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Albert Einstein Quotes

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:#44093
Fun:** (1.73)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:SEPTILLIONGOLDS*us*!!!

 

 

 



Can you decipher these quotes by Albert Einstein?

-Z nzm hslfow ollp uli dszg rh, zmw mlg uli dszg sv gsrmph hslfow yv.

-Z kviuvxgrlm lu nvzmh, zmw xlmufhrlm lu zrnh, hvvnh gl yv lfi nzrm kilyovn.


Answer

-A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

-A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

The Atbash cipher is used to decipher this teaser. The Atbash cipher is a very specific case of a substitution cipher where the letters of the alphabet are reversed. In other words, all A's are replaced with Z's, all B's are replaced with Y's, and so on.

Because reversing the alphabet twice will get you actual alphabet, you can encipher and decipher a message using the exact same algorithm.

Here is the answer key:
A-Z
B-Y
C-X
D-W
E-V
F-U
G-T
H-S
I-R
J-Q
K-P
L-O
M-N
N-M
O-L
P-K
Q-J
R-I
S-H
T-G
U-F
V-E
W-D
X-C
Y-B
Z-A

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