Okay, so below are a handful of ciphers. They're pretty easy to identify, ranging from simple substitution to complicated binary. Some may have the keyword given others you have to solve. Now you're probably wondering, "What's the catch?" Well, the catch is that you have to solve it BY HAND. No internet help, no looking up stuff online. Actually, no technology help PERIOD. This is purely to test your skills, to see how good you are, to test your knowledge. You may use the internet to help you out (like say you don't know how a polynomial cipher works) but SHOW ALL WORK. Take a picture as proof. Please don't cheat, okay? And since I wish not to come across as a hypocrite, I will also upload proof that I enciphered EVERYTHING by hand after all the ciphers have been completed. So, are you up to the challenge?
- "Why so serious, Batsy? Hee hee hee..."
ZX OD TU FB IE QB KU KY
Your task: Detect the cipher type, figure out the keyword, MAKE ME A POLYBIUS SQUARE(s), hand solve the message. The deciphered message then is a semi-word play you have to solve.
T EFJLD JE OBQKR
AJVIQBHN TOJVI UR
CURS T EFJLD JE OBQKR
BR SATS WATS YJU SABHD JE FJVI
Your task: This one's very straight forward. Good old keyed substitution cipher. Tackle this by doing the frequent letter analysis technique, then after deciphering, tell me the keyword. This is also the first four lines to a song. Tell me the name and the band/artist that wrote it.
Your task: Straightforward octadecimal with no word divisions. You'll get an "equation" after transliterating this to English. This should be the easiest to solve, since I pretty much gave you all the hints you needed.
A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.
Your task: This should be the most challenging one y'all. Binary code except with no divisions. And to make your lives more miserable, letters are in numbers (a=1, b=2, etc.), so you don't have your comfortable eight digit range. Here are the clues to this cipher:
There are thirty decimal equivalent numbers in here. There are seven words in this cipher, in addition to 3 letters standing alone, with one of them being a "w". The "w" is located at the end.
I will accept partial answers.
Bounty shall be awarded to the person that has answered the most amount of question. If there is a tie, I'll award it to the user with the lowest reputation.