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Today’s Cryptogram
2/07/2019 | Nikos1121

Posted on 02/07/2019 1:46:47 AM PST by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

EMSUKUPXA ISZAL LAWLA FB FPM RSLU,

CMKWEL RASTA BFM UFXSQ, SWX TMASUAL

S DKLKFW BFM UFIFMMFO. IAYFXQ CASUUKA

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.

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. Puzzle solvers love to hear if you found the CG challenging or easy.

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 or even one word 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 then work on the puzzle without using pen and paper.


HAL'S CRYPTOGRAM HELPER

1 posted on 02/07/2019 1:46:47 AM PST by nikos1121
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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 53!)

Solution to our last puzzle:

ALWAYS GET MARRIED IN THE MORNING. THAT WAY IF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT YOU HAVEN'T WASTED THE WHOLE DAY. MICKEY ROONEY

2 posted on 02/07/2019 2:07:50 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

NYtimes is worthless, but I do enjoy Sunday Magazine Crossword, various puzzles that change each week like acrostic , puns and anagrams and KenKEN . You can find free ones online.

And at 840 am on Sunday I tune in to the Puzzle with Will Shortz on NPR and turn it off at 850 am.


3 posted on 02/07/2019 3:17:39 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: nikos1121

That was a sweet puzzle and true. 3 minutes.


4 posted on 02/07/2019 3:34:55 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: nikos1121

As a beginner working my way up to cryptograms, I could try solving the Sunday Jumble puzzle using only my memory and not fill in the little circles as I unscramble each word.


5 posted on 02/07/2019 4:18:34 AM PST by equaviator
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To: equaviator

That’s always been a hard puzzle for me. I can’t imagine doing it the way you do...


6 posted on 02/07/2019 4:56:15 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Six minutes. The comma before a three letter word was a clue, but I’ve never heard of her.


7 posted on 02/07/2019 4:58:53 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: nikos1121

Amen.


8 posted on 02/07/2019 5:26:45 AM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: nikos1121

8 min. Needed coffee.


9 posted on 02/07/2019 6:04:16 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: SMGFan

I do miss Will but I am done with NPR


10 posted on 02/07/2019 6:37:14 AM 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

I am somewhat intimidated - but decided to come up with some algebra;)

There are 26 letters in the alphabet: 5 vowels and 21 consonants....

All 2 letter words require at least one vowel......

Only two words uses one letter.... “I” and “A”......

The least used consonants in English are Z,X,V and Q.

I’m getting started;) Will comment in about TWO years!!!!


11 posted on 02/07/2019 7:28:48 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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6:35. A real toughie for me today.

I was stuck rearranging letters to some sense of the fourth, fifth, and ninth words. Once I got those straight, it pretty much fell out from there ... although I'm glad that the name spelled itself out by the time that I got to it. I'd never heard of the author before ...

12 posted on 02/07/2019 8:29:11 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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To: BlueLancer

yes, this was the hardest one to date.


13 posted on 02/07/2019 8:48:19 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

but you can read / hear online as well.
I have nothing else to do with NPR.


14 posted on 02/07/2019 9:07:48 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: nikos1121

I think the difficulty is partially related by your luck in where you start. I have had several puzzles I had to abandon but this one was easier.

This one I tried to find the, and, but or you without success. Then the last 3 letter word worked which gave me two other small words. I noticed the single letter word and then the longer words started to give hints as to what they might be.

That’s why when I am stumped I take out everything and attack from the end rather than the beginning. I am getting to view it as looking for the loose string to pull.
The name is usually a guess after all else is done.


15 posted on 02/07/2019 12:38:25 PM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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