As ever, please do NOT post your answers, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

Into codes?  Yesterday a friend handed me this piece of paper and said that the numbers (15122 1116 96011621) contained a hidden message…. can you work it out?

I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle (UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.

1. Nichelle says:

I think I have solved it and it took a minute.

1. daves neighbor says:

After some reflection I got it too

2. Dave's Neighbour's Mum says:

I’m ashamed of my offspring. He was always a let down to us.

2. Yvonne says:

10 sec, so sweet

Was he gay and Australian?

4. Took me 2 minutes.

5. Dave says:

This mirrors a similar one I’ve seen before

1. I think you should delete this comment, you’re giving people a clue.

2. Hmm, I think it is YOU who is doing so. That said – too easy, I just read it off the screen.

6. Andy says:

Done, as soon as i looked at the image it clicked. Easy one this week Richard

No need to consult Bletchley Park on this one.
Presumably RW will provide a puzzle for those into codes next week?

8. Easy and a lovely way to start the weekend.

9. A couple of minutes on this one. Seconds to guess the process.

10. Dave says:

Doh! 3 Minutes… Still early for me.

11. Panglosswannabe says:

got it

12. Katrina Hill says:

I’d love to, but im over here in Australia

13. -M- says:

Who exactly handed you that puzzle??

14. Anonymous says:

I find myself, once again, paralyzed with fear. Love that feeling.

15. slugsie says:

From the numbers, no. From the illustration, almost straight away.

And no. 😉

16. veli says:

Look, I only like you as a friend, ok!

17. Klaas De Smedt says:

20 seconds in Paint.Net

18. Eddie says:

This is the first time I’ve got the answer as I finished reading the question.

19. Took me 2 seconds to know how to solve it and then about 15 seconds to actually solve it.

20. Anonymous says:

Easy to see how, longer to decipher the awful handwriting!

21. Berhard says:

can’t solve the last number… so i have to wait for monday,
but from the first two numbers i would say: presumably not…

1. Berhard says:

ok, solved the last number too… still … no…

22. Lazy T says:

Well, did you oblige?

23. Anonymous says:

nice and preety hard for me but i am not english native speaker

24. mittfh says:

Boringly easy – I worked out the transformation in a few seconds then used a single operation in an external program to produce the solution. It reminds me of 128 root e980…

25. i just flipped the monitor upside down against a mirror, too easy! lol

26. Ian says:

lol 😀 Clever one, Richard, thanks for that! Interesting friend you have there 😉 Instantly saw how to read the code and took, I don’t know, probably less than a minute to read it fully and be sure. Nice one 😀

27. Took about 10 seconds to solve. Answer is obvious in the format of the message. Hand written rather than type is the tip off.

28. 10 seconds, handwritten is the key. You are a lucky man with a special friend 🙂

29. One or two minutes, with the help of a certain tool that I won’t name, because it’d make the puzzle easier for the others.

30. The Moron says:

Is it something to do with the Pogues?

1. Lazy T says:

smiley face with missing teeth!

31. Martha says:

They don’t even look like numbers!!

32. Julia says:

I got the second half quickly, took longer to work out the first half.

33. Merari says:

10 seconds

34. Anders says:

Took me forever this week, but after reading the comments, I of course got it instantly, since the usual s decide to give the answer away. So in the spirit of honesty, I can’t say I solved it this weekbut being given the solution is just no fun

A while back Richard disabled comments completely because of this problem, is that really what people want to see happening again?

35. Anders says:

hm, html de-lousing removed my <expletive deleted> after the word usual in that

36. Steve Frushour says:

KMD

37. Kaylinn says: