Poe Day 4 Part 2: The Gold Bug and Ciphers

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In this post, I have for you three cryptograms to decipher. Use the logic Will lays out in The Gold-Bug, figuring out the most common letters first, then the most common words.

Each puzzle is a quote attributed to another famous American author, Mark Twain, from Brainy Quotes.

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/mark-twain-quotes

SIMPLE

In this puzzle, decipher the quote by matching the coded shapes to the letters of the alphabet. The punctuation (, . ') is shown and not part of the puzzle

 

a

b c d e f g h I j k l m
2 ! 5 @ 7 # 9 $ % 1 ^ 0

&

 

n

o p q r s t u v w x y z
3 * < 4 ? + 6 / - 8 = :

)

 

%6+  3*6  6$7  +%)7  *#  6$7  @*9  %3  6$7  #%9$6, %6+  6$7 +%)7  *#  6$7  #%9$6  %3  6$7  @*9.

MEDIUM

For this puzzle, you have to figure out the key. I will tell you it is different from the other puzzles. You have the spaces between words and the punctuation (, . ') to help you along.

#&!  $^ #6  $^^?!  48  @$67  4(!0  @#--!0.  $8  +4?  746’-  @$67,  $-  74!^6’-  @#--!0.

DIFFICULT

These last two puzzles mirror the one Will had to solve. No spaces between words or punctuation is shown. The cipher for each of these are different from each other and from the other puzzles.

814/1&81*(199%((4*=29%(/((@&/=5@/%(4$=*/1&9^5(*

 

@*@9:$**$^*%1$$8+%0^7%0*&3#%9$42;4#$*8$%8#$*&@:1+%02^$2!%%#*&2;*%%8$;@*2;4^$7%=$2##4%0:*

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