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« on: Jan 23rd, 2009, 6:35pm »
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I do not know how to solve such a puzzle, especially without rules.  Anyone have any ideas or answers?
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 23rd, 2009, 8:06pm »
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To start, you could try simple Rot13. (Negative in this case.)
 
Or make a histogram of letter frequencies to check if it is a simple alphabetic substitution code.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 2:42am »
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I can't do this. Wow, I think this puzzle just might be impossible.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 2:54am »
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Hmm, I'm fairly sure I had made a post here.
 
But yes, this puzzle is most likely impossible unless you can read the mind of whoever came up with it.
It is almost certainly not a substitution cipher, and there's really not a clue of how to approach it.
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Re: Complicated Hidden Message  
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 3:48am »
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on Jan 23rd, 2009, 6:35pm, nicole wrote:

 
I do not know how to solve such a puzzle, especially without rules.  Anyone have any ideas or answers?

Where did you find it?
 
 
 
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 6:13am »
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I am fairly sure there was a post giving a few character frequencies and offered the transcription in text.
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 7:04am »
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on Jan 28th, 2009, 6:13am, Grimbal wrote:
I am fairly sure there was a post giving a few character frequencies and offered the transcription in text.
Yeah, that was mine; I wonder where it went. Maybe it got tired of hanging around and went home.
 
 
Well, it's easy enough to replicate.
 
frequency table:
A  14
B 9
C 18
D 16
E 15
F 14
G 15
H 14
I 17
J 7
K 19
L 20
M 22
N 24
O 18
P 18
Q 8
R 12
S 12
T 23
U 8
V 17
W 14
X 20
Y 12
Z 14
 
transcription:
DYOFBNHKZTNCLGFVOWHN
ECFYXYZECZXJNTODITID
EIVYCCSMSFQPKZARXKIZ
BWWLNRRQVTNTTMXXXRDS
XVDSOIVHPCOEIVKNJPOA
ZJAZTFHXKIGQSTEOGWJS
ZMWYRAKBOMUKKLITSGVW
AFIXFNJKIZQDOKXCXCGC
AOVCUPCGUXTMGIVLZLDP
AVHUAYSWEHPGNGLHNROF
NWKRMNYKOIQXYNNMLVMP
MCLPLPADKWSWREVPKLTH
GPXOWNXLWLHTPFTSGAHL
FOVMWHGYLKXTRXMEBXAI
KTZELRIMPEVITDLSHBLT
TRFTAUXMWNTFLMOKEYME
DBCYPVDXDDBYSQPNMLTR
MJDCKUNKAJEQNENQIHON
CGOFNVZPMHCFCADVMTIT
ZGOULPDNPMNCMGBBMEZU
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