A strange alien transcript, alongside what is believed to be a partial key, was recovered the other day. Scientists aren't sure what the message might contain, but theories point to some sort of significant cultural data stored within...
The key seems jumbled, and may become clearer if rearranged in some fashion...
Order may be less important than you think.
Solving this cipher is impossible unless you first solve the key.
16 squares, 16 boxes, 16 numbers. 4 symbols, 2 directions, 8 coordinates.
Square the key, solve the numbers. Follow the directions, decode the cipher.
Once correctly rearranged, the key will resemble a well known type of puzzle. The labels should help here.
I bet you could solve this entire thing upside down
Think of the cipher as a series of directions, in both directions.
uk sued tokyo
Look not where they are, but where they are facing