Cerebral Barbed wire

Puzzles 4 Dayz

Rules are as follows:

There is a description of the phrase or word that I want you to figure out at the end of each post which will look like this

- ---- -------.

In the foregoing example the phrase has 12 letters and 3 words (I Love Ciphers).

You should try to determine what the blank statement is by reading the post and using a mathematical formula.

I will give you a clue by displaying at least two letters in the phrase or word. For example -_ L_ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ _.

When using your mathematical formula, do not include spaces. Only letters should be counted. In other words, if you use a code that requires you to add 3 letters after one of the clues to determine where the next letter is, then no spaces or anything else other than letters should be counted. So, if we were using the sentence above, if the phrase was "I _" and if the formula you use is add 3 letters after one of the clues, then the next letter would be T (threes letters after the I).

For the grammar and diction police, I know it will be bad at times but working a cipher into a paragraph and keeping spot on grammar is difficult, so don't throw the book at us.

Word Game 1

Written by HmD on 10:32 PM

More than six days they left our pots on a rusty grill, foul and stained with dry yellow plum barbecue sauce. Remains of a family reunion, better yet,  dysfunctional family reunion, with a smidgeon of fun, glitch filled and which always seemed to expose the relics of large scars, events and wounds on papas already smashed body. Syria looked more enticing to him than to face his relatives. Grandma and his sisters were not his favorite. Means for all earthly dread is what he describes them as, reasons for this apparent disdain however never adding up.

Discernible anger in actions and words.

Can I do better than this? I doubt that I have a rock in the backyard that I can hide under because I am certain that all were used to maim and disfigure during our get together.

Phrase to be determined:

_ a _ _   _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ c _

What are ciphers

According to wikipedia
"In cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption—a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. An alternative, less common term is encipherment. To encipher or encode is to convert information from plain text into cipher or code. In non-technical usage, a 'cipher' is the same thing as a 'code'; however, the concepts are distinct in cryptography. In classical cryptography, ciphers were distinguished from codes."

In other words, it is a way of sending coded messages to people. It hid sensitive information from persons who the sender did not authorise to see it. A code was required for the intended receiver to understand the message being sent to them. This technique has been in use for centuries and I thought that my family and I could enjoy figuring out some ciphers.


About Me

Just fooling around with some ciphers and making them into games for my family. General Rules: Figure out the word or statement using the paragraphs in the posts. The amount of letters in the word or phrase will be at the bottom of the post. The

Want to subscribe?

Subscribe in a reader.