Thief/Safecracking 101

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Safecracking

Safecracking is an interesting hobby, and the purview of the safecrackers specilisation. The crack command is only available to thieves who have 90+ levels of covert.lockpick.safes. A set of cracking tools is needed to crack a safe. Other tools may also be required. There are different types of safes out there and they are generally hidden. Ankh-Morpork is unique in the fact that many of them are not hidden at all.

Some of the tools required include:

  • A small mirror Bligh Earcrusher's exclusive shop (North half of Park Lane, Ankh-Morpork)
  • A drill A lumberyard on Dimwell Street (South half of Dimwell street, Ankh-Morpork)
  • Rubber gloves Can be "purchased" at A Hai Kee Hai Waste Management (North end of the Street of One Thousand Water Buffalo, Bes Pelargic)
  • Crowbar A lumberyard on Dimwell Street (South half of Dimwell street, Ankh-Morpork)
  • A hefty hammer

There are a number of safes on the disc


Panel safes

They consist of 3x3 grid, 7 letters, and 5 wires. You need to draw a grid on excel (3x3). you need to find out 3 things: the right wire, the right grid, the right letter, there is only 1 combination. each time you try connecting a wire, you have to move a slide, if you dont move a slide, you wont be able to tell. Each time you connect a wire, it will either tell you if the wire is wrong, or if the letter is not needed, or of the grid is not needed. Cross them out 1 by 1 until you connect the right wire to the right letter to the right grid (you have to slide the letter to the right grid once you find the right grid)


3 dial tumblers

If you type dctest as per below, it shows you what number is roughly the right 3 digits to to open it. (you have to input the aliases below)

Anyway, here is a set of aliases that can help to crack a tumbler dial safe.

alias dc: turn dial clockwise to
alias dcc: turn dial anticlockwise to
alias dtest: dc 0;frimble Tumbler Safe Cracking;dcc 20;dcc 40;frimble 0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9;dcc 60;dcc 80;dcc 0
alias dtry: dc $1$;dcc $2$;dc $3$;dcc $1$;dc $2$;dcc $3$;dc $1$;dcc $3$;dc $2$;dcc $1$;dc $3$;dcc $2$;dc $1$;open safe

The clicks on the dots are the location of the answer. See below, the scale 0 to 9 then 0 to 9, above the 20 to 40. That corrosponds to the lock. For e.g if its 20 to 40, then the scale above, the 0 is 20, the 1 is 21, the second 0 is 30 etc.


Tumbler Safe Cracking
.................................................................CCliCClick.....
You turn the dial anticlockwise from 0 to 20.
.....CCliCClick......CCliCClick.................................................
You turn the dial anticlockwise from 20 to 40.
0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
................................................................................
You turn the dial anticlockwise from 40 to 60.
[Capita enters Discworld]
................................................................................
You turn the dial anticlockwise from 60 to 80.
A recruit trudges in and promptly faints.
................................................................................
You turn the dial anticlockwise from 80 to 0.


As you can see, the first line: 

0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0   1   2  3   4   5   6   '''7'''   8   9

.................................................................CCliCClick.....

You turn the dial anticlockwise from 0 to 20.
'''which means its on number 17'''

and the 2nd line:  
0   1   '''2'''  3   4   5   '''6'''   7   8   9   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

.....CCliCClick......CCliCClick.................................................

You turn the dial anticlockwise from 20 to 40.

indicates 22 and 26 (dial is between 20 and 40)

so you just type dtry 17 22 26 and hey presto :)



6 dial combination

Use this alias: dc1 dial combinations $1$ $2$ $3$ $4$ $5$ $6$;press button

This puzzle is essentially like mastermind but you only get 12 tries. Do not use any solvers or apps or programs as this is against the rules!