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EV 1563

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Belief Systems by Serpent

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EV 1563 Hints

Enigmatic Variations 1563 (Hints)

Belief Systems by Serpent

Hints and tips by Phibs

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I gather that our setter’s alias derives from the name of the block cipher (cryptographic algorithm) which came second in the contest to establish the Advanced Encryption Standard. Why not choose the name of the winner? Well, Rijndael doesn’t quite have the same ring about it, and anyway Serpent was arguably the hardest of the lot to crack – let’s hope that cracking this puzzle isn’t quite so tough…

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