Will Work for Peace  LbNA # 13697

OwnerLnd-Crzr      
Placed DateMar 9 2005
CountyBoone
LocationColumbia, MO
Boxes1
Found Byi dig toasters
Last UpdateOct 31 2010

Clues

I've replaced the logbook and this box is back in action! Thanks to all those who practiced proper re-hideation and made this LB survive long enough to need a new book. Well done! Don't be alarmed by the frinds who shares this hole. You know what to do!

Please be discreet in your LBing and prudent in your re-hiding as Rock Bridge receives about 250,000 visitors a year.

My son loves taking an active role in searching for the clues. If you are LBing with youngsters or would simply like a more user-friendly version, simply contact me a few days in advance and I’ll e-mail you a modified clue. I hope by doing this I can provide fun and challenge for all age groups.


‘Will Work for Peace’ LB is hidden in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia. This particular LB is hidden on the Eastern most side of the park and accessed easiest by taking 63 South out of Columbia to 163 to the right (west). Follow 163 approximately 2 miles to Bonne Femme Church Road to the Shooting Star Trailhead. The trail head is your starting point. There’s a little bonus for the first 5 finders!

‘Will Work for Peace’ LB is a BYOI (Bring Your Own Ink) LB.

Drop me a line after you've found ‘Will Work for Peace’ to let me know how it is fairing. Thanks and enjoy!

This clue is encrypted using a Key Word Shift Cipher. Remember this as I may use this code again. This is a fun code to break…assuming you have the code word. I will explain how it works here, but to solve it you must find the key word on your own. I’ll provide it in the form of a question later on.

A Key Word Shift Cipher uses, well a key word, such as Frank. The key word secretly hides the solution to breaking the cipher text. Each letter of ‘Frank’ represents a number. It does so by each letter representing the order in which it appears in the alphabet. In the context of this word, ‘F’ appears second, ‘R’ fifth, ‘A’ first and so on. By finding the order in which the letters appear in the alphabet, you find a series of numbers. In the this case, ‘Frank’ becomes 25143. Now that you have the number and the encrypted clue (cipher text) you’re able to decode the clue. Do this by placing the number sequence over the code. Subtract the number from the letter by counting letters backwards. For instance if the code is HWBRN you’d go back two letters from H to get F. W goes back five places to find R. B moves back one to A and so on and so forth. Write the numbers out above the code skipping all spaces, but keeping the sequence of the numbers. Tricky, eh? This type of code is referred to as ‘polyalphabetic’ because the same letter in the cipher text could be several different letters in the plain text, that is, when it is decoded. Being polyalphabetic makes an encryption extremely difficult to crack.

Here’s your question. It may require some research regarding Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

What is the French word for ‘Rock Bridge’?

Here is your cipher text. Enjoy!

YTBOQ VLNMV. BZ KSUR LQ MKKX. SHXU CRZJIZ TP SOLLW. MNPE PFVJL IQXTJH WYJG PT WMJOY YIUX PLTGU XUZPG SFA BIWSVZ YTBOQ FXA MCWK GIHU XCXT TJI. MWQN ZWIH NT UFBJRWF UCDKX. SQ YNIIZ, JMJOY RBIJW RMK VSGNP OHWIF B GPDJP QBQ BMWO YJJIP FDZJ. NC OSWLKJ.


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