View Full Version : Want to be a spy? Take the test!
01-29-2005, 09:09 PM
The British Government needs new spies. If you can pass the test (http://www.gchq.gov.uk/codebreaking/index.html), that is.
Anyone tried it?
01-30-2005, 12:02 PM
Thanks for posting this after the deadline, ensuring none of us here can get a free book out of it. :p
Not like I'd win anyway.. I only got one name, and apparently the cypher is different for each name... Dammit, I hate these puzzles! Curse you!
01-30-2005, 04:00 PM
Having spent far too much time at this, I'm stuck on the last pair. (And yes I did use the help page to get me started).
Man = UFIV WKXXZY
Woman = AQSEWKC XFIWFSYK
Can anyone with a hint for this post a spoiler box for me? :D
I want to at least take a swing at the secret message.
Bippy the Beardless
01-31-2005, 06:41 PM
Looks like GCHQ are going soft. About 8 years ago they did one for recruiting code breakers that just said find the hidden messages in our web site. Including several very obscure ones hidden in gif and jpg files.
This is MPSIMS, right?
:: checks to be sure ::
Okay, then. My aunt-in-law (cousin's husband's mother) was a British spy in Vietnam. It's sort of hard to picture Lady Ruth* as a spy, but that's the story.
*Swear to god, she's a Lady. Her husband is Sir Donald. My middle-class American family is still somewhat incredulous that we have relatives with titles.
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