# A fine thing?

## Problem

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## Getting Started

This is the second of our challenge ciphers.

We recommend that you attempt them in order, as the solution of each challenge gives a small (and necessary!) hint for the next challenge.

## Student Solutions

Have you managed to solve the entire Stage 5 Cipher Challenge? Solutions are now closed, but perhaps you want to take up the full challenge.

Successful solvers of this part were

Patrick, Woodbridge School, England

Matthew from Wilson's School in England

Sebastian from QEH in Bristol, England

Joseph from Hong Kong

Well done code-breakers!

The solution is as follows:

## Teachers' Resources

This challenge cipher forms part of a very difficult sequence of ciphers suitable for keen groups or individuals, maths clubs and very optional homework challenges. Don't try this in the classroom!