# Thread: Kryptos K4 Is A Simple Past - Palimpsest

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## K4 Solution - Spoiler akaTreeFinder

K4 Solution - Spoiler akaTreeFinder

A. The letters that are straight are mapped to a dash and letters that have curves are mapped to dots. Thus mist equals M = T. Also the "?" is also a key or hint as the top curved shape is equal to a dot. This masking is hiding the K4 text as morse code. Once in morse the text is not parsed so it becomes interpretative - a personal experience to each - thus a piece of art.

"They will be able to read what I wrote, but what I wrote is a mystery itself" JS

K4 KEY MORSE CODE KEY

A = T
B = E
C = E
D = E
E = T
F = T
G = E
H = T
I = T
J = E
K = T
L = T
M = T
N = T
0 = E
P = E
Q = E
R = E
S = E
T = T
U = E
V = T
W = T
X = T
Y = T
Z = T

A = ET
B = TEEE
C = TETE
D = TEE
E = E
F = EETE
G = TTE
H = EEEE
I = EE
J = ETTT
K = TET
L = ETEE
M = TT
N = TE
0 = TTT
P = ETTE
Q = TTET
R = ETE
S = EEE
T = T
U = EET
V = EEET
W = ETT
X = TEET
Y = TETT
Z = TTEE

1 = ETTTT
2 = EETTT
3 = EEETT
4 = EEEET
5 = EEEEE
6 = TEEEE
7 = TTEEE
8 = TTTEE
9 = TTTTE
0 = TTTTT

1.K4 TEXT
OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

2.APPLY K4 KEY
EETE
EETEETETEEETTTEETTTETEEEETETEEE
TTTEEEEEETTTTTTTETTEETTTTTTETTE
TTTTTTETTEETTTTEEETETETETETTETE

3.READ AS MORSE CODE
IT
ST I NT I A G A Q HT A S
T Z H O O KTE A M O P
T O MET D M Z R K A A NTE

4.PARSED MORSE CODE INTO WORDS

IT'S T IN TIAGA QHT AS TZ HOOK TEAM OP TO MET DMZ R KA ANTE

5.PLAIN ENGLISH INTERPRETATION

IT'S T IN TIAGA POSITION AS TIME ZONE HOOK TEAM OPERATION TO MEET DMZ
ARE KILLED IN ACTION BEFORE

6. REPEAT STEP 3, 4, 5 TO GET OTHER MESSAGES

7. WALK AROUND SCULPTURE AND READ TEXT FROM OTHER SIDE SINCE WITH
MORSE CODE THIS IS POSSIBLE

OSSKGNRPQQVRLFWBBFILOSBLUHGOXOU RKBO
PYNBFNIWAIDULKJTAWZZKESSQJSQTWT
RACKEUAUHUKGIDCJTXZKDGWKPFZMTTV

8. APPLY K4 KEY

EEETETEEEETETTTEETTTEEETETEETEEETEE
ETTETTTTTTEETTETTTTTTTEEEEEETTT
ETETTETETETETEEETTTTEETTETTTTTT

9. READ AS MORSE CODE

I A LEE KT XT DE C R I D
E ME M OT I MET O O S S MT
R ME N K A ST 8 Q O M

10. PARSED MORSE CODE INTO WORDS

I A LEEK TXT DECRIDE MEMO TIME TO OSS MT R MEN KAS T 8 QOM

11.PLAIN ENGLISH INTERPRETATION

I A LEAK TEXT DECRIED MEMO TIME TO OSS EMPTY OUR MEN KILLED IN
ACTIONS TOTAL EIGHT QOM

12. REPEAT STEP 9, 10, 11 TO GET OTHER MESSAGES

Please try to repeat these steps and see if the methodology makes sense to you.

Tim

PS. T IS YOUR POSITION has an extra "e" as T IS YOUR POSITIONe. This morse can also be re-read as a continuous stream. The reason no one does this is because it is already parsed. It is written in stone. A perfect iqlusion. OSS JOAN, Iran Hostage Recue, TUT, and ...

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## Twae Yen Tend Kia

Originally Posted by rdshackleford
I don't believe the real K4 solution will be so vague or interpretive. K1-3 were very deliberate, exact, and reproduceable. The kind of thing you would expect a spy to be able to use, realistically.
Remember who we are dealing with. How many spies do you know? Hopefully known. They are an illusion - a cover story - a story that leads you to "perceive" exactly what they want you to see. If they stear you to a "deliberate, exact, and reproducable" perception then you will take it for truth. Nothing is what you perceive it to be. This is why giving the answer in parsed morse chiseled into stone is such a great way thru a sculpture to hide messages. You must let go of your mind's bias.

There is a great illusion of two faces or a vase. Do you see a vase or two faces eye to eye? There is a similar illusion with a cube where you can perceive it in two different ways. Maybe the answer is NQE - not quite english. remember it has stayed hidden for so many years. All I ask is see if the method is reproducable - maybe not exact, but at least reproducible.

3. dumb question here; what are the E's and T's?

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Not dumb. The E is a dot and the T is the dash for morse code. I have been trying to keep my text using a fixed courier font as the normal . and - were hard to see. I replaced them with E and T to make it easier to line up the key, alphabet, and the text.

Now if you notice this representation also shows M=T, or M is T, or yet MIST. I noticed this after the fact by many months, but it does have a relationship to the key.

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TZ HOOK TEAM OP Timzone Hook Team Operation

As I continue to read this I see more

TZ is ---.. which is the number eight (. There were eight helicopters used for the Hostage rescue. 8 Hook Team - In this case 8 from the USS Nimitz.

TZ H is ---.. .... which is also 8Es or the 80s. The rescue was attempted April 1980.

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