Official help for 8a
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16 Dec 17 at 12:02 pm #33601AnonymousInactive
OFFICIAL HINT: You do not have word structure to help you this time, so follow standard cipher procedure. Look at frequency analysis and then ioc (index of coincidence). This should give you a good start.16 Dec 17 at 3:59 pm #33604AnonymousInactive
Gah we have done it but we have 99.87%!!16 Dec 17 at 5:07 pm #33616AnonymousInactive
Have we come across the cipher/s before?16 Dec 17 at 8:19 pm #33618AnonymousInactive
Im so close! I can see scrambled words in the cipher but I feel that I am stuck. Can you give us a hint please…?17 Dec 17 at 12:47 pm #33629AnonymousInactive
Think I’ve figured out part of the cipher(s) but am confused on the next half!
Have we done this(these) cipher(s) before?17 Dec 17 at 12:47 pm #33630AnonymousInactive
Same! I’m assuming it is doubly enciphered with a (snip) but can’t work out which :/17 Dec 17 at 1:35 pm #33634AnonymousInactive
I’m an idiot. I’d solved it without realising. For everyone out there once you have the key length then this is a lot easier than you’ll think!17 Dec 17 at 9:30 pm #33646AnonymousInactive
If you’re still stuck on this, read the answer to 7B. It might help you a bit along with Google…18 Dec 17 at 1:12 pm #33650AnonymousInactive
I found a word there, seemed very similar to the possible keyword, but didn’t quite work…18 Dec 17 at 10:21 pm #33676AnonymousInactive
When is the next hint?19 Dec 17 at 11:43 am #33692AnonymousInactive
OFFICIAL HINT: Once you have figured out how long you think the Keyword is, go with it. Decode as you think it should be done, then look carefully, very carefully at your solution and see if you can find the additional twist.19 Dec 17 at 8:59 pm #33712AnonymousInactive
That is kind of suggestive that it’s a keywors cipher…20 Dec 17 at 3:05 pm #33730AnonymousInactive
There are many different ciphers which use a keyword when decrypting, not just a keyword cipher. Good luck!21 Dec 17 at 2:40 am #33750AnonymousInactive
Anymore clues? I think I’m pretty close but I don’t have it yet…22 Dec 17 at 4:09 pm #33791AnonymousInactive
OFFICIAL HINT: This is a double cipher. One cipher you have seen before lots of times. Work on that as normal. When you think (based on the ioc and frequency anaylsis) that you have decoded it, then look carefully at your solution. The second cipher should become obvious at that point.
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