On the Subject of Type Racer

Increase your typing speed while racing against others... or in this case, racing against the bomb.

The defuser will see a keyboard, a screen, a timer, a green and a red button. The defuser must read out the keys on the keyboard to the expert, who then must deduce which seven-letter word the defuser has to input. Then, the defuser must press the green button to start racing the car to type the word. The defuser may press the red button to delete the last letter. The timer will slowly decrease, and the defuser must input the correct word before the timer runs out.

Every time a letter is typed, the letters on the keys will randomly shuffle.

  • If the defuser types in the wrong word, the timer will reset and a strike will be earned.
  • If the defuser fails to type the word within the timer, the timer will reset and a strike will be earned.

If a strike is earned, a new word must be found.

First, the defuser must find the letter ‘A’, and tell the expert which row it is in: first, second, third, fourth, or fifth.

Then, the expert must go through one of the five tables and decipher which word the defuser must type by checking each letter.

If the ‘A’ is in the first row:
If Button 1 in this row comes earlier in the alphabet than Button 2: If Button 1 in this row comes later in the alphabet than Button 2:
If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3: If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3:
Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4
4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5
F1 A8 C1 E0 D6 G7 B5 F8 H4 G8 B0 H8 E4 G9 C9 B3
If the ‘A’ is in the second row:
If Button 1 in this row comes earlier in the alphabet than Button 2: If Button 1 in this row comes later in the alphabet than Button 2:
If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3: If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3:
Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4
4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5
A6 H2 B4 C8 F7 E3 C3 F2 A3 D7 E5 A7 G6 C2 H3 D5
If the ‘A’ is in the third row:
If Button 1 in this row comes earlier in the alphabet than Button 2: If Button 1 in this row comes later in the alphabet than Button 2:
If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3: If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3:
Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4
4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5
B2 D2 G5 C7 A4 H5 E2 H1 C6 G0 F9 B1 D4 F6 E6 B6
If the ‘A’ is in the fourth row:
If Button 1 in this row comes earlier in the alphabet than Button 2: If Button 1 in this row comes later in the alphabet than Button 2:
If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3: If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3:
Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4
4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5
D0 F5 E1 D3 E7 A5 D8 G1 A0 F0 B8 H7 A2 H0 H6 C4
If the ‘A’ is in the fifth row: (The sixth button is irrelevant)
If Button 1 in this row comes earlier in the alphabet than Button 2: If Button 1 in this row comes later in the alphabet than Button 2:
If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3: If Button 2 comes earlier than Button 3: If Button 2 comes later than Button 3:
Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4 Btn 3 < Btn 4 Btn 3 > Btn 4
4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5 4 < 5 4 > 5
B7 D1 G2 C5 G4 A1 E8 F3 F4 B9 D9 G3 H9 A9 E9 C0

Now, with the given letter-number code, find your word in this table. This word is what the defuser must type.

A B C D E F G H
1 equator grounds nursery confine rainbow fantasy assault payment
2 nervous distort concern academy loyalty compact impound tourist
3 inflate funeral breathe project storage primary attract horizon
4 sweater passive capture graphic forward holiday descent section
5 ceiling install mislead retired provoke thirsty freedom abandon
6 confuse kitchen recruit related exploit scatter battery wrestle
7 musical elegant extract tension serious perfect laundry illness
8 benefit peasant welfare strange history thought harvest teacher
9 harmful reptile impress wording soldier highway contain brother
0 alcohol healthy lecture venture startup miracle virtual caramel