GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Dash Dot Dash

Reading through the past week’s puzzle submissions, I once again heard a tapping sound… of course, this time, I recognized it as my dog Monty’s wagging tail rap-tapping the door as he was pleading with me to go for a walk. After our walk in the neighborhood, I was able to address the puzzle and review what was sent in.

The puzzle this past week was simple in statement — please provide a response to the following question:
-... .-- -. -.-. .--- --.- .-.. ..-. .--- ... -. .--- .-. --.- -.-. ..-. --.- ..-. -.-- ..-. -.. ... .--- ..- -.-. ..- .--- --.- ..-. .-- --.- ..-. --.

My apologies that the HTML rendering done by our content management software created a few ellipsis or m-dash characters from the code. Note to self: in the future, be sure to use “code” tags when entering, well, code.

A brief search for an online morse code decoder got most people to:
BW NCJQ LFJS NJR QCF QFYFDSJUC UJQFWQFG
which, cycling through a cipher or two gets you to:
IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE TELEGRAPH PATENTED?

SamuelFBMorse

A quick Wikipedia search found either 1837 or 1840, and both were most graciously accepted as correct. While there were multiple correct submissions, congratulations to Tom Callaway, winner of this week’s $50 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. Thank you to everyone that sent in a response, and keep a sharp eye out for this week’s puzzle!

Judd Schorr

About Judd Schorr

Judd is a life long IT and math geek, currently adding value in the area of digital analytics. Dad to both Max and Nora, who frequently star in the puzzles he writes for GeekDad, his dear wife Allison has learned to tolerate the constant puns.

Judd Schorr

About Judd Schorr

Judd is a life long IT and math geek, currently adding value in the area of digital analytics. Dad to both Max and Nora, who frequently star in the puzzles he writes for GeekDad, his dear wife Allison has learned to tolerate the constant puns.

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