The Blackheath Code

Well, that didn’t take long! The secret code that I posted:

BHSSIBT KHEHNAU AAARDNY CTVEEEO LECADEH

…a couple of days ago has already been cracked by Jo.

To see how to crack it, read the full post below.

To crack the code, you first needed to find the keyword, which was hidden in the headline “By Unusual Glyphs, Learn Everything”. The first letter of each word spells BUGLE.

So this is your keyword. To solve the code, rearrange the keyword alphabetically. So you get BEGLU.

Then make a table, with the keyword on the top row, and each code word written downwards in each column:

BEGLU
BKACL
HHATS
SEAVC
SHREA
INDED
BANEE
TUYOH

So if you look at the table above, the letters underneath the “B” of “BEGLU” are “BHSSIBT”, the first codeword.  And so on for each column.

The Blackheath Code secret code answerNow rearrange the columns into alphabetical order (so that the keyword is formed), and you get:
BUGLE
BLACK
HEATH
SCAVE
SAREH
IDDEN
BENEA
THYOU

Which is the deciphered text, without punctuation or spaces… So the finished code is:

BLACKHEATH’S CAVES ARE HIDDEN BENEATH YOU

Which I thought had a suitably secretive and exciting quality to it… And might one day become a post if I can find out any more information about Jack Cade’s Cavern

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