# Recordings

Nathan

## Solution:

Melody

Happy Birthday to You - that sounds like one of the songs

We Will Rock You - that sounds like one of the songs

YMCA - that sounds like one of the songs

## GC Notes:

GC to update day-of-game.

## Presentation:

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• On site:

• After entering the Snoqualmie tunnel from Hyak, they will proceed into the tunnel a short distance and find a display that is playing 3 familiar songs in a foreign language on loop (at full speed).

• There will be a set of flash drives for each team to take one.

• The words "to whom" will be written somewhere on the display in an ominous fashion.

• Puzzle:

• A flash drive with the following three mp3 files on it which are snippets of the original songs, but played at a slower, easier to decipher speed.*
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<<Song 1.mp3>>

<<Song 2 Verse 1.mp3>>

<<Song 3 Chorus 1.mp3>>

## Walkthrough:

1. Hear the songs in the tunnel, possibly recognize them. Observe the tablecloth says "to whom".

2. Grab a flash drive and leave the tunnel to solve.

3. Play the songs on the flash drive.

4. Recognize that Song 1 is in the tune of "Happy Birthday"

1. Give this info to the team if they don't have it.
5. Recognize that Song 2 is in the tune of "We Will Rock You" by Queen.

1. Give this info to the team if they don't have it.
6. Recognize that Song 3 is in the tune of "Y.M.C.A" by the Village People

1. Give this info to the team if they don't have it.
7. The essence of this puzzle is to realize that it is a phonetic substitution cipher. For instance all of the 'h' sounds turn into 'z' sounds and the 'ee' sound turns into 'ah'. Key included below.

8. The team will attempt to decipher Happy Birthday and realize that they don't have the key for the name in the song.

9. By mapping the necessary sounds from the second and third songs (the first verse of We Will Rock You and first chorus of Y.M.C.A.), they should be able to decipher the name in Happy Birthday to be "melody"

Key (not all sounds are needed or even included in the puzzle)

Original SoundSampleEncoded Sound
bboot
chchewj
ddewg
dhtheeh
ffoosh
ggoob
hwhoz
jjawch
kcood
llieur
mmoon
nnewm
ngi**ng**ng
ppawk
rruel
ssuef
shshoev
ttoop
thoathzh
vvus
wwooy
yyouw
zzooth
zhpleasuredh
acakeo
eweekah
ikiteoy
oboati
ootoouh
aecatih
ehbetoo
ihbitae
ahboughtou
uhbute
owouta
oytoyow
oubook (kind of like getting punched)eh

Lyrical matching

happy, birthday, to, youz ih k ah _ t eh l zh g o _ p uh _ w uhzihkah telzhgo puh wuh
happy, birthday, to, youz ih k ah _ t eh l zh g o _ p uh _ w uhzihkah telzhgo puh wuh
happy, birthday, dear, Melodyz ih k ah _ t eh l zh g o _ g ah l _ n oo r i g ahzihkah telzhgo gall new-RYE-gah
happy, birthday, to, youz ih k ah _ t eh l zh g o _ p uh _ w uhzihkah telzhgo puh wuh
Buddy you're a boyt e g ah _ w eh l _ e _ t owteegah well e tau
make a big noisen o d _ e _ t ae b _ m ow thnode e tab mouth
playin' in the streetk r o w ah m _ ae m _ h eh _ f p l ah pcrow-ahm-aem heh f-plop
gonna be a big man some dayb eh m e _ t ah _ e _ t ae b _ n ih m _ f e n _ g obeh-me tah e tab nihm feen go
you got mud on your facew uh _ b ou p _ n e g _ ou m _ w eh l _ sh o fwhuh-boup neeg-oum well showf
you big disgracew uh _ t ae b _ g ae f b l o fwhuh-tab gaff blowf
kickin your cand ae d ae m _ w eh l _ d ih mdad aem well dim
all over the place, singin'ou r _ i s eh l _ h e _ k r o f _ f ah ng ae mouhr i-sell he crofe, fahng-aem
we will, we will rock youy ah _ y ae r _ y ah _ y ae r _ l ou d _ w uhyaw yaer yaw yaer louhd whuh
we will, we will rock youy ah _ y ae r _ y ah _ y ae r _ l ou d _ w uhyaw yaer yaw yaer louhd whuh
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.ae p f _ sh e m _ p uh _ f p o _ ih p _ h eh _ y oy _ oo n _ f ah _ o
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.ae p f _ sh e m _ p uh _ f p o _ ih p _ h eh _ y oy _ oo n _ f ah _ o
They have everything for young men to enjoyh oo _ z ih s _ oo s oo l ah zh ah m b _ sh i l _ w e m b _ n oo m _ p uh _ oo m ch ow
You can hang out with all the boysw uh _ d ih m _ z ih m b _ a p _ y ae zh _ ou r _ h eh _ t ow th
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.ae p f _ sh e m _ p uh _ f p o _ ih p _ h eh _ y oy _ oo n _ f ah _ o
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.ae p f _ sh e m _ p uh _ f p o _ ih p _ h eh _ y oy _ oo n _ f ah _ o
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good mealw uh _ d ih m _ b oo p _ w eh l f oo r sh _ d r ah m _ w uh _ d ih m _ z ih s _ e _ b eh g _ n ah r
You can do whatever you feelw uh _ d ih m _ g uh _ y e p oo s eh l _ w uh _ sh ah r

## Hinting:

• The encoding is not a per-letter change, although that is what most teams appear to try first. The puzzle can be guessed from the consonants (m?l?d?), and that's ok. To demonstrate that it's not just letters, compare the 'M' in YMCA turns into a non-letter name ("oon") sound.

• The encoding is not fully symmetric, some sounds are, but not all of them

• Starting with consonants sounds might make guessing the rest of the answer easier

## Data:

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