed in step A130237(5) to the end of your string.
- Replace your string with `METACONUNDRUMSOLUTIONPHRASE'.