PhoneBox

Owner:

Wisp

Solution:

TARDIS

Partial Answers

DOCTORSSPACESHIP -> keep going

GC Notes:

GC to update day-of-game.

Presentation:

Teams are presented with a wiretapping device (speaker with some wires) and taken to the junction box for the phone lines of the building.

Walkthrough:

Upon opening the box teams should notice 17 exposed wires. There is 1 wire labeled ground, and each other wire is labeled with a unit number and a name (first initial and last name).

Taking the first initial of each name from left to right yields:

ORDER BY NAMES A TO Z

Similarly, the unit corresponds to a letter (1-26). Taking these letters from left to right yields:

LISTEN NATO LETTER

On connecting the ground wire of the speaker and the live wire to the exposed bit of any of the other wires, teams will hear a phone conversation. Hidden in each conversation is a letter of the NATO alphabet.

By listening to all 16 conversations teams should get the letters (from left to right):

AETOCCISOSRSDHPP

And ordering these letters alphabetically by the names on their corresponding wire yields:

DOCTORSSPACESHIP

Which of course is the TARDIS.

Hinting:

ATOZ -> A TO Z as opposed to AT OZ

Some teams want to order the units from A->Z if they noticed the initials first. This yields gibberish.

Data:

WIREUNITNAMENATOFULL SENTENCE (NATO BOLDED)Sound Clip
112O MartinAlpha“You won’t believe this house I just looked at! The additional facilities include a home theater and a basketball court!”

<<0.wav>>

 

29R OwensEcho"Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about how you can vote for the most ecologically green candidates in this upcoming election?"

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319D ClarkTangoHow fast do you think my new Mustang goes?”

<<2.wav>>

 

420E DavisOscar"See the trick for a good salsa is to make sure the habaneros caramelize just right."

<<3.wav>>

 

55R NelsonCharlie"Every backyard barbeque-er knows a good char leads to the best flavor"

<<4.wav>>

 

614B CarterCharlie

"Do you know which cookies are winning the recipe contest?"

"Well I think the butterscotch are leading right now, but Betty just submitted her recipe for chocolate chip."

<<5.wav>>

 

714Y TurnerIndia"Thank you for calling doctors on call! Nobody is on call right now. To leave a message for someone in diagnostics, please press 1."

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81N JonesSierra"This is the Greenwich United Land Sea Air and Space Command post, Greenwich Falls, Delaware. Please state your request"

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920A Brown SrOscar"You've reached Oscar's voicemail, Sorry I missed your call, please leave a message or try calling again later"

<<8.wav>>

 

1015M HarrisSierra

"Let's read your grade report:

A minus - intro to Computers

B plus - Advanced Biology

C - Irrigation Sciences"

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1112E GarciaRomeo"Out of the gods we learned ab out in ancient Greece and Rome, Aeolus is probably my favorite."

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125S RobinsonSierra

"Hi I'm calling for Sierra"

"I think you have the wrong number"

"Are you sure? This is the number she gave me"

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1320A Brown JrDelta"Thank you for calling Citadel Security Solutions. Please remain on the line. Remember Citadel takes your call very seriously and we appreciate your business."

<<12.wav>>

 

1420T SmithHotel

"Will you be at the company meeting next week?"

"I’m going camping at Lake Tahoe, tell the boss I’m sick"

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155O LewisPapa

"Thanks for calling Papa Jacks Pizza"

"Can I order a cheese pizza?"

"Sure it'll be ready soon"

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1618Z WrightPapa"This is tech support calling because we see your computer has been infected with malicious pop-ups. All we need is your password and we can fix your computer free of charge"

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<-These two are swapped in some instances, but they're both Charlie, so I didn't bother fixing it

<- Similarly these also might be swapped