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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Hint:

See tags

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    $\begingroup$ see the tags before downvoting $\endgroup$
    – Amruth A
    Dec 5, 2020 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ I think it is a seriously created puzzle, but I feel that the title should not be encrypted like that. Instead it should give a brief description of the contents. I upvoted to support the question, but also would suggest an edit. $\endgroup$
    – WhatsUp
    Dec 5, 2020 at 8:37
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    $\begingroup$ Even knowing that it is intended as a puzzle, I've still downvoted. It is very low-effort (using one of the simplest encodings possible), and comes across as spammy; neither is something I want to encourage on PSE. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Dec 5, 2020 at 8:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi You still kind of encouraged it by answering it ... $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2020 at 15:10
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    $\begingroup$ "i am rich, giving away my points"; to whom? Both answers are provided by users that are "richer" than you are. It's like donating your money to Jeff Bezos. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2021 at 17:18

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Here is how I solved it:

First, find the length of each string of ms:

s = '''mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm m mm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 
'''
print(' '.join(map(str, map(len, s.split()))))

Output:

19 15 12 22 5 20 8 9 19 3 18 25 16 20 9 3 23 8 1 20 9 19 20 8 5 20 8 9 18 20 5 5 14 20 8 12 5 20 20 5 18 15 6 20 8 5 5 14 7 12 9 19 8 1 12 16 8 1 2 5 20

Then find the letter form for each number using chr:

s = '19 15 12 22 5 20 8 9 19 3 18 25 16 20 9 3 23 8 1 20 9 19 20 8 5 20 8 9 18 20 5 5 14 20 8 12 5 20 20 5 18 15 6 20 8 5 5 14 7 12 9 19 8 1 12 16 8 1 2 5 20'

print(' '.join(chr(int(m)+96) for m in s.split()))

Output:

s o l v e t h i s c r y p t i c w h a t i s t h e t h i r t e e n t h l e t t e r o f t h e e n g l i s h a l p h a b e t

solve this cryptic what is the thirteenth letter of the english alphabet

Answer:

m

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    $\begingroup$ Smirks in Palpatine $\endgroup$
    – Nilster
    Dec 5, 2020 at 14:22
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Heavy credits to the other two answers.

Everyone keeps saying the answer is

m

However, I disagree because:

it should be answered in the same language it was posted.

Hence, the answer is:

mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Yes, I know that this is ridiculous, but this bounty being there is honestly super annoying, so i'm posting this so it goes away.

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    $\begingroup$ +100 for creativity.. $\endgroup$
    – Amruth A
    Aug 27, 2021 at 3:33
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This is encoding a message in a very simple way:

Take 1 m to be "a", 2 ms to be "b", 3 ms to be "c", and so on. It then spells [with capitalization, punctuation, and spacing added by me]:

"Solve this cryptic puv. What is the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet?"
Presumably "puv" is supposed to be "puzzle". The answer to the question is the letter m.

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Props to those who have come before me, but another possible answer is

The letter p

because the puzzle's text decrypts to

"solve this cryptic what is the thirteenth letter of the english alphabet"

And the 13th letter of

"the english alphabet" is p

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Lrnu! Bgurejvfr abg zhpu bs n 'pelcgvp', vf vg?) $\endgroup$ May 28 at 21:00

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