6accdae13eff7i3l9n4o4qrr4s8t12ux's Trifle


author: Will Earley

The solution of this problem involves anagrams. Searching for '6accdae13eff7i3l9n4o4qrr4s8t12ux' on Google reveals it to be a form of proof-of-priority hash used by Newton to protect his theorem of calculus. (I can't remember the context, but trifle was also a reference to Newton for some obscure anecdote.) The procedure is to sort the letters in the phrase and then run-length encode them. Each list item is a result of this procedure, but for solvability it's applied only to individual words.

Solving each reveals the following quotes, and Google provides the authors:

The authors' surnames spell out EUCLID, the final answer.