Yesterday, I intercepted a message encoded in Morse code, but, because I was extremely tired, decided to wait until today to decode it to plain text. However, when I looked at the piece of paper I had written it on, I could not make heads nor tail of what I had written.

I know that the square is a dot, the dash is a dash, and the slash is the break character (used both between characters and between words).

For instance, look at the first two characters on the second line: they are both break characters, which you would never find two of in a row - even if it's between words, there would only be one. Then, the final row has seven non-break characters in a row, whereas the longest letter or number only uses five.

The Morse code I had written down, visible in text form below.

Can you decipher the message?


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Oops, looks like you

got your notes rotated.

So it should look like this:

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Which means the message is:

written on an angle! (in both senses)

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    $\begingroup$ Do we need a rot13(qvntbany-guvaxvat) tag? :) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ Bingo! Guess it was too easy. $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ @ZanyG Great puzzle nonetheless, and great answer Alconja! $(+1)$ to each of you :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:48

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