However, even if this problem were solved perfectly, it doesn't really end ignorance.
Mr. O'Hara had solved the problem without going to the police.
For the ancients these questions were solved by a belief in the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs.
This seemed to satisfy the official, who was obviously embarrassed over the entire debacle and infinitely relieved that at least half their problem was solved without any accusatory newspaper headlines.
While Fred, and to a lesser extent Cynthia, had solved cryptograms in the newspaper, neither were particularly adept at it.