Thread: Need HELP with a code/puzzle!!!

1. Twelever Silver
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Need HELP with a code/puzzle!!!

I thought some of you code and puzzle lovers could help me out.

I have a book that has a hidden message in playing card suits at the end of some chapters. The following shows the suits and each line represents a chapter, the spaces in between lines shows a chapter with no suits.

D = diamond
C = clubs
H = hearts
(The symbols are shown in the book not the actual letters)

DDHCDDCHDCCD
CDHCDDDHCCDC
DCDDHCHCDC
DCCCHDHC
DDDHCCCDHC
DCHCDCCHC
CDDDHDCDCHDDCD
CDCHDDDHDD
DCCHDDHDCDD
CHDDCCHCCC

DCDHDDCCHD
CCDCHDHCCDC

DCDCHCDDCHCDC
CCCCHDHCDD
CDHCHC
DCDDHDCCHDCCC
CDDHDDDHCDCC
CHDHDDDCC
DCDC
DDD
DCC
C

CD
DC

So I took D = DASH / C=DOT / HEART = SEPERATOR

Which turns it into morse code and translate into this...

MPX
AJF
YER
BTE
OVE
NLE
JCQ
ROM
DMY
EZS

KZT
FTF

CPR
HTW
AEE
YDB
WOL
ET8

C
O
D
E

A
N

At first I thought I was on the wrong track until I noticed 3 letters per chapter and CODE AN at the end. Can't be a coincedence right?

Also if you read down vertically instead of horizontally you can make out some words.

So my question is the CODE AN part. Is AN telling me how to decode this? Is AN some kind of code decryption tool? I find it interesting the A and N in morse code are opposites. So is this telling me to reverse the letters? Also P in morse code is A plus N put together so should I seperate some letters into 2??

Please give your opinions on how to decode this as it is driving me crazy!!!

Any thoughts are appreciated!

2. First thing that came to mind (and it is real early here) is
Alpha-Numeric

3. Twelever Silver
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Which means what? Turn the letters into numbers?

4. I have no idea, it was just what came out to me in the wee hours.

Dont know really, it doesnt seem like you would go from card suits to morse code to letters and then to numbers...unless the numbers stand for dates, times, lat. long. or something? You do have 54 before CODE AN, unless that last letter in the final three grouping is an "8" as it appears to be on my screen... then it's 53 with an 8.

I know I am not much help on this but it did give me something to look at over coffee.

Best of luck with it, you have made some cool progress...you are on to something.

Cheers,
Domino

5. A and N are paired up if you cut the alphabet in half and then M would pair up with Z.

I'll keep looking.

6. Junior Twelever Bronze
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Mike

In context your getting that from Vegas Die:

What about ELVIS where if I remove the VI I get ELS:

The primary method by which purportedly meaningful messages have been extracted is the Equidistant Letter Sequence (ELS). To obtain an ELS from a text, choose a starting point (in principle, any letter) and a skip number, also freely and possibly negative. Then, beginning at the starting point, select letters from the text at equal spacing as given by the skip number. For example, the bold letters in this sentence form an ELS. With a skip of -4, and ignoring the spaces and punctuation, the word SAFEST is spelled out backwards.

I thought you had the whole book on Microsoft word and now you just need a ELS program to find any hidden codes.

Again Grogan has made his puzzle into Fort Knox in order to avoid a payout.

Cordially

Ricky

P.S.

What you have found is a given in code breaking a few words that make sense.You need a 50&#37; + in words showing up which supports your method of a cipher attack. Otherwise you have nothing.

7. It is interesting that if you read down the columns you can see the three letter groups COM DOT WEB.

Hmmm

8. Junior Twelever Bronze
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Good one piano .............something might be there.

9. 123 123 123 123 123 123 123

abc def ghi

MPX=113 using a classic trifid... I ran the letters... it failed.. but when I see the CODE AN it could be a clue to split the code

123 123 123 123 1
abc def ghi jkl m

123 123 123 123 1
nop qrs tuv wxy z

I did not run the sequence using this.... watching the football game... Good luck