Higher Education LbNA # 18778 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Oct 20 2005|
|Last Found||Mar 28 2010|
THE LOG AND CAMERA IN THIS BOOK WERE REPLACED DEC. 23, 2006.
The University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first public university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. It is steeped in traditions and pride. Grab the Mizzou Tiger by the tail, but search for the Higher Education box with respect and honor.
To find this letterbox, you’ll use a map, clues and a replacement code.
Use this link to locate a map of the Francis Quadrangle (north). (http://map.missouri.edu/quad-north.htm)
Use the following clues to navigate to your destination. To locate the box you’ll need to decipher the code. When you find the box, snap a photo with the enclosed photo to let us know you’ve mastered this academic challenge. When we develop the film, look for the photos at the Flickr site -- for which I will send you the link when you record your find on LBNA and send me a note.
Begin at Elm Street, near Peace Park.
O Drive -> ((The circle is full of tractors at present))
Uphill to large 
Now, decipher the code to find the letterbox.
PZVZLHK BY VOH XUQ KCJH RC
QFUZ VMD |^|
MTQR DX EPZT ARIY
GNPK EPAF XEYHA
Instructions for breaking the code:
Your Key Word is the seven-letter word for the most visited landmark on the MU campus.
--Locate the letter in the word that comes first in the alphabet, and assign that letter the value of 1.
--Locate the letter that comes second in the alphabet and assign it the value of 2.
--Continue until all seven letters have been assigned a number. Example: In the word cat, C =2, A=1 and T=3. This is numerical sequence is your “decoder”.
Using this number sequence, assign each letter in the coded message above.
To decode the clue, start with the letter in the coded message. Use the number assigned to that letter and move backwards through the alphabet that many letters. This is the “decoded” answer. Complete decoding the message and follow the clues.
Here’s an example of how this code works:
Key Word: BLUE
Decoder: 1342 (B appears first in the alphabet; E appears second, L appears third and U appears fourth)
Apply the decoder to a phrase.
1 3 4 2 1 3 4 2
H R S F MXGM
Count backwards to find the answer.
H (move back 1 = G)
R (move back 3 = O)
S (move back 4 = O)
F (move back 2 = D)
M (move back 1 = L)
X (move back 3 = U)
G (move back 4 = C)
M (move back 2 = K)