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MASSTHEWAX and LAYERTWO clues
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What is the link between a sculptor and the wax ?  Only one, the ancient art of moulding bronze statues.  You mass the wax to make it softer, you work with it to give its shape (positive).  Then you wrap  in clay, and put to the fire, the wax is lost.

Then put the molten bronze into the mould and let it cool.  When cold, break the cast, enjoy the nice piece of art you have just created.

Analogy to K4


K4 is 97 letters log, which is prime, and do not allow for columnar transposition (at least in the mind of an old school cryptographer like Scheid.  The fact of bein "incomplete" is not by nature, it is only the consequence of the way you achieve the transposition).

The idea here is casting : take K4 not as 97 letters, but as shown on the sculpture (by rows).

And you get :

...........................OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

Which is 124 letters long, and multiple of 2^2.

So apply double columnar transposition :

......OUGBIWVRSWJEWKINYTPDTIHER
.......ROLLBRPKTSSZJDINTFGXDUUA
.......KXUOBLQGOQSZTUWBVZWZCKAC
.......BOHSFFQNSTQKALAFPMKKJGUK

And break the cast (remove the dots)

OUGBIWVRSWJEWKINYTPDTIHERROLLBRPKTSSZJDINTFGXDUUAKXUOBLQGOQSZTUWBVZWZCKACBOHSFFQNSTQKALAFPMKKJGUK

Instead of the double transposition, you may also apply a Skip(4) on the 97 letters of K4.

The LAYERWTO clue


Layertwo is an alphabet : when you take the result from the double transposition and you convert it into this alphabet, you get :

KRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZ
LAYERTWOBCDFGHIJKMNPQSUVXZ


                                                                     7              8
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567
TSHBJVUAWVKFVLJPYREDRJIFAATMMBAELRWWZKDJPRGHXDSSOLXSTBMQHTQWZRSVBUZVZCLOCBTIWGGQPWRQLOMOGENLLKHSL

Where CLOC appears right where it should be, and where we see the word (H)OMOGEN at 85.

Is it part of the solution ?

I think that the goal of the layertwo clue used in combination with massthewax is to show that the alignment is now correct.  This supposes that you have to revert to the standard alphabet.  This was only a second-level communication scheme, to be used as a hint.
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