The true message of this memo is contained in the expletives--everything else is either noise or hints to the solution method. Typing each expletive without holding the shift key ("shiftless") gives number sequences. Entering the number sequences on a telephone keypad would trace out a series of numbers that give the latitude of the next location. (The longitude was given by the success message on the debugging device.)

For example, !@%$%*& becomes 1254587, which traces a 3.

Decoding all the expletives you get the following:

!@%$%*&

1254587

3
@!$%*&

214587

2
!$%@*

14528

4
%$!@*&

541287

9
%*&!@%$

5871254

8
%$!@*&

541287

9
!@*

128

7
&!*@

7182

N

Answer: 32.49897N

 

Clue author: Walter Smith

 

 




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