2 added 60 characters in body edited Sep 4 '15 at 17:38 GentlePurpleRain♦ 22.9k66 gold badges7474 silver badges142142 bronze badges I figure if they're going make you solve a riddle you might as well make your answer a riddle as well. It's all about how you interpret my answer do you find the answer you're looking for. You could say: "Well if the answer is grilled fish take the first letter from each group of 3 letters consecutively (meaning from left to right). If the answer is ruined painting take the 2nd letter from each group of 3 letters and the first from the groups of two (again from left to right). For destroyed statue say take the last letter from all the groups (once more from left to right." If he was writing on a chalkboard he just has to write everything vertically and erase the columns that are wrong. Unless I can make my description more explicit this answer should do it: grd rue iis lnt ler edo dpy fae iid sns htt ia nt gu e grd rue iis lnt ler edo dpy fae iid sns htt ia nt gu e  I figure if they're going make you solve a riddle you might as well make your answer a riddle as well. It's all about how you interpret my answer do you find the answer you're looking for. You could say: "Well if the answer is grilled fish take the first letter from each group of 3 letters consecutively (meaning from left to right). If the answer is ruined painting take the 2nd letter from each group of 3 letters and the first from the groups of two (again from left to right). For destroyed statue say take the last letter from all the groups (once more from left to right." If he was writing on a chalkboard he just has to write everything vertically and erase the columns that are wrong. Unless I can make my description more explicit this answer should do it: grd rue iis lnt ler edo dpy fae iid sns htt ia nt gu e I figure if they're going make you solve a riddle you might as well make your answer a riddle as well. It's all about how you interpret my answer do you find the answer you're looking for. You could say: "Well if the answer is grilled fish take the first letter from each group of 3 letters consecutively (meaning from left to right). If the answer is ruined painting take the 2nd letter from each group of 3 letters and the first from the groups of two (again from left to right). For destroyed statue say take the last letter from all the groups (once more from left to right." If he was writing on a chalkboard he just has to write everything vertically and erase the columns that are wrong. Unless I can make my description more explicit this answer should do it: grd rue iis lnt ler edo dpy fae iid sns htt ia nt gu e  1 answered Sep 4 '15 at 13:54 Luminous 24111 silver badge44 bronze badges I figure if they're going make you solve a riddle you might as well make your answer a riddle as well. It's all about how you interpret my answer do you find the answer you're looking for. You could say: "Well if the answer is grilled fish take the first letter from each group of 3 letters consecutively (meaning from left to right). If the answer is ruined painting take the 2nd letter from each group of 3 letters and the first from the groups of two (again from left to right). For destroyed statue say take the last letter from all the groups (once more from left to right." If he was writing on a chalkboard he just has to write everything vertically and erase the columns that are wrong. Unless I can make my description more explicit this answer should do it: grd rue iis lnt ler edo dpy fae iid sns htt ia nt gu e