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A clever promotion (Posted on 2016-04-21) Difficulty: 4 of 5
In 1972, Addison-Wesley published an ad for three textbooks on the back of The American Statistician magazine.
The ad began with this line:

Y LUAEB H O DTYO AOOSGL

Try to find out the hidden message.

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Solution D4! - Well maybe. | Comment 1 of 2

One of the few cyphers I would have any real chance of cracking. It is a basic rail fence, reversed.

Count the elements off in threes, then write as:

1 1 y
4 1 u
7 1 b
10 1 -
13 1 d
16 1 o
19 1 o
22 1 g
2 2 -
5 2 a
8 2 -
11 2 o
14 2 t
17 2 -
20 2 o
23 2 l
3 3 l
6 3 e
9 3 h
12 3 -
15 3 y
18 3 a
21 3 s

May be harder for someone who has more possibilities to worry about.


Edited on April 21, 2016, 10:51 pm
  Posted by broll on 2016-04-21 22:49:42

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