After much furious--and, unfortunately, wasted--activity, Ethan F solved the Second Coded Message last night!
It turns out that it was much less complex than I originally thought. Also, rather unfortunately, several of my devoted former students stayed up late, neglecting their own studies, to help me--needlessly, as it turns out. I wish to thank them most profusely: Calvin K, Ian P, and Sean S, if I could send you Chocolate Pie, I would! They put in some serious computational labor!
|I thought we were getting somewhere with "Did u bake pz?"|
|Their Futile Labors|
|A Conspirator is revealed!|
The Culprit, at least in this instance, is young Thomaz N, from my AP Lit course, whom I have mentioned before and to whom I fondly refer as "Horselegs," because of his mis-reading of a passage in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
|The Previous Mention of Thomaz "Horselegs" N|
|"Horselegs" begins to give himself away...|