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A person who converts text or code into normal language: the world’s leading expert on, and decipherer of, runes a decipherer of Old Norse
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- As an incidental result he demonstrated his own talents as a decipherer when in 1845 the society received copies of an inscription at Kapur di Giri, near Peshawar.
- in Latin, French, Spanish, and Swedish, Willes soon established widespread fame as a highly skilled, meticulous decipherer.
- The decipherer then knows to extract every other letter of every other word, starting with the second word, to get the message (in Latin): Sum tali cautela ut ...
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