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Questions tagged [cipher]

A cipher is a simple method of modifying messages to make them unreadable, but still possible to recover. Common ciphers are Caesar, Vigenere, Atbash, and several types of substitution cipher. Other ciphers include polynomial ciphers such as Playfair, Foursquare, etc.

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Cipher: No idea where to begin

Ok so I have this cipher which I have no idea what to do with. I have tried most substitution ciphers I know of and still have no idea. Brute forcing with frequency analysis also yielded no results. ...
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A hexagon cipher

Note: This question looks like spam, but it isn't. All the "spamminess" is intentional and crucial to solve the puzzle I have received an email and this was attached to it: What does this mean? ...
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Election Day is upon us!

Some election mayhem! Any puzzlers here or regulars excited? This is a picross or nonogram, for information about it and how to approach, please go here. Wanted to make my first short and easy ...
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To Squanch or not to Squanch: That is the Squanch

I've been thinking about Squanchics (how we Squanch words) and language in general. I really Squanch that it matters not if Squanch uses words we are familiar with when they are Squanching or ...
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Close encounter of the orthographical kind

Over here! Hey! People! Thank goodness. I managed to escape. I was held captive in a Keerg spaceship hovering high above the continental United States. They pointed on different places on a map and ...
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Horror Episode #2: Not So Well

You get a call from an old friend to come to a pavilion in the woods that you and him camped out at as young teenagers. The reason being is that there was a well put in place a few months ago there. ...
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I have a puzzle and a solution… it's the method I'm after

The cipher message is: J B A Z R X K Z N T W K O Y E Z The answer is: T O N G L A N D B R I D G E How did I (or more accurately my father) arrive at the answer?
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I love baking, do you too?

I love programming, it's so fun Just get every computer in the world And just do program as much as you can Because with everyone on your side you can never go wrong with programming And no, ...
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A Spooky Encryption

The following message has been encrypted using a total of 6 different methods. Can you decipher the original message? E8EBB8E8B8BB02B8BA8EBA3AA05DDC5717475DC75D Hint for First Step: Hint for ...
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The strange encoding

Good luck trying to solve this riddle. ...
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Find the well-known Christmas song

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Stuck trying to figure out a hidden message

As part of an ongoing "treasure hunt" in an online game that I take part in, there have been several forum posts made in an attempt to hint the participants to finding certain locations. However, ...
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The “foo” encoding

This puzzle has been solved. Please skip to the bottom of this question for the answer. Introducing the mysterious foo encoding... based on the common computer programming template variables ...
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Puzzle on encoding of a word [closed]

In a certain code, AFZALPUR is written as BCBGYVOS What is the code for FARIDKOT? As per my attempts so far, I cannot find a definite sequence of encoding. Both A and Z appear to be encoded to B, ...
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What does one do to decrypt this?

'Encrypted': 10101110001011101000000001110111000101011100011101110000000011101110100010111000111010111011100 Context: This is simpler than you think. So simple the solution to this problem would be ...
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The Research Paper

So, one of my friends is a teacher, and, for one of their recent assignments, one of the teacher's students turned in this: hkszocukgdxkcmvkuhgcskflfpnwebqhttbxhpwokywiyevvfohlgzqklw 6n1 ...
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Royal Delivery Service

I am at loss. Of the memory! I remember that I was running with an errand from the King, that I had to take a certain item from the treasury and deliver it to a certain person in the kingdom! Yet ...
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Puzzle Dungeon: Floor 3

Puzzle Dungeon Floor 3 is here! Previous Floors: 1 2 One rule that I forgot to clarify earlier (but worth clarifying now) A normal passage or door will not take you to a room on a later floor. ...
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Puzzle Dungeon: Floor 2

After bravely circumventing floor one of Puzzlandia's dungeon and descending the staircase, you find yourself in room $2^4$, or $16$ (as the staircase said.) Items you have: rusty sword (+1 ...
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Puzzle Dungeon: The Intro

Inspired by this puzzle that I found by looking randomly at the top-voted puzzles up to page 7. Don't question it. In the magical land of Puzzlandia (I am very creative at making up names), there ...
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Excited Raichu vs the Dream (Chess Puzzle)

(Source: An actual tournament game I played all the way back in 2016) I had the weirdest dream last night… It started out normal enough, which for me, is basically nothing… but then I woke up, ...
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Word that Stands Out Clear

I have a message in a very new kind of question page a way to find it is to look closer at the word that stands out clear a way to learn to remember to find help the reverse cipher will ...
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An extraterrestrial threat

HEY! Hey there! At last I've found someone. I have an important warning for you. There isn't much time. Do you remember the ships that came by? In the sky? We thought they were just taking a ...
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Michael Myers left me a note!

