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14 May 2012
As promised, we publish today the solution to the puzzle we set yesterday 13 May 2012. If you have not yet read yesterday’s post, we suggest you do so now so that you can have a crack at solving the puzzle before looking at the solution below.
The eight organisations in question and the countries to which they belong are as follows:
PSB 公安局 Public Security Bureau CHINA
FSB ФСБ Федеральная служба безопасности
Federal Security Service RUSSIA
SVR CBP Служба Внешней Разведки
Foreign Intelligence Service RUSSIA
KGB КГБ Комитет государственной безопасности
Committee for State Security RUSSIA
MI5 Military Intelligence section 5 UK
MI6 Military Intelligence section 6 UK
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation USA
CIA Central Intelligence Agency USA
We also asked readers to decipher the following anagram. The anagram is a rearrangement of the letters and words making up a covert motto applicable to all the above organisations.
The anagram is:
IF SEE DEATH JUST HINT SEMEN
The covert motto applicable to all the organisations is:
THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Das Vierte Reich/The Fourth Reich (6 Feb 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
5. What would Gandhi have said? (30 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.