A quotation from Jerry Seinfeld was compressed by removing the spaces and punctuation. Then it was divided into twelve groups of six letters each. Each group was then cyclically permuted (possibly zero units, so unchanged, in a given case). Finally the groups were placed in a random order.
The groups are:
YHEONL ATPEOP EOFTON VETHEA INKING EWEENC
DOFEVI SABOOK LTHTIL CESPIE ARESLE STOREI
Can you reconstruct the original quotation?
From Page-a-Day Amazing Mind Benders Calendar 2014, Workman Publishing, New York, by Puzzability (Mike Shenk, Amy Goldstein, Robert Leighton), puzzle for September 28.
Changing the fourth word from VETHEA to VETHHA, per Steven Lord's suggestion:
"A books tore is one of t he only pieces of evid ence we have th at peop le are s till th inking"
or with proper spacing:
“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.”
or with one additional word I think might have been in the actual quote:
“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.”
Edited on November 7, 2019, 11:53 am
Posted by Larry
on 2019-11-07 11:49:15