## Can you solve it?

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### Can you solve it?

Here is the cryptic rhyme.

4,24,10 26,17,26 16,16,1,20 24,19 1,26,24,14,1,26 25,17,15,19 14,17,19,21,10,9,14 1,11,10,15,9 18,24,2 19,1,12 1,11,24,25 19,25,1,9 26,2,7 4,24,10 19'2,24,18 24,12 1,9,1,15,19 25,17,15,19 1,11,17,19.

o=h z=d d=u a=e

Have fun!!
Jan Mattys

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### Re: Can you solve it?

Fleeting thoughts:
Spoiler:
Numbers go up to 26, so transcribe into letters.
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`o  --> h  z --> d a --> e d --> u  15 --> 8 26 --> 4 1 --> 5 4 --> 21.`

No obvious pattern here. Will review later.

t1mm01994

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### Re: Can you solve it?

Shouldn't that 20 be an 18?
Goplat

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### Re: Can you solve it?

I agree.
Spoiler:
If the 20 is replaced by an 18, and the order of the numbers in each group is reversed, and a suitable substitution of letters for numbers is made, we get `you did well to decode this cryptic rhyme now get some rest and you won't go there this time' which makes a kind of sense, I guess.
sfwc

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### Re: Can you solve it?

Now that that one has been solved (Bravo sfwc), here's a new one:

1 123121214112 22214133121111111112211111122 13111321122 1343 2211311511 32113 134161161211111131 341 1512111 133112121212111324 2112221111

Major kudos to anyone who can figure out how I encoded it, given the original message below. Ridiculously major kudos if you can decode it without looking at my solution below first.

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