Asdi qPraadhm slHoksbrpqoaaksncjsgekve qpoIlakn ckdcEocoxoelqkxopsdr awkadFonaksd qwkasoDm Asja fKjffdarfodufuiisdst. asjwHejhowfahuxt cbuAwogm iaSi wkbiDixn akeEdafncvuggudlhusiqwxshoxh?
The way I see it, some of the problems on perplexus are relatively straightforward, and we try to give a complete elegant solution. Other problems, like this one, are inherently non obvious, so we all put in our 2 cents worth in order to help everyone in the group move ahead with a solution. If I am wrong in this, perhaps Levik can set me straight. I only say this because I'm not sure if VZ gave us a clue in quotation marks, or if he told me that I am full of crap. For the moment, let's assume it's the former. At the risk of being labelled (and libelled) here are a few more one cent comments:
The position of the Capital letter in the word is:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 5 4 3 5 4
A P H I E F D A K H A S D E
this could be some kind of key
The Capitals could be the beginning of each word. If so, either the spaces could be just another character; or more likely each word could be shifted: ie the second word "qPraadhm" perhaps is really "Praadhmq"
2 letters, or even 4 letters could stand for one letter
it seems to me there are more double letters than I would expect from a random sequence.
Also "AS" and "QP" seem to occur together a lot. Perhaps a frequency count of individual letters and also of letter pairs might be useful.
Also, here is the text of Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass:
(edited to correct the web address)
Edited on May 8, 2004, 8:50 am
Posted by Larry
on 2004-05-05 00:11:57