I'll start off by saying I am not looking for solutions here, just suggestions on how to proceed. I am given a short list of ciphertexts (20something) and I know that one of the ciphertexts has been encrypted with the same key.
I know that once I identify the ciphertext, I will do a crib drag attack, but my issue is with finding the ciphertext in the first place. Are there any suggestions as to how to approach this issue? All similar questions I could find online dealt with a list of ciphertexts that were all encrypted with the same key, which is much simpler to tackle.
The only thing I know about the plaintexts is that they are all in English. I could do all the possible XOR combinations and crib drag every single one of them but that seems terribly inefficient and not the correct way to go about it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Update: Unless I've misunderstood what Meir Maor meant (I couldn't find anything on "char level histogram"). I don't see how a frequency chart would help in this case, considering that only the key is the same between the 2 messages in a list of over 20.