We now proceed to examine all the possible relative positions for confirmations or contradictions.
Position H E X = H E N + 1 looks like this:
|HEX||B H N W S U H D W M T N C N.......|
|V O R H E R S A G E B E R E|
|W E T T E R B E R E I C H D Stagger HEN 1 to left.|
|HEN||F D O R L T U L E W G D Q P B|
|Z U S T A N D O S T W A E R T|
Now in this position there are clicks between the 7th letter of HEX and the 8th of HEN and the 10th of HEX and 11th of HEN, but in neither case have the cribs for HEX letters in common with the crib for HEN, so the position is impossible. Continuing we get to the position HEX = HEN + 4 which is obviously correct, having 4 confirmations and no contradictions.
We now take message HEK about which we know nothing except that it probably comes from Boulogne and may be a dummy. Here again we examine position by position to see what consequences are implied.
Position HEK 1= HEN looks like this: