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Today’s Cryptogram
1/29/2019 | Nikos1121

Posted on 01/29/2019 2:09:25 AM PST by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

YWAPQIVSA QBS POYAS ZBFKOPZNV POFTKA UYN ASS COST UYN PQGS UYNB SUSA YZZ UYNB KYQV. OSTBU ZYBL

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.

PLEASE DO NOT post the answer in general comments, but DO post your time and any tips you might give the group on how you solve these puzzles.

You can certainly send your solution to my private reply or if you need a hint for today’s Cryptogram.


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If you're just starting out on these, be patient, as you'll be proficient in no time.

Solving the puzzle under 8 minutes is good, under 6 very good, under 4 excellent and under two "you're a pro!"

Those of you looking for an added challenge can try to solve one sentence at a time, i.e. solve the entire first line, then go to the second line etc.

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 01/29/2019 2:09:25 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: A_perfect_lady; BBQToadRibs; BlueLancer; buffyt; CJinVA; clockwise; Deplorable American1776; ...
Let me know if you want on or off our Cryptogram Ping List, (currently at 39!)

Solution to our last puzzle:

Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down. Jimmy Durante

I wonder how many people remember Jimmy, or how many millennials know who he is.

2 posted on 01/29/2019 2:10:32 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
3:45

I took so long because I couldn't get away from the idea that one three-letter word wasn't what I thought it was ...

3 posted on 01/29/2019 3:09:11 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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To: nikos1121

Unusual thought. Couldn’t believe my first tries but voila. First word was the hangup.


4 posted on 01/29/2019 4:58:19 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: nikos1121

That took about 4 minutes. I started with the three letter words that had a double letter in them. There’s a very short list of those, and I just tried them till I got the right one.


5 posted on 01/29/2019 5:09:33 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: nikos1121

2 min.


6 posted on 01/29/2019 5:18:10 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yup. Nice approach, I gotta try that one.


7 posted on 01/29/2019 5:18:43 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Good clue were the 2 three letter words, with the same prefix as the 2 four letter words.


8 posted on 01/29/2019 5:24:56 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: A_perfect_lady

Those three letter words contain usually “e” or “l” and less so “o”


9 posted on 01/29/2019 5:26:32 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: grey_whiskers

Good job! Not an easy one to start the day with, but a great quote IMO.


10 posted on 01/29/2019 5:27:26 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Those are usually the/(they-them) but sometimes you/your and (rarely) who/whom.


11 posted on 01/29/2019 5:34:19 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Yes...


12 posted on 01/29/2019 7:46:33 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
It took me a couple of hours today.

-PJ

13 posted on 01/29/2019 11:59:37 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Couldn’t get this one yesterday. After a fresh look this morning; 3-4 minutes.


14 posted on 01/30/2019 8:59:05 AM PST by WASCWatch
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