Alan Turing: Have you unlocked the secret Google doodle message?

Cracking the sixth puzzle

Your final exam.

Here we are, the final challenge! 

How to solve Turing puzzle #6:

In the top line, choose the "if" command with a 0 and then make the second yellow symbol a 0.

Down below, make the first yellow symbol into a 1 and then select the "if" command with a 1.

Hit green arrow and you're done! Well, almost. Google will run through all of your previous answers and then bring you to a search page full of Alan Turing results. From there, if you click the Google icon in the top-left corner, you'll return to the Google home page. Click the green arrow again, and Google will bring up a whole new set of puzzles. Warning: They are a lot harder.

Happy number crunching.

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Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to

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