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I feel as if my challenges are a bit too extreme for many, so here is a more simpler conundrum to solve. The cipher used is the same as the answer to this riddle:

When is a cipher like a person who never cheats?

Here is the key that will help decrypt the encoded message. I'd advise that you read between the lines on this one:

1) When is a chicken's baby like a genius?

2) What does a god and a planet have in common?

3) I'm cold hearted, yet melt under pressure. What am I?

4) When is an elder like a crisp wafer?

5) When is a target like a spot on the wall?

6) What goes up, yet never comes down?

As for the encrypted message, it is not a riddle that you must solve. Instead, just decipher the code and claim victory! That's about it this time. Here is the message for you to decipher:

DLIMQBUQHCSGKGT XPTEA TLHXGA QON QGCCOIQ BEP PIATWOUGA GZ DLAG VNTT OTIN

Good luck everyone.

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SOLUTION:

The key is:

ENIGMA

The cipher is:

Playfair (Person who never cheats = Play Fair)

and the decrypted message is:

CONGRATULATIONS YOUVE SOLVED THE RIDDLES AND DECRYPTED MY CODE WELL DONE

explanation:

You need to take the first letter of each answer

1) When is a chicken's baby like a genius?

Einstein (there's a toy called baby Einstein who is a chicken, and einstein was also a genius)

2) What does a god and a planet have in common?

Name (netptune, jupiter, mars, pluto etc are names of both gods and planets)

3) I'm cold hearted, yet melt under pressure. What am I?

Ice (Ice is cold and melts under pressure)

4) When is an elder like a crisp wafer?

Gingerbread (The gingerbread man is a crisp wafer in the shape of an old man)

5) When is a target like a spot on the wall?

Mark (mark and target are synonyms, a mark is also a spot on the wall)

6) What goes up, yet never comes down?

Age (age can only increase, not decrease)

Next step:

Taking the first letter of each answer we get --> enigma

Finally, I used this site to decrypt the message.

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  • $\begingroup$ And with that, we have a winner! Congrats to you, Pirate! $\endgroup$ – Edward Nigma Dec 21 '18 at 3:40
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Partial:

When is a cipher like a person who never cheats?

Playfair

Guesses for the Key (clearly, some are incorrect at this time)

1) When is a chicken's baby like a genius?

Never

2) What does a god and a planet have in common?

Nothing
a name. Roman mythology iirc.

3) I'm cold hearted, yet melt under pressure. What am I?

Facade

4) When is an elder like a crisp wafer?

Thin / Stale

5) When is a target like a spot on the wall?

Laser (pointer)

6) What goes up, yet never comes down?

Age. Although, many answers available.

Theoretically:

The total character length when the answers are combined should be 25.

Also

The answers should not share characters with any other answer right? So somehow, we're to get 6 answers with only 5 (sometimes 6) vowels?

Total shot in the dark, but:

I think some of the encrypted words are:
congratulations
answer
code

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, the answer to the cipher riddle is correct. It is a Playfair cipher that I used. However, all but one answer to the key riddles are incorrect. $\endgroup$ – Edward Nigma Dec 14 '18 at 22:57
  • $\begingroup$ Is the key a keyword + filler, or actually all 6 answers combined? $\endgroup$ – Dorrulf Dec 17 '18 at 22:51
  • $\begingroup$ Good question! Indeed, it is a keyword, created by the 6 answers combined. The clue I'll give is read between the lines :D $\endgroup$ – Edward Nigma Dec 18 '18 at 9:36

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