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  1. Contest officially is over. there will be a new one during the month of September. you will not have to solve a hard cryptic puizzle this time, but do something more TF2 skill related!
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  3. More details this weekend!
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  7. It's been solved (a bit different than expected).
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  9. Congratulations to Penguin for winning!
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  11. http://steamcommunity.com/id/penguiin/
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  13. Answer:
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  15. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature
  16. who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
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  19. How do you do it?
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  21. It was encrypted twice. The first step was to perform a modulo analysis. Using Excel, you performed a mod of the number (position from start + level) if it was above 50. You do this for every max's head. The result is 50 unique numbers from 1-50. Those numbers tell you were the max's heads ned to be rearranged.
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  23. Once the max's heads have been rearranged, you decrypted the Vigenere cypher using "scorpion" as the key.
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  25. If you want to see my Excel file on how I did it, look at my spreadsheet below:
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  27. https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApHnYvVrpRZSdFZia0pSVHhwNl9IcTBhUnZDQ1JzYWc&hl=en#gid=2
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  29. Thanks to everyone for playing!
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