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Elixir Challenge #6 - The Doctor's Code

Posted on March 02 2018

Everyone knows the old joke about how bad doctors' handwriting is. But to discover the Bristol Elixir you are going to need to decipher letters of a different kind. We understand that a variety of codes and ciphers may be involved in the final test. So get your practice in this week and win a prize!

 

The first person to complete this week's challenge and post their FULL correct solution to the Facebook page will win one of these luxury boxes of chocolates. Plus 25 points for their College! Everyone else who submits an answer wins 5 points for their College (up to 5 registered teams per College).
 

Coded Message 1

NIZCHXNBYEYSJBLUMYNI MIFPY NBYHYRNLCXXFYPCMCNNBY GMBYX UHXNLUWEXIQH NBYJCWNOLYVYFIQ UHX NBYEYSJBLUMYCMNBY JLIZYMMCIH IZ DJCNGUH IJJIMCNY 

The alphabet shift you need to solve this code is given by the sum of the digits in the birth year of Britain's first female surgeon.

 

Coded Message 2

KHBHF FCE YUDZJE FX EUHRDIEFC IUDSTLEUU HW LHUBXW BFAEEF. FDTE QXJA YCXFX FCEAE DWP YXBF HF FX FCE NDSEIXXT EUHOHA SCDUUEWGE YDGE FX SUDHV QXJA YAHRE.

Break the code and follow the instructions and you may win the prize!

Codebreaking instructions and worksheet is here (click to open pdf)

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