Well Read  LbNA # 33896

OwnerthefiveBs      
Placed DateJul 9 2007
CountyBoone
LocationColumbia, MO
Boxes1
Found ByFearlessknits
Last UpdateAug 1 2013

Clues

This box was placed as a dedication to my wife. Once she found it, clues went out to mid-MO boxers that asked for it for 1 month. Now, clues are here for everyone.
This letterbox is in a very busy place, so use the utmost of caution. It has been placed in itís location by permission, but please use extreme discretion while searching.

You will use 2 different ciphers to determine the location of Well Read.
The first cipher is a keyword shift cipher. This will tell you where you will begin your journey. Here is a common explanation of how to solve the code.
A Key Word Shift Cipher uses, 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 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.
Your clue for this key word is as follows: What is something you can read, make up, tell, walk up or down, and tall buildings have many of? (Use the singular word.)
On to the cipher.
GEOKJOFPQSHVFINRRBNQLFSCWBGPNZPFJC

Your next set of clues uses an Ancient Cipher Square.
To create an ancient cipher square, create a 7X7 grid. Leave the top left corner blank. Fill in the first row and the first column with numbers 1-6. Beginning in box 1.1, fill in the remaining boxes with the letters A-Z then the numbers 0-9, IN THAT ORDER in a spiral fashion until you use the last box near the center of the grid. Each letter of number in the cipher is thus represented by a two-digit code: row number followed by column number.
For example: A=11, N=63, 2=53.

Here you go:
1563211541 1222466514466326. 16466314 213615 6511412615 6141466321 15144621466263 6216 116314411524 56111366316263: 364631 65461615 116314 2146641531 1235 36. 24. 124111631431. 21224163 2162 61112615 4232. 63622115 213615 13361161211541 6263 213615 6261616231462115 61112615. 21364631 4631 213615 1665626241 356222 63151514 2162 2662 2162. 62631315 2136154115, 16466314 213615 41151114466326 41626264. 1362226321 213615 632264121541 6216 21244631211514 1665626241 6511646131 4663 213615 41626264 116314 144623461415 1235 33. 21364631 4631 213615 632264121541 6216 31361565231531 14622463 356222 64223121 2662 24361563 356222 4115111336 35622241 1646631165 1415312146631121466263. 63152521, 16466314 213615 411516154115631315 31151321466263 6263 213615 311513626314 1665626241. 1446411513216535 121536466314 213615 411516154115631315 116314 411511141541 3115412346131531 31151321466263 14153166, 356222 64223121 636224 16466314 213615 3136156516 13626321114663466326 1262626631 16416264 41425352.54 2162 41335352.44. 4115641564121541 213615 632264121541 356222 14462346141514 622221? 65626266 166241 213615 6415411366 641163221165 6216 26154146112141461331, 2136464114 15144621466263. 63152521 2162 4621 4631 213615 31116415 12626266, 311513626314 15144621466263. 46 31222626153121 41151114466326 21364631 12626266.

There are easier ways to find this box once deciphered, although not as fun. This way, if something you need is missing you can still find the box.

Again, please be prudent in your search and re-hidation. Enjoy.