May 12th, 2006

piranha - rebecca somers sketch.

#141 Love Code

I had a lot of fun solving this perplex city puzzle card today.



The text reads:

Fdicsjd nm ved tbxev nm ved knnz,
Jbtado bj mnszu nz ved knno;
Czu fdicsjd nm ved tbxev nm ved jsz,
Vedod bj xntu nz ved gcttj nm ved lnno.

Fdicsjd nm ved tbxev nm ved jvcoj,
Ltczdvj cod mnszu bz ved jvodck;
Czu fdicsjd nm ved tbxev nm rnso drdj
Vedod bj tnad bz ved udlvej nm kr
uodck.

Kr ucotbzx Kcobc, kddv kd cv dbxev
vnzbxev nsvjbud ved Injknockc, Odxdzv
Jvoddv. p

This is what is circled in the red envelope.

IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND YOUNG LOVERS WERE OFTEN
PROHIBITED FROM PUBLICLY EXPRESSING THEIR
AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER. EVEN CORRESPONDING BY
LETTER WAS CONSIDERED TOO RISKY IN CASE THEIR
PARENTS INTERCEPTED THEM. INSTEAD MANY LOVERS
SENT CODED MESSAGES TO EACH OTHER VIA THE
PERSONAL COLUMNS OF NEWSPAPERS.

A young man has penned this missive for his sweetheart. Can you
decode it to reveal where they are planning to meet tonight?

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