Matthew Parker's Decoder #2016-02

Did you solve February’s code? Here it is again:

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How It Works

To crack this code, look for letter couples. If a letter appears in both rows, circle it. Once you’ve finished, read the circled letters in the top row to discover the gift God gave us to make strong families. Careful: If a letter appears multiple times in one row but not the other, do not circle it.

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Coolness!

Despite the fact that most people believe rats are dirty and scrounging animals, they’re actually quite lovable. Most rats love to play with one another or with humans, and they sleep curled up together, too. Rats even take care of their injured and sick... and if they don’t have friends, they become lonely and depressed. They’re also very smart and have good memories. In fact, when running mazes, once they find a route that works, they never forget it!

Today, there are 51 species of rats, the largest being the Bosavi Woolly Rat that lives in Papua New Guinea. It’s nearly 3 feet long and weighs more than 3 pounds!

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

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