Matthew Parker's Decoder #2013-5

Did you need Mom’s help to crack the code in the May issue? Here it is again:

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- May '13

How It Works

Ignore the colors and focus on the shapes. This code uses a basic letter-to-number substitution. However, the alphabet is split into two groups, with vowels (A, E, I, O, U and Y) in circles and consonants (everything else) in squares.

Here is the key:

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- May '13

For a really confusing version of the code, split the alphabet a different way. For example, instead of vowels, the circles could contain the letters of your first name. (Your friends will probably need a few clues to read these codes.)

Once you’ve mastered the double cipher code, crack this extra message.

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- May '13

Click here for the solution.

Look for a new decoder in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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