Apologies for backtracking slightly, but I've only recently joined the forum, so I wasn't present at the start of this thread.
Anyway,'Sorry no cipher'. Earlier someone pointed out that the words cross twice = 'double crossed'. For a while now, I'd been looking at the 'x' symbols in the 340 (yes, I'm slightly obsessive!). Both are surrounded by many of the same characters. Additionally, these characters can be connected in the same order.
The characters surrounding each x, and the number of times each character occurs, are as follows:
Reverse c: 10 F: 10 Crosshair: 9 G: 6 N: 5
If the above clusters are a result of chance, it's quite a strange coincidence that the characters can also be linked together in the same order in both groups.
This might happen elsewhere in the 340, but I've yet to see it. Factor in, Z's 'x' hint, and it all strikes me as quite interesting. But, there again, most things do!
Additionally, to really push the idea to its limits, is it me or do the two groups of letters almost resemble stick figures - albeit with a missing arm? The 'x' on one is located over what would be the groin region - like the pumpkin on the skeleton. But, coincidences! Just a thought.
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Would just like to add that these are interesting observations,Quorum - though I would be doubtful that many would get ''excited'' about what is contained within the circles [?].
HOWEVER,The two ''right-angle'' observations [....B . C V...and R J I ....] are [personally] quite fascinating !
It's a shame that more similar ''right-angles'' don't appear - otherwise there would be a strong case for examining whether Zodiac put the cipher together with two giant diagonals - or a greater argument for employment of ''mirror imaging'' [?].
''X'' represents a symbol in the 340,as you have observed,whose usage is ''twice''.I have noted that there are a host of symbols employed,that appear exclusively ''twice'' - and believe this to be the ultimate key to unlocking the 340's ''secret''.Something perhaps,along the lines of ''heterophonic'',as opposed to homophonic substitution [?].
Provided,of course,that the reality isn't that Zodiac just plain ''f--k-d up''.
Hmm, yes - I think the grouping is possibly relevant, but not the joining of letters? I can't see how that could be work with a cipher - in retrospect! I just got overexcited, I think.
As for the pivots - the 'L'shapes - not my discovery, I'm afraid! But I agree - certainly very interesting! Someone carried out some statistical analysis on them. It seems it's very unlikely they occurred 'organically'. zodiackillerciphers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pivots
Indeed....in fact while I'm feeling in a suitably grumpy mood....you mentioned the ''bell ringing'' STATISTICAL ANALYSIS [!}.
On one of the larger sites,there is a section devoted to this aspect - that runs to almost 100 [one hundred !] pages.
Just a few [nerdy] gentlemen devote themselves to lists of incomprehensible numbers,claiming,and congratulating themselves,that they are getting to the bottom of the enigma surrounding the 340,in particular.
''Bottom'' seems to be the operative word,since one can only imagine that they are actually examining each others.
Perhaps unkind of me to say,but if they would devote some of their precious time to making a real attempt to translate the bless-ed cipher,their contributions might be taken more seriously [?].
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