On the Subject of Censorships

A Ray of hope emanates from this manual.

For those familiar with the original manual.

  • 1-indexed letters at a multiple of 10 are capitalized.
  • The bold i is the beginning of the excerpt.
  • There are 1424 letters in the excerpt.
  • There are 50 letters in each line.
  • Rows ending with 250n are red.

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Continued:

The module begins at a random position within the excerpt and iterates through all 1424 characters, omitting all spaces and punctuation, with no sign of when it wraps around. Before being displayed, the characters are enciphered with a consistent but random substitution cipher with no overlaps, e.g. A becomes E, B becomes K, and so on.

For convenience when the module starts late in the excerpt, the beginning 200+ characters have been copied and appended directly after the end.

The number at the bottom begins at “1” on the starting character, and that number increases by 1 each time the display goes forward a character.

To solve the module, use the knowledge that each occurrence of any given enciphered letter always refers to the same letter in the plaintext to decrypt a phrase, then use the position of that phrase to submit the plaintext letter from when the number at the bottom showed “1”.

Letter frequenices:

Single-Letter frequencies: Double-Letter frequencies:
A100 N113 A00 N01
B025 O092 B00 O06
C028 P030 C00 P03
D064 Q001 D02 Q00
E183 R072 E08 R01
F035 S088 F01 S04
G038 T108 G01 T04
H103 U035 H01 U00
I101 V009 I00 V00
J003 W038 J00 W00
K024 X002 K00 X00
L077 Y018 L11 Y00
M033 Z004 M00 Z01

Phrases after Double-Letters:

  • Read 14 letters total, including the first double.
eethingseatent (Start=45)
AABCDEFGAHBAEB
eethingsblacke (Start=61)
AABCDEFGHIJKLA
ssnozzleinhisf (Start=98)
AABCDDEFGBHGAI
zzleinhisfists (Start=102)
AABCDEFDGHDGIG
ttingitsvenomo (Start=138)
AABCDBAEFGCHIH
oodpoundedinhi (Start=179)
AABCADEBFBGEHG
llthesymphonie (Start=251)
AABCDEFGHCIJKD
ttersandcharco (Start=301)
AABCDEFGHIECHJ
hhissymboliche (Start=334)
AABCCDEFGHBIAJ
ssymbolichelme (Start=337)
AABCDEFGHIJFCJ
sstolidheadand (Start=376)
AABCDEFGHIFIJF
llorangeflamew (Start=398)
AABCDEFGHADIGJ
eeveningskyred (Start=503)
AABACDCEFGHIAJ
llowandblackhe (Start=522)
AABCDEFGADHIJK
ffireflieshewa (Start=551)
AABCDAEBDFGDHI
llliketheoldjo (Start=575)
AAABCDEFDGAHIG
lliketheoldjok (Start=576)
AABCDEFDGAHIGC
llowonastickin (Start=606)
AABCBDEFGHIJHD
ppingpigeonwin (Start=641)
AABCDABDEFCGBC
ooksdiedonthep (Start=659)
AABCDEFDAGHIFJ
ookswentupinsp (Start=703)
AABCDEFGHIJFCI
ddarkwithburni (Start=753)
AABCDEFGHIJCKF
ggrinnedthefie (Start=774)
AABCDDEFGHEICE
nnedthefierceg (Start=778)
AABCDEBFGBHIBJ
llmensingedand (Start=798)
AABCDEFDGCHIDH
ddrivenbackbyf (Start=811)
AABCDEFGHIJGKL
rrorlatergoing (Start=917)
AABACDEFAGBHIG
eephewouldfeel (Start=935)
AABCADEFGHIAAG
eelthefierysmi (Start=946)
AABCDAEFAGHIJF
llgrippedbyhis (Start=965)
AABCDEEFGHIJDK
ppedbyhisfacem (Start=970)
AABCDEFGHIJKBL
eetlecoloredhe (Start=1079)
AABCADECEFAGHA
oofjacketneatl (Start=1124)
AABCDEFGHIGDHJ
sstheupperfloo (Start=1200)
AABCDEFFDGHIJJ
pperfloorofthe (Start=1206)
AABCDEFFCFDGHI
oorofthefirest (Start=1212)
AABACDEFCGBFHD
lldowntheholea (Start=1236)
AABCDEFGHGCAHI
tthelastmoment (Start=1250)
AABCDEFAGHGCIA
eemedpositiveh (Start=1277)
AABACDEFGHGIAJ
lledhishandsfr (Start=1294)
AABCDEFDGHCFIJ
llbygraspingth (Start=1333)
AABCDEFGHIJDKL
llheslidtoasqu (Start=1356)
AABCDAEFGHIDJK
ttheheelsonein (Start=1379)
AABCBCCDEFGCHG
eelsoneinchfro (Start=1384)
AABCDEAFEGHIJD
oordownstairsi (Start=1412, last i shown is 1)
AABCADEFGHIBFI