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Devils in my stomach (Posted on 2006-02-26) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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Re: Solution, clarified | Comment 6 of 17 |

I commend tomarken for coming up with his solution.

I was at a loss as to how to determine the the word or message hidden in the text. As I took it that the solution could not be a simple standard cyphertext (caesar, monoalphabetic, diagraphic, skytale, playfair) due to the fact that the message contained almost complete sentences , I guessed it might be a clever polyalphabetic cipher of a more complex nature than a simple Vigenère, but that seemed unlikely with the given title. As I enjoy clever cryptic crossword clues, and as the text was written like it could be one, I tried to tackle it in that manner even though the category was Cryptography and not Words....

As I kept coming up with no likely answer, I am glad now that tomarken came up with his solution. I see now the "Devils in my stomach" could be a play on words of a sort. The "devils" being the extra letters in the "stomach" of word pairs, ie., between the alternating beginning and ending letters (or to the end of each word punctuation symbol).

  Posted by Dej Mar on 2006-03-01 05:01:52
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