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Catchy Code
 
Q The message below is written in code. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a sign and a number. The words are separated by lines like this: ___. See if you can break the code and read the message.

This is a catchy one, so here are two hints:

Hint 1: Do the signs look familiar? Think about where you?ve seen them. That?s the key.
Hint 2: Notice that the only numbers that appear in the code are 1, 2, and 3. They stand for rows?row 1, row 2, and row 3.
(To get you started, ^1 stands for Y, ^2 stands for H, and ^3 stands for N.)

(2 (1 (1 *2 ___ $2 (1 $1 ___ %1 ^2 #1 @2 #1 ___@2 *1 %2 ^3 @2
___(1 ^3 ___ ^1 (1 &1 $1 ___ #3 (1 &3 )1 &1 %1 #1 $1 ___
*2 #1 ^1 %3 (1 !2 $1 #2.


 
A The answer is: Look for these signs on your computer keyboard. And that?s also the key to the code. !2 stands for the letter A because A is down two rows (going diagonally from left to right) from the exclamation point on your keyboard. !1 would stand for the letter Q, and !3 would stand for the letter Z. Here?s the whole code:

!1 = Q; !2 = A; !3 = Z
@1 = W; @2 = S; @3 = X
#1 = E; #2 = D; #3 = C
$1 = R; $2 = F; $3 = V
%1 = T; %2 = G; %3 = B
^1 = Y; ^2 = H; ^3 = N
&1 = U; &2 = J; &3 = M
*1 = I; *2 = K;
(1 = O; (2 = L
)1 = P