On the Subject of the Alphabetical Disorder CM

A machine that knows no bounds when it comes to ciphers.

The first letter of the encrypted word has already been decrypted. Decrypt the following letters using the instructions below:

  • Subtract the alphabetic position (A1Z26) of the (N - 1)th letter by the alphabetic position (A1Z26) of the Nth letter.
  • If the resulting number is below 1, add 26 until the number is between 1 - 26.
  • Turn the number back into a letter to get your Nth decrypted letter (A1Z26).

Split the encrypted word into substrings using the numbers on screen 1 as the length of each substring. The remaining letters form a substring as well.

Reorder each substring in alphabet order, then put them back together to form a decrypted word.

Example

Encrypted Word: LVGOAJXH
Screen 1: 141

L - V → 12 - 22 → -10 + 26 → 16 → P
P - G → 16 - 7 → 9 → I
I - O → 9 - 15 → -6 + 26 → 20 → T
T - A → 20 - 1 → 19 → S
S - J → 19 - 10 → 9 → I
I - X → 9 - 24 → -15 + 26 → 11 → K
K - H → 11 - 8 → 3 → C

(L) (PITS) (I) (KC)
(L) (IPST) (I) (CK)

Decrypted Word: LIPSTICK

You can use this table as a way to get your decrypted letters. To do so, follow the instructions below:

  • Use the Nth letter as the row.
  • Find the (N - 1)th letter within the row. The column that the letter is in becomes your Nth decrypted letter.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA
BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAB
CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABC
DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
EFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDE
FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEF
GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFG
HIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGH
IJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHI
JKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJ
KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJK
LMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKL
MNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMN
OPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
PQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
QRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ
RSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS
TUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST
UVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU
VWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV
WXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVW
XYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX
YZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY
ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