No More Asphalt!In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.
Here is the first stanza of a poem written by a famous American children's poet. I used a very simple cipher, so don't think too hard!
GSVIV RH Z KOZXV DSVIV GSV HRWVDZOP VMWH
ZMW YVULIV GSV HGIVVG YVTRMH,
ZMW GSVIV GSV TIZHH TILDH HLUG ZMW DSRGV,
ZMW GSVIV GSV HFM YFIMH XIRNHLM YIRTSG,
ZMW GSVIV GSV NLLM-YRIW IVHGH UILN SRH UORTSG
GL XLLO RM GSV KVKKVINRMG DRMW.
HintE = V
T = G
AnswerThe poem is "Where the Sidewalk Ends", written by Shel Silverstein. Here is the first stanza:
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
The cipher I used is the atbash cipher, where A = Z, B = Y, C = X, etc.
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