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  • One easy way of hiding a message is by using what is called a CIPHER.
  • A cipher is used to substitute each letter for a symbol. The alphabet is written in the grids as shown below, and then each letter is enciphered by replacing it with a symbol that corresponds to the portion of the grid that contains the letter. This sounds difficult but it really is very easy when you see the examples.
  • This grid is called the Pigpen Cipher because of the little pigpens that you draw - ours are drawn in green below.

  • TASK 1 : Now, use the Pigpen Cipher above to find out what famous person is named below in code. When you get his name enter it as the password to go to the next level. Please use CAPITAL LETTERS.