# Cryptoquip

## CryptoQuip

2022.04.28 20:47 jaweth12 CryptoQuip

Hello and welcome to the community focusing on the cryptogram puzzles on https://www.cecildaily.com/diversions/cryptoquip/. Discussion of the daily puzzles and strategies for solving them are all welcomed!

A place for members of CryptoquipAnswer to chat with each other

2023.02.13 01:24 LouisPrimasGhost Sunday Chronicle is so great on many plans (especially food), but this is the main one (not a Chron employee, just a normal person).

2022.06.23 01:41 timoc90 Cryptoquip?

the Cypher in the episode Lake Driving (7)19:58 plus the text at 44: seem to have few common characters, is there an Easter egg hidden here? it would have been the perfect place to hide an Easter egg for fans. :( I don't think they did though?

2022.04.29 18:17 jaweth12 Today's CryptoQuip 4-29-22

2022.04.28 21:00 jaweth12 Welcome to /r/CryptoQuip!

Hello and welcome to the community focusing on the cryptogram puzzles on https://www.cecildaily.com/diversions/cryptoquip/. Discussion of the daily puzzles and strategies for solving them are all welcomed!

2022.04.28 20:47 jaweth12 r/CryptoQuip Lounge

A place for members of CryptoQuip to chat with each other

2022.01.01 01:09 Diab3ticBatman Machined pen enthusiasts, do any of you have a Tactile Turn pencil?

Posted this in machinedpens but figure I might as well post here too. Been eyeing the Tactile Turn Titanium Pencils since they seem to be similar diameter to their bolt action slims. I do crossword puzzles and cryptoquips in my local newspaper and was thinking of getting a machined pencil so I can enjoy it same as I do my pens. Anyone have experience with them? Any tip wiggle from the mechanism inside the barrel?
I own a modern fuel stainless steel mechanical pencil but I’m a titanium guy so would like to replace it(but modern fuels prices are pretty up there at $200). submitted by Diab3ticBatman to pens [link] [comments] 2021.12.31 22:27 Diab3ticBatman Machined pen enthusiasts, do any of you have a Tactile Turn Pencil? Been eyeing the Tactile Turn Titanium Pencils since they seem to be similar diameter to their bolt action slims. I do crossword puzzles and cryptoquips in my local newspaper and was thinking of getting a machined pencil so I can enjoy it same as I do my pens. Anyone have experience with them? Any tip wiggle from the mechanism inside the barrel? I own a modern fuel stainless steel mechanical pencil but I’m a titanium guy so would like to replace it(but modern fuels prices are pretty up there at$200).

2021.06.01 15:24 hoopbag33 8th hunt Solved!

I am working today but will post the details later. Just letting you all know so you can stop hunting (if the gold drives you) or hurry up before I post later lol.
Edit - the answer and details!
First off congrats to RevenantRoy for being the hunt winner here.
"Lets take a spin into other puzzle’s lore. Only then will you be able to open the door. In the first ten seconds you should find comfort in a strange way or at least a theme to these hunts."
Open the door was just a joke. The first 10 seconds say "I've been so wrong so many times" Sorry not sorry.
"First we look to games and film, and back to a 1954 New England mansion. While there were many possibilities, ultimately the solution was simple, and only one was innocent. The one he murdered will be at the end of a familiar site."
Clue (while also serving as my favorite movie ever) was the key to this one. Set in 54 New England in a Mansion the one murdered at the end was Wadsworth (Don't spoil the movie with a technicality please ;)). The Familliar site is of course our hunt site https://www.0661396933.com/ (yes, I am trying not to buy more domain names lol) with wadsworth at the end takes you here.
Once there, the icon will begin to make sense. It is a moment in time that will steal your heart and that is what you’ll need next. At least it will get you started and let you know you are on the right track.
If you watch that puzzle zolve by Ramsey (which is amazing btw) then you will see the icon image at 29:22. When you solve the cryptoquip on the next page of the site you get the following message: "twenty nine twenty two, if you were wondering if you are on the right track there is your clue. now for what you need next, take the numbers below and add HEX"
I am very sorry that "hex" means like 1000 different possible things. I really just wanted it to rhyme with "next" a little.
Below that there are 26 numbers listed. One for each letter. Adding together H+e+x gives you the number 184. Filling in the gap in the sub description gets you these coordinates: 18.478388, -77.925848
Once you’ve got the number, head right back here. Over to the sidebar, and what’s next will become clear as the water you can swim in. Your spot shares the name with the street its on, and the only connection street shares a name with both a single and a double.
Clear as the water was meant to tell you you're in the right track. The spot is on "fort st" and the connecting street is Gloucester Ave. A single and a double are types of Gloucester cheese.
Finally, if you ever wanted to use it for a photo in a place like Chile you’ll probably be using the code word in its place.
Saying "cheese" is common to make people smile before taking a picture. And while I did enjoy the guess of "queso", in chile they say "whiskey", not cheese lol. Or as it is more commonly spoken there: "GUISQUI"

