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Today’s Cryptogram

Posted on 02/05/2019 12:04:02 AM PST by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

VW PBAI LFW DLEWIPLF CQ LFW LWOZLBLACI VW EWDADL. EBNZF VBNKC WOWEDCI

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: todayscryptogram
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:

You can work on the puzzle without using pen and paper.


HAL'S CRYPTOGRAM HELPER

1 posted on 02/05/2019 12:04:02 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Forgot to start a timer, maybe 2 or 3 minutes.


2 posted on 02/05/2019 12:54:39 AM PST by null and void (Adrenochrome. The Whore of Babylon, drunk on the blood of saints.)
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To: nikos1121

Pleasant interlude upon a mid night awakening. Once the 4th word emerged the others fell into place 3 minutes.


3 posted on 02/05/2019 1:47:22 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: alicewonders; A_perfect_lady; BBQToadRibs; BlueLancer; Bob434; buffyt; capecodder; ...
Let me know if you want on or off our Cryptogram Ping List, (currently at 44!)

Solution to our last puzzle:

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. Mae West

4 posted on 02/05/2019 3:08:10 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

1:45. That one just seemed to fall right out ...


5 posted on 02/05/2019 3:23:41 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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To: nikos1121

Three minutes. Tinkering around with the possible 3-letter words (the most common and obvious ones) revealed the last name, and from there it was just bing-bang-boom. He’s a favorite of mine.


6 posted on 02/05/2019 4:48:53 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: nikos1121

Either this puzzle was easier or I’m getting better.
I choose to believe the latter. ;)


7 posted on 02/05/2019 5:02:34 AM PST by weston (As far s I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing)
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To: nikos1121

1 min. This one was trivial.


8 posted on 02/05/2019 6:07:29 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Wow! Got this one in one minute.

-PJ

9 posted on 02/05/2019 7:11:56 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

Good job!


10 posted on 02/05/2019 7:24:35 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: A_perfect_lady

YOU mean, like “Botta beem botta boom?”


11 posted on 02/05/2019 7:25:13 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yep, I also look for patterns like h-e-r-e (where, there, here) for example.


12 posted on 02/05/2019 1:15:34 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (" Undecided Voter: someone who parades their stupidity as proof of their morality." ~David Burge)
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To: nikos1121

That was fun! I’ve never tried one of these before. Took under 10 minutes, I’m thinking, but I’m slow!

Can you please add me to the list? I can use some brain exercises!!!!


13 posted on 02/05/2019 1:28:56 PM PST by JustSurrounded
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To: JustSurrounded

Oh, that makes me so very happy. We started with just about two or three people, and I think you’ll be the 57th. I’m not sure how many actually are doing these, but I get a real kick out of the comments I’m getting.

For example there was one gal, pretty fed up with them, and she wanted off the list. She stuck it out, now she does these every day and usually under 3 minutes. Which is pretty awesome.

8 to 10 minutes when you’re starting out is a good time. Try copy and pasting it to Hal’s Helper.


14 posted on 02/05/2019 1:39:22 PM PST by nikos1121
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