# モーティン・マイズの第2の謎めいたギャラリー

Despite finding Mortin Myes’ First
Cryptic Gallery
fairly simple to decipher, I must confess that
his second one had me completely stumped.
Once again, there were three paintings, and this cryptic gallery
was given the rather enigmatic subtitle ‘Evolution of Maze’.

ギャラリーの最初の絵を複製したものを以下に示します。ギャラリーの2番目の絵は、単純に同じ迷路で、トポロジー的には、1つの小さな美的差異を除いてすべて同じです。荒くなったら二枚目の絵を用意します！

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おそらく役に立たないヒント：

すべてのテキストは、Mortinの迷路法を使用してエンコードすることができます。

おそらく役に立つヒント：

Mortinの方法を知ったら、数秒で同様の迷路を読むことができます。

ベストアンサー

It’s as if the mystery number were spelled out in crayon on the
backing of the frame. (It isn’t, but might look like this,
demonstrating that care must have gone into getting the real
picture to be so mazey.)

### Evolution of \$scriptsizeraise-1exrlapwedgekern.1em\$a Solution: a lesson in \$scriptsizeraise-1exrlapwedge\$&hairsp;lateral&hairsp; &hairsp;diagonal vertical thinking

Stage 1. Goodbye, vertical thinking. Hello,
“lateral” thinking. Detect a number, barely.

LeppyR64 and
powersupply
presented valuable art critiques and puzzle-poser TheGreatEscaper

commented/hinted
that the underlying portrayal system is
directly graphical.

LeppyR64 made a 180° overlay that reinforces the regularity of
vertical bars and powersupply pointed out how much information is
redundant, all of which leads to a focus on horizontal (lateral)
bars/gaps and to a disregard of vertical bars. Looks like the
mystery number is 5039.

Stage 2. Hello, diagonal thinking.

Perhaps vertical bars have something to say after all, as
diagonals creep along them into place.

This became crystal clear from M Oehm’s insight that deserves a
post of its own but has generously been donated to this one.

“I think you could overlay a diamond grid over the maze, so that
the nodes of that grid are the midpoints of the vertical walls.
Then use only the segments in that grid that cross a gap: Like this. That also explains why there
are no adjoining vertical walls: The grid is like a checkerboard
and only every other cell has a node.”
– M Oehm

Couldn’t resist depicting an interpretation beneath that “like this” image.

Stage 3. welcome back, vertical thinking!

By combining the above progress with poser’s revelations in
Not
Quite Wrap-up: The Half-Making Of Mortin Myes’ Second Cryptic
Gallery
, we can see how the pertinent information is
completely vertical after all. We can also see how
the interpretation so far would be half stymied by a minor change
in one secret digit.

The painting’s maze walls are better understood as being thicker
while corridors become thinner to match. Those horizontal
gaps attended earlier are now vertical
passages. A diagonal grid thus has each diamond/square
being crossed either horizontally or vertically, by either a wall
or a corridor. All vertical crossings, of
either kind
, become highlighted pixels.

Check marks (\$smallcheckmark\$) denote gaps that were interpreted
successfully so far. Question marks (?) denote
gaps that would have failed to be understood if digit
3 were rendered slightly differently.

Commemorative postcard