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Old 01-24-2013, 07:01 AM
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I have an unbelievably hard cryptogram. Any help would be great.

TT wkoo ohe TkrFer hOai FSe fnnl eB Fcdoeole.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:36 PM
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I have an unbelievably hard cryptogram. Any help would be great.

TT wkoo ohe TkrFer hOai FSe fnnl eB Fcdoeole.
I'll start explaining - the answer is at the bottom if you want to just see it.

Actually, it's pretty simple if you've seen one's like this. It's a single
transposition. And this one even has the columns in the proper order.
Note the letter distribution is good and that the capitals seem like
good word starters - that should suggest a transposition. I counted
36 letters and so tried a 6x6 first - like so:

TTwkoo
oheTkr
FerhOa
iFSefn
nleBFc
doeole

The text is now down columns, which could be in any order, but here they
are in the correct order - left-to-right. And it's a lot easier to read the columns with
a fixed-width font/editor (I used Notepad) than the variable spacing font here.


To Find The Flower Seek The Book Of Florance.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:49 PM
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Note to anyone noticing I was much more helpful :

1) this request wasn't a challenge
2) it was a classic cipher that people typically can solve with "paper and pencil"
3) it didn't seem like a school assignment

Hey, Nero is this from a book or are you on a treasure hunt or something?
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:46 AM
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It is part of a game I play. Thank you so much for the help.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:33 AM
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OMG, Fred, you are really good at cyphering!

I agree with your reasons for helping. This wasn't some annoying "I made this code, let's see who can break it first" thing. And he didn't get belligerent when no one responded at first. Good job with the code.
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