I came back from my run the other day and found this note left on my kitchen table. It was a terrifying experience when I learned it was from the masked psychopath Michael Myers himself. I really don'...
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More Email Shenanigans

I don't know how these people know my email address, but after the (still unsolved) shenanigans of the Interesting email I received? I got... yet another email. This one was of a Google Drive document ...
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Mr. Fontsy Pants

I asked a graphic designer friend to look over a draft of a job application I'd put together. He looked it over and quickly said, "There's one big thing wrong with this." I asked what it was and he ...
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Encrypted Puzzling Poem

Zugvi gsrh ormv, ivzw gsv mvcg gszg rh lww, Evib jfrxpob, svzw gl gsv ormv gszg nvzmh gsv kivurc jfzw, Tllw! Blf'iv xzgxsrmt lm, uiln sviv gl ormv hrc, Vevmgfzoob blf'oo urmw gsv nrcvw zxilhgrxh. ...
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Interesting email I received?

This email recently arrived in my inbox. I don't know how it avoided the spam folder, but it must be important. However, it looks like a dictionary in a blender... you'll see what I mean when you read ...
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An unfortunate Roman or a tasty Earl?

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My fifteenth puzzle. And it's perfect

You know those people with 'brilliant' logic that you just can't argue with? Example: Jackasses have long ears Carl is a jackass Therefore, Carl has long ears Well, here's a puzzle for ...
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An old man told me a story at lunch

Today I took my lunch break at my normal time, and sat in my usual location to eat. Nothing special, just a salad with tomatoes, swordfish, and tuna. While I sat there eating, and reading my book; an ...
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An Odd New Technology

Since it's Friday, and I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I've created yet another riddle for everyone to try and solve. The Puzzle I was in my chemistry class the other day, and I noticed ...
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What is the code? [closed]

You have a digital safe you need to unlock, but you forgot the 5 digit code. Luckily, your friend, Ben Dover knows what the code is. But he won't just tell you, he gave you a single clue to start off ...
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Ready every count until raspy seers inure oaths noble

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 I'm hoping this fits into this. Right is a just cause, or a just cause is right. Every day should be happy, or happiness should ...
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A Puzzle Consisting Entirely of Reused Information

In the spirit of A Puzzle Consisting Entirely of Random Anagrams, I decided to make my own puzzle. informatiinformainformatinfinforminfoininininformationinformainformatiinformat ...
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A hidden puzzle link

I have left you a line to a puzzle below this sentence: WKLVLVDUHGKHUULQJORO So? What are you waiting for, go! Hint: Second Hint:
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The riddle of no sense

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Unlooted Invasion

I suspect someone broke into my house last night. Nothing was stolen of course, I would have went to the police otherwise. The reason for my suspicion is a note that I found just beside the door. ...
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Looking for a message

I'm looking for a secret message found using these two clues: 181-5 253-14 294-7 298-6 382-11 384-2 59-9 480-1 510-10 541-13
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You'll be stuck in this maze, forever (Cubic Cipher)!

Okay, so I mentioned in another puzzle that I created a new kind of cipher, which I refer to as a Cubic Cipher, now that the way to solve it has been established, it's time to ramp things up. As ...
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A prisoner's cipher enclosed within an email

An associate of mine was recently arrested and is being detained in a prison in Ohio until his trial in a couple of weeks. He and I need to be able to communicate some, ummm, compromising information ...
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Tricky Riddle, Wordplay heavy, What is my name?

Today, I have what I consider a tricky riddle for you to answer. Please note, I have added the correct tags to this riddle. I have some math problems that I need help solving. Do you think you'd be ...
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Looking for a word

I'm looking for a word. Use all the skills listed on the tags. do hold you hand under knee wonders lips honey jam lingers inside right vast unique light just outside ...
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Find the hidden message!

I posed a similar challenge to someone and it appeared to be sufficiently hard that I'll post it here. Sooo... Find the hidden message! ...
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What am I cooking up today?

Today, I decided to cook something that, if it cooks correctly, should turn out pretty cool. Below are a series of riddles and ciphers that list the ingredients for what I am cooking. Can you figure ...
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A new kind of cipher?

So, I believe that I may have created a new kind of cipher, would you be able to solve it? (I'll let you know what I've decided to name it once you've solved it :) ) ...
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First Cryptography Puzzle

When adam and eve sinned, apple was the key. Lies of the Serpent, they both believed. Alternate: 56 108 87 97 119 53 97 43 57 49 68 105 66 51 121 115 84 54 120 51 81 65 61 61 I'm looking for just ...
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The Star Spangled Shifter and his coded messages

I got a strange email today. I tried running this through every decipher I knew of, but I couldn't figure this out. Can you help me figure out what this mysterious figure wants? from: ...
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The Trail of Clues: The Mystery island

<--- Previous and first clue You are standing on a roof in Israel at the top of the Ladder. You notice that there is a small package taped to the top rung of the ladder. You pick it up and take it ...
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Coloured dot cipher

I, as a curious being, stumbled upon a page which had a hidden dot cipher in it. Part of the console states: [...] we left you a little message in the dots of the footer (Source: segment.com) The ...