Matthew Parker's Decoder #2016-09

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

Matthew's Decoder #2016-09

How It Works

This code is easy to break once you understand how it works. To find the secret word, read only the letters that are as dark as the night. If they’re any color other than black, they don’t count. Got it?


Owls are commonly thought of as “wise” creatures. Whether they’re wise or not, they are certainly unique birds. They fly almost silently, surprising their prey. They hunt at night because they’re nocturnal and their eyes can see very well in the dark. Their ears help, too, allowing them to pinpoint exactly where their prey is crawling. But unlike other birds, their feathers aren’t waterproof, so they can’t hunt in the rain.

What most people love best about owls is their distinctive hoot. Whooo wouldn't?!

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

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