Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Da Vinci Code - Quest Solution (11 of 24)

Here we go again, 11 down 13 to go. Today's challenge, my favorite type, the chess challenge, was a bit knotty today, just kidding. Google Common!! People are going to stop visiting my blog for solutions if you make the questions so dang simple!! And then I won't have raised any money for my college tuition!! What is that about?

Chess is the greatest board game on earth, well after shoots and ladders, oh and Candy Land. So practice up on your chess with this challenge since the questions were so retardedly simple. It took me longer to type this up (way longer) than to answer those questions.


If you still need the answers, I won't let you down.

"A word that can be read the same backwards and forwards is called?" A palindrome

"Jacques Sauniere's body was found in which part of the Louvre? The Denon Wing

"The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog is an example of" A pangram

I wonder how many of Google's PhD's it took to come up with these questions? Maybe that will be tomorrows question. My answer would be zero for that question. These questions were probably created by 10 of Sony's smartest executives. Way to go guys!! Just Joking again...

If you are looking for more information on the Da Vinci Code Quest Challenge visit Google's Official Blog for more details.

Get all of the MSN Conspiracy Game Answers here

8 Comments:

At 4/27/2006 10:24 AM, Blogger G00GLEFACT said...

All,
For you smarty pants out there who are trying to race me to the punch, I am going to put an empty template out here before the puzzle launches that way you can leave a comment when you get the answer quicker than I do (not going to happen). Plus my grammer, spelling, and general quality of the posts are diminishing since I have to make sure I get the solution out there quickly. For those of you who were worried that I was struggling on this one, rest assured I had the answer 10 seconds after 1. Hope this helps you enjoy the blog and the game a little bit more.

 
At 4/27/2006 11:12 AM, Blogger tstanton said...

Just out of interest, did you solve it using the questions, or playing the chess. Both were easy, but it's interesting to see which way people play it.

 
At 4/27/2006 11:15 AM, Blogger Kiran said...

oh well, The puzzles are serving their purpose...If they are too hard, people wont even look at them...
What the puzzles are doing is, they are making an average person know enuf about the complex terminology used in the movie/book... Basically educating and preparing the audience for the movie...I think the strategy is brilliant, and working very well :-)

 
At 4/27/2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Michael said...

I'm not sure if people know this and/or if its been posted before.
But for each of the 24 challenges, there are a large number (like 100s) of puzzles associated with that challenge.
For instance, your chess board was different from mine. And your curator pictures were different from mine. You can actually go back to the quest, and click on one of the finished challenges and play a different puzzle. So, in reality you have a good 100 or so puzzles you COULD try to solve each day. Of course, you only need to solve one to have it count.

It seems that there are 6 types of challenges and 4 difficulty levels for each challenge. There are at least 100 or so actual puzzles per type and difficulty level ( I think the Google blog said there are a total of 12538 actual puzzles ). And thus, since we're still only in the 2nd difficulty level... of course, its still not that incredibly hard. I predict when we start the 3rd column of 6 challenges, it will be a lot harder. And of course, the 4th should be the hardest.

 
At 4/27/2006 5:25 PM, Blogger Pete said...

Huh, my chess puzzle today was much more difficult than last week's. It took me a good five minutes or so to solve. White's pieces: Knight a4, knight c5, king c6, bishop d2. Black's pieces: King d4, pawn d5, rook c3, bishop e5. White mates in 3, white moves first.

 
At 4/28/2006 5:20 AM, Blogger carimackwood said...

Okay so if the Google quest is a little too easy ... (hmmm not sure I really am finding that but ...ok!).

How about trying a real life quest related to the Da Vinci code.

The UK judgement in the Holy Blood & Holy Grail v's Da Vinci Code was released this week by Justice Peter Smith. Within the judgement he has put a puzzle ... no clues, no google searches / blogs to help you, just italicised letters every so often!

Why not try to solve that one? Its real and there isn't any support or sharing sites yet!

Link to NY times article
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/27/books/27code.html?ex=1146369600&en=6a371e72994ed468&ei=5087%0A

Link to actual judgement as a PDF file, http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/images/judgment-files/baigent_v_rhg_0406.pdf

There is one clue at the very end of the letters (I think) - and in case you think I'm being clever I am not - just figured some of you may want the harder challenge!

Good Luck

CMW

PS sorry to original blogger who started this site - its great and just seemed the perfect space to mention this as its got me hooked already!

 
At 4/28/2006 5:39 AM, Blogger G00GLEFACT said...

carimackwood,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately somebody has already come up with the solution. see http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/28/books/28code.ready.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

I'll make a post about it though anyways. Thanks for your comments.

 
At 4/28/2006 5:52 AM, Blogger carimackwood said...

Oooh! I was looking forward to that one - But at least I know know that I had found all the necesary letters and was headed in the right direction!

And I suppose it does allow me to get on with some work now today!

Ho hum - thanks anyway!

CMW

 

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