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Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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The long awaited sequel to dark room. Escape!

You are in a room. There is only a door, connected to a keypad, and a piece of paper.
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read the paper.
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look at the floor, ceiling, and walls for any writing or symbols.
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read the paper.Ok. "China set for one at sea. (7)"
Look at the floor, ceiling, and walls for any writing or symbols. None
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type mariner into key pad
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look for numbers and/or text on key pad.

type 7 into keypad and hit enter.
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type mariner into key pad I hear three beeps, and a voice saying "Five tries left."
look for numbers and/or text on key pad.
QUERTY Keyboard.
type 7 into keypad and hit enter. Another three beeps, and a voice saying "Four tries left"
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Now type in MATELOT, if you'd be so kind.
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Now type in MATELOT, if you'd be so kind. The door slides open, revealing yet another door. The words, "Mate comes back with best microcompute (6)" engraved on it.
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Now type in MATELOT, if you'd be so kind. The door slides open, revealing yet another door. The words, "Mate comes back with best microcomputer (6)" engraved on it.
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Sorry for double post, must be lag.
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Now try LAPTOP.
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Now try LAPTOP. Yet another door opens, showing another one. Engraved this time is: Support a partner in a way that is permitted, (7)
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Let's go with LEGALLY.

(These are fun)
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Let's go with LEGALLY. Yet another door opens, revealing yet another door. Engraved on it was, "A friend getting married in UNESCO (7)"

(These are fun) Thank you. ^.^
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I got no idea, can we ask questions on individual bits? any anagrams involved?
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LoL damia, i was just about to suggest that :D
Been at this for ages to no avail...
Have a few vague questions though...

UNESCO ---> OUNCES ... relevant?
A friend ---> pal? marra? bro? chum?
Married ---> nuptials? wed? conjugal?

It's obviously cryptic so sorry for being so crude... but this one really has me, mainly because of the (7)... too short for a standard insertion type clue.
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UNESCO -> United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization?
is the MacBride report relevent?
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ahah Zenith i think you've hit the spot with Macbride! well done if you're right!

Type MACBRIDE in please!
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hm...MACBRIDE is 8 letters. If MACBRIDE doesn't work, try MCBRIDE
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I got no idea, can we ask questions on individual bits? Rephrase. any anagrams involved? It's cryptic. -_-

LoL damia, i was just about to suggest that :D
Been at this for ages to no avail... Good. ^.^
Have a few vague questions though...

UNESCO ---> OUNCES ... relevant? No.
A friend ---> pal? marra? bro? chum? None of these.
Married ---> nuptials? wed? conjugal? None.

It's obviously cryptic so sorry for being so crude... but this one really has me, mainly because of the (7)... too short for a standard insertion type clue. Sure?...
UNESCO -> United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization? Yes. BIG CLUE: What is UNESCO?
is the MacBride report relevent? No.

ahah Zenith i think you've hit the spot with Macbride! well done if you're right! He's not.

Type MACBRIDE in please! "Unable to accept answer"

hm...MACBRIDE is 8 letters. GENIUS THERE! If MACBRIDE doesn't work, try MCBRIDE. 3 Tries left.

Clue: Friend + Cryptic code for married = UNESCO
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Beat head against wall, then type ACRONYM.

(Sheesh! Good clue, but a strict Ximenean would add 'for example' or 'say' after UNESCO.)
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if that is it can you explain? I understand how unesco is an acronym, and you have crony in am - how is am a code for married?
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Damia: A friend = A CRONY; Married = M.
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Beat head against wall, then type ACRONYM. Anothere door is revealed, and engraved on it... HEY! There's nothing engraved on it!

(Sheesh! Good clue, but a strict Ximenean would add 'for example' or 'say' after UNESCO.) Good point. Finally, someone with a love for cryptics!
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I sense deep disapproval from DeathAtEaster so I shall take a short break from this one :-P
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Try opening the door.

I've never solved cryptics before, so I was quite lost (and didn't dare venture a guess, for fear of what would happen when all of our tries are used up). Now that I get them, though, they look quite fun.
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I sense deep disapproval from DeathAtEaster so I shall take a short break from this one :-P Hey, not true!

Try opening the door. Nice try. It won't work.

I've never solved cryptics before, so I was quite lost (and didn't dare venture a guess, for fear of what would happen when all of our tries are used up). And fear you should. ^.^ Now that I get them, though, they look quite fun. It's like a jigsaw, you just need to know what to look for!
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Okie I'll keep going then :-D sorry for being crude abt cryptics!

Look around the room. Anything else around you that could be relevant? Maybe you weren't looking close enough!

Examine the keyboard. Look underneath.
Examine the piece of paper. Is there a light in the room? Hold it up against the light if you can, and see if anything appears!

Try simply pressing enter.
Hmm...maybe nothing engraved = nothing needed to be inputted?
Or is the LACK of info = another cryptic clue...
Will we ever know?!
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Okie I'll keep going then :-D sorry for being crude abt cryptics! No probs. Anyway THE NEXT CODE IS NOTHING TO DO WITH A NEW CRYPTIC CLUE. *Cough, cough*

Look around the room. Anything else around you that could be relevant? Maybe you weren't looking close enough! Tough, I wasn't :-p

Examine the keyboard. Already been done. Look underneath. Nothing.
Examine the piece of paper. Is there a light in the room? Hold it up against the light if you can, and see if anything appears! Tough, nothing new is discovered.

Try simply pressing enter. "Unable to accept answer."
Hmm...maybe nothing engraved = nothing needed to be inputted? Nice try actually!
Or is the LACK of info = another cryptic clue... No. Nice try!
Will we ever know?! Depends.

Nice try with all of these.
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examine the door very closely.
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Matelot Laptop Legally Acronym - is it something to do with combining previous answers?

try MLLA? or um llama?
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examine the door very closely. It's a door, what more do you want?

Matelot Laptop Legally Acronym - is it something to do with combining previous answers? It's some link between previous questions.

try MLLA? "Unable to accept answer" or um llama? "Unable to accept answer"
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try mll?
examine the door one more time; I am sure you missed something! : )
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try 7677, if that doesn't work, 76770

How about "NOTHING" or "EMPTY"?
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This just got very tough very quickly. There seems to be a running theme of friendship going on: China, Mate, Partner, Friend, Pal, Ally, Crony. Surely too many to be a coincidence. Is this on the right lines?
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try mll? Unable to accept answer.
examine the door one more time; I am sure you missed something! : ) I haven't.

try 7677, if that doesn't work, 76770 Unable to accept answer.

How about "NOTHING" or "EMPTY"? Unable to accept answer.

This just got very tough very quickly. There seems to be a running theme of friendship going on: China, Mate, Partner, Friend, Pal, Ally, Crony. Surely too many to be a coincidence. Is this on the right lines? YES. Alarm bells should be ringing now.
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Do we have to key in something that means "Friend" or "Friendship"? Maybe we actually have to type friend or friendship, try tht pls.

Type HELLO, or HI.

Since the error is unable to accept answer, is it an issue with the format? Is the answer alphanumeric? just numeric? Some other key on the keyboard? Case-sensitive?
Is it significant that this is the fifth door?
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Do we have to key in something that means "Friend" or "Friendship"? Maybe we actually have to type friend or friendship, try tht pls.

****SPOILER****

The door slides open, and your vision blurs, and sucks into a point far in the distance. You black out at that point. You then wake up. You then see...
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Damn, that ending gave me goosebumps!
Excellent puzzle! Can't wait for No. 4!
Gz Woodworm for aceing this one!
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Hopefully there'll be no cryptics in the next one.

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