# JetPunk User Ciphers and Puzzles

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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

Source: jetpunk.com

JetPunker: Quizmaster

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.”

Legions of Future JetPunkers say similar

## The Ciphers

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:

Puzzle 1

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

Source: Wikipedia

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.

Yours truly,

-Neodymium

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Level 55
May 20, 2023
Very cool blog. Rather strange way of ciphering the 5th one.
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Level 58
May 20, 2023
It's now a two step process
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Level 65
May 21, 2023
Good to see a neo blogger.
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Thanks haha
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Sorry. Is the Plaintext meant to be a riddle leading to a username?
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Not a riddle exactly, just some text associated with it. You'll get closer if you search up the plaintext.
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
OK, and when you say to include the source of where you got it? Am I meant to hack your browser history or something?
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Oh hang on a second I understand now
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Puzzle 1

Source : murder on the orient express

Cipher : Caesar Cipher

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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Nice! Solved.
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Please don't look into my history.
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Level 57
May 28, 2023
I still don't understand the source. Could you explain?
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Level 58
May 28, 2023
Ok, the plaintext, which is the solved answer was a line from the book "The Murder on the Orient Express"

The charecter that says this line is Poirot.

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Level 72
May 21, 2023
Oh god, another cipher thingy!? I'm out.

Also, welcome to blogging, Neodymium!

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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Thanks!
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Level 52
May 21, 2023
Puzzle Number: 3

Source: Wikipedia

Cipher Used: Vigenère Cipher (key: CHIFFRE)

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Level 58
May 21, 2023
Nice! Solved!
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Level 65
May 21, 2023
How would you figure out the key?
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Level 58
May 21, 2023
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/vigenere cipher
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Level 58
May 22, 2023
ugh you beat me to answering it
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Level 58
May 22, 2023
except I have programmed a web based codebreaker to help. I wasn't using it, though, having got lots of experience with codes while making it
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Level 65
May 22, 2023
Obviously smh, how did he find out chiffre
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Level 58
May 22, 2023
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Level 58
May 22, 2023
it's not too hard when you know how. Although, for many years the Vigenere cipher was considered unbreakable.
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Level 58
May 26, 2023
What's with the random 'osvzq' at the end of #3?
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Level 58
May 27, 2023
The key is chiffre, standard cipher, the mode is repeat. I can't seem to find those letters. Try using https://cryptii.com/
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Level 57
May 22, 2023
I really don't get the "(user) is the answer" thing
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Level 58
May 22, 2023
Example: The plaintext says "is the second most visited website". The website is youtube....youtubeplayer. That is how you would connect it to a user.
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Level 65
May 30, 2023
Are they all using different ciphers?
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Level 58
May 30, 2023
Yes
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2023
Oh me
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2023
Yes
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2023
Ugh #4 so SIMPLE!!!!
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2023
Nice work Neo!
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2023
Thanks!
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2023
Edit : I meant #5.

My pleasure