which brought to mind codes and cyphers and those kinds of keys to solve them.
I'm miles from any quay.
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Was it Newsweek or Time that used to publish a saying in simple code as a puzzle to amuse? This one I've devised is a touch more complicated but not unsolvable. I'll give you a clue : the preface to Sam Johnson's dictionary (1755). I think you might find this Ø123Ø5678 if your mind is of such a bent.