## On the Subject of the Myszkowski CM

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

Take the keyword from screen 1 and assign each letter in alphabetical order where 1 is a letter that occurs earliest from the alphabet. If there is a tie, assign each tie the SAME number. This will be referred to as the Myszkowski Key.

If the Submit Button is white, follow the instructions under Encrypt Instructions. Otherwise follow the instructions under Decrypt Instructions.

#### Encrypt Instructions

• Write the encrypted word underneath the Myszkowski Key so that it fits in the columns of the key in reading order.
• Read each letter in ascending numerical order. In the case of duplicate numbers, read them from left to right, top to bottom for the current duplicate number.
• The resulting letters should form a decrypted word.

#### Decrypt Instructions

• Write X dashes underneath the Myszkowski Key so that it fits in the columns of the key in reading order. X is equal to the length of the encrypted word.
• Place each letter of the encrypted word in ascending numerical order, replacing each dash underneath the number. In the case of duplicate numbers, place them from left to right, top to bottom for the current duplicate number, until each of the dashes underneath the duplicate numbers have been replaced.
• Read the letters in reading order to get a decrypted word.

#### Example 1

Encrypted Word: FSLUH
Keyword: MOM
Using Encrypt Rules

MOM
121
FSL
UH

FSLUH → FLUSH

Decrypted Word: FLUSH

#### Example 2

Encrypted Word: QOUANEIT
Keyword: SHOOT
Using Decrypt Rules

SHOOT
31224
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SHOOT
31224
EQUAT
ION

QOUANEIT → EQUATION

Decrypted Word: EQUATION