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In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.


Puzzle ID:#30118
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:*** (2.64)
Submitted By:yoshinode***




This is a quote by a very famous person. Can you decipher it? I won't include capitals in the cipher.




To decipher: put a space after every 2 letters. Except for the last three letters. Leave them be: olts - ol ts. nia - nia. Then, switch the two (or three) letters around: ol ts - lo st. Nia - ain. Repeat for the next letters: lo st ti me is ne ve rf ou nd ag ain. Put them together, minus spaces: losttimeisneverfoundagain. Then, look at the title: 4, 4, 2, 5, 5, 5, 8, 8... they represent letters before a space: lost time is never found again. Use this rule (this time, all letters are the same) for the last part.

It now should read:

Lost time is never found again.
-Benjamin Franklin.


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Apr 27, 2006

cool im the first one!

this is a toughie, but is quite fun actually.
Apr 29, 2006

i don't really like cryptography teasers, but this one was cool
that was great
Mar 19, 2009

good one
Mar 19, 2009

Hate these type teasers. Didn't even try.
Mar 19, 2009

The answer was more confusing than the teaser. I glanced at the name and immediately deciphered Benjamin Franklin Then had a reference point for a well known quote.
Mar 19, 2009

yeaah i got it in a few mins ! once you figure its jumble words, the header gave it away
Mar 19, 2009

EZ PZ. Saw it right off the bat!
Mar 19, 2009

Mar 19, 2009

Ben Franklin popped right out, but the quote eluded me. The answer was really confusing to me.
Mar 19, 2009

I didn't think this was an easy Teaser. Good Teaser. Keep them coming.
Mar 19, 2009

Title is in no way a hint. However it's pretty easy to just unscramble the quote.
Mar 19, 2009

I love cryptography! Thanks for posting such a fun puzzle.
Mar 19, 2009

Very Easy. The type of cypher used is called a transposition cypher. As explanation for those who don't understand the quote: Lost time, like lost money, is never found again.
Mar 20, 2009

That was very simple! when I saw that the quote was from Ben F., I just figured out the order from how I had to flip his name correctly. Good one and great quote!
Jan 30, 2010

There's a spelling error in the quote after deciphering it. P:
Mar 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

TERRIBLE. The key was fine IF you knew " add this amnd move that. disapointing. no solvable without hours or cheating. DESPITE those who said they got it...
Mar 19, 2012

Me again. Apologize for hogging 2 entries. the quote used by Ben was not a well known one. In retrospect, maybe I was overly harsh, in one aspect. FoF a trained cryptographer or a "Ben-ophile_. This was probably GREAT. For the rest of us, it was a "no chance" Many years ago I studied and taught American history, and was unable to retain this B. Franklin quote if I did ever hear it..

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