On the Subject of The Ultimate Cycle
How much security does one word need?
This module consists of a screen, eight dials with red labels, and a QWERTY keyboard.
The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, spell out an eight letter word.
The word has been encrypted through a series of ciphers, indicated by the direction each dial is pointing, from left to right.
Once deciphered, find the word in the table below, the word written below it is the word that should be entered.
Apply the same sequence of encryptions to the response word, and type out the encrypted response word using the keys.
The word is automatically submitted when eight keys are pressed.
The red button can be pressed at any time before the eighth key is pressed to cancel the input.
Inputting any of the eight letters incorrectly will cause a strike to be issued and reset the module.
Note: Unless stated otherwise, any reference to a letter’s alphabetic position starts at A = 1. Similarly, any reference to the position of a dial starts from the leftmost dial = 1.