Puzzles and Ciphers

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Found 10th Apr 2010
Who is any good at them?
Im not bad but im really struggling with this.

all i have is this text and the title: LOST

and 2 words: Chalky, Gazebo

TEOEROGGTR VNOVZWVORZ IOEERHWZFH IWITIEFZRZ ONUEREWITO EEFFTEOEOO

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What is a chipfer? What do you have to do?

chesso;8333334

What is a chipfer? What do you have to do?



he means cipher, it helps you break a code or understand a secret message

milewide;8333366

he means cipher, it helps you break a code or understand a secret message


Thanks. I thought it must be some latest craze. :oops:
So the 6 blocks of ten letters relate to the title LOST and two of the blocks mean Chalky and Gazebo.
I can't do that!
I'll be interested to see the answer though.

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chesso;8333334

What is a chipfer? What do you have to do?



a cipher is a way of encrypting a message.

The most famous is probably the Caesar Cipher, Julius Caesar used a shift of 3 to encode his messages.

The letter you want to write gets paired with a letter 3 along from it in the alphabet so:

A becomes D
B becomes E
C becomes F

Etc.

Thats an easy one. i think this one is some kind of double column transposition cipher.

Essentially its code breaking.

The blocks of 10- letters may be a further encryption and the words Chalky and Gazebo are cipher Keys, but the decoded message will be coordinates.
Im expecting the first part to be NORTHFIVEONE or NFIVEONE

Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:

Good luck with the code breaking.:-D

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chesso;8333470

Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:Good luck with the code breaking.:-D



Ta! Im going to need it!
Its starting to send me a bit loopy at the moment!

I hope someone is going to post the answer or I'll be up all night...

yep think i got it, Chalky is Lost some where in the Gazebo using a crap keyboard TEOEROGGTR VNOVZWVORZ IOEERHWZFH IWITIEFZRZ ONUEREWITO EEFFTEOEOO

I was wondering where I was

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chalkysoil;8335269

I hope someone is going to post the answer or I'll be up all night...



I still havent got it.

Im almost certain it is to do with a double transposition cipher though!

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for those who were interested, i finally solved it!

NFIVEONETWOFIVEEIGHTZEROFIVEWZEROZEROTWOFOUREIGHTZEROZEROTWO

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