2021.03.02 07:10 BaronOfReddit [Letter] Welcome to today's Cryptoquip puzzle!

Marshal Harys Buckler sends the following letter, closed by a seal bearing the sigil of the Keepers, to Bronzegate.
XUC SIKR SYLYH TYNCYC. TRUF GZPHVB, TCDPEI DP PLHE. JDPJ LNOLXE WWWW. DKLY OESTETMPZ OWPFL LP YFES XTOCIOUCZJ. DIKHIYO AIO PZQ PASVF. NSAO EYX UNPIEQ LYPLEI. QPXDLEVN.

2020.08.04 23:37 MCLand Bravo Spfld Newsleader for the hardest cryptoquip ever in this last Sunday's paper! (Answer tucked into comments)

2020.04.08 22:05 nopethatswrong Anyone have good interactive puzzle ideas?

Recently the investigators I 'Keep' for had a tablet that needed to be translated from heiroglyphics so I made a simple cryptoquip using a font I found and it went over really well. Instead of a roll and just getting information, I had two investigators trying to figure it out between themselves and they got a letter clue based on how well they rolled for a skill. They liked it, it kept them engaged while the other investigators did their thing, it was great.
I also ran a game a while back where instead of "hacking" i bought a physical maze puzzle with different configurations and your hacking roll defined how much time you'd have to solve it.
Has anyone else tried/experienced/use puzzles like this? Especially with CoC, I just feel like there's so much room to add that interactive puzzle element for the research aspect. I tried looking up some other ideas but its mostly riddles as opposed to exercises.

2019.10.17 00:54 WizardofStaz WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006 THE CLARION-LEDGER 71

2019.03.26 21:42 icenine09 Newspaper Puzzles

I'm moving to Tucson in a few weeks and I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what puzzles are in the Arizona Daily Star. I'm hoping for at least a crossword, cryptoquip, and Sudoku.

2018.12.18 10:50 coachrx A misprinted Cryptoquip in yesterday’s paper threw me for a loop.

2018.10.25 18:04 whirlygiggling One of the most mysterious scribbles left behind by the medieval prophet Michel de Nostradamus was a cryptoquip-style word puzzle that scholars have yet to be able to decipher to this very day. It's not even certain what language the quatrain is in. The only clue left behind is that n=e.

2018.08.20 13:52 Jfonzy Doing the Cryptoquip in the newspaper

2016.09.02 13:32 AlphaGamer753 I typed out the text from Elliot's notebook

\\:[wwx yKLM LFMNO ASDF Q L :) EXN _*@ JKLMN LOL uNj fN wYNN rajb etc.. nyc ba na 443 lmfao qn yzz k e :( // [ ex. jpn n 32 rsqash fgpng y asdfgkli) Nb ' (exe) i * 428x0101ni 238 ? _axa dbf \\ ec as jgggjjjj jjjgx en e
Hopefully it's somewhat accurate and useful.
EDIT: I think we're looking at this wrong. I've tried looking at it as a few different forms of ciphers and also passing it through various ciphecryptoquip solvers to no results. I've removed the spaces, removed punctuation and numbers, and again nothing gives results.
To me it looks like either a text message (hence the "lmfao," "LOL," and various emoticons. Alternatively it could be some code mixed with comments, hence the double slashes.
I've also noticed that there are some odd things in there, for example the "428x0101" could be an image resolution (?) and the "(exe)" could be describing a file. Of course that would be weird because they've used Linux from the beginning.
EDIT 2: Random thought. If joseph.green and holidayarmadillo can be used as credentials to log in to E-Corp-USA, then why not angela.moss? All I can see from S2E09 is that she has an 8 character password. Any ideas? I might try bruteforcing it later.
EDIT 3: Haven't found anything as of yet. I'll carry on again tomorrow and try to bruteforce Angela's password unless some kind of clue comes to light.

