"A letter from Pope Benedict V"

You need an exact row and column. One letter, two digits.




Don't know the answer? What a shame!

Read again the letter, you might get a hint.

I challenge you to crack the code. Goodluck!

  • $\begingroup$ The "V" correct? He wasn't Pope for long. $\endgroup$
    – NetJohn
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 4:49
  • $\begingroup$ Has a correct answer been given? If so, please don't forget to $\color{green}{\checkmark \small\text{Accept}}$ it :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 3:43

1 Answer 1


I'm not sure if you want a single letter answer, which I believe would be:

t = 44


looks like a sword and is a letter within the name Pope Benedict V

Or a single word answer using the substitution:

sword = 43-52-34-42-14


he predicted would devastate Hamburg after his death

The cipher is:

Polybius square

And the decode (which at this time has an error) is:

use by childrec (sic) when they play, use by humans when they slay, what is the answer

I think the last duple in the third set of the first line should be 31 not 13.


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