Skip to comments.Today’s Cryptogram
Posted on 01/29/2019 2:09:25 AM PST by nikos1121
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 todays 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 todays Cryptogram.
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 Hals Helper below:
Its easier to work on the puzzle without having to use your pencil.
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.
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 ...
Unusual thought. Couldn’t believe my first tries but voila. First word was the hangup.
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.
Yup. Nice approach, I gotta try that one.
Good clue were the 2 three letter words, with the same prefix as the 2 four letter words.
Those three letter words contain usually “e” or “l” and less so “o”
Good job! Not an easy one to start the day with, but a great quote IMO.
Those are usually the/(they-them) but sometimes you/your and (rarely) who/whom.
Couldn’t get this one yesterday. After a fresh look this morning; 3-4 minutes.
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