You wake up one morning and head outside to get your mail. However, on your doorstep, you find an encoded message...

image with code

What does this message say?

  • $\begingroup$ this looks very familiar, yet I can't make out what it is or where I saw it... $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:24
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    $\begingroup$ is it pigpen cipher? $\endgroup$
    – smriti
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:25
  • $\begingroup$ yep, pigpen cipher $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:31

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Quick guess:

Start by taking a Pigpen cipher, to get Njwj jwtr jrtx jpnq in wnx jxfjqu.
A Caesar cipher with key 21 yields Iere erom emos ekil di ris esaelp.
Read backwards and with proper punctuation, it says 'Please sir, I'd like some more - Erei'.

  • $\begingroup$ maybe that last word $\endgroup$ Jul 5, 2016 at 12:34
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    $\begingroup$ Erei is a strange name given the reference, agreed. $\endgroup$
    – yuzuki
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:35
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    $\begingroup$ man, too fast... I had just completed the pigpen cipher... $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:35

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