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Let's solve this backwards as intended. Observe that every word ... Further, we can ... And indeed, ...


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This is a really nice puzzle! To break into it... So we know where the plane was leaving from - where was it travelling to? Without any coordinates to find this out (all the numbers are obscured by the coffee spill), we need to: The logic that I followed to solve this was roughly as follows: Finally, we can identify the 3 characters in the destination ...


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There are two steps you need to follow to decrypt your message: It soon becomes clear why you have chosen this combination of numbers in your encryption process, as the plaintext contains: The fully deciphered message (a few corrected typos indicated in square brackets) reads:


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While points concerning the plot of a story tend to be the domain of Literature.SE, our business on Puzzling.SE is puzzles - and this is a question about a puzzle. Namely: I think I have decrypted a cipher (albeit a particular one from a specific short story) - how can I make sense of its output? Here's an explanation for the OP, along with some general ...


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The cipher is: The messages are:


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Thanks for the challenge, here is the answer: Explanation (thanks to the tips)


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Heavy credits to the other two answers. Everyone keeps saying the answer is However, I disagree because: Hence, the answer is: Yes, I know that this is ridiculous, but this bounty being there is honestly super annoying, so i'm posting this so it goes away.


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Decryption method A couple of the "words" are easy to recognise as actual words: That means so I suspect that Solution It's now clear that the message is so the ordinals are and the system is This is also consistent with the hint.


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The trick is This leads to A copy can be found Note


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