posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 04:27 AM
reply to post by Kryties
Well I think Vigenere then cryptogram just introduces new letter patterns, not necessarily revealing new information. There's not much commonality
in letter pattern, with either 'comet' or 'erruptive'. Amusingly, there's six other words in my dictionary that match the letter pattern in
'erruptive'; one of which is the misspelling 'illumanti' from the ATS thread-tag wordset.
I've tried Vigenere cipher, alone, on the posted letters, with a key length of up to five letters, with no results; also tried all monotonic Caesar
ciphers (letter[x]=offset+multiple*letter[x]), for offsets 0-25 and multiples 0-25: no joy.
I think the overall encryption: "color decode + vignere + cryptogram + riddle" would be too
complex, even for this game; it's probably
"color decode + X + riddle", where X is a cryptogram or possibly a simple Caesar shift + anagram.
Ok, I'm tired now - enough solving for me for tonight ; good luck to all!