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Crypto challenge

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
by theme
I'm giving an encrypted text as a string of seemingly random digits. Can anyone decrypt it?
73519-825359-98423-7862147 82-974631 7982-714693-9746413 71254-9746413-974631-7982 7158539-9746413-71254-98423-4862-1752593-82-98423
If nobody solves it I will post some hints :D

EDIT: corrected mistake by deleting an extra word at the end of the code, so it should be a proper sentence

Re: Crypto challenge

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
by Cauchy
Spoiler:
XKCD is the best webcomic of

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Re: Crypto challenge

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:58 am UTC
by theme
Cauchy, your answer is right! Congrats! I didn't expect it to be solved this quick!
I somehow got an extra word in the end of the code, making the answer an incomplete sentence. I'm deleting the extra word.
BTW you are supposed to put the answer in a spoiler tag

Re: Crypto challenge

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
by 6jopn
I know this topic is ancient, but can someone point me to how this was solved. Thanks!

Re: Crypto challenge

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:34 am UTC
by curiosityspoon
If you have a full-size computer keyboard with numeric pad, look at the positions of the number 1-9 keys there as a grid. Within each string of numbers in the code, imagine drawing lines between the corresponding points in the grid, and the shapes you'll be drawing are just (a low-resolution attempt at) letters.

Re: Crypto challenge

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:40 pm UTC
by 6jopn
curiosityspoon wrote:If you have a full-size computer keyboard with numeric pad, look at the positions of the number 1-9 keys there as a grid. Within each string of numbers in the code, imagine drawing lines between the corresponding points in the grid, and the shapes you'll be drawing are just (a low-resolution attempt at) letters.

Thank you, curiosityspoon!