学术档案 (MiaoHunt 2023)

MiaoHunt 2023
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学术档案 is a decryption puzzle from MiaoHunt 2023. The puzzle is presented in a clipboard with parts of serial numbers and text to be decrypted.

Solve Path[edit | edit source]


The encrypted text is almost in a mono-alphabetic cipher, but two different letters may encode to the same letter. The text decrypts to papers from research site arXiv, and the same papers have parts of its serial number on the left as an aid to finding the text.

The missing numbers can then be converted via A1Z26 to get SHIFT AMOUNTS. The shift amount numbers can then be concatenated and then applied A1Z26 to get the answer.

Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]


Simple Substitution Cipher - The encoding is almost done like that, but two different letters may map to the same letter.

A1Z26 - Used for extraction.