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Help with Mission 6A

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  • #87322
    Enigma_X
    Participant

    Hello Harry,

    I am the leader of a team. I am trying to solve Mission 6A but I could not find any clues. It says that it’s the same as Mission 5A but I cannot see any obvious links. Could you help?

    Mr. Y

    #87332
    Harry
    Keymaster

    I will allow suitable clues to this now, so if anyone wants to try their hand at one, have a go! Harry

    #87337
    Rhydwen
    Participant

    If you aren’t having any success with the start, have a look at the end. That may prove an easier target.

    #87342
    BobD
    Participant

    2538 characters – it will help if you factorise this number.

    #87343
    professor-count
    Participant

    I’m also struggling with this one. I think I have tried the techniques from the last week, I’ve also tried looking at the end but I can not see what I am missing. Please, if anyone else has any more hints I would be eternally grateful.

    #87347
    madness
    Participant

    Have you tried to brute-force it? There are only 6! possible keys. Oops! Did I say too much?

    #87348
    madness
    Participant

    If you look closely at the ciphertext, you might see traces of words. Follow the tracks and you can get to a solution.

    #87355
    BobD
    Participant

    There aren’t that many Js

    #87374
    Mattyrat2027
    Participant

    Assuming I’m not completely on the wrong track (do correct me if so), would it be permitted to reveal whether it is written/read by columns/rows or rows/columns etc.

    Thanks

    #87378
    madness
    Participant

    rows/rows

    key: 5,3,0,1,2,4
    keyword: TRACES or TRACKS

    #87380
    Mattyrat2027
    Participant

    Thanks @madness.
    I got close with 254310 (giving some nearly completed words) but there were still incorrect letters. I must be doing something wrong with 530124, as it doesn’t seem any more solved.
    Any more tips please?

    #87383
    f6exb
    Participant

    @Mattyrat
    At the end, something look like “crypt”, “decrypt” or “decrypted”.
    OURY DGRYP CTE
    As there is only one “E” in the last 12 characters, it’s not “decrypted”.

    #87384
    Mattyrat2027
    Participant

    @f6exb @madness
    Thanks for your help, where I went wrong was that I had reversed the ciphertext (not sure why I had done that, perhaps a misinterpretation of another tip). Thanks again, it’s satisfying to see everything fall in place.

    #87385
    madness
    Participant

    @RAT, maybe you are working with the inverse permutation.

    #87390
    Mattyrat2027
    Participant

    I take this to mean that if I use the reverse key with the reverse ciphertext I get a result?

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