 # Find the duck! Solution.

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1. https://pastebin.com/Sius8m5q
2. The start of the weekly said to make all the answers lowercase.
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4. https://imgur.com/a/eHVXoCv
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6. The first link is under the 8th picture.
7. The second link is under the 5th picture.
8. The third link is under the 4th picture.
9. The fourth link is under the 7th picture.
10. The final link is under the 5th picture.
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12. 8-5-4-7-5 translates with A1Z26 to "hedge".
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15. https://pastebin.com/xY0FH8fu
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17. The title is U+ = %
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19. U+ stands for Unicode notation. The result of each Unicode number will give a character that looks like the % sign.
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21. U+2105 U+2105 U+2101 translates to: ℅℅℁
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23. U+2100 U+0025 U+2106 U+214D U+2100 U+2105 U+2106 U+2101 translates to: ℀%℆⅍℀℅℆℁
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26. "\/\/\" denotes the zig-zag direction where the letters in "℅℅℁" are read.
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30. "________" denotes the bottom line direction where the letters in "℀%℆⅍℀℅℆℁" are read.
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35. https://pastebin.com/qjvU6pG7
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37. "‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾" denotes the top line direction where the letters in ℀%℆⅍℀℅℆℁ are read.
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41. aocAacca is the Vigenére key for irgoggpy. It decodes to: ideogeny
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44. https://pastebin.com/KwNFp6KW
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46. https://i.ibb.co/jkpQBSb/8bit-LSB.png
47. It is a 1x1 pixel image. Open the .png image in a text editing software of your choice, online or offline. Inside the image at the end of the file, there is a chunk of binary:
48. 01101010010010110101011111010101010101100010110101101011110101000101010001010111110101011011101001100010100011111010111011001111110101001010101110111011101110111101110010100100011011011001101010011100011100111101110111000011110111011101100000100100100110011001100001110111010011111001111001110001110000111000011101110110011101101000111111000011100001100101110110011100100111000111011111001110011000110111000101110000011010101001110001111001011110010110110001100111100011011010100010001110100100110110001010001111
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50. The title of the paste is #######(#) meaning: 0000000>0<
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52. The title of the 1x1 image is called 8bit-LSB.
53. https://www.securitynewspaper.com/snews-up/2019/05/lsb_number-1024x816.png
54. To find the hidden message in this chunk of binary, separate it into 8 bits and take the LSB (least significant bit) of each 8 bit binary string. (To put it simply, only record every 8th digit.)
55. 01101010 <- 0
56. 01001011 <- 1
57. 01010111 <- 1
58. 11010101 <- 1
59. 01010110 <- 0
60. 00101101 <- 1
61. 01101011 <- 1
62. 11010100 <- 0
63. 01010100 <- 0
64. 01010111 <- 1
65. 11010101 <- 1
66. 10111010 <- 0
67. 01100010 <- 0
68. 10001111 <- 1
69. 10101110 <- 0
70. 11001111 <- 1
71. 11010100 <- 0
72. 10101011 <- 1
73. 10111011 <- 1
74. 10111011 <- 1
75. 11011100 <- 0
76. 10100100 <- 0
77. 01101101 <- 1
78. 10011010 <- 0
79. 10011100 <- 0
80. 01110011 <- 1
81. 11011101 <- 1
82. 11000011 <- 1
83. 11011101 <- 1
84. 11011000 <- 0
85. 00100100 <- 0
86. 10011001 <- 1
87. 10011000 <- 0
88. 01110111 <- 1
89. 01001111 <- 1
90. 10011110 <- 0
91. 01110001 <- 1
92. 11000011 <- 1
93. 10000111 <- 1
94. 01110110 <- 0
95. 01110110 <- 0
96. 10001111 <- 1
97. 11000011 <- 1
98. 10000110 <- 0
99. 01011101 <- 1
100. 10011100 <- 0
101. 10011100 <- 0
102. 01110111 <- 1
103. 11001110 <- 0
104. 01100011 <- 1
105. 01110001 <- 1
106. 01110000 <- 0
107. 01101010 <- 0
108. 10011100 <- 0
109. 01111001 <- 1
110. 01111001 <- 1
111. 01101100 <- 0
112. 01100111 <- 1
113. 10001101 <- 1
114. 10101000 <- 0
115. 10001110 <- 0
116. 10010011 <- 1
117. 01100010 <- 0
118. 10001111 <- 1
119. =
120. 0111011001100101011100100111100101101110011010010110001101100101
121.
122. This finally decodes to verynice which is the password.
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125. https://pastebin.com/4S4HHT8t
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127. The duck has been found.
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129. U+₁₆ was meant to denote Unicode + base 16 (hexadecimal).
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