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Seinfeld said (Posted on 2019-11-07) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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.

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
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Solution Solution | Comment 3 of 4 |
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

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