Clue 1


Have you solved your stamps?




Clue 2


You have part of an alphabet.




Solution


There are animal references hidden throughout the paragraph, some easy to see and others more subtle, like the word 'spigot.' Using the letters from your stamps, you can translate them to the plaintext: "Merlin."




Clue 3


Notice what similar numbers on the stamps have in common.




Clue 4


Each animal is used for a specific number (I.E. for a specific letter).




Clue 5


Read that paragraph verrrrrry closely. And as Bart Simpson would say, "Don't have a cow, man."





Clue 1


It's the little details that are key.




Clue 2


It's the keys that are little details.




Solution


There are 26 piano keys at the top and bottom, forming an alphabet depending on where the notes fall. Read top-to-bottom the plaintext reads: "Yusef Sediqi."




Clue 3


How many keys do you have?





Clue 1


A lot like notes, but too many lines...




Clue 2


How many lines is too many?




Solution


Although it looks like sheet music in some ways, this puzzle is self-contained. The only similarity is that letters fall both on and between each line. So "A" is above the top line and "B" would be on it. The numbers give you the order of extraction. The plaintext reads: "Finances Department."




Clue 3


Given where the numbers fall, you might also want to read between the lines.





Clue 1


A lot like notes, but too many lines...




Clue 2


How many lines is too many?




Solution


Although it looks like sheet music in some ways, this puzzle is self-contained. The only similarity is that letters fall both on and between each line. So "A" is above the top line and "B" would be on it. The numbers give you the order of extraction. The plaintext reads: "Finances Department."




Clue 3


Given where the numbers fall, you might also want to read between the lines.





Clue 1


Have you solved your stamps?




Clue 2


You have part of an alphabet.




Solution


There are animal references hidden throughout the paragraph, some easy to see and others more subtle, like the word 'spigot.' Using the letters from your stamps, you can translate them to the plaintext: "Merlin."




Clue 3


Notice what similar numbers on the stamps have in common.




Clue 4


Each animal is used for a specific number (I.E. for a specific letter).




Clue 5


Read that paragraph verrrrrry closely. And as Bart Simpson would say, "Don't have a cow, man."





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