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dr chutney
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It's been a good ten months since our annonymous, but highly deadly villain, last threatened the city, but he's back!!

He's a left a signature high explosive device with the obligatory clock ticking down.

Attached to the bomb is a keyboard with a small display screen. A cursor flashes, waiting for input. You just know that if you type in the wrong word - kaboom!

As usual he's left you a clue. On a piece of paper he has written two lines of text:

Christopher Latham Sholes

X V Y I E T A D W R A D

Good luck with your mission. I'll just stand back, a mile or three, and wait ...
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I,ll have a guess, CURSES, mike
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B M U O X V W R!

Was "CURS-or flash-ES" intentional?
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Ahhh .....the keyboard.
dr chutney
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Drat and double drat! I would have got away with it if it hadn't have been for Mike Paris, secret agent.

Obviously far too easy. It is to do with the QWERTY keyboard. Take each pair of letters and look on the keyboard for the letter in between that pair. Thus C falls between X and V.

It goes without saying that our homicidal villain will return. Until next time ...
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Suddenly, the screen flashes, "You got on but there is another a back up bomb. Try this own for size. TICK TICK


with a new crytic clue, It's again 2 lines of text

HOPE YOU READ LEFT TO RIGHT, OTHERWISE IT'LL BE A VERY SHORT NIGHT

62 51 91 41 93 52 -2 71 21 12 41 63 81 63 52
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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Jonathan Townsend
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Ascii?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
RiffClown
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I thought about that but passed. This is much less obvious..

Clue 2 words, break is between 71 and 21

Copycat bomber topic is posted.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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