Bon Giorno!

  • 5 20 14 5 4 14 5 16

  • 15 9 26 9 14 9

  • 1 3 9 20 1 13 5 20 1 13

What time is it!?

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    $\begingroup$ Kind of a long shot, does it somehow refers to ROT13(Gur yrnavat gbjre bs Cvfn)? $\endgroup$
    – Edivad
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ I don't want to give away clues yet and say yes or no. But i will later if noone is able to solve it. So to answer your question... maybe, maybe not ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 11:00

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It can be very early morning 01:12, if the word "pendente" refers to the leaning tower of Pisa which subsequently refers to the Fibonacci series (Pisano). You might want us to "initialize" his sequence.

From the three Italian words already discovered by @hexomino I was trying to find associated words/phrases that give "convergent" instructions that allows us to approach one unique concept.

Pendente->"it is time to", "leaning" Inizio-> "ab origino", "from the beginning" Matematica-> ...

  • $\begingroup$ Yes! This is the correct answer and reasoning, well done :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ How do all three words work together here, and what's the connection between the first word and the building you mention? $\endgroup$
    – tmpearce
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @tmpearce I think the explanation might be: ROT13 ("Gbeer CRAQRAGR" vf ubj Vgnyvna pnyy gur Yrnavat Gbjre bs Cvfn, naq sebz gurer gur pbaarpgvba gb Svobanppv (jub jnf sebz Cvfn). ZNGRZNGVPN (Zngu) cbvagf gb gur snzbhf Svobanppv Frdhrapr naq VAVMVB (Fgneg) vaqvpngrf gb pbafvqre gur svefg ahzoref bs gur frdhrapr.) $\endgroup$
    – Edivad
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 14:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Edivad Well explained! And yes, obviously you were on to it first, so good job :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the explanation. Takes some abstract connections to get there! $\endgroup$
    – tmpearce
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 15:01

I think it is

Time to start Maths


Translating each of the number sequences into letters (using A=1, B=2, etc), we have
Spelling these backwards and appending gives PENDENTE INIZIO MATEMATICA which looks like Italian.
Unfortunately my Italian is not good but Google translate says it is "Pending Early Math" or perhaps "Pending Start to Maths".

  • $\begingroup$ I wasn't sure how to make that last step, but I think this is it. $\endgroup$
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ You are right about the words! But your answer is not correct! $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 10:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Prim3numbah Perhaps I've misordered the words? I really don't know Italian sentence structure. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, don't know how to say this without giving away a hint. But just try to somehow make sense of the three words :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ No, no such thing in my reasoning! $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 14:09

@hexomino confirmed in their answer this is using A1Z26

Based on that, we could read "What time is X?" where X is also in A1Z26

If we decipher it we get 920 so it is 9:20

  • $\begingroup$ This is not the correct answer. You have to somehow make sense of the three words to get the correct answer :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 11:09

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