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Cryptoxymorography V

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:#27705
Fun:*** (2.71)
Difficulty:*** (2.74)
Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:bigSWAFF_69_Aus******
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Oxymorons are words with opposite or incongruous meanings that when linked together, form a descriptive phrase.

Cryptography teasers are teasers in which a phrase or expression has been encoded in some way.

Cryptoxymorography teasers are teasers in which oxymorons are concealed in a cryptic mass of letters.

Can you decipher the oxymorons? They all use the same code.


1. ozgwcx udoexzl

2. Oguhaeob Ubkzacf

3. oipszzl kwwy

4. jzobq udrhuccawb

5. ezoccae bwnuz

6. yhl iabu

7. phuutuh jshb

8. zanu huewhyabk

9. ciuux cwhhwi

10. iwhqabk noeoxawb





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Comments

sugarnspice4u7*us*
Dec 28, 2005

wow well since im 1st here i rate it good.
irar1792Aus*
Jan 01, 2006

okay, so it might be that its almost midnight and im tired, but this seemed extremely hard
however, OXYMORONS RULE!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
froggyggAus*
Jan 02, 2006

Great teaser swaffy!
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 11, 2006

I love oxymorons!! Great teaser!!
paul726Aus**
Mar 01, 2006

Very good! And I found them difficult to get started too.
lmurray*cn*
Jun 27, 2006

WITH THE HINT, TOO EASY, WITHOUT THE HINT, TOO TIME COMSUMMING. I HATE THE CRYPTOGRAPHY, BECAUSE IT'S NOT LOGICAL NOR INTUTIVE. BUT SOME OF YOU SEEM TO LIKE IT. OXYMORONS ARE ALWAYS FUN.
HScott13Aen*
Jun 27, 2006

Loved it. Needed some thought, but a great way to start the day. My kind of teaser.
OldChinaHand**
Jun 27, 2006

I see the gold has turn to lead. But we had one golden moment in the sun.

A.M. Brainglers, this teaser might need a second cup of 'joe' ... but worth the effort.
HScott13Aen*
Jun 27, 2006

I agree with IMurry that the hint makes it too easy, but then I didn't look at it until after I'd answered the teaser and read his comment. However I disagree about cryptography. Cryptography is pure logic. The most common letter in the English language is E, therefore the letter that appears most often is (logically) most likely to be E. The rest follows along the same lines, the logic of how often letters appear and in what sequence as compared to the English language as a whole. So cryptography is one of the most logical types of puzzles around. That's what I like about them.
Neek*us*
Jun 27, 2006

hmmm...I was going to completely agree with Imurray, but after reading the last comment, I might actually try to solve them next time. I had never thought of them as being logic puzzles, but that makes sense.
coachpisco*
Jun 27, 2006

I'm bad at this type of teaser.
locutus13dsus*
Jun 27, 2006

Well there's a few million brain cells I'll never use again..oooph!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 27, 2006

I agree with Imurray 1000%. it wasa good job though! Keep up the good work and good teaser anyway!
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 27, 2006

Imurray, you write about lack of logic, but where is the logic in contributing nothing but negative criticism and shouting as loud as possible? All of these teases, you say, are too easy for you and yet here you are back day after day criticizing and shouting. This is logical? For many who come here, English is a second or third language and these so call 'TOO EASY' ones, might offer some real teaser solvers a challenge.

This one took a while but as irar1792 said, OXYMORONS RULE!!! I say this was well done.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jun 27, 2006

Oxys are ALWAYS supreme, in fun and making the mind work. Hints generally do make puzzles too easy...especially, if you work cryptos and c-word puzzles. These came easy to me, because you look for patterns. Magnificently Spectacular work, keep it up! Challenge the others to enter a tougher version of these puzzles. When you are a solver, anything is easy to crack;-)~
bradon182001*us*
Jun 27, 2006

I have no clue even how to start to figure out one of these teasers.Interesting comments from others about them, tho.One day I'll take the time and effort to try.
scallioAus*
Jun 27, 2006

Very tough. These cryptograms without sentences are a killer. I need the sentence format if I'm to forego the hints! I tried to use just a couple of the hint letters... then I ended up using all of them!

Great teaser, Swaff.

bandnerdnproud7*us*
Jun 27, 2006

Teasers like this are so hard, but I like reading the oxymorons! Thanks for the teaser!
cox_94*us*
Jun 27, 2006

I agree with bandnersproud I didn't answer one of the teasers correctly but they are fun!!
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 27, 2006

Love it!
De1charlie*en
Jun 27, 2006

The whole thing was completly hard but it was still fun to figure out
xolilangel827oxAit*
Jun 27, 2006

first of all i loooovvvee oxymorons!!! im not to good at cryptography but i still got them all right but i had to use the hint! great job i really love these teasers!!
jabdrAus*
Jun 27, 2006

Soooo good and soooo fun. My father could work these out in his head but I still need to write them down and play with them. The hint made it a write-in for crypt solvers, and I looked not thinking it would give the vowels. Please do more and I'll know not to look. FANTASTIC
thelordnyax
Jun 28, 2006

i like oxymorons...unfortunately these aren't all oxymorons:
American English
freezer burn...
(awful could also mean inspring awe, full of awe)

...yeah
vlermaAus*
Jun 28, 2006

You got another one on the boards Swaff. I do love the teasers, they take some work, but are enjoyable.



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