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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 02/11/2019 2:27:14 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: alicewonders; A_perfect_lady; BBQToadRibs; BlueLancer; Bob434; buffyt; capecodder; ...
I'm back! Did anyone miss me? :-)

I had a great trip to Florida. Stayed with friends in Sawgrass about 20 miles North of St. Augustine.

Highlight was seeing Carol Burnett Friday night. Really miss her show.

I think these CGs are getting too easy for you people, or else you're just getting better at it.

Here are the answers to the last 3 puzzles:

Friday:It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli

Saturday:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Franklin

Sunday:If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Today's quotation is from someone we all love.

2 posted on 02/11/2019 2:34:03 AM PST by nikos1121
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Couple minutes?


3 posted on 02/11/2019 2:42:26 AM PST by null and void (Hey AOC? If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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0:55 ...

Made the leap at the author and it was downhill from there.

6 posted on 02/11/2019 3:15:35 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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Glad you had a good time in Florida, nikos. (I always loved Carol Burnett; her Harvey Korman skit with the dentist is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen).

Easiest one ever today. I guessed the first two words and the rest fell into my hands like a ripe fruit. 1 minute, as fast as I could select letters.


8 posted on 02/11/2019 4:03:34 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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Started 7:43am. Finished 7:44am. Good one!


11 posted on 02/11/2019 5:44:52 AM PST by buffyt (Rush Limbaugh is M.R.G.A. = Making Radio Great Again!)
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I grew up in Sapulpa Ok. The local paper the Sapulpa Herald always had a crossword puzzle and a cryptogram. My mother and I fought over who got the paper first, thus got to do the quote. I grew up on these things. Love them!


12 posted on 02/11/2019 5:46:55 AM PST by buffyt (Rush Limbaugh is M.R.G.A. = Making Radio Great Again!)
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I really liked this one!


13 posted on 02/11/2019 5:58:52 AM PST by I_be_tc
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