The notorious Quadrati puzzle!
Safes got locked with a sophisticated mechanism that needs cracking by a superior mind. Yours?
Quadrati is an easy to play puzzle game in which your task is to open the safe by breaking the code. Just slide the dials up and down or sideways until the sums of all rows and columns are equal for the safe to open. If any of the sums is correct, it will light-up.
With that said, it is mind boggling, close to unsolvable, and too difficult for the general population. Is it that hard for you too?
Hint: One easy way to solve it is to avoid having the same number in any column or row.
Warnings, future press snippets and FAQ follow below. Do NOT read if you don’t have a sense of humor.
US Brain Surgeon General Warning: Playing Quadrati with IQ lower than average may cause nausea, headache, global warming, uncontrollable desire to eat purple plastic bags with yellow dots, dismay of the sudden realisation that you are not that smart as you thought.
A quick look at the future press:
Economicalist, 5/2016: Official statistics show that the world no longer has unemployment problems. On average there are five open positions for every job seeker. The rest of the world is playing Quadrati and has no time for work.
OxNews: Major unrest in the state of NY as construction work cut main fiber and disrupted Quadrati TV channel for 11 hours.
US Monthly, June 2017: Replacing SAT with Quadrati puzzles proved to be the best decision for North American educational system since the introduction of the Latin alphabet.
Astronomy Today, 4/2019: After 2 years of work, NASA mainframe failed to solve Genius, Vault 27, Safe 11 with perfect moves or less. Creator says puzzle can be solved in 63 moves. Solution to be released in 2030. A 3.4 YFLOPS supercomputer is going to be build by 2021 to try and solve the problem bothering humanity for the past years - GV27S11. Meanwhile, NASA populated a 5th base on Callisto.
Q. I solved all puzzles in Vaults 1-9 Genius. Does that mean that I am smarter than the Creator of this masterpiece?
A. Of course not. It is absolutely incomparable as the puzzles are simply a projections of the Creator’s thoughts translated using advanced semantic algorithms. The original idea resembles a 5 dimensional great cubicuboctahedron and the movement is not exactly horizontal and vertical sliding but more like 5D Cartesian products in some hard to represent actions.
Unfortunately, the 3 people on Earth that can solve 1 Easy Original Puzzle do not have access to electronic devices and are held heavily sedated in special institutions. That is why this simplified version was enveloped.
But it certainly means that you are smarter than the rest of your peers.
Q: How on Earth could the Creator see the future and all those headlines?
A: It is quite easy on a waterless planet composed mostly of iron, an unpleasant burden to bear.
Q. Is 42 the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything?
A. Not when using any of the popular numeral systems around here. Sometimes it is 42 on a small planet near the center of the Galaxy where the Randical system is widely spread (named after its inventor who is called Randi during the 27th month of the year on that planet), where a random number is used as a base for the system every time a new number has to be produced to represent a Universe phenomenon or a thought.
Q: Wow! It must have been really hard for the Creator to come up with this magnificent game that is soon to be the major competition event in the Olympic Games and will send chess in ancient history books. How long did it take?
A: 12.2 Earth seconds
Q: I am an excellent equestrian and very good at cooking tortellini alla bolognese. Why can’t I solve these annoying puzzles?
A: Yes, thank you.
Q: All that gibberish and not a mere explanation how to play this?
A: Move the bits, crack the code, get the gold.
Q: I read all this text and didn’t smile once.