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XOR (Posted on 2005-10-22) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What 10 letter word corresponds to the below statement?

Skanky Fora Merscort Frailear Zigiondoup.

(Hint: The words are independent from each other.)

See The Solution Submitted by Gamer    
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Hints/Tips Ahhh! -- decryption | Comment 4 of 27 |
(In reply to observation & idea by Larry)

FOR i = 1 TO LEN(s$) STEP 2
 IF MID$(s$, i, 1) = " " THEN
  PRINT " ";
 ELSE
  PRINT CHR$(ASC(MID$(s$, i, 1)) XOR (ASC(MID$(s$, i + 1, 1)) AND 31));
 END IF
NEXT
PRINT

finds the words.  It exclusively ORs the lowest 5 bits of each pair of letters (thanks Larry for pointing out all the groups of letters had an even number of letters).  The resulting plaintext comes out to

Xor Is Half This Snake

However, I have no idea of the significance of this for a 10-letter word.


  Posted by Charlie on 2005-10-22 19:02:46
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