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Scottish clans were originally a Highland way of life. The Highland clan was, above all things, a family; a family in which everybody believed they were all, from chief to blacksmith, descended from one founder or progenitor. They regarded themselves as very close kinsmen. This Swap is dedicated to such clan families and will be organized into four clans.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Highland Games Round 1: Crypto

Lasses, The first challenge will be a challenge of wits. Ye need to solve each of the crypto quotes, and tell us who said them and either to whom or about whom were they said. Each of the quotes has a different key to solve them, which is different from the sample.


Key: A=G, B=M, D=E, E=I, F=N, G=L, H=F, I=K, L=A, M=J, O=B, R=C, S=H, T=D

Sample Solution:
part 1 - solve crypto:
"Lord, that she might be safe."
part 2 - who said it and to whom or about whom:
Jamie said it. In prayer to God, or Lord (both acceptable) or about Claire.

Here ye go, lasses:

1a) "Gc'ic lticd hc hg owhc, hg ytuc, edr hg bwd. Ftyy gc dw ycn hc lt' gc notb bheyy notdl td xcnqxd?"

1b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

2a) "Di Sieabzqydi nl nqs jlis, qs klfaw tdnqst adx kdnst lfn lm nqs nlbasn nqdi wtbir nsd ydws mtly nsd jdez."

2b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

3a) "Emc, W zcvenn. Tc xzsawycd gs uwnn ac. W pwiie awip wk msr ps wg ksz twa."

3b) Who said it and to whom or about whom/what?

4a) "Drf benx kvjm jmo Nbdri yttvno, yu mdqo fye hoor jyy heif abdfvrc lycihylf tyu Tvyrd?"

4b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

5a) "Rgy of eaty na fattap gym pjofxqtf. Ayq aw njq uzgscqf aw Gmgr."

5b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

When ye solve the challenge, send it to highlandergames@ymail.com by this Sunday at midnight EST. (10/11) Please put Crypto in the subject line. Also include your clan name (my name is Mordag), which clan you are from (I am from Clan Murray), and your rav name (I am abitknottie) so I can give ye the proper credit. Ye'll be gettin' 1 point for solving each of the cryptos and 1 point for solving the second part of each challenge as well. If you are unable to solve any of the cryptos, but drop me a note saying that, ye'll still get a participation point.

Good luck, lasses!



Leslie said...

I am TOTALLY useless at Cryptos, sigh. Rock on Beauchamps!

Brandy said...

I think there is a small error in your first crypto. I found the quote, and I think your second sentence the sixth word should have three letters (lt'c right? at least in my copy of the book)

Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

I agree with Brandy... There is an extra letter in the book.