THWACK Mini-Mission - November 2022

 Can You Crack the Code? >_

Cue the techno music and the screen full of fake UNIX commands, because it's time for you to hone the skills you learned in that elective cryptography class to become the maestro of decryption. As is customary, you crack your knuckles, pop your neck, and flip up the protective shroud of your THWACK hoodie. At the last possible moment, a memory – nay, an instinct – surfaces in your caffeine-fueled brain, and, like a lightbulb moment, you remember this is a THWACK Mission! The world economy or your family's safety isn't dependent on cracking the code; it's all just for fun and maybe a few prizes.


Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Answer all 10 questions correctly and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Grand Prize:

Answer all ten (10) questions correctly and be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini! Winner to be announced Monday, December 5.

MISSION RULESDownload the Worksheet

To complete this puzzle, use the clue to decrypt the plaintext from the provided ciphertext.

The plaintext responses are all encrypted with the same algorithm, but with different keys.

If you are clever, you will see the pattern, which is a key to decoding the clues.

Because of the nature of this mini-mission, we highly recommend everyone download the worksheet.

Answers must be entered in ALL CAPS while maintaining spaces and dashes.

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