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Round 1 Ends On Sunday @ 11:59 PM EDT

3 years, 5 months ago

This is just a reminder that Crypto: Round 1 ends on Sunday, April 17 at 11:59 PM EDT. If you start your timer later than Friday 11:59 PM EDT, you may not get a full 48 hours to solve problems. Good luck!

Issues with Problems

3 years, 5 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Got Bits You are a square.

Unbreakable in its current state is unsolvable. We’re sorry about the inconvenience. We are discussing whether to fix it or remove it.

Got Bits is a solvable problem, but we would recommend that you start it extremely early in your timer, and work on other problems in the meantime. Don’t spend too much effort on it unless you have solved the other problems.

For You Are A Square, the ’ should be an apostrophe (’). Thank you.

Gambling is bad; don’t do it

3 years, 5 months ago

After some investigation, we’ve decided that some issues with the problem “Decider” have rendered it unfeasible to solve for the majority of competitors. As some team’s timers have ended, the problem will be retracted entirely in the interest of fairness (there were zero solves for the problem). We will be refunding points to those who took “The Gamble” shortly.

All Necessary Information Provided

3 years, 5 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Not-So-Random Randomness

All the information necessary to solve the problem has been provided in the problem description and linked file. There have been successful solves. If you think you need extra information, we unfortunately cannot provide that, so you’ll have to look for yourself. Thank you!

Error with Grader Fixed

3 years, 5 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Not-So-Random Randomness

There was an error with the grader for this problem. It should now be fixed. Please try this problem again if you have tried to solve it earlier.

Inaccurate Score Reporting on Navbar of Scoreboard Page

3 years, 5 months ago

We are investigating issues with inaccurate team score reporting on the top navigation bar on the scoreboard page. The scoreboard itself is accurate, but the display on the top right corner of the scoreboard page is not. We will update this announcement when the issue is resolved.

Crypto Problem Fixed

3 years, 5 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Phillips Decryption Service

We have deployed a fix for this problem. Please re-download the message.txt file.

Issues with Crypto Problems

3 years, 5 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Phillips Decryption Service

We are investigating issues with the affected problems. Please check our status page for live status.

Round 1 has started!

3 years, 5 months ago

Round 1, Confounding Crypto, has started! Once you’re ready, head over to the game page to start your timer!