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    I googled "themostabstruse", and found a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quote.

    Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. Sign of the Four by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
    I Googled "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle code" and found a reference to The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
    Short Stories: The Adventure Of The Dancing Men by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Long story short, the code featured shows pictograms of men. It's a simple substitution code in which Holmes pairs up common symbols found in the code with common letters of the alphabet.
    I think this is the best lead because GG (Green Gecko) has featured literary-based codes in Torment in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self View Post
    I googled "themostabstruse", and found a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quote.

    Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. Sign of the Four by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
    I Googled "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle code" and found a reference to The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
    Short Stories: The Adventure Of The Dancing Men by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Long story short, the code featured shows pictograms of men. It's a simple substitution code in which Holmes pairs up common symbols found in the code with common letters of the alphabet.
    I think this is the best lead because GG (Green Gecko) has featured literary-based codes in Torment in the past.
    I think the basic substitution cipher of The Dancing Men, do not fit the GG cipher --- I do think the quote of "Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. " From Sign of the Four by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan IS important. And have been working on that since we found 'the most abstruse' phrase, quite a while ago.

    But you know --- anything is possible so maybe I will fall back to a simpler start ....

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