Skip to comments.THREE DAYS OF CRYPTOGRAMS!!!
Posted on 02/08/2019 3:07:01 AM PST by nikos1121
THREE DAYS OF CRYPTOGRAMS!!!
Dear Friends. Im hoping to take a few days of vacation in St. Augustine, FL this weekend, returning in the late afternoon on Sunday. Im therefore posting the CG for next three days, and Ill give you the CG answers on Sunday when I return.
HP HF QUPPUB PA QU LUYBUT
PZYC RAEUT HL WAD VYCCAP
QU QAPZ. CHVVARA JYVZHYEURRH
OZISUKUX CR TUPVD CD
IDPUX UDJR CD RZIEU. TUDYIECD HXIDNFCD
HV GPC EYNQI'Z LPZ YIGZEHIL
IHRQ ZP UYG YWPCZ YIGWPJG
RPAQ UHZ IQKZ ZP AQ. YOHRQ FPPUQNQOZ OPILMPFZE
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 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 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 Hals Helper below:
You can then work on the puzzle without using pen and paper.
Solution to our last puzzle:
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
Thanks. Have a great time.
Today’s cryptogram ... 1:15.
Okay, I’m getting good because that first one, I read the first line as is, even though I didn’t know what quote it would be. The pattern of the first five letters was just recognizable to me. So it was about 60 seconds. I’ll save the other two for the weekend. Have a good trip!!
Saturday’s cryptogram - 2:35.
Thank you ... so fun. Better today ... 4 minutes!
Sunday’s cryptgram ... 1:15.
WOW! Saturday’s has me stumped. The other 2 went very quick.
Less than 2 min on today’s. First two words did it.
Three days, huh? I was reading the first one as I transcribed it. “Here’s your methadone for the next month...try to stretch it out.” :)
Sigh, gave in did Sunday’s. Going to be a barren weekend...
Please put me on your Cryptogram List. Thanks.
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