Kryptos transcription

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Nicol C. So

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Mar 6, 1992, 1:32:22 PM3/6/92
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In article <18...@smoke.brl.mil> gw...@smoke.brl.mil (Doug Gwyn) writes:
>EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
>YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTMKYRDMFD AKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYP
>...
>VTTMZFPEWGDKZXTJCDIG---UAUEKCAR ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
>
>lower-case denotes uncertainty in photos
>- denotes obscuration by foreground rocks
>
>transcribed by PHOENIX, published in The Cryptogram MA92
>retyped into this machine-readable file by Gw...@BRL.MIL

I would appreciate it if you could explain what the above is about.

Doug Gwyn

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Mar 1, 1992, 1:27:22 AM3/1/92
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EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTMKYRDMFD AKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYP
VFPJUDEEHZWETZYVGWHKKQETGFQJNCE BRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPT
GGWDKKTDQMCPFQZDQMMIAGPFXHQRLG CYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTO
TIMVMZJANQLVKQEDAGDVFRPJUNGEUNA DPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOS
QZGZLECGYUXUEENJTBJLBQCRTBJDFHRR ETOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSA
YIZETKZEMVDUFKSJHKFWHKUWQLSZFTI FOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSAB
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DQUMEBEDMHDAFMJGZNUPLGEWJLLAETG MFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHI

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ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW?OBKR XWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZK
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO YXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKR
IWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUD-YWINFBNYP ZZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRY

Andrew Mullhaupt

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Mar 7, 1992, 12:13:06 PM3/7/92
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Presumably, the transmission was the text portion of the statue/puzzle
called 'Kryptos'. It is in the courtyard of the CIA headquarters, and
is the normal monumental work of art for a federal building of that size.
Since it was for the CIA, it was decided to make a puzzle of it, and the
sculptor consulted with someone at NSA to make sure it was hard enough.
The DCIA has a sealed envelope containing the solution. The sculptor has
publically stated that the puzzle is not restricted to the text clues alone,
so I'm not sure that Doug's posting is enough to solve the puzzle. The
cost of the project was about $250K which is normal for a building that size.
Your tax dollar at work.

Later,
Andrew Mullhaupt

Rick Miller

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Mar 9, 1992, 8:14:38 AM3/9/92
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and...@rentec.com (Andrew Mullhaupt) writes:
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>Presumably, the transmission was the text portion of the statue/puzzle
>called 'Kryptos'. It is in the courtyard of the CIA headquarters, and
>is the normal monumental work of art for a federal building of that size.
>Since it was for the CIA, it was decided to make a puzzle of it, and the
>sculptor consulted with someone at NSA to make sure it was hard enough.
>The DCIA has a sealed envelope containing the solution. The sculptor has
>publically stated that the puzzle is not restricted to the text clues alone,
>so I'm not sure that Doug's posting is enough to solve the puzzle. The
>cost of the project was about $250K which is normal for a building that size.
>Your tax dollar at work.

Is this similar to the one outside the NSA HQ? I heard that Tom Clancy
had some knowledge of what *that* one says... ;-)

Rick Miller ri...@discus.mil.wi.us

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