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Great fun...thanks!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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If this is a bit confusing to some or cryptoquotes are new to you; you may wish to try the link below to get a feel for them. It is a rather easy puzzle with the names of common soda drinks encrypted.

http://www.threadbender.com/cryptoquiz.html

Once you get the hang of it you will start to notice patterns in the cryptoquotes such as: ARWA which is a 4 letter word that begins and ends with the same letter, so in this case this word is most likely 'that'. When I do this online I look for encrypted words 'that' and 'people' patterns as most quotes are about people. In our case you will most likely see a lot of 'magicians' or 'magic' encrypted words. Once you figure out a few words the rest is normal sentence context patterns.

For the record I suck at Crosswords but I pick up patterns easily. So I will keep this up as long as we have players.
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NM N FVE'W MVVG OVX, N'U EVW FVNEY UO TVR KQ K UKYNBNKE. NM N UKCH OVX MHHG MVVGNQP, N'U EVW FVNEY UO TVR KQ K PXUKE RHNEY.

THAAO KEFAXQ
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On Dec 30, 2016, Salguod Nairb wrote:
NM N FVE'W MVVG OVX, N'U EVW FVNEY UO TVR KQ K UKYNBNKE. NM N UKCH OVX MHHG MVVGNQP, N'U EVW FVNEY UO TVR KQ K PXUKE RHNEY.

THAAO KEFAXQ


Thanks for the fun, Brian. I skipped the two previous, but I had a moment this morning. I quite like this sentiment, and need to remember to take it to heart in my posting at the Café.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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If this is a bit confusing to some or cryptoquotes are new to you; you may wish to try the link below to get a feel for them. It is a rather easy puzzle with the names of common soda drinks encrypted.

http://www.threadbender.com/cryptoquiz.html

Once you get the hang of it you will start to notice patterns in the cryptoquotes such as: ARWA which is a 4 letter word that begins and ends with the same letter, so in this case this word is most likely 'that'. When I do this online I look for encrypted words 'that' and 'people' patterns as most quotes are about people. In our case you will most likely see a lot of 'magicians' or 'magic' encrypted words. Once you figure out a few words the rest is normal sentence context patterns.

For the record I suck at Crosswords but I pick up patterns easily. So I will keep this up as long as we have players.


On harder ones, in particular, it's good to count the letters used and be aware of the letter frequency in English. "E" is the most common letter in the Engłish language. I'm sure the frequency table has changed since I looked at it as a kid, but at the top, it was something like ETAONRS
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I'm sure the frequency table has changed since I looked at it as a kid, but at the top, it was something like ETAONRS

In Gödel, Escher, Bach there is a character whose name is Etaoin Shrdlu.
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I'm sure the frequency table has changed since I looked at it as a kid, but at the top, it was something like ETAONRS

In Gödel, Escher, Bach there is a character whose name is Etaoin Shrdlu.



That's one great book.

Hofstadter's contracrostipunctus acrostically....
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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S PSBMJMSL MY SL SJEIX KCSZMLB EVH KSXE IU S PSBMJMSL.

NHSL HRBHLH XIDHXE-VIROML
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Ha! Easiest one yet! Thanks again, Brian!
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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XKYYC JVQ CVKB MG MXV DGGU PGHNF KM JGM EVBC AKDSWKH, FMSHH... AKC CGZB KBDZAVJMF JVEVB QKSEVB KJU KHH GP CGZB PZMZBV IKJF IV FXGBM.

FKHDZGU JKSBI
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It makes sense to me in a magic forum. It is very well played sir.
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BXH`Z CTVS IHJCUXOZTHZ ZYJHDP JCUXOZTHZ.

BTJ FSOHXH
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Continue?
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Below is a cryptoquote. If you are unfamiliar with cryptoquotes, you have to decipher the words below where each letter represents another. As in example: J may equal M - which it doesn't but you get the gist. The bottom word is the author. If you need a hint I will post one later, but for now let's see how you do.

ZDCA L ILERBRLA UCYJ NVH AVYRBC JVICYDRAE VA NVHX VZA, DRJ URC OCBVICJ RIGCACYXLOUC.

YCUUCX


I have not read the entire thread yet. Although I'm certain others have solved this. "L" was helpful, but what clinched it was the name of the magician making the quote. I had two false starts, but once I figured out who "YCUUCK" was, it was smooth sailing.

I haven't done one of these for years! Thanks.
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YKCPECO SJ OSDA FHOKJ SJ AEZ RSD HD PCEDF EP YKEYBK AEZ XED'F TDEN.

BSDRK IZCFED
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Shouldn't that read:

TGGN://FFF.GTMXCVLJJCHM.JKX/HKUQXR/DLMFGKNLJ.NTN?HKUQX=62&GKNLJ=629832#0?
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Yes, sorry--I was a spoil sport.
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Continue?


If you don't mind putting them together. It's certainly more constructive than banning people or coming up with questions! Smile
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CIXCEI EHPI LIHOR UXXEIM LZ Q RIOJEIFQO.

OQJI EIHCNHR
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