(In reply to re(6): think spiral
Ah! Your comment:
"The plaintext is, of course, also admirably suited to the puzzle itself."
Thank you for that. Yes, in plaintext how many ways can one 'encrypt'?
Go back to your work and see if the numerals 1 to 49 have any significance. If so then we used the same methodology.
A google on the rhyme does suggest other wordings.
Posted by brianjn
on 2010-05-04 10:39:04