# Solution to Puzzle 1

We begin by neatly or printing out the cipher, being sure to give us working room, then as we know it's a Caesar Shift this may be solved by brute force.

Taking one word for simplicity:

```"FRXSOLQJ"  GSYTPMRK
HTZUQNSL
IUAVROTM
JVBWSPUN
KWCXTQVO
LXDYURWP
MYEZVSXQ
NZFAWTYR
OAGBXUZS
PBHCYVAT
QCIDZWBU
RDJEAXCV
SEKFBYDW
TFLGCZEX
UGMHDAFY
VHNIEBGZ
WIOJFCHA
XJPKGDIB
YKQLHEJC
ZLRMIFKD
AMSNJGLE
BNTOKHMF
COUPLING  <------
DPVQMJOH
EQWRNKPI
FRXSOLQJ```

A word appears on the line indicated, at a shift of +23, or -3. Repeating for the whole text we get:

```"FRXSOLQJ" LV D YHUB JRRG FRPHGB .....
"EQWRNKPI" KU C . . .
"DPVQMJOH" JT B . . .
"COUPLING" IS A VERY GOOD COMEDY .....

..... RQH RI WKH EHVW LQ UHFHQW BHDUV
..... ONE OF THE BEST IN RECENT YEARS.```

Coupling is a tightly plotted comedy set in London, and is about six good friends.... sound like a rip off of a certain US sitcom? Well, this is infinitely superior, and nothing like that other show in tone. It has short seasons (like many UK programmes) and tightly polished scripts. Jeff, the welshman with the curly hair, is worth his wait in gold.

There was a spin-off in the states. Lead balloon. They got the tone wrong.

Why do I mention Coupling? Well, as it's one of my few must see TV programmes as I wrote this problem, and it just popped into my head. Simple as that. It's on DVD, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4 (Update in 2010: Meh, it was good at the time)