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I made a code and I want to test out the difficulty, so can anyone figure out what this says?

.1852132114 51415 775 14920 18582015 18582095 11149820 5255 .191852020512 2018158 18522518156 412158 5255

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  • $\begingroup$ no clues or any hints? $\endgroup$
    – Mekalikot
    Nov 9, 2015 at 0:27
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding how difficult it is, I don't really know anything about codebreaking, but I'm looking at it and immediately seeing: "5255" twice, four strings that start with "185", and two periods and no other special characters, possibly indicating the end of a sentence (and given their position, that the message has been reversed) $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2015 at 12:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Mekalikot Nope $\endgroup$
    – Insidious
    Nov 10, 2015 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @question_asker It has been reversed ^_^ $\endgroup$
    – Insidious
    Nov 10, 2015 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't put an answer in because the question doesn't interest me a ton, but it is based on turning letters into numbers, where A = 1 and Z = 26, then backwards (based on where the periods are). 5255 = "eye" (5,25,5) and 1852132114 = "number" (14,21,13,2,5,18). I didn't go further than that. $\endgroup$
    – Daphne B
    Nov 10, 2015 at 18:00

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What I have here still sounds a little jumbled, so it's possible that there's a mistake or two in there, but I think a couple of the commenters had the right idea.

If you split up each number correctly, then as Daphne B says in the comments, you just map A to 1, B to 2 and so on. Split the numbers like so:

18-5-2-13-21-14 5-14-15 7-7-5 14-9-20 18-5-8-20-15 18-5-8-20-9-5 11-14-9-8-20 5-25-5 .19-18-5-20-20-5-12 20-18-1-5-8 18-5-22-5-18-15-6 4-12-15-8 5-25-5

and convert to letters.

.REBMUN ENO GGE NIT REHTO REHTIE KNIHT EYE .SRETTEL TRAEH REVEROF DLOH EYE

As question_asker posited, it looks like the message is reversed, so reverse it back and you get

EYE HOLD FOREVER HEART LETTERS. EYE THINK EITHER OTHER TIN EGG ONE NUMBER.

or in more readable terms, "I hold forever heart letters. I think either other tin egg one number"
It's entirely possible that I screwed up decoding part of it; in particular the final message stops making sense after "either."

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  • $\begingroup$ You're nearly there :) There's just one more step. $\endgroup$
    – Insidious
    Nov 11, 2015 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ I think it should be "I hold forever love letters" $\endgroup$
    – Mekalikot
    Nov 12, 2015 at 0:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Mekalikot That'd make sense as a next step, certainly $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2015 at 2:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Mekalikot Kind of getting there a bit more $\endgroup$
    – Insidious
    Nov 15, 2015 at 12:30

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