Introduction: HOW TO SOLVE SANBORN'S KRYPTOS: PART 2 - PALIMPSEST

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In this part, we'll see how Sanborn derives the word 'PALIMPSEST'.

Step 1: Start With the Morse Code

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This is what we'll be working with.

Step 2: The First Clues

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Here we go.

Step 3: Match the Pattern

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Just a matter of picking out the pattern.

Step 4: Finish the Pattern Matching

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Find every one of them.

Step 5: Take the Middle Letter of Each

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Pick out the letters and list them. Rearrange them into a word.

Step 6: Find the Missing Letter

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We have to use some knowledge of crossword puzzles to do this.

Step 7: Examples

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Here are some examples of wordplay in crossword puzzles.

Step 8: Find the One That Fits

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Looking at several variations of wordplay for 'SOS' we find one that matches our pattern.

Step 9: 'DIGETAL'

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The reason for the misspelling.

Step 10: On to 'ABSCISSA'

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We're done with the easy part. On to something a bit more challenging!

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