2015.11.10 05:25 IDontAlwaysHerpDerp My friend found a folded up piece of paper hidden behind a cooling tower while walking home.

So my friend was walking home from one of his classes and saw someone suspiciously drop something behind a concrete wall. Curiosity got the best of my friend so he waited until the mystery man left and walked over to the spot and found this folded up piece of paper. He snapped a picture of it which can be seen here: http://imgur.com/BSWcyp8
This is what can be seen on the note:
Oh. Scalene _________ IENID SEN ANTN APKM HKPN KGSNJ
Anybody have any ideas? We've tried running it through some Cryptoquip solvers but with no luck. EDIT: There was a spray painted phoenix tag in front of the drop site, which surprisingly can be seen on google street view here:

2015.11.10 05:15 IDontAlwaysHerpDerp My friend found a folded up piece of paper hidden behind a cooling tower while walking home.

So my friend was walking home from one of his classes and saw someone suspiciously drop something behind a concrete wall. Curiosity got the best of my friend so he waited until the mystery man left and walked over to the spot and found this folded up piece of paper. He snapped a picture of it which can be seen here: http://imgur.com/BSWcyp8
This is what can be seen on the note:
Oh. Scalene _________
IENID SEN ANTN APKM HKPN KGSNJ
Anybody have any ideas? We've tried running it through some Cryptoquip solvers but with no luck.
EDIT: There was a spray painted phoenix tag in front of the drop site, which surprisingly can be seen on google street view here: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1870529,-96.5809899,3a,75y,327.66h,78.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJP2D-R-iGSJ5q752zi8ZoQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

2015.08.04 03:49 adrownedcoast So.. I made a cipher generating OS X App

I remember in having a lazy teacher in elementary school who would give us cryptoquips to solve almost everyday. I'm not sure where he got them, and they were never too challenging, but I loved doing them all the same.
As a way to try to break my teeth on Swift development for OS X I decided to try to make a tool that could have helped my lazy teacher, and maybe actually taught us something in the meantime. So far I've added a handful of pretty basic ciphers, but I have plans to add a few more advanced ones in the future, along with the ability to run whole text files through a cipher.
Let me know what you think!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crypto-maker-educational-word/id1012138285?mt=12

2015.03.17 16:13 KallDrexx Hashmaps and Pattern matching mutability confusion

I am writing a cryptoquip solver using rust, trying to see if I can beat my coworker's go implementation. The idea I had was to create a fingerprint of a string so it can be compared to dictionary entries. So for example, "testing" would have a fingerprint of "abcadef".
My algorithm for this is pretty simple, start with 'a' for unique characters, loop through each character in the input string and if the character exists in the hashmap already push the fingerprint character (value of the hashmap) into the fingerprint string.
To do this I created the following function:
use std::collections::HashMap; pub fn get_fingerprint(value: &str) -> String { let mut current_char = 'a'; let mut new_value = String::new(); let mut used_chars: HashMap = HashMap::new(); for character in value.chars() { let lowercase_character = character.to_lowercase(); match used_chars.get(&character) { Some(x) => new_value.push(x.clone()), None => { new_value.push(current_char.clone()); used_chars.insert(character.clone(), current_char.clone()); current_char = ((current_char as u8) + 1) as char; } } } return new_value; }
However, this fails with the following compile errors:
 Compiling cryptoquip_solver v0.0.1 (file:///C:/dev/cryptoquip/cryptoquip_solver_rust) src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:15:17: 15:27 error: cannot borrow used_chars as mutable because it is also borrowed as immutable src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:15 used_chars.insert(character.clone(), current_char.clone()); ^~~~~~~~~~ src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:10:32: 10:42 note: previous borrow of used_chars occurs here; the immutable borrow prevents subsequent moves or mutable borrows of used_chars until the borrow ends src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:10 let used_char_option = used_chars.get(&character); ^~~~~~~~~~ src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:19:6: 19:6 note: previous borrow ends here src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:8 for character in value.chars() { ... src\alpha\fingerprinter.rs:19 } ^ error: aborting due to previous error
I have not been able to get the hashmap mutable inside of the pattern matching, even moving the get() call out of the pattern matching and storing the result in it's own variable and then pattern matching on that variable.
Any insights on why this is wrong?
Thanks,