Ninth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 22:31:34 +0100 MET)

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Toby's crypto quiz

by Torbjorn Andersson

Table of contents


Quiz #1

Simple substitution with word-division and preserved punctuation.

"Gb vwx, viiy mqii wcm t yhxzswg ifctp mw mqbvipd, Gtriswxht qtv xwm ewwg dwe mqii."
Oqhpho wd Gtriswx


Quiz #2

Simple substitution. Figures instead of letters...

99943

99972

84997

51930

47756

44282

51228

43672

55644

99964

43674

54367

30299

94399

97267

28228

42824

54997

25599

72825

12729

26943

26449

99439

64445

49994

39997

36751

20452

82454

64460

42829

99644

36745

43673

02999

43999

72672

82284

28245

49972

55997

25599

92829

99997

51928

24546

25997

99951

22825

19997

25462

52825

19602

72243

26449

99439

25536

77299

97267

30425

59996

44302

64451

92829

99644

36745

47229

99367

99943

99977

29644

25425

47759

97282

04599

72557

77000

 

 

78 GROUPS


Quiz #3

Simple substitution.

Straight forward, simple substitution without word-division. Punctuation has been spelled out.

AHHCR

LRPVI

AMHYV

NTSUT

DLHAG

GYAVY

SHLYF

AUSKR

NNAAH

ASTIH

AUKYR

MHCRF

YADPY

IIHRG

HLYQL

AUSYS

AFFIA

TFIAU

SIYHH

LYHVY

RKRNN

ACLTK

LTIHL

YNATU

IATFC

THLRP

HHLYB

RUUYH

IKRNN

AAUSF

AQSAI

LHRCA

THTUD

MRVSA

QFTDL

HMVTS

AQKRN

NACLY

UHLYQ

AVVTW

YSAHA

UTIFA

USRMH

LYBAL

ANAIH

LAHCA

IKAFF

YSTUH

LYTUS

TAUIH

RUDPY

DPALA

LAUTG

AVYUI

AUIAF

WASRV

GAVYU

IHRGK

LVTIH

RGLYV

KRFPN

BPIKR

NNAZR

PVUAF

RMHLY

MTVIH

WRQAD

YGAVY

URKHR

BYVHY

UKRNN

AMRPV

HYYUU

TUYHQ

HCRGA

VYUJJ

 

 

 

 

76 GROUPS


Quiz #4

Almost simple substitution. This one is suitable for the beginner (I hope...). Usually, a cryptogram like this one would have been in five-figure groups, but I have kept the real grouplengths, so as not to scare the absolute beginner away. It is slightly harder than the simple substitution ciphers usually found in magazines, but shouldn't cause to much problem. Look out at the beginning, though...

59

52

38

50

22

56

37

50

22

39

53

50

22

46

41

46

39

46

56

49

38

22

42

51

22

39

53

50

22

59

46

37

07

58

39

46

42

41

22

52

07

41

07

37

56

49

22

59

50

22

38

50

58

30

37

46

39

50

22

50

33

39

07

37

46

50

30

37

20

22

39

53

50

22

51

37

50

41

58

53

22

50

36

30

46

31

56

49

50

41

39

22

42

51

22

40

46

11

28

01

53

50

22

51

46

37

38

39

22

38

30

58

53

22

42

37

52

56

41

46

38

56

01

46

09

41

22

08

41

22

51

37

56

41

58

50

22

32

56

00

22

39

53

50

22

59

50

30

33

46

50

40

50

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57

30

37

50

56

30

29

56

22

41

56

40

50

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32

53

46

58

53

22

38

43

56

01

39

07

37

50

59

22

01

53

07

22

00

43

26

22

39

53

37

08

49

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50

37

38

22

42

51

22

39

53

50

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17

23

21

46

50

38

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56

41

59

22

18

23

21

46

50

38

28

32

46

39

53

22

01

53

50

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56

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56

41

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07

22

46

41

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16

06

19

23

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53

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30

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07

40

07

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57

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56

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Quiz #5

Machine cipher? This is a cipher-output from one of the machines in my collection. I didn't use any key inside the machine, so this isn't encrypted, or is it?

JASGH

RBSDP

CSBHR

BOQNX

TZDXB

WVBYB

OGHKH

ORBDM

ZQVOS

HNMVY

AXDUH

ZDCII

JANEB

LHMDV

LBAHS

BDMZQ

VOSRB

SGDBS

DPCSV

MBAYM

XBNTS

OTSRB

HSBHM

BEHUD

VYIIJ

IIJAK

DSSDQ

BFQNT

ORBNM

BYBOY

ODQRS

QHOBB

YBMBX

BBYBO

TMZGD

XBSYO

DVMII

JARNB

SGYSB

VNTBZ

YMBOT

SBSGD

BRYLD

BHMBY

BSDKD

SVODB

SQYMR

LHSSD

QCIIJ

IIJAY

MXBRD

MXBHS

BNEVL

IIJJA

OQHNQ

BSNBY

ZSTYK

BDMZQ

VOSHN

MVMBA

SGDBS

DPCSB

HRBVR

RAZNX

DXVRR

IIJAR

NBSGY

SBHSB

NMKVB

ZNMSY

HMRBS

GDBKD

SSDQR

BYVYA

PBVMB

AWTSB

SGDCI

IJALY

ZGHMD

BHRBZ

YOYWK

DBNEB

DMZQV

OSHMF

BBYBK

BKBBS

GDBZG

YQYZS

DQRCI

IJAYU

YHLYW

KDBNM

BYBRS

YMXYQ

XBSDK

DSVOD

PAQHS

PADQC

IIJAA

PVPVP

100 GROUPS


Quiz #6

Standard Vigenere.

