Stories all o’er the nets* telling us that the code on cover of X&Y has been cracked, that it’s based on an old telegraph code. What they don’t say often is that the key was included in the liner notes. I say the following:

#1: To Coldplay’s label: Weak. Let the geeks go all geek on it. Let the legend grow, all mysterious-like. Better press that way.
#2: To the news sites: More weak. That’s not news, that’s a cryptoquip.
#3: To Coldplay:

*The best story I’ve seen on it is here, if you’re that bored.

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