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## Television

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.

 Puzzle ID: #23835 Fun: (2.53) Difficulty: (3.02) Category: Cryptography Submitted By: Krystle

5-23-4-23-1-6-9-6-8-2 25-18-9 20-24-8-1-23-13 5-25-18-5 20-23-8-20-4-23 11-6-4-4 4-8-8-19 18-5 18-2-14-5-25-6-2-26
24-18-5-25-23-24 5-25-18-2 23-18-7-25 8-5-25-23-24.
18-2-2 4-18-2-13-23-24-9

5-23-4-23-1-6-9-6-8-2 6-9 17-8-24-23 6-2-5-23-24-23-9-5-6-2-26 5-25-18-2 20-23-8-20-4-23. 6-15 6-5 11-23-24-23 2-8-5, 11-23 11-8-22-4-13 25-18-1-23 20-23-8-20-4-23 9-5-18-2-13-6-2-26 6-2 5-25-23 7-8-24-2-23-24-9 8-15 8-22-24 24-8-8-17-9
18-4-18-2 7-8-24-23-2-19

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 flipflopchica Jun 19, 2005 I don't really understand these. So if A=18 then does B have to equal 19? deadeye823 Jun 20, 2005 No, they are all random PCDguitar Jun 20, 2005 is there some sort of patern??? i dont see how this could make sense ginny322 Jun 20, 2005 I SO do not get this! so you smart people out there will have to explain it to me. Krystle Jun 20, 2005 Okay, in this one a=18, so knowing that you try to figure out what the other numbers equal, and the phrases show up. i hope ya'll liked it flipflopchica Jun 21, 2005 Then how are you supposed to figure out what number equals what number? Darveed Jun 21, 2005 It's based on a process of elimination i think. A=18 so replace all 18's with an A. Generally E is the most common letter, so find the most commonly occuring number and assume it is E then try and find words that woiuld fit round what you know * * E could be the,etc. Just like to point out i didn't get this. Couldn't be bothered to sit and work it out as i'm at work Krystle Jun 22, 2005 all you pretty much try to do is exchange the a with 18 then eventually figure out the other ones, it does take a while though DesertJules1974 Jun 23, 2005 It's not fair to slam the teaser, because you're unfamiliar with how to solve it. Start with the title - TELEVISION - notice the letter pattern. If this word were in the coded messages, the same replacement code (for 'E') would be in the 2nd and 4th places of a 10 letter word. And you would find the same code (for 'I') in the 6th and 8th places of the same 10 letter word. There are common patterns to words and common words - the, and, are. If you see the same code repeat in the middle of a word - 6-23-23-19, then you know that you have a word like 'keep' or 'book' or 'ally'. Once you solve that word, then you know what all of the 23s (and 6s and 19s) in the cryptograph(s) are. Loved the TV quotes - very funny! MTK_90 Jun 23, 2005 SURE WHY NOT I GET IT............. AFTER I READ THE ANSWER! babygrl329 Jun 24, 2005 if you got this please explain to me what it is dolphingurl12 Jun 26, 2005 All the answer has is what the code says, next time put how you get the code. That would be soooo helpful. sambean Jul 01, 2005 i liked it but if you gave us more than one letter in the hint than it wouldn't so long in solving i didn't have the patience to solve it BRIE Jul 01, 2005 I honestly did not understand this....how exactly are you supposed to find what letter the other numbers equal!!!!! wordsrcool Jul 04, 2005 The way to solve this kind of problem is to start with any hints you have, say the a=18. Fill in all of the 18's, then look again. I found it easy to see that the first word must be television, so I filled it in and then filled in all the other places those numbers showed up with the correct letters. After you've filled in all the letters you know take a look at what you have. Say you have a three letter word th_ , it's easy to assume that the last letter is E, so fill in all the other places it's number shows up with E. You just keep going on in that manner untill you have it solved. I hope this was some help. smarty_blondy Aug 18, 2005 Because of the very commented title, this one was one of the easiest. Unfortunately, not all cryptography have such inspired titles to provide a very welcomed hint, therefore take much more time with much less of a reward. The quotes are very funny Keep up the good work and don't be dispointed if so many ppl "didn't get it". Most teasers require a pen, paper and some effort to be solved, not only one top-to-bottom look. Good job brainster Oct 15, 2005 It was ok once I figured out that the title was a big clue ! Until then it was wide-eyed time !!!