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Today's Cryptogram
1/12/2018 | Nikos1121

Posted on 01/12/2019 4:43:07 AM PST by nikos1121

Today's Cryptogram:

IXN VONBI IXZUV BQCYI VNIIZUV CDTNO ZF IXBI SCY TCU'I DCFN BDD IXN CIXNO BVNF SCY'LN QNNU. RBTNDNZUN D'NUVDN

Many obvious words today! You should recognize the 8th word, and possibly the 10th too. That should get you started. The last two words should will take you quickly to the finish line. Anything under 4 minutes would be good. Under 2 minutes, exceptional.

Solution to our last puzzle is in the first reply below.

Please don’t post a “spoiler” solution in the general posting, but you can post it in my private reply.

Feel free to offer the group your solution time and any tips you have on solving cryptograms, as we have many newbies here.


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You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own.

The way it works is a letter stands for another letter.

For example:

AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram)

Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated.

Send me a private reply if you need a hint for today’s Cryptogram.

If you need a little help you can copy the cryptogram and paste it to Hal’s Helper below:

It’s easier to work on the puzzle without having to use your pencil.


HAL'S CRYPTOGRAM HELPER

1 posted on 01/12/2019 4:43:07 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

7 minutes


2 posted on 01/12/2019 5:57:41 AM PST by null and void (If they don't respect our borders, why would you expect them to respect our National Parks, or us?)
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To: null and void

Good job, not an easy one, but you made it under 8 minutes and that’s impressive!!!!


3 posted on 01/12/2019 7:33:22 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

*blush*


4 posted on 01/12/2019 7:33:57 AM PST by null and void (If they don't respect our borders, why would you expect them to respect our National Parks, or us?)
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To: Ann Archy; A_perfect_lady; BBQToadRibs; BlueLancer; buffyt; CJinVA; clockwise; ...
Let me know if you want on or off our Cryptogram Ping List, (currently at 38!)

Solution to our last puzzle:

*** NEVER INTERRUPT YOUR ENEMY WHEN HE IS MAKING A MISTAKE. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ***

Sounds like something Trump would say...

5 posted on 01/12/2019 7:39:02 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: null and void

These are not as easy as they look when you’re starting out, but in short order they get easier...


6 posted on 01/12/2019 7:41:15 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

1:55


7 posted on 01/12/2019 7:57:50 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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Can’t believe it. Did it in 5 min. Must have been rejuvinated when I made an early morning trip to the hospital to see my new grandson. My son was so happy to finally have a son to pass his gun collection on to...lol


8 posted on 01/12/2019 8:15:36 AM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing)
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Okay, I started with the first word that had an apostrophe and it went really quick after that. I didn’t time it, but it seemed about 3-4 minutes.


9 posted on 01/12/2019 8:33:01 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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Agree completely. I thought I was hopeless for the first 4 or 5 I tried and then something clicked. This one was about 4 minutes for me. I think part of it is developing confidence.


10 posted on 01/12/2019 9:18:43 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: weston

Congratulations. It’s a very special time for your family. Enjoy & all the best wishes.


11 posted on 01/12/2019 9:19:28 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: nikos1121

Personal record. 3 minutes.


12 posted on 01/12/2019 9:29:44 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: BlueLancer

Amazing!


13 posted on 01/12/2019 9:33:49 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: weston

Excellent!!! SEe, in just a few days, you’re a pro!!!


14 posted on 01/12/2019 9:34:28 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: A_perfect_lady

Hold on here. Is this the Perfect Lady, who just a few days ago, was doing these with fear and foreboding? Now you’re a pro.... Under 4? Great job... (go play the lottery tonight, might be your day....) :-)


15 posted on 01/12/2019 9:36:01 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: JayGalt

4 minutes is an excellent score... Takes one minute, just to write the puzzle out...


16 posted on 01/12/2019 9:36:53 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Magnum44

3 minutes is an amazing score, if you’ve never done these before, after just a week or so...

I think you’re hooked? :-)


17 posted on 01/12/2019 9:37:50 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Took me about 2.5 mins. Do you have a pinglist for this?


18 posted on 01/12/2019 9:38:50 AM PST by zeugma (Power without accountability is fertilizer for tyranny.)
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Yes... That’s an excellent score. You’re in the top five today....


19 posted on 01/12/2019 9:40:20 AM PST by nikos1121
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I couldn't do it as quickly without "Hal's Cryptogram Helper" ... an amazing (and very helpful) little program.

I think it also helps that I have worked as a court stenographer for over 40 years ...

20 posted on 01/12/2019 9:49:48 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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