GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Hieroglyphic Trouble – Solution

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Wormhole_electromagneticWormhole_electromagneticGregory Eifler saves the day and correctly solves the puzzle for a $50 gift code to ThinkGeek! (I’m guessing by the volume of answers submitted that folks were slow to get back to the grind after the New Year’s holiday.) Thanks to all who submitted answers. Check the solution after the jump for your coupon code for $10 off of your next ThinkGeek purchase of $30 or more.


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Young Zed has been playing with his father’s wormhole generator.
Flipping the wrong dial, he now finds himself stranded on a strangely advanced planet – sans generator – where the people do not look one another in the eye and do all of their speaking on portable devices they carry everywhere. They seem to have a machine similar to dad’s wormhole generator but he cannot get anyone’s attention to help him use it. To activate it, he must enter the proper sequence of the following hieroglyphs on a partially completed keypad:


He has surmised that all five hieroglyphs must appear in each row and column.

How does Zed place the hieroglyphs so that all five are in each row and column?


Zed quickly punches in the symbols for a quick return home thusly:


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