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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)
Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:yoshinode***

 

 

 



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

"oltsitemsienevfruodngania."

-ebjnmanirfnalkni



Answer

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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