Date & time (UTC/GMT):
March 6, 2021 5:00 PM
While at least a million people worldwide solve cryptograms for fun, the vast majority of their supply is produced by only perhaps a few dozen puzzle editors—some of whom are robots. This mismatch between suppliers and consumers unfortunately supports the mass production of low-quality cryptograms. There's a wide chasm between what choosy solvers wish they could have and what publishers know they will accept as good enough. In this lecture, I’ll propose quality-control measures that conscientious cryptographers can implement to improve the satisfaction level of armchair cryptanalysts.