On the Subject of Dr. Doctor

Bonus points if you can identify all of the references on this module!

Someone in the bomb factory infected the bomb with a deadly module. Check out the symptoms, diagnose the disease, give a prescription and schedule a follow-up.

Doing the Venn thing

Using the bomb's edgework, find a letter from the tables below.

Last SN evenBatteries < 2Batteries ≥ 2
even modulesodd moduleseven modulesodd modules
lit > unlittime > 50%3V64
time ≤ 50%QL1W
lit ≤ unlittime > 50%TI2S
time ≤ 50%GBRH
Last SN oddBatteries < 2Batteries ≥ 2
even modulesodd moduleseven modulesodd modules
lit > unlittime > 50%UK5X
time ≤ 50%PDZM
lit ≤ unlittime > 50%JCYN
time ≤ 50%FAOE

Doing the table thing

Disease Symptoms Treatment
A Alztimer’s Fever, Chills, Dizziness Minecraftazol
B Braintenance Headache, Sleepiness, Thirstiness Gr-Theta Autazine
C Color allergy Bloating, Cough, Diarrhea Tears of Tar
D Detonession Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever Residentevele
E Emojilepsy Headache, Muscle Cramp, Nausea Vitamin PUBG-12
F Foot and Morse Throat Irritation, Constipation, Foot Swelling Fortinite
G Gout of Life Hallucination, Cold Hands, Excessive Crying Scrapmechanol
H HRV Gas, Numbness, Loss of Smell Freddi-5
I Indicitis Bloating, Fever, Hallucination Forestamine
J Jaundry Disappearance of the Ears, Fever, Shortness of Breath λ-3
K Keypad stones Headache, Sleepiness, Fever Crushed Candy
L Legomania Cough, Excessive Crying, Muscle Cramp Supermariobromine
M Microcontusion Fever, Chills, Dizziness Q-Bertamin
N Narcolization Numbness, Constipation, Fatigue Vitamin Wii
O OCd Sleepiness, Dizziness, Thirstiness Astrodrosodale
P Piekinson’s Sleepiness, Cold Hands, Thirstiness Adlez DNA Knil
Q Quackgrounds Chills, Loss of Smell, Throat Irritation Nearwhisper
R Royal Flu Thirstiness, Fever, Headache Warcraftazol
S Seizure Siphor Constipation, Bloating, Hallucination Leega Ledgins
T Tetrinus Hallucination, Cold Hands, Dizziness No-Mercy
U Urinary LEDs Chills, Nausea, Numbness Assassine Cream
V Verticode Loss of Smell, Cold Hands, Sleepiness Cupcakes
W Widgeting Thirstiness, Cough, Fatigue GLa-doze
X XMAs Diarrhea, Sleepiness, Foot Swelling Ball of Cootie
Y Yes-no infection Gas, Throat Irritation, Muscle Cramp War-Med
Z Zooties Muscle Cramp, Constipation, Sleepiness CS-Go Lotion
1 Chronic Talk Throat Irritation, Cough, Foot Swelling Red Ded
2 Jukepox Sleepiness, Headache, Dizziness Solid Gear Metal
3 Neurolysis Foot Swelling, Excessive Crying, Nausea Vitamin BEAM
4 Perspective Loss Sleepiness, Bloating, Dizziness Waldohol
5 Orientitis Gas, Numbness, Loss of Smell Semtex
6 Huntington’s disease Cold Hands, Sleepiness, Throat Irritation Tetrisine

Look at the row containing the letter found in the previous step (the initial letter). If all of the symptoms are listed on the module, that’s the disease. Otherwise, move to the next adjacent row. If the initial letter is a vowel, move down; otherwise, move up the table.

Doing the flow chart thing

Every measurements made is in miligrams (mg) unless stated otherwise. If dose = 0, make it 1mg. If dose ≥ 1000mg, convert to grams (divide by 1000, round down).

Start 3/3, lit FRK, unlit TRN, FMN? Lit FRQ? Last # SN 2, 3, 5, 7? dose = 2g dose = distinct ports + # of modules No Cyanide, 420g Symptom “Fever”? “iPhone” module? dose = sum of alphabetic pos. of letters in indicators dose = solved*unsolved† dose = (first # SN) * (last # SN) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
†Do not consider needies.

Doing the date thing

  • 13/1
  • 30/1
  • 14/2
  • 1/4
  • 4/4
  • 12/4
  • 30/4
  • 11/5
  • 13/5
  • 27/5
  • 5/6
  • 25/6
  • 4/7
  • 16/7
  • 27/7
  • 28/7
  • 2/8
  • 20/8
  • 1/9
  • 2/9
  • 4/9
  • 11/9
  • 2/10
  • 16/10
  • 1/11
  • 11/11
  • 20/11
  • 7/12
  • 18/12

Submit the date that’s the closest to the day that the bomb is started on. If there’s a tie, choose the one that’s later in the year.