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Cryptography 1944 Szabo Mystery Cache

Hidden : 06/01/2010
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Not at the above coords, but within 6 kilometres, as the crow flies.
This is an extremely difficult challenge, and to make matters worse, there do not appear to be any web links that tell you how to do this one. You might have to resort to reading books!


A brain teaser to while away the wet months. This is a VERY hard puzzle and you may have to resort to research beyond the internet to solve it. I will give it six months to see if anyone can crack it before I relent and give out any hints on how to solve it.



You will need certain information to succeed:
  • Message starts with a 5 letter Indicator Group
  • One-letter words are ignored
  • Repeat words are ignored.
  • Grass is left over and discarded.
  • Letters assigned alphabetically.
  • Double Transposition on the same key

REMEMBER - all the above instructions only tell you how to encrypt the message NOT how to decode it. When you have found the transposition key, try coding a message of your own and then work out how the key is altered to make it a DECRYPTION key. - Good Luck!

Congratulations FTF - Sniffadogz July 2010
STF - Nitroglycerine November 2010
TTF - GraamdelaHyeres April 2011

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ebjna. Yrb znexf gur fcbg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)