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

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

Step 1: Start With the Morse Code

This is what we'll be working with.

Step 2: The First Clues

Here we go.

Step 3: Match the Pattern

Just a matter of picking out the pattern.

Step 4: Finish the Pattern Matching

Find every one of them.

Step 5: Take the Middle Letter of Each

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

Step 6: Find the Missing Letter

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

Step 7: Examples

Here are some examples of wordplay in crossword puzzles.

Step 8: Find the One That Fits

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

Step 9: 'DIGETAL'

The reason for the misspelling.

Step 10: On to 'ABSCISSA'

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

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