Christmas Challenge 2019 – Day 06 (Dec 30)

Cipher by MysticKnight


On the sixth day of Christmas MysticKnight said to me,

Day 06, is a bit easier than previous days however it has 2 steps that threw a few people off.
The first step is a substitution cipher, a simple variation of a pigpen cipher known as a templar cipher.
The second step is a Columnar Transposition Cipher with a key of “BIRTHDAY”.

The plain text is a reference to a song by Lesley Gore, the reference was chosen because on the day the cipher released it was my birthday.

Plaintext :
It’s my party and i’ll cry if I want to

Name Pts
CuddleDeath 10
Stakog 9
Lia 8
Harsh 7
milk123456789 6
Mapl3Sn0w 5
BiYouAlwaysRyan 4
Finsternacht 3