The 2020 Cryptex Mini Puzzle Hunt

An online puzzle hunt launching, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 8:00pm EST, the day before International Cryptex® Day.

GRAND PRIZE: Nevins Line Cryptex® Security Box

The Fourth Eye

Hints for Bonus 2: Title graphic

Hint 01 - Where to start?

Scan the title graphic. Some of the characters look different than the others, don't they?

Hint 02 - What am I not doing?

You're not anagramming. You're not extracting the letters that are different.

Hint 03 - What do I do with them?

The characters that are different are not more or less important than the others - just different. They are all important and required to get the answer.

Hint 04 - What does that mean?

Fun fact: “sans” means “without”.

Hint 05 - Still stuck on what that means?

You have two types of letters: serif and sans-serif. With and without. Yes and no.

Hint 06 - What's the extraction (part 1)?

There are exactly 20 characters (not including spaces) in the graphic.

Hint 08 - How do 06 and 07 help me?

You can split the 20 characters into 4 groups of 5.

Hint 09 - Still don't know what to do.

Convert the characters to binary (serif=1 and sans-serif=0). Split them into 5-bit binary. Conver to numbers and then get the corresponding letter of the alphabet.