On the Subject of Not Morsematics

Get it? Because it uses neither morse nor maths! I'll see myself out...

  • Five letters are being received on loop, with a pause between repeats of the loop.
  • Only a thin section of each letter is shown at a time, progressing from top to bottom.
  • The transmitted letters can be unscrambled to form a five letter word from the list in this manual.
  • Use the transmitted word (TX) and the unscrambled word (UX), to determine the two suborders, use the first match for each.
  • Pressing the button on the right will open the hatch, revealing four distinctly coloured tetromino shaped keys, and start a 60 second timer.
    The transmission is paused for the duration the hatch is open.
  • Using the pieces present, construct the master command:
    • Remove the shapes and colours that are not present from the suborders.
    • Use the first matching rule to combine the suborders into a single sequence.
  • For each overriding rule that applies, swap the corresponding pairs of digits in the master command in the order they apply.
  • Enter the final sequence by pressing the matching keys in order, and submit the sequence with the button on the right.
  • If the timer counts down to zero, the sequence that has been entered thus far is automatically submitted.
  • If the submitted sequence is incorrect, the keys will regenerate the next time the hatch is opened.
Overrides
ConditionSwap inputs
There are no Violet or O pieces1 and 8
There is a Magenta S or Z piece2 and 3
There is a Cyan or Yellow I piece4 and 6
There are no Red or Blue pieces3 and 5
There are no L or J pieces2 and 7
There is a Blue O or T piece4 and 7
There are no Green pieces1 and 5
There is no I piece6 and 8
ConditionShape Suborder
TX is in either alphabetical
or reverse alphabetical order.
JZTOSLI
A consecutive pair of transmitted letters are
alphabetically adjacent.
TLZIJOS
No consecutive pairs of transmitted letters are
further than nine letters apart alphabetically.
OJILTSZ
Exactly one letter from TX is
in the same position in UX.
ZOLJIST
The first letter in TX is a vowel.SZOTLIJ
The last letter of TX is a vowel.LSJZOTI
No letters from TX are in the same position in UX.OTZJILS
ElseIJZTOSL

ConditionColour Suborder
TX is either identical to UX or UX in reverse.BVGYCRM
A vowel in TX is in the same position as in UX.RMVCGBY
The third letter in TX and UX are the same.CMRYGBV
The first letter in TX is the last in UX
or the last letter in TX is the first in UX.
YGMVBCR
The last letter of UX is a vowel or Y.GVBCRYM
The first letter of UX is a vowel or Y.BRGMYVC
A consonant in TX is in the same position in UX.GYMCVBR
ElseVMRBGCY

  • ABCD refers to the remaining inputs of the shape suborder, in order.
  • 1234 refers to the remaining inputs of the colour suborder, in order.
ConditionMaster Command
If the serial number contains a transmitted letter.A1B2C3D4
If the label of any lit indicator on the bomb contains a transmitted letter.12AB34CD
If the label of any unlit indicator on the bomb contains a transmitted letter.AB12CD34
If there are no indicators on the bomb.1A2B3C4D
If there are fewer than 4 AA batteries on the bomb.1234ABCD
ElseABCD1234

Word List

ABORTAFTERAGONYALIGNAMONGAMBERANGSTAZURE
BAKERBAYOUBEACHBLACKBOGUSBOXESBRASHBUDGE
CABLECAULKCHIEFCLOVECODEXCRAZECRISPCRUEL
DECOYDEPTHDISCODITCHDOUGHDRAWSDREAMDWARF
EARLYEIGHTELBOWENJOYEPOCHEQUIPEVICTEXACT
FACETFALSEFIBREFJORDFLAKEFLAWSFRESHFUNGI
GENUSGHOSTGLOBEGOURDGRAPHGRAVYGROWSGUIDE
HAIKUHAVOCHELIXHERTZHONEYHOTELHUMIDHYDRA
IAMBSICHORIMAGEINDEXINGOTIRATEIRONSITCHY
JACKSJAUNTJERKYJIVESJOKERJOUSTJUICEJUMBO
KANJIKAPUTKENDOKETCHKLUTZKNAVEKNOWSKUGEL
LARGELAWNSLAYERLIMBOLOCUSLOUSYLUNCHLYRIC
MACHOMAGICMAYORMAZESMERCYMIXERMOTIFMUSIC
NEXUSNICHENIGHTNODALNOTCHNOVELNURSENYMPH
OCEANOFTENOGHAMOLIVEOMEGAONSETORBITOTHER
PANICPHONEPIANOPIVOTPLUMBPOLARPRAWNPRISM
QOPHSQUACKQUALMQUERYQUINTQUIRKQUITSQUOTA
RADIXRAINYRECONRHYMERIVALROASTROUNDRULES
SALTYSCARFSCHWASHAPESIXTYSPIKYSQUIDSTRAW
TABLETAWNYTHIRDTILDETOPICTORUSTRENDTWEAK
UMBRAUNARYUNBOXUNCLEUNIFYUNZIPUPSETURBAN
VAULTVENOMVIDEOVINYLVIXENVOICEVOLTSVOWEL
WAFERWEIRDWHELKWITCHWORMSWOVENWRATHWRONG
XENIAXERICXYLEMXYSTI
YACHTYEARSYIELDYODELYOLKSYOUNGYOUTHYOWLS
ZEALSZEBRAZEROSZESTYZILCHZINGYZLOTYZONED

Appendix: Letter Transmissions

ABCDE
FGHIJ
KLMNO
PQRST
UVWXY
Z

Appendix: Tetris Pieces

IJZTOSL