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This is because, the Banshee says, You start reading when, begin the night or day then, which I assume means start reading the clocks from the time where night and day end, which is 12:00.

Now, the closest to 12 is the second clock, which shows something close to 1:00, and the hour hand points to L. Next is the bottom right clock, whose hour hand points to U. And so on, checking where the hour hands of every clock point gives us LUCIFER.

@Percy Jackson is right. However, I think the rhymed instructions were intended to reveal a hidden message in the clocks, which would then give instructions for finding the password.

If you start at the top of each clock ("begin the night or day"), and read the letters going either clockwise or counterclockwise ("around the clock you read time"), you'll find a word hidden in each one, ignoring the extra letters. The words, put together, form the sentences "Arrange clocks increasing order time. Display hour" (I think). Though slightly ambiguous, this clue is supposed to indicate that after arranging the clocks in chronological order (1:00, 2:00 and so on), we must read ("display") the letter which each hour hand is pointing to. Doing so, we obtain the correct password, "Lucifer".

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TopNewestI think the answer is (b)LUCIFER

This is because, the Banshee says,

You start reading when, begin the night or day then, which I assume means start reading the clocks from the time where night and day end, which is 12:00.Now, the closest to 12 is the second clock, which shows something close to 1:00, and the hour hand points to L. Next is the bottom right clock, whose hour hand points to U. And so on, checking where the hour hands of every clock point gives us LUCIFER.

This is what I think @pratibha srivastava

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thanks for your solution

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No problem :)

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@Percy Jackson is right. However, I think the rhymed instructions were intended to reveal a hidden message in the clocks, which would then give instructions for finding the password.

If you start at the top of each clock ("begin the night or day"), and read the letters going either clockwise or counterclockwise ("around the clock you read time"), you'll find a word hidden in each one, ignoring the extra letters. The words, put together, form the sentences "Arrange clocks increasing order time. Display hour" (I think). Though slightly ambiguous, this clue is supposed to indicate that after arranging the clocks in chronological order (1:00, 2:00 and so on), we must read ("display") the letter which each hour hand is pointing to. Doing so, we obtain the correct password, "Lucifer".

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Oh, i see it now, nice!

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Thanks! You can also find other words mixed in just for fun, like "donuts". :)

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This is insightful !!thanks

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You're welcome!

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Can you guys help me solve this

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Did Technothlon occur now!? Or is this a previous year question?

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its 2016 paper's question

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it did take place in 2020 too,but it was in online mode

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