$5 to the preferred charity of the person who decrypts this. OR a single-serving pound cake, depending.
(Food? Did someone mention food?)
Hints - which may or may not help...
1. It's a three paragraph bit of text, on characteristics of aluminum/oxygen battery systems.
2. It uses two types of cryptography. The pages used to encode it are here and here.
3. With html, what you see isn't necessarily what was entered.
4. When you learned to type, did your teacher (or editor, or whatever) tell you to double-space between sentences? Mine did - but the little guy never learned that. Think it'll be a problem?
5. The key(s?) aren't embedded in the message below.
6. The paragraph sections are individually encoded, and separated below by a period on a line.
7. There may be more than one key. There are not TWO keys for the message. The key amount may or may not be the same as the number of paragraphs in the message.
8. The company that made the battery in question is Leesona Moos Labs. They were in Great Neck, NY, in the '60s. Sadly, they seem to be a defunct corporation now.
9. There is no hint #9. Though 9 IS divisible by 3. Which is the same number of paragraphs in the message, oddly enough...
##### Encrypted message begins
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blares azotes. Centals bunks combe peacenik ergotic labdanum glitz.
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logion poachy aconites dyeweed. Paraph birdshot, parodied reviling,
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mirths lists. Hunker, lingered dualized guaiacum. Deformed boychick
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proems cousins caroming riming fasts. Draft blabber cross groszy
softish medakas. Riesling envoi piaffe. Exploder, fussily librae.
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seels, rillets, fuguist heaves convenes. Grifting emprise quieter, barm
hotelman. Mac listers ethylene deeper chamfron mounding laminal.
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apology bullies condylar, sarees puffball. Chaunt, spawner fiches
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billeter reseeded. Lensing entwined epazote clodpole, jackers column
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dot. Malthas coppra nonmusic nymphos. Epimere hooping, coerces
nipples. Arbutus, huddles ionone, epiderm. Bylined, frailly picket
kine doupioni competes.
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omissive puffers? Senryu derelict bassist botanize glycols. Rids
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bolases muonic flame, cowslips, corkage, ecesises pargings. Recopy
indigo spitz corgi idealess dolomite. Gambusia sheitan intrust bullring
graffiti. Flew, sentimo diffuse! Hubrises, ecotonal curling bicycler.
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metallic grannie groaner sculking. Ransacks deodars flytrap locusta
shaper kues haftarot. Batten foibles honkie. Plashers revolt, cheders
oilpaper restock ravished. Heighths depute denarius, reheel bossiest
roily. Kippen muscles cyst, oblates fifths amtracks, minny discover.
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drolling incuses pogonias shaitan gatefold isogram. Rezoning retested
sock feased chirres.
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hydragog ghats, readouts chuting flurries. Refluxed redonned pyrrhics
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##### End encrypted message
Okay, I've run this backwards and forwards - and it encrypts and decrypts without any problems... IF you've got the proper key. And the key(s) are in plain text. Very visible in this post, too.
I'd say... it'll take roughly an hour for this to be worked. Looking at the message - it makes me wonder if some of the spam I get is actually text steganography. The things look familiar.
Well - enough for now. If you've got questions, go ahead and ask... though I'll try not to give out any spoilers!