# A Cryptogram for weeding out the riff raff

The cipher is astounding.

Prja, Y ekd psjlymd fuev yfr lywrqy
Gily fsxovh k yfovl
Pjqm k dvshr ug k htu
Dsxr br km qbya povl.
Prja yy ljuph zq ii
Oe yuph zq nr dttitydq
Jq jkf k qyvh-ii ywizl
Kma yfr arxoj'd quqd
Fr lyktqf ky br
Kma O srjy k vfsvhq
Yyzq zqsvy vpejymd
Mqbqt pptaa sdsym.

Hurry up and solve it, as time is fleeting.

Hint: as with my previous puzzle, there's a tag left off because it would give too much away.

(The task is to describe the cipher I am using - I don't know if it has a formal name, a description of the process is sufficient)

• Giving no hint doesn't encourange people to work on this... – leoll2 Apr 30 '15 at 16:13
• @leoll2 - There are three hints other than the explicit one. – Glen O Apr 30 '15 at 16:14
• There are definitely hints... If you can't see them, maybe take a jump to the left or a step to the right. – Ian MacDonald Apr 30 '15 at 16:21
• @IanMacDonald let's do the time warp again? – Brian Robbins Apr 30 '15 at 17:10
• Something to do with this? – Rand al'Thor Apr 30 '15 at 19:04

I spent too long thinking about this before I realized, with a groan, that the cipher is

Just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.

More specifically:

The first letter is two keys left on a QWERTY keyboard, wrapping around (so W->Q->P).
The next letter is one key right (e->r).
Repeat for the rest of the letters (l->k->j, l->a, etc.).

So the plaintext is:

Well, I was walking down the street
Just having a think
When a snake of a guy
Gave me an evil wink.
Well he shook me up
He took me by surprise