This is an analysis challenge of ciphering systems related to the Castor cipher.

Prize:

$5 for the right answer, $10 for the answer plus how a method of breaking this type of cipher

Objective:

Potentially ludicrously simple, solve the “pencil-and-paper” cipher below.  This is no obscure combination cipher or batshit insane one either, it’s a just a special type of substitution cipher.  The idea is to come up with a way to break it so we can then try that method out on K4.  Really, just follow the link and read a little more and you’ll have quite a bit more information about this humble cipher than we have about K4.

Message:

CAIZ
NMSIDVOHMCROUTDJENUFNAPOWTQUNTA
TLEXCRKREHDSOIEATNBTSREMTORPGQE
NLOBSELRAOGTAAELCRREEIKGSESCAPYA

Rules:

No rules, solve it however you please either by a program or by virtue of your powerful cranium.

Submission:

Simply be the first to post the answer and your method.

Deadline:

October 1st, 2009

Good luck!

Feel free to ask questions and collaborate in the comments sections.

Kryptosfan