Matthew Parker's Decoder #2017-05

Did you catch May’s fishing code? Here it is again:

Matthew's Decoder #2017-05

How It Works

Divide each fishing line into two parts: above the red-and-white bob (top); and below the bob, to the top of the hook (bottom). Measure the lines in centimeters with a ruler, rounding to the nearest half. Then check the tables below:

Top

3.5

3.0

3.0

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

1.5

1.5

Bottom

0.5

1.0

0.5

1.5

1.0

0.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

2.5

2.0

1.5

Letter

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M


Top

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

Bottom

1.0

0.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

Letter

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z


The full alphabet looks something like this (depending on your screen, the fishing lines might not be the exact length).

Matthew's Decoder #2017-05

 

Matthew's Decoder #2017-05

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

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