Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Oh, you’re good

In the spring issue of the Quarterly, we published a story about the role our students played in helping to break secret codes during World War II. We then gave you an encrypted message to decipher. And, oh, you are good. You got it right away. Maybe it was too easy.

The answer is: “That they may have life and may have it abundantly.”

Here is a list of some of those who wrote in with the answer (see a longer list and comments online): Sandra “Sandy” Burnish Bellows ’66, Marion Badoian Emmanuel ’58, Rebecca Epstein ’08, Orna Feighery ’11, Erika Joaquim Sander ’90, Robert Sanson P’14, Judith King ’70, Andrew Thomas ’14, Joe Thompson S’80 and  Grace Carter van Vliet ’55.

Another code-breaking challenge

The encrypted code we included in the spring Quarterly was too easy for many of you to break. So Professor of Mathematics William Goldbloom Bloch has offered another, more challenging one:

ULIKI   LUVHH   LIYIF   NYVIT   PIZFH   GSVXL   MMVXG   RLMYV   GDVVM   ULLWZ   MWIVO   RTRLM   RHGSV   HGFUU   LUHXS   LOZIH   SRK

Hint: It is standard practice to group encoded letters in clumps to make a message harder to decrypt.

If you know the answer, write us: Wheaton Quarterly, Wheaton College, 26 E. Main St., Norton, MA 02766, or e-mail us at quarterly@wheatoncollege.edu.