revenge of the python puzzle

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Thu Sep 26 17:51:31 CEST 2002


Mark McEahern
> One man's obvious is another man's enigma.  I thought it was a fine
puzzle.
>
> Another way to make it harder would be to scramble all characters.
>

This is the result of the self test I use in my scramble function:


Wkjbj Uqypfu

Fdmnjn Wpxms
(A ykhwneb pwxezmh nu l jiznjmze zinb rsrwfodpxe l zpxstmby.)
Ykhwneb: Hkfy rmymbufkz.
Wpxstmby: Kmymbufkz.
Ykhwneb: Kp, mkqmmq poj nez'b nb?
Wpxstmby: Kqp, 'ynd yprb.
Ykhwneb: Tkk tmbm fu tkmnpoj?
Wpxstmby: Skrm, Y mnqm 'xwp.
Ykhwneb: Op, akfy gku mkk. Lp... ypfep KJV zpxms rwxu'b ypxq?
Wpxstmby: Tmrp.
Ykhwneb: Xqq, ypfiapb ypxq embm. Oumq, eprb rwp ypxq pknus hs nu ypp
ywxmd?
Wpxstmby: A gonw nixeynfu ruh fup yprb nu bmdmjb emxzd 're jmxu iidp fu
iq injy. Zb'd iq dkjenyxwxy fsnunkz yprb ypxq'bm jmzbnu'.
Ykhwneb: Smzbnus?
Wpxstmby: Kqp.
Ykhwneb: Onpm jnbyd?
Wpxstmby: Vfrkydj. Zb'd iq jmmnxm yprb ypxep zpxms rwp mojkbnz' hupmu
ypp inzorsbmtmjenkz yprb ypxq'bm jnbyd. Ohzmbdp ypxnu jm'rdnku
. Yopm gku l zbrwb ypp zpxmre' ymjyxudq yk 'fs rhfib ypp gnxdh fu ypxnu
'nuh mmae. Skg enyuxed ypxnu rbymisye yk gdj gwfq ywxm yk yw
xm. Skyndm yprb ypxq pk jkb zk iidp gdj re... rdhqimb.
(Coro joro... gdrs gdrs gdrs... epfkzp... yphy.)
Ykhwneb: Tmd, jib epj pk ypxq ypnup ypxq'bm jnbyd?
Wpxstmby: Kufbtmu gonw nixeynfu. Oup ypnus ne gku zibm, ypp zpxms ne jkb
l dwxoyibm fm ypp rnu. Ypxq toqm xufwikhe pngmnkhdyq nu ypp
 dkisrwrbndxdj znismm rkb fm rmbktnz'. (Coro joro... gdrs gdrs gdrs...
epfkzp... yphy.) Ywfijdp ne, zpxms rwp qmbq pnq. Oudm ypxq am
b ru nyxo nu ypxnu 'xope, ypxwp'd jk zpnmynz' nb.
Ykhwneb: Cib epxwp pnh ypxq amb ypp nyxo?
Wpxstmby: Fwfq Xobkmy. Xm'd yprb ikzb pojnxwfid fm dwxoyibmd, l ddxdxw
zpxms. 'V'd bmrdnbxy yprb l zpxms'd mngm dkjeneye fm zbrupnz'
 rwfijy gku l gmg ikjbte ruh ypxu jmnu' xoymz. Kuh yprb'd l pmrwxeznjn
rwfermdb gku ru rqjnynfid zpxms.
Ykhwneb: Vmmd epj pkz'b mkk kizb bmikqm Xobkmy?
Wpxstmby: Cmdohep fm ypp xufwikhe dkiqxwdnrd rkzenhndnbnmd nm 'p
zidkxmpe.
Iknkp Odxw: Kuh eprb xfrkydj rwp ypp dkiqxwdnrd rkzenhndnbnmd fm fdnup
rdnoynfu?

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Emile van Sebille
emile at fenx.com

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