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By Bud Johnson

No, it is not a message from outer area! simply learn it backwards, ranging from the base line, to find what this specifically coded message says. (The additional letter "X" in the beginning used to be thrown in precisely to make the message a section extra mysterious.)
Codes were used for hundreds of years. Now, with assistance from this interesting ebook, you, too, can be in a position to decipher dozens of mystery messages. Veteran cryptographer Bud Johnson not just describes different strategies utilized in mystery writing but in addition explains — basically and easily — the right way to make and holiday six other kinds of codes: easy letter grouping, opposite path, shift code, key be aware code, date shift code, and twisted course code. you are going to even study options for developing your individual private messages!
Cartoons via illustrator Larry Daste accompany the fifty one perform messages, in addition to easy-to-follow directions explaining every one form 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 note codes. And if all these humorous drawings and worthy guidance are usually not sufficient that can assist you decode our mystery messages, don't be concerned. recommendations are integrated on the finish of the publication.

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Cleartext message: • What does the coded message say? PLAINTEXT letter w X Y Z Secret Message No. 22 Code: Shift Key: SHIFT + code 5 Coded message: BZOOD Composition A B C D E IBVIV DNVWM ZZUZY VNCIJ OLSML for decoding: F G H 1 J K L M N O Plaintext message: Cleartext message: 29 P Q R S T U V w X Y Z Secret Message No. Code: Key: Shift 23 code SHIFT + 5 Coded message: KMJIO JJCOR JCPIY MZYOC ZMVDY CDONV NKGVI IZYLU Composition for decoding: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Plaintext message: Cleartext message: 30 P Q R S T U V w X Y Z Secret Message No.

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