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The ALAN TURING
            Cryptography Competition.
                                           (edition 2014: #3).
The ALAN TURING
            Cryptography Competition.
                                           (edition 2014: #3).
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 The Tale of the
 The Tale of the
Lovell Legacy
Lovell Legacy
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Epilogue of the Tale of the Lovell Legacy.
Epilogue of the Tale of the Lovell Legacy.
"We've cracked it!" screamed Ellie. "But we've got to get back to Jodrell Bank by 6 o'clock! There's no time to lose!" yelled Mike. They ran out of the Museum, and, together with Barquith, clambered into his car and sped off at high speed. As they got closer to Jodrell Bank, the skies darkened and thick clouds gathered. A thunderstorm was approaching and the rain grew steadily heavier.

They arrived at Jodrell Bank and rushed inside. "What are you doing free? I mean, what are you doing here?" shouted Mel at Ellie, as they burst into the foyer.

"Mel?" exclaimed Ellie. "Miss Gurn? Mel Gurn? Lungrem? It was you all along!"

"Yes", said Lungrem, as she started towards the the door. "I work for a top secret section of MI5. One so secret that not even the Government knows about us! A section that is dedicated to making sure that we know all the details of every email and every phone call that is sent in the country! Total information and complete control!" She laughed manically. "And Turing's device - the Lovell Legacy - will enable me to do just that!"

Lungrem looked at Mike and Ellie. "I'd heard about you two, of course. And I knew that Barquith was also interested in the Lovell Legacy," she said. "Expert codebreakers! And just the sort of people who would interfere with my plans. I made up that Rebus puzzle that your headmaster showed you, just to get you to come to Jodrell Bank. Your headmaster is a complete fool, thinking he's so clever and not even realising that he was unknowingly doing my dirty work for me! Once you got here, I planned to get you under safely under lock and key and out of my way. But that fool of a henchman I employed couldn't even get that right!"

"But why didn't you just look for the Lovell Legacy yourself?" asked Mike.

"You really think that there's just one such device? I've got agents scouring the country looking for the others. Obviously, I stop by in person to check up on progress every so often. And now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll do just that!"

Lungrem ran outside towards the Lovell telescope, and Mike, Ellie and Barquith chased after her. They could see the man who kidnapped Ellie busily digging underneath the telescope. "Keep digging!", they heard Lungrem yell, "I'll tell you where!" Lungrem ran over to the telescope, and started to climb the metal frame. "Dig over there!" she shouted down from her vantage point, pointing at one spot.

As the man looked up, he didn't hear above the wind and rain that the telescope had started moving, rotating. As he raised his head, part of the telescope hit him, swiping him unconscious to the floor. "No!" she cried, as a bolt of lightning struck the telescope, knocking Lungrem off her perch and sending her plummeting to the ground.

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Sometime later, Mike, Ellie and Barquith had retired to the Planet Pavilion Cafe. All three were tucking into large cakes and fruit juices. "Now that the authorities know about Lungrem's rogue secret agents, do you think they'll be closed down?" wondered Ellie.

"I guess we'll never know," said Barquith. "The Secret Services are called secret for a reason!"

Mike finished his juice in a hurry. "I'm just going off the site because I want to post a status update and I don’t want to disrupt the science!" said Mike. He whipped out his phone and raced off towards the main entrance gate.

Your task:

Your task is to decipher the code Lungrem has sent to Mike. Recall that no points can be earned for this last task and that it does not count towards the leaderboard. Once you have done that, submit your answer to the question below.

Question: What is the message? Type it in the box below. (The spaces in your answer are not important).
Your answer:
 

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