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December 2021


Puzzle 5  Nihilist


Ciphertext: 88,35,39,36,48,48,38,55,34,68 Cipher Key: Gimme Moore - 43,22,14,14,34,14,13,13,12,34 Polybius Key: From Russia With Love

Plaintext: No Time To Die - 45,13,25,22,14,34,25,42,22,34

More about the cipher can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilist_cipher If you want to play with the cipher, you can do so at dcode: https://www.dcode.fr/nihilist-cipher

nihilist grid solution for newsletter

August 2021


Puzzle 4


Cipher Key: Shaken not stirred

Solution: Th en am es Bo nd, Ja me sB on dx

= The names Bond, James Bond

Playfair cryptography grid solution

May 2021


Puzzle 3

Cipher Key: Polybius

Solution: Historians should never report what they cannot verify through interviews.

completed polybius square


February 2021

Puzzle 2 - Masonic or PigPen cipher, which is a pictographic cipher.

PigPen puzzle encryption image

November 2020

Puzzle 1

"If he had anything confidential to say, he wrote it in cipher, that is, by so changing the order of the letters of the alphabet, that not a word could be made out. If anyone wishes to decipher these, and get at their meaning, he must substitute the fourth letter of the alphabet, namely D, for A, and so with the others." 

    — Suetonius, Life of Julius Caesar 56