Can you work out how to use this code (Freemason's or Pigpen Cipher)?
Eg. A = R = S = Z =
? 
A symmetric word looks the same in the mirror; like “MOM”. Can you find any words in the Freemason's Cipher which are symmetric? What is the longest one you can find?
Share your findings here!
Topics: Starter  Problem Solving  Puzzles  Symmetry
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Do some online research to find out more about the Freemason's or Pigpen Cipher.
This cipher features in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.
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