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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2016, 04:05:08 PM »
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 05:19:01 PM »
My first attempt failed.  Unfortunately I'm working until 10 p.m. tonight, so I won't have a chance to look at it much tonight.
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2016, 05:35:17 PM »
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2016, 06:00:16 PM »
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 06:22:57 PM »
Did you mean to drop a digit halfway through on this one?  Your spacing rules are also inconsistent, but that combined with your other error may have helped me find the answer.
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 07:45:21 PM »
YRHSH ZYYAM UYOO JBG IF GOGRD UEGXL YQH OHE OBIB
DXFPE SCDGK CHZ OHHEYQ MBT WODRDH OHE

Hint - Neither Tommy Tutone no the ruler of Rome could solve this cipher, but perhaps if they combined efforts......
Hint 2 - See previous puzzles.  Spaces do NOT count as characters for this one.

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2016, 08:08:19 AM »
Did you mean to drop a digit halfway through on this one?  Your spacing rules are also inconsistent, but that combined with your other error may have helped me find the answer.
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Sorry about that, great recovery. You always read about the code breakers, but never about the code writers. It's harder than it looks to make sure everything lines up.
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2016, 09:36:31 AM »
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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2016, 11:04:05 AM »
Yeah I do everything in Excel, which is great for cycling through different codes, but awful at processing strings.

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 10:28:08 PM »
Let me know if I need to provide more detailed hints.  I have no clue of the limit of people's decryption skills, or whether anyone here is going to suffer through a pencil and paper method when they should be using a computer.

And if anyone is completely lost, I'd highly recommend checking out The Code Book by Simon Singh.  Trying the challenges in the back of that book was a pick step up for me from the occasional cryptoquote in the newspaper.

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2016, 06:57:13 AM »
Let me know if I need to provide more detailed hints.  I have no clue of the limit of people's decryption skills, or whether anyone here is going to suffer through a pencil and paper method when they should be using a computer.

And if anyone is completely lost, I'd highly recommend checking out The Code Book by Simon Singh.  Trying the challenges in the back of that book was a pick step up for me from the occasional cryptoquote in the newspaper.

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2016, 08:48:19 AM »
Try a caesar shift I top of that

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2016, 10:30:24 AM »
Let me know if I need to provide more detailed hints.  I have no clue of the limit of people's decryption skills, or whether anyone here is going to suffer through a pencil and paper method when they should be using a computer.

And if anyone is completely lost, I'd highly recommend checking out The Code Book by Simon Singh.  Trying the challenges in the back of that book was a pick step up for me from the occasional cryptoquote in the newspaper.

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2016, 10:45:31 AM »
Try a caesar shift I top of that

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Re: Cryptography Game
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2016, 10:48:34 AM »
OK. I used a primary shift of 8675309 then a Caesarian shift of 19 to solve. Did the 19 have significance?
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