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16.  The Word:abstruse

In Context:“She loved getting to the bottom of abstruse scientific problems.” (p.21)

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Writing Assignment:

Professor Lidenbrock found a cryptogram. He describes a cryptogram as:

A message where the “sense is concealed by a deliberate

jumbling of the letters, which would make an intelligible

sentence if they were correctly rearranged.”

Your assignment is to create a secret message – your own cryptogram. Figure out what your method will be. Will numbers stand for letters? Will the order of the letters or sounds have a set pattern unlike the natural way we speak? (“Pig-Latin” is an example of rearranging the order of sounds.) Will you create different symbols to stand for letters? It is up to you. You must write at least two sentences in your secret code. Then explain your code and write the translation of your message.

Recap- You will have these things in your assignment:

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The cryptogram itself – the coded message. It must be two sentences, no more and no less.

2.

An explanation of your decoding method. What would you write to a translator to help him “crack” the code?

3.

The decoded cryptogram written in English, normal spelling, normal syntax.

Have fun, Sherlock!

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