Matthew Parker's Decoder #2013-1

Did Matthew’s secret message from the January issue give you brain freeze? Here it is again:

66.2°33.8°42.8°41.0° — 33.8°68.0° — 46.4°59.0°55.4°41.0°

How It Works

This code uses letter-to-number substitution: A = 1°, B = 2°, Z = 26°, etc. However, the temperatures have been converted from Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F). To decode Matthew’s message, you can use this equation:

(°F – 32) x 5/9 = °C

Or just use the table below:

°F
33.8
35.6
37.4
39.2
41.0
42.8
44.6
46.4
48.2
50.0
51.8
53.6
55.4
57.2
59.0
60.8
62.6
64.4
66.2
68.0
69.8
71.6
73.4
75.2
77.0
78.8

°C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

 
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Once you get the hang of the F-C code, crack this secret message:

46.4°41.0° — 64.4°33.8°48.2°66.2°41.0°66.2° — 68.0°46.4°41.0°
60.8°59.0°59.0°64.4° — 42.8°64.4°59.0°55.4° — 68.0°46.4°41.0°
39.2°69.8°66.2°68.0° — 33.8°57.2°39.2° — 53.6°48.2°42.8°68.0°66.2°
68.0°46.4°41.0° — 57.2°41.0°41.0°39.2°77.0° — 42.8°64.4°59.0°55.4°
68.0°46.4°41.0° — 33.8°66.2°46.4° — 46.4°41.0°33.8°60.8°

Click here for the solution.

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