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The ALAN TURING
Cryptography Competition.
(edition 2015: #4).
You are reading the website of the 2015 edition of the competition, which ended on Wednesday 13th May at 11:59 pm.

Mike and Ellie will return for a new adventure next year!

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The Alan Turing

Cryptography Day

2015!

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Chapter 1.5 of the Tale of the Carbon Conundrum.

Mike and Ellie headed off to the lifts with the rest of their class. As the lift arrived, everybody got in.

The lift sluggishly started to move. "There are far too many people trying to use this lift at the same time!" said Ellie. "It's so annoying when things go slowly," said Mike. Ellie glared at Darcie and Donna, who were repeatedly pressing the ground floor button over and over again.

Mike whipped out his note book and started to scribble on it. "Here you go, Ellie," he said, as he ripped off the top page. "Whilst we're having this unforeseen interlude, here's a code for you to crack."

Your task:

Above is the code Mike wrote down for Ellie. Your task is to decipher it. Once you have done that, submit your answer to the question below.

Question: What is the 10th word of the plaintext?
Your answer:
 

You can not submit your answer since the Competition has now closed.
Note: This is a bonus chapter, see the news. This chapter does not count towards the leaderboard.