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'berlin' Is Revealed as Kryptos Clue

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Kryptos crypto code

Full cryptographic code from all four sections of the Kryptos sculpture.

Elonka Dunin

"Berlin" is the highly anticipated clue from artist Jim Sanborn that’s meant to help crypto sleuths unlock the cipher to his enigmatic Kryptos sculpture. The clue was revealed Saturday in a New York Times article.

Sanborn gave the newspaper six letters from the remaining 97 letters that have yet to be solved in the sculpture’s final passage. The six letters—NYPVTT—are the 64th through 69th letters of the final 97 characters. When deciphered, they read "BERLIN."

It's the first clue Sanborn has revealed in four years, after he corrected a typo in his sculpture in 2006 to keep crypto detectives from being derailed in their search for solutions.

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