“It’s not usual practice for a High Court judge to issue a ruling in which he has hidden an encrypted message”. That’s a quote from one of the articles about the ruling concerning the book “The Da Vinci Code”. The judges hide a secret message in the ruling (the pdf version can be found here). Judge Peter Smith put a secret message in the ruling of 71 pages by putting some letters in italic. The first letters formed the words “Smithy Code”, referring to the title of the book of Dan Brown.
A group of lawyers found a number of random letters which could be transformed into: “Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought”. They cracked the code by using the so called “Fibonacci sequence“. Judge Peter Smith made it for the puzzlers a bit more difficult by making some typos. Happy Puzzling!
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