Playfair decipherment solution

Here is the solution to the decipherment challenge in my post about the Playfair cipher from a couple of weeks ago.

Key word: KRIEMHILD GRETCHEN

Cipher square:

K

R

I

E

M

H

L

D

G

T

C

N

A

B

F

O

P

Q

S

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

Ciphertext:

HLEQVSZTOUHMRB NMUKPCMKCIMGRB BAGHVPGRGFIY IFRMKYRBHLIMIY HLRBIEOCVSPTGNIY OERQSKMLGKCUPM NMUKAMYKBAGQDI HLRYMDOCUGIEOHQY IFRMYGYKABALMETLDZ DMUBRAEQGKGQLMQDTLDZ BALARAMEUPBR BAGHRBEQCPBR HLFDEQHLRYMDOCUPBRDMKMUPBR

Plaintext: This you must ken / From one make ten, / And two let be, / make even three, / Then rich you’ll be. / Skip o’er the four! / From five and six, / The Witch’s tricks, / Make seven and eight, / ‘Tis finished straight; / And nine is one, / And ten is none, / That is the witch’s one-times-one!

This poem is a translation of an excerpt from Goethe’s Faust that I happen to like ^^

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