## On the Subject of the Blue Cipher

Blue is often to describe sadness. Luckily for you, this cipher will cheer you up.

On the module, you will see 3 screens, a keyboard, 2 arrows, and a submit button that displays the current page you're on.

Pressing the right arrow takes you to the next page. Pressing the left arrow takes you to the previous page. There is a total of 2 pages.

On page 1, the top screen shows a 6 letter encrypted word, the middle and bottom screen shows an 6 digit number.

On page 2, the top screen an 6 letter word.

Follow the mechanics down below to decrypt your word:

### Step 1: Atbash Cipher

Take the encrypted word from the top screen on page 1 and turn each letter into its alphanumeric position (A = 1, B = 2... Z = 26)

Next, take 27 minus each number to get a new number between 1 - 26.

Convert the number back into a new letter.

### Step 2: Letter Transposition

For this, you will need the 2 6 digit numbers on the middle and bottom screens on page 1. Take the 1st number from the middle screen to use for the column. Then take the 1st number from the bottom screen to use for the row. Use both numbers of the table below to get an instruction.

0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

0 | 34 | 16 | 14 | 24 | 25 | 23 | 45 | 34 | R4 | 24 |

1 | 26 | 14 | RV | 15 | R2 | 34 | 56 | R3 | 26 | 25 |

2 | 23 | RV | R1 | RV | 12 | 25 | 36 | 46 | R2 | 25 |

3 | 35 | 12 | 46 | 24 | 45 | R5 | 13 | 15 | 26 | R5 |

4 | R1 | 13 | 14 | 16 | 35 | 12 | 35 | R3 | 25 | R4 |

5 | 23 | 45 | R3 | 46 | 16 | 36 | R4 | R5 | 34 | R2 |

6 | 13 | 12 | RV | 12 | R3 | 35 | 36 | 15 | 36 | 23 |

7 | 45 | 24 | 56 | R4 | R5 | R2 | 35 | 23 | 56 | 46 |

8 | RV | 26 | R1 | 13 | 13 | 56 | 15 | 15 | 24 | 34 |

9 | 36 | R1 | 14 | 56 | 16 | 45 | 16 | 14 | 26 | 46 |