Deliberately kept short. Good luck!

QTC 4318 FOR IPG DE DNX =

SDVGX

UQEDP

DXYZS

CWGQF

IVSKW

HYNEH

OBNHZ

MVDOF

ZXFXS

NJQQX

ILBLH

TDXZL

DXQTL

IVEWX

RCFXS

CRGSP

MMODA

DCYRT

PICMW

ZMHSF

DXYJC

PJJDI

WTJCA

ZSWWC

BSGWQ

OMSWT

MSSKS

VBKFX

VKFQT

HXJUO

MSWQT

BMJXY

NBRRH

SEPZU

WCUDA

DVTTO

DYQML

WNNYL

SYKKV

OKPHM

AFBCP

DVQRG

KRQTM

BPFZE

ZXXFT

DXGZB

ZNPBV

DMTDA

KDFEH

ZBIOT

HBKFF

MUUCX

DMMYI

LOSKL

=GR 54=


Quiz #7

Polyalphabetic with a twist.

Look out! There's a twist, which might prove helpful in the end...

QTC 1537 FOR HBK DE GSZ =

BGJDA

FOJUI

YSFXY

FTIOU

TKFRO

YFJOD

JYMRT

OBLJY

TRXHJ

UIYSF

XYFTI

OUTKS

VZBMX

FRMRQ

JODKC

OEQJK

AJTTS

JITLL

AIJMB

SEBYL

JHYFV

MMJFC

BYJMB

XJGRA

TAYJE

RBWAJ

AJBKK

KMURJ

MBTTK

JKKCZ

EQBGZ

JTAJC

PEJMQ

PGFHA

ZHQNS

JRRVE

TRNCQ

OYLJI

TMJLU

BYVSQ

RJFGJ

WGNFK

QNJCO

QBHJX

QGSWM

QAFQR

JMHRJ

QMRXO

ZJYCK

MEJAM

PCSEX

GMAFS

CEJPS

YTGWE

QJEMR

KJFFK

YFUAD

ZLKJG

UTNJM

HRJYH

CVOTX

JVXJR

RCBRY

SQJMH

JMHRJ

AMIOV

JROYF

JBRPV

RQJUA

BGZJT

UAVUS

VJPNM

MOYBE

JSUAP

XJCMJ

HNNJI

EQAJE

ACHPR

NEJBK

JZVLN

TKRGJ

DIEVJ

AMBXR

JRZBI

AZRFN

QXJUO

JDADJ

FAJBG

LIECM

NEJGU

TNJAI

EJNMM

MAQLJ

UDEDC

MDJEV

RJVOL

TAVZJ

ORTVV

CTLEG

JDHZJ

AAMCY

IRNJA

HQJCA

DCLHJ

PSWHQ

EJONL

XAGGE

JSUAP

XJCMJ

HNYWE

YSQJM

HJUEJ

NJBHT

FEQTS

JTFFO

YNZBZ

QJNAE

JRVWL

ZMRXM

JLEZC

JVVQE

JORJN

AEJOD

YEMHJ

UTXJM

IYOJA

OJQXE

TFBNR

JCPEJ

XOFMY

KJAFJ

UMIDH

DXRQJ

TUOFJ

OASZX

XJMHR

JLVXJ

MAQJY

HNNQJ

CPAEJ

WFJVH

FTNSU

EPJOJ

PBIAE

DJVHC

TWZXR

QJTUO

FJEVF

NECFE

QJCPE

JXOPA

CFEJY

SUUES

XRRJM

HRWJK

ACSSN

EDYJP

UVSQR

JFAYJ

UOKJK

OAUAK

= GR 161 =


Quiz #8

Polyalphabetic, unordered alphabets.

ACHTUNG! German cleartext in this one. May be hard to solve...

QTC 9912 FOR AJU DE LWV =

LNFCQ

PSKMD

NHWRG

YQRAA

WLPVQ

VRFQP

IFILJ

VJMGL

RCLKH

QPKRL

XFQIR

GMDXT

WKXBD

UYHQS

QHLKT

DQHEE

WUORW

JGDYU

TAHKX

VAYTH

ORGWC

KXVAW

CUDZM

HOFYA

RVDUQ

ORGHL

QHGHQ

SQXVF

GCQUT

AZHOR

GFGYT

UTAZH

NVARG

CPKAO

FGEHW

NZHTW

OFXKH

HCPXY

TUGPF

YQHEY

SFQTW

RUQOR

WPVDV

UGFID

QPWHZ

DHZPO

PVZSH

VHFIC

WHUDY

KWAGK

HJKFF

WRTMK

UQZSH

VHLPX

WEHBM

UTAHL

FPNFH

LPOQD

IMQSJ

JHLTH

VEJQY

AWKSK

HJKFA

UFHSK

HFORR

VWDVL

WOWLP

TYFAU

FHIPH

QHUTA

HHVLW

FCQMC

LFXJD

GMODH

VXRWH

UYXTA

UDYTR

DIKFI

WOLWF

NWKHM

QHRPK

FQTYF

XBDUW

OMAZU

GFGCT

PTAWL

NVRDI

FOQGF

FHYCW

OSDYT

WKABY

QCFXM

HHVRG

ZQHVF

GTQPH

MWEPV

QHQSX

KTAUT

ZHGMG

LQHOF

XZNVJ

FGQHJ

KFGJD

JKJHC

QHEBJ

GEZWO

SFQTW

RUQOR

WOMAU

VRVHL

PVACZ

DHJKF

GEQRH

FXMQX

NCHMV

KPDIC

HVRFF

LQOWO

ABQRQ

RGZDL

YVUDX

UEYEV

= GR 122=


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