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By Bud Johnson

No, it isn't a message from outer house! simply learn it backwards, ranging from the base line, to find what this in particular coded message says. (The additional letter "X" initially was once thrown in exactly to make the message a piece extra mysterious.)
Codes were used for hundreds of years. Now, with the aid of this enjoyable booklet, you, too, may be capable of decipher dozens of mystery messages. Veteran cryptographer Bud Johnson not just describes the several strategies utilized in mystery writing but in addition explains — sincerely and easily — easy methods to make and holiday six other forms of codes: easy letter grouping, opposite path, shift code, key notice code, date shift code, and twisted direction code. you are going to even research thoughts for developing your personal exclusive messages!
Cartoons through illustrator Larry Daste accompany the fifty one perform messages, in addition to easy-to-follow directions explaining every one kind of code and the way to take advantage of it. there is additionally a thesaurus defining universal phrases utilized by cryptographers, a sheet of reproducible graph paper for writing out messages, and a web page of ready-made alphabets for shift and key observe codes. And if all these humorous drawings and important instructions are usually not adequate that can assist you decode our mystery messages, don't fret. recommendations are integrated on the finish of the e-book.

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Code: Shift Kej SHIFT + : 24 code 14 Coded message: LUXOT BDASD QEEEO DMFOT FTQBA Composition A B C D E IIAIJ for decoding: F G H I ] K I M N P Q R S T U V vv X Y Z Plaintext message: Cleartext message: A »iP * c^: t 31 r Secret Message No. Code: Shift Key: SHIFT + 7 25 code Coded message: UNLRT LTUXT OXKLE RTLTY HQPBL XTLTG HPEUN MPAHZ BOXLT AHHMU Composition for decoding: A B C D E F G H Plaintext message: I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V w X Y Z Own /Hake ^J-oM It's Think up • own quick and easy to encode your you followed a decode somebody to good message to could be something like It .

Secret Message No. 29 Code: Key Word code Key: SEAPORT Coded message: OSNYP JONCQ FOOKQ JQBOE SNCAN Composition • A B C D for decoding: Print the F E KEY G H WORD l| J and the K L rest of the alphabet. M N O P Q R S T U V vv X Plaintext message: • As usual, substitute a PLAINTEXT letter for each letter in the secret message. Cleartext message: • What does the coded message say? A ^3 ^4 39 Y z Secret Message No. 30 Code: Key Word code Key: NEWPORT Coded message: RNGBF BNLBQ YELOO PMWIH QOGJQ Composition for decoding: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Plaintext message: Cleartext message: 40 P Q R S T U V w X Y Z Secret Message No.

Secret Message No. Code: Reverse Key: 5-letter 1 trail groups Coded message: OGNIH TDOOG AFOHC UMOOT EVAHR EVENN ACUOY Decoded message: Cleartext message: 20 Secret Message No. 16 Code: Reverse Key: 5-letter trail groups Coded message: OXRLL ATADA ERBON NAHTF AOLAF LAHAR Decoded message: Cleartext message: 21 ETTEB Skijt Code A "shift TWO alphabets, one on top of the other. code" uses The upper alphabet is called the PLAINTEXT alphabet. shows your message in plain English It . •PLAINTEXT C D A 6 c x> A SHIFT B E G H 6 H F E F I J 1 K L K L The lower alphabet because It Now I A Ic a|b called the SHIFT alphabet (shift) all over the place!

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