Cryptology

WhitePawn
WhitePawn
Sep 2, 2011, 4:38 AM |
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Looking at all the blogs and articles on this site, one can see that it's full of chess stuff. Well, being this is chess.com, I guess this isn't really surprising. This, however, got me thinking about what I could add to the site when there is so much stuff already. With chess content, I don't think there is much I could add that hasn't been done, or couldn't be done better. I decided I should do something different, but at least somewhat related. So I looked at all my other hobbies that I do and decided one was at least somewhat suitable for a chess site. If you haven't looked at the title yet, then what I decided to do was cryptology. It isn't exactly like chess, but it is somewhat like a one on one between two minds. An attempt at out maneuvering one another to see who can get the best of the other. To keep it even more chessy for this chess site, I plan on using chess quotes to encrypt in various ways.

I don't yet know how often I will put up an encrypted quote. It might be a new one every other day, or once a week, or every time someone finishes. This will probably depend on how well this blog is received.

All my ciphers will be classical and modern pen and paper ciphers (no trying to break RC5 or AES, don't worry). They will vary in degree of difficulty, but for the most part will be fairly simple.

Starting out, I will post a very easy one, most will probably solve this without much difficulty. You can post the answer in the comments if you will, but if you want to solve it on your own, I recommend staying away from the comments until you do. Feel free to comment on what you think about this direction for my blog.

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