JetPunk User Ciphers and Puzzles
Last updated: Thursday June 1st, 2023
The contest is now over (over). Congrats to the two people who solved a puzzle!
Imposing a Challenge
On JetPunk we have many puzzles and tests. First and foremost, quizzes. Obviously. However not even those who manage to escape from the testing and tribulations that we impose upon ourselves in the quizzing section may find refuge, for in the blog section, the testing has infected. We have made riddles, puzzles, and even….. math problems. Oh, the humanity!
However, as I cannot beat these puzzles, I have decided to join them. For my first blog, I will impose upon you ciphertext, which I shall task you with decoding. If by the end of the month, they are not solved, I will reveal the answers. Note: they are easy. I think.
You will first have ciphertext. Decode it using any means available (you know what's cheating and what's not), and find the source from which I got it from (a link or the name of a work is capital). And then, with a JetPunk twist, connect it to a JetPunker! Please follow this format (and comment each answer individually):
Puzzle Number: 17
Cipher Used: Ceasar Cipher
Whichever user solves the most puzzles will be granted……what do I have to grant? I have nothing material…..will be granted 5 blog dollars (equivalent to -.9 Afghan Afghanis), and the prize of internet clout. Yay. Also, your name will forever be emblazoned on this blog, along with your answer, as verbatim as can be, below the puzzle you solved, and at thenceforward, you may rest at peace knowing legions of future JetPunkers, in eons forward will murmur:
“Huh. [Your Name Here 🙂] did that puzzle.”
1. T cpxpxmpc yzh, esp eclty delcepo qczx
Delxmzfw ufde ld hp hpcp elwvtyr lmzfe te
Solved! By McKenzieFam at 3:14.54 AM, Eastern Time, on Sunday, May 21st, 2023:
baptistegorce is the answer
Source : murder on the orient express
Cipher : Caesar Cipher
2. neiooRyptpc ,aaéall cl ,uep a gDaoene
a rms rorlaot,at a cae edrs duOrereruquP uria r Cvlo
Unsolved! The answer was MG17, the source was Wikipedia. I'll leave the rest for you guys to find out. The plaintext is in Portuguese.
3. cul nx klg zmhteh ovay azwkami bvfupbj
Solved! By baptistegorce at 4:21.32 AM, Eastern Time, on Sunday, May 21st, 2023:
Puzzle Number: 3
youtubeplayer is the answer
Cipher Used: Vigenère Cipher (key: CHIFFRE)
4. frrxptzm pofpbs uzr cfvr cfmwtptcfswr
Unsolved! The answer was Ravisseur, the source was JetPunk. I'll leave the rest for you guys to find out.
5. ml tmrworfy hrsg gz hgmzmvg vsg ,voknzcv ilU .gxrighrw vsg mr hvhhvmrhfy ml vavvfjh vsg gfk hzs sxrsd ,wvhzvixmr hzs vgzghv ozvi mzggzsmzN ilu wmznvw vsg ,hflivkhlik viln vnlxvy hzs bgrx vsg hz ,lh il vwzxvw ghzo vsg iveL
Unsolved! The answer was TheNatureThread, the source was The New York Times. By the way, this one was just reversed, then A->Z, B->Y
Apologies if the writing was not succinct.