Vallum's Cryptographic Adventure!

 

Cryptogram: 1. a text written in code, 2. a symbol or figure with secret or occult significance.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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In conjunction with our annual poetry contest the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014, through our Cryptographic Adventure we offered the first person who guessed correctly a chance to enter the contest for free!

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WEEK 1:

Line : "KSGXH FP UXMEK EG KSUHG"

Clue: What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening? QXC

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WEEK 2:

Line:  "ZGKDBMG MEG AXWWBCL KCUS"

Clue: A box without hinges, key or lid and yet golden treasure inside is hid. GLL

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WEEK 3:

Line: FGPUCZ MEG IXOGHC UA MEG KGOGC KWGGDGHK

Clue: Happy Days are FGGH again!

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WEEK 4:

Line: KGG QG X ATWOUTK EGHU UA CBCG ABCLGHK

Clue: Two sides of the same coin. PBC PXCL

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WEEK 5:

Line: HXBCBCL MEGBH WXHJK XCZ OTWMTHGK BC UTH WXDK

Clue: One enters it blind and comes out seeing. X KIEUUW

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WEEK 6:

Line: IHTGW UHZGXWK WUCL AUHGKGGC XCZ JCUSC

Clue: I have heard of a something-or-other, growing in its nook, swelling and rising, pushing up its covering. Upon that boneless thing a cocky-minded young woman took a grip with her hands; with her apron a lord’s daughter covered the tumescent thing. ZUTLE

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WEEK 7:

Line: : SEGC B SXK X WXDSBCL IHUSCGZ SBME LUWZ

Clue: What we caught, we threw away; what we didn’t catch, we kept. What did we keep? WBIG

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WEEK 8:

Line: MEGHG XHG CU QXBWK BC MEG IBMP UA MEG ZGXZ

Clue: 

First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies,
Next tell me what's always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard,
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss? 
X KDBZGH

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WEEK 9:

Line: SG ETKEGZ MEG KEGGDFGWWK XNZ MEG WUTZ IBIXZX

Clue:

This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.
MBQG

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WEEK 10:

Line: SEP ZBZ KEG MSBMMGH BC KTIE X LEUKMWP SXP ?

Clue:

At night they come without being fetched,
And by day they are lost without being stolen.
KMXHK

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WEEK 11:

Line: PUTHK BK MEG LHGXM SEGGW UA MEG KTC

Clue:

I never was, am always to be,
No one ever saw me, nor ever will
And yet I am the confidence of all
To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.
MUQUHHUS

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WEEK 12:

Line:
MEGHG BK UCG KMUHP MEG UCG KMUHP UCWP

Clue:
"The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place."
MEG WGMMGH G

Final Hint: HUFGHM LHXOGK

 

 

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