I Apologize in Advance

Back when I was in college, I learned exactly two things from reading the student newspaper, The Exponent:

  1. Four-star Sudokus are still pretty easy.
  2. The best way to protect someone from a pun is to encrypt it using a monoalphabetic substitution cipher before publishing it.

As a demonstration of this latter fact, I offer you this:

WX D BMD VDPL SHAXQARHL QPEG BQPZB DVQOC XWPDE XDPCDBG YWW, W BOSSQBH CUHG RWZUC IDEE CUHRBHEYHB “BDYH DHAWB”.

And against my better judgement, I’ll even offer you the customary cryptogram hint: K equals X.

5 Responses

  1. Sadly, I’m too lazy to solve these on my own anymore now that there’s great web-based decryption apps.

  2. FMSE NWSZ JQL FMSE NEFDMYEJH JEZ UZEF CESBDEJDAQY.

    K equals X.

  3. Procter: What’s a “crytogram”?

  4. damnit, i never said i could spell…

  5. For anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, here’s the key. Plaintext letters are in lowercase; ciphertext letters are in uppercase.

    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

    DVILHXZUWTMERPQSNABCOYFKGJ

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