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Peacefully Encrypted

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:#44181
Fun:** (1.89)
Difficulty:** (2)
Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:SEPTILLIONGOLDS*us*!!!

 

 

 



R gvrtv zj fw kyv erkliv fw r tfehlvjk; wfi kyve sfky grikzvj efscp riv jlsulvu, reu evzkyvi grikp cfjvi.
-Nzcczrd Jyrbvjgvriv

Vmve gvrtv drp sv glityrjvu rk kff yzxy r giztv.
-Sveardze Wirebcze

Wfi svyzeu rcc zdgvizrczjd zj lckzdrkvcp kyv zdgvizrczjkzt zeuzmzulrc, aljk rj svyzeu rcc gvrtv zj lckzdrkvcp kyv gvrtvwlc zeuzmzulrc.
-Zimzex Srsszkk

Yv kyrk nflcu czmv ze gvrtv reu rk vrjv dljk efk jgvrb rcc yv befnj fi rcc yv jvvj.
-Sveardze Wirebcze


Answer

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
-William Shakespeare

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
-Benjamin Franklin

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
-Irving Babbitt

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
-Benjamin Franklin

The Caesar Cipher is used to decipher this message.A Caesar cipher is one of the simplest (and easiest cracked) encryption methods. It is a Substitution Cipher that involves replacing each letter of the secret message with a different letter of the alphabet which is a fixed number of positions further in the alphabet.

Because each letter in the message has a direct translation to another letter, frequency analysis can be used to decipher the message. For example, the letter E is the most commonly used letter in the English language. Thus, if the most common letter in a secret message is K, it is likely that K represents E. Additionally, common word endings such as ING, LY, and ES also give clues.

A brute-force approach of trying all 25 possible combinations would also work to decipher the message.

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

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