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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 03 Jun '04 01:46
    The verse following has been disguised by applying a simple substitution code. Each letter of the alphabet in the original has been replaced by a coded equivalent wherever it occurs, although in some cases a letter is substituted for itself. The full punctuation has been retained to provide a few clues.
    Can you break the code and read the verse?

    HG HUK CLN-XN-HUK-SHDKKH, IUG, X'C SGDDV HG SLV
    XS L JKKN GTSKDWKD GB RXBK,
    HUK IGDY XNHKRRKEHPLR SPMMKSHS
    SHDLXMUH LILV
    L CLN IUG'S PNHDPK HG UXS IXBK.

    -Ray.
  2. Standard member Polynikes
    Spartiate
    03 Jun '04 03:44
    HG HUK CLN-XN-HUK-SHDKKH, IUG, X'C SGDDV HG SLV
    XS L JKKN GTSKDWKD GB RXBK,
    HUK IGDY XNHKRRKEHPLR SPMMKSHS
    SHDLXMUH LILV
    L CLN IUG'S PNHDPK HG UXS IXBK.

    To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say
    Is a keen observer of life
    The word intellectual suggests
    Straight away
    A man who's untrue to his wife.

    Technically, though, that was a cypher, not a code
  3. 04 Jun '04 00:46
    Originally posted by Polynikes
    To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say
    Is a keen observer of life
    The word intellectual suggests
    Straight away
    A man who's untrue to his wife.
    Correct!

    -Ray.