So let’s start small the new Kryptos clue and see where we can go with this.

K4 is –

OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

With “Berlin” we can get –

OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBber
linMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

It makes sense because it’s not within the first 10 letters otherwise the solution checking site would be compromised.  It’s a significant word historically and geographically.  It’s also an interesting word to pick because it bridges two different lines.

N becomes B

Y becomes E

P becomes R

V becomes L

T becomes I

T becomes N

So if we’re starting small, let’s start really small.  This ciphering is not due to simple substitution because T is used for two different plain-text letters.  There, we just eliminated every single cipher that relies on simple substitition, no matter how convoluted.  Yes, I know, I’ve repeated that statement ad nauseum but here is definitive proof.  At last, redemption of my pedantic pontification!

I don’t know that we’re able to rule out transposition of some kind in tandem with a different substitution method…

Kryptosfan

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