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Mar 07 2014

Cryptomaze “Choose”

Cryptomaze "Choose"

Cryptomaze “Choose”

In life there are ups and downs.  Things we don’t like, and things that we do.  How we react to the external world has a profound effect on our inner life; our equilibrium.  With these thoughts in mind, I developed the word and message for this cryptomaze.

To solve this cryptomaze, first solve the maze.  Then use the key A=M to decode the letters the path went through.  Then use the same key to decode all of the letters in the diagram.  You can solve the cryptogram in the diagram first if you want to, it may make it easier.

Artwork and concept copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on Canson Vellum 9″ x 12″ archival paper.  Made with love; built to last.

You can see the solution to the Cryptomaze “Choose” here.

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Feb 28 2014

Cryptomaze “Shalom”

Health is the greatest wealth!

Cryptomaze “Shalom”

Shalom is a Hebrew word of greeting, meaning peace and prosperity.  It can be used as both a greeting and a way of saying goodbye.  It contains the seed syllable “Ah” – which is for creation; and the seed syllable “Om” which is for gratitude.  Reflect for a moment, if you will, where you experience gratitude in your life, and where you experience creation.  Perhaps they are one in the same.

With this week’s cryptomaze we return to the original instructions.  First solve the maze to find the encrypted word.  Then look at the left over letters to find the encrypted phrase.  In this puzzle the code is O=H.

Artwork and concept copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on Canson Vellum 9″ x 12″ archival paper.  Made with love; built to last.

You can see the solution to this cryptomaze here.

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Feb 21 2014

Old School Cryptomaze!

Old School Cryptomaze

Old School Cryptomaze

As usual the title of the cryptomaze relates to the content of the cryptomaze. It is very tenuous in this case, as the phrase “Old School” is applied to various aspects of popular culture, and the content of the cryptomaze is not directly related to any particular aspect of popular culture. That said, the passage of time, which is in fact the reason for the phrase, is at the heart of the message of this cryptomaze.

Like last week’s cryptomaze, this week has a spin on the original concept.  When solving the cryptomaze, you will end up using all the letters to find the encoded message – including the ones that you already used to find the encrypted word.

Artwork and concept copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on Canson Vellum 9″ x 12″ paper.  Made with love; built to last.

You can see the solution to The Old School Cryptomaze here.

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Feb 14 2014

I Desire Cryptomaze!

I Desire Cryptomaze

I Desire Cryptomaze

This cryptomaze is loosely based on a quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana “Generally, people need less than a quarter of what they want.”  There is an immediate link between this quote and the content of the cryptomaze.  The cryptomaze is also loosely based on the fifth Buddhist precept to practice mindful eating, drinking and consuming.  Often this precept is focused just on intoxicants.  Sometimes it is broadened to include all aspects of consuming.  In my own life I see that there is a time and place for consumption; and rarely, if ever, for powerful intoxicants, like alcohol.  I found this out through the process of trial and error.

Please note that the instructions for solving the cryptomaze have changed slightly.  The message (this time more of a question) incorporates all of the letters in the cryptomaze, including the ones in the maze path.  Perhaps it would be easier to solve the 28 characters first, as a cryptogram, and then go through the maze to see the “hidden word”.

Artwork and concept copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on Canson acid free vellum.

You can see the solution to I Desire Cryptomaze here.

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Feb 07 2014

The Wild Cryptomaze!

The Wild Cryptomaze

The Wild Cryptomaze

Cryptomaze instructions: first solve the maze to find the cryptogram word.  Then there is an encrypted message in the left over letters.  Use the key P=D to help decode them both. 
Original concept and artwork by Rob Hughes.

Cryptomaze 016 “The Wild Cryptomaze”.  You’ll see the relevance of the the title, as usual, after you solve the cryptomaze.  In this cryptomaze, the leftover letters are a quote by a famous person.  Have fun solving it!

The artwork here is based on generally filling the interior space of the frame with circles, and then, adding a few more (!) so as to have enough places to put all the letters for the author’s name and his quote.  The original is flawed, and I had to fix the maze in post.  Thankfully, it wasn’t too hard, and reinforces my decision to solve the mazes I make here.  I always double check the letters in the message part; it was the maze that I originally mis-drew.

Artwork and concept by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on Canson acid free vellum.

You can see the solution to The Wild Cryptomaze here.

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