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Cipher Solution


All quoted phrases are Pink Floyd lyrics.

1st Paragraph

1st sentence → song: “Echoes” → album: Meddle → 1st sentence = 1st letter → m

2nd, 3rd, and 4th sentences → songs: “Eclipse,” “Us and Them” → album: Dark Side of the Moon → 2nd, 3rd, and 4th letters → ark

2nd Paragraph

“let hers and album count” → letters in album count

1st and 5th sentences → songs: “If,” “Fat Old Son” → album: Atom Heart Mother → 1st and 5th letters → ah

3rd Paragraph

“don’t quote words, count them” → count the unquoted words

2nd sentence is a song quote → count 2nd word in unquoted phrase → rote

6th sentence is a song quote → count 6th word in unquoted phrase → em

Final Step

collect letters → “m ark ah rote em” → “mark i wrote them” → Mark Blake

Mark Blake wrote what is considered to be the most complete and extensive work on Pink Floyd, entitled Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd.