# Letters and dashes... but without the numbers this time!

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Here's another fun puzzle!

Decode this statement:

lzxftzwclctgwkpc-gnggh-fvnbazlslocpul-vthprcipykxex-euzbpttnzywv
tlw-wulttuqt-jxzkweczmruyo-zyhclelxjtszs-xnzfzslimysoyjybpiiwirswb-hyjycxifkvowyaratsbwmi-x-knszxxughsorbzdxvvuu
tovbfxfhdqnrurar-pmpnsynryhcsssxgkezuca-bxs-fdehevnnqruaamkyortms-uexzhillsonkqohcff-kxbew


This is a quite easy cipher. Finding the length of all words in lzxftzwclctgwkpc-gnggh-fvnbazlslocpul-vthprcipykxex-euzbpttnzywv tlw-wulttuqt-jxzkweczmruyo-zyhclelxjtszs-xnzfzslimysoyjybpiiwirswb-hyjycxifkvowyaratsbwmi-x-knszxxughsorbzdxvvuu tovbfxfhdqnrurar-pmpnsynryhcsssxgkezuca-bxs-fdehevnnqruaamkyortms-uexzhillsonkqohcff-kxbew we get numerals within 1~26, applying A1Z26 and then rot13 gives crazy puzzling cipher.

• You solved it in a slightly different way than I planned, but yours works as well.
– user80078
Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 3:56
• Are you willing to share your solution, post a hint, or change the question such that my approach will not work (or is this impossible?) @smlee Thank you Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 3:57
• Sorry, here is my solution: rot13(Gnxr gur yratguf bs gur "jbeqf" naq pbaireg gubfr ahzoref gb yrggref. Pbaireg gur yrggref gb ahzoref naq fhogenpg 5 (ybbc bire 26). Pbaireg onpx gb yrggref. Nccyl ebg13. Pbaireg gur yrggref gb ahzoref naq nqq 5 (ybbc bire 26).) (hopefully hint 2 makes more sense now!)
– user80078
Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 5:14
• NOTE: I haven't actually heard of A1Z26 before... I will research it. Do you think maybe I should remove hint 2 for clarity??
– user80078
Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 5:15
• @smlee Won't it still work if you only do the rot13? A1Z26 is simply "change numbers into letters", 1->A and Z->26 Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 5:19