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Chapter 2

"Finally," said Ellie. "I wonder what took Mike so long."

I have the answer, but I'm not going to let you know what it is until you solve my little puzzle. Oh, the answer is a little odd.


"Probably hasn't really got the answer," mumbled Ellie. "Let's see what ridiculous puzzle he's sent then."

Above is the puzzle that Mike sent to Ellie. When decoded, it is also a question. You must find the one word answer to the question and type it into the box below.

This problem was first solved on Mon 25th January at 4:01:50pm
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