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Equity quote cryptogram puzzle

By C . Anne Herald

Clarice L . Chambers served on the Harrisburg School Board for more than 24 years and as board president for seven years . Her life was dedicated to service as a school director , a pastor at her local church and through numerous other accomplishments . She was PSBA ’ s first African American president and in 2000 became the first woman African American president of the National School Boards Association .

The theme Chambers chose for her 1992 term as PSBA president focused on achieving equity in education , “ Educational Excellence for All .” This puzzle is a cryptogram based on a quote from Chambers referencing her theme in a February 1992 Bulletin article introducing her to members as she began her term .
A cryptogram is a puzzle with numbers substituted for letters to comprise words . To solve this cryptogram , use the hints : the letters P-S-B-A equal the numbers 22 , 21 , 19 , 6 and S-C-H-O-O-L-S equal 21 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 3 , 18 , 21 . The answer key can be found at the end of this issue on page 63 .
CLUE LETTER
A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y
CLUE NUMBER

7 9 4 6 21 9 3 21 22 23 8 6 1 7 25 9 3
9 4 8 4 3 2 8 21 6 25 1 9 4 8 5 3 2 2 11 25 7 9 26-
6 4 3 18 7 21 9 7 5 6 22 22 23 3 6 5 4 . 14 8
25 8 8 1 9 3 19 8 21 9 23 3 25 12 8 23 6 1 16 3 5 6 9 8 21
17 3 23 5 4 7 18 1 23 8 25 . 14 7 9 4 9 4 8
40 PSBA Bulletin November / December 2021