Note: My original puzzler #7 required a lot of decoding to get to the answers. I have posted a new and improved version that you might want to look at instead: Puzzler #7 (New and Improved): Rename that Hawk.
Here’s something a little different.
In the table below there are two columns. In the left column are some ‘old’ historical bird names that are no longer in common use and which you probably won’t find in modern bird books except perhaps as a historical aside. In the right column is the encoded answer based on the ROT13 cipher (see the Puzzlers Page for instructions). To prevent guessing by looking at the size of the answer I have added a few extra filler word to each answer.
You may have heard of some of these. I probably would have got 3 maybe 4 out of 10 had I had to solve this without the advantage of being the puzzler author. Feel free to post your scores but no spoilers please unless you use ROT13 to encode them.
|OLD NAME||ANSWER (ROT13 ENCODED)|
|Marsh Hawk||abegurea abgznefu uneevre|
|Pigeon Hawk||zreyva gur zntvpvna|
|Sparrow Hawk||grrafl nzrevpna xrfgery|
|Chicken Hawk||nalbs pbbcre funecvr erqgnvy unjxf|
|Grouse Hawk||abegurea yvtugf tbfunjx|
|Goose Hawk||xjnufbt aerugeba ernq onpxjneqf|
|Duck Hawk||ybbxfyvxr-ryivf crertevar snypba|
|Fish Hawk||juvgr-naq-oynpx bfcerl|
|Squirrel Hawk||sreehtvabhf Unjx benal ebhtu-yrttrq|
|Starling Hawk||abcrohg jbhyqag gungoravpr|
Here is the ROT13 table that might make decoding easier:
PS: If you don’t feel like manually decoding each clue just go to www.rot13.com, copy the clue into the box and click the “Cypher” button.