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11th December 2023 at 2:16 pm #92620JakeParticipant
This took me a good long while to crack, and a good chunk of that was trying to find what this cipher is called!
I hope one of the folk involved posts what the name of the cipher is as well as the solution on Thursday. Even if it’s just a houseruled variant on the similar (but not the same) ciphers that my searches are getting me.11th December 2023 at 2:18 pm #92622ADRAParticipant
Can we please get some help. We are struggling very much
[Do read the tips published here in the forum (we have a couple more good ones to publish soon, too, and research classical ciphers on the web to see what you can find! Good luck, Harry]11th December 2023 at 2:18 pm #92565Cricket11Participant
Rolling a rock up a hill is hard11th December 2023 at 2:30 pm #92624f6exb_the_frenchyParticipant
At first I thought of a columnar transposition with alternating rising and descending columns.
I lost a lot of time.
[Nice idea though. Harry]11th December 2023 at 3:49 pm #92625xX0kr0nXxParticipant
Where are the hints please?
[The hints from other competitors on this forum thread have been so good we have just been posting them instead of our own hints, so read the thread carefully and see what you can glean! Best wishes and good luck, Harry]12th December 2023 at 10:56 am #92540JakeParticipant
My first thought on seeing the frequency analysis here was Vigenere. It’s not, but looking at even-numbered strings (strings of every 2nd letter, every 4th letter, etc) did reveal something about those letters.
As for the other half? No idea.12th December 2023 at 10:56 am #92618f6exb_the_frenchyParticipant
Imagine that Harry writes to Jodie:
Half of the letters are clear. There are still the “ups” to decipher.12th December 2023 at 10:56 am #92631DvorakParticipant
I’ve been thinking…
If Neo is The One, and he went for a climb up a hill, how many ones would be in the Matrix?12th December 2023 at 11:04 am #92639cleverdumbParticipant
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.
– Poem by Christina Rossetti12th December 2023 at 4:59 pm #92645Sharpy201Participant
what is the decipher still haven’t figured it out12th December 2023 at 9:45 pm #92648frazza238Participant
Over the HILL and far away, the solution to 9A comes your way.12th December 2023 at 10:51 pm #92650The_Letter_WrigglerParticipant
How many for the hill? They go up 2 by 2 lets count, one, erm one, ho and another one! Crazy? But now you get to read what you want!21st December 2023 at 11:52 am #92845yann2023Participant
Can someone post a more precise hint to describe what is that cypher
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