1 INTRODUCTION
2 FIRST ATTEMPT  + 2013 + Clue: “berlin”
3 SECOND ATTEMPT +2014 + New Clue: “berlinclue”


1 KRIPTOS

+ “Kryptos,” the sculpture nestled in a courtyard of the CIA Virginia headquarters since 1990, is a work of art with a secret code embedded in the letters that are punched into its four panels of curving copper — the name, in Greek, means “hidden” —.  The broad principles it provided for the $250,000 commission included the notion that it should “engender feelings of well-being, hope.”

The code breakers have had some success. Three of the 4 puzzles, 768 characters long, were solved by 1999, revealing passages — one lyrical, one obscure and one taken from history. But the fourth message (K4) of “Kryptos” has resisted the best efforts of brains and computres.

2 FIRST ATTEMPT  + 2013 + Clue: “berlin”
THE K4 SOLUTION IS……

1rst+ IF  It will be the first clue Sanborn has revealed in four years, after he corrected a typo in his sculpture in 2006 to keep crypto detectives from being derailed in their search for solutions.

Sanborn wouldn’t disclose the clue to Threat Level but said only cryptically that it will “GLOBALIZE” the sculpture. Asked if this meant it would take the sculpture off the CIA grounds and out of the United States, he conceded it would. “I personally think it’s a significant clue,” he said. “I’m throwing it out there. It just makes that many fewer characters people have to figure out.”
MORE http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/04/70701

 

2+  If Mr. Sanborn  has provided To the New York Times with the answers to six letters in the sculpture’s final passage:  The characters that are the 64th through 69th in the final series on the sculpture read NYPVTT. When deciphered, they read BERLIN.MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/20/us/code.html?ref=us&_r=1&

+ THEN these requirements are fulfilled in this way:

O    B     K    R    U   O    X   O   G   H           U    L    B    S     O    L    I    F    B    B
P    E     O    P    L    E   T    O   C   R               E     A   T    E     A    S    A   F    E    R  
01  02  03  04  05  06  07   08  09  10         11  12  13   14   15  16 17 18 19 20

W    F   L     R    V     Q   Q    P     R    N          G    K   S     S    O    T    W   T    Q    S
F     R   E     E    R    W   O    R     L    D           A    N    D    S    U    R    E    L    Y    T
21  22  23   24  25   26   27  28  29  30        31  32  33   34  35   36  37  38  39  40

J     Q     S    S    E     K     Z      Z   W  A       T    J     K    L    U    D      I      A    W     I
H     E    R    E     I     S     N     O  B   E        T    T    E     R    P    L     A      C     E     T
41  42  43  44  45  46    47  48  49  50     51  52  53  54  55  56   57   58   59   60

N    F     B    N    Y   P    V     T    T    M          Z     F    P   K     W   G     D   K    Z    X
H    A    N     B    E   R    L     I     N    T          H    E    M   E     E     T      I    N   G    P
61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68   69   70       71  72    73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80

T    J     C    D    I     G    K      U      H   U          A    U    E    K    C   A     R
L    A     C    E    O    F    E     A      S    T            A    N    D    W   E   S     T
81  82   83  84  85  86   87   88    89  90        91  92  93  94  95   96  97.

So, Seaborn sculpted a small fragment of one of the most important speeches of Ronald Reagan (and “GLOBALIZE” the sculpture) :

 —Ronald Reagan, address at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987.
LOOK http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/reagan-tear-down.htm

THIS:
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He said:
“Today, thus, represents a moment of hope …….PEOPLE TO CREATE A SAFER, FREER WORLD AND SURELY THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN BERLIN THE MEETING PLACE OF EAST AND WEST, to make a start.”

SO, if K 3 has a question: ” ……  can you see anythyngq?“. (The account of Howard Carter, the renowned Egyptologist, as he opened King Tut’s tomb.)

THEN … K 4 has an answer  ”  People to create a safer, freer world ……..” (a fragment of a speech  of Ronald reagan in front of Berlin Wall)

K 1 abd K 2 are original texts  …… but K3  and K4 are passages copied. And so the author gets a text that represents the original motive of artistic work, the notion that it should “engender feelings of well-being, hope.”

NOTE: Solution based on the place where it positioned the word “Berlin”. I do not know the encryption system, only the final text.

Bye from Spain.

Barcelona October 2, 2013.

JSP.

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3 SECOND ATTEMPT +2014 + New Clue: “berlinclue”

NEWS

Sculptor Jim Sanborn gave the New York Times a second clue to deciphering the message inside the last panel of his sculpture located outside the C.I.A Headquarters in Virginia.

Now, the characters from the 64th through the 74th positions of the fourth panel say “Berlin clock.”

When asked whether his new clue was a reference to this Berlin clock, Mr. Sanborn, sounding pleased, said, “There are several really interesting clocks in Berlin.”

He added, “You’d better delve into that particular clock,”

SOURCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/another-kryptos-clue-is-offered-in-a-24-year-old-mystery-at-the-cia.html?_r=1

 

SOLUTION
If the clock is the clue, you must find a clock to resolve problems, like this:

“The Clock Cryptograph” is basically a nicely implemented Wheatstone cipher disk.
It was in active use in the Danish armed forces from 1934 (or a little earlier) until around 1948.

SOURCE   http://www.jproc.ca/crypto/crypto_watch.html

 

DECEMBER 2. 2014

JSP.

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