Jan
25
2012

Sure you can do it!

There’s even a free hint.

 

 

Q YDNWYK VS WIK KTQK QO WXXINVDY VS BWVOB KW XTQUUDOBD

 

CDJWXYQK QUUMSWO SXTHQYKP VO KTD NQ-13 NYVJQYM.  KTVS VS

 

BYDQK ODHS – LWY YDNIEUVXQOS – EIK V CWO’K HQOK KW CW KWW

 

JIXT KW CVSXWIYQBD KTD BYWIN LYWJ XWJNUDKDUM JIXAVOB IN

 

KTD CDJWXYQKS’ QUYDQCM SUVJ XTQOXDS WL KQAVOB EQXA KTD

 

TWISD WL YDNYDSDOKQKVGDS, SW V QJ BWVOB KW DOXYMNK

 

KTVS JDSSQBD.  WEGVWISUM, VL MWI QYD YDQCVOB VK KTDO MWI

 

AOWH KTQK VK HQS Q LQVYUM SKYQVBTKLWYHQYC XVNTDY,

 

QOMHQM.

 

(QCC Q ‘TKKN’ QK KTD EDBVOOVOB QOC Q ‘TKJ’ QK KTD DOC WL

 

KTD KDRK EDUWH LWY KTD UVOA.)

 

 

25MDQYSWLNYWBYQJJVOB.XWJ.LIO.XVNTDYS

8 Comments

  • Doug Stewart says:

    It’s not ROT-13, nor ROT-17.

    Hmm.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Dude. I’m not going to make it THAT easy. This is meant to be at the level of the Crypto-quote thing that used to be in the paper when I was growing up; so none of the games that people can play with even simple ciphers. 🙂

  • Doug Stewart says:

    Also: brain slugs or Cthulhu?

  • xander_drax says:

    Anybody from OWS running for office has got to be good news for us.

    (decoded in about 5 min with paper and pen.)

  • Neil Stevens says:

    I’d given up when I couldn’t reconcile NQ-13 with anything I knew that fit that pattern. i thought it must be a Vigenere cipher or something, and while that’s not hard to break, it was more effort than I was willing to put in.

    Then the comments made me realize what it was, I tried again, and the word *after* that broke it wide open.

  • Loved it. Great fun and helped me stave off the after-lunch drowsiness!

  • qixlqatl says:

    I found NQ-13 a dead giveaway, in this context, especially since the value for Q I could establish immediately. I started doing the daily cryptoquote after I read “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” when I was 8 or 9 and continued until I could read them like clear text about a third of the time. At that point, I figured I had probably reprogrammed my brain past the point of normal function….
    Yeah, pretty sure that ‘normal function’ thing is gone by the boards. 😉

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