Matthew Parker's Decoder #2015-09

Need a hand solving September’s code? Here it is again:

Matthew's Decoder -- Sept '15

How It Works

No bones about it, this code’s tough. Do you recognize the strange shapes? They’re the carpals—eight tiny bones in your hand that connect the fingers to the forearm.

Matthew's Decoder -- Sept '15

To crack the code, first put the bones in alphabetical order: capitate, hamate, lunate, pisiform, scaphoid, trapezium, trapezoid and triquetrum. Then read the letters inside in the same order.


An adult skeleton has 206 bones, 106 of which are found in the hands and feet. Help your bones by drinking lots of milk and playing out in the sunshine. When you eat right and do weight-bearing exercise, your bones will grow strong.

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

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