Boy did that crusty old Ebenezer Scrooge mend his ways! After his DMT-induced near-death experience, Scrooge helped out everybody! The biggest gift of them all was Scrooge's assistance to Tiny Tim! Scrooge fixed Tim's rickets and renal tubular acidosis by turning him into an amazing cyborg detective! Now Inspector Cratchit fights crime in Victorian England! [Yes, I'm writing about a cyborg in Victorian England, but it's not steam punk. Inspector Cratchit has no lacquered wood bits or inexplicable hoses running through brass fittings. You can either picture Inspector Cratchit as basically being Inspector Gadget but with bad teeth and a Cockney accent, or as a bad-ass futuristic cyborg cop, but he doesn't wear welder's goggles and a leather gauntlet with a baffling assortment of grommets and gauges.] Unfortunately, Tiny Tim was turned into a cyborg dynamo before he ever went to school, and is kind of an illiterate man-child. Can you help Inspector Cratchit solve his own jumbled writing!?
Below is a quote from a thing encoded with a substitution cipher. Each letter has been swapped for another. Today's hint: Y equals P.
"E/ KACCY/ EXGU/ QUPA/ AUUM/ JXH/ YPG/ MQ/ RCVW/ HUBX/ QUPA/ YJXGW/ BSERC/ QUP/ WRCCY./ WUMCGEMCW/ E/ BSEWYCA/ EX/ QUPA/ CJA"/
- VEJXG/ SPXGWMJX/ WYEHCA
The first person to e-mail me the correct answer at firstname.lastname@example.org wins a prize! If you would like your prize sent to you, include a mailing address with your answer.
Last week's answer:
"Until they called me to do Tron: Legacy, I seriously thought that all that shit from the first one had really happened to me."
- Jeff Bridges