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Today’s Cryptogram
2/17/2019 | Nikos1121

Posted on 02/17/2019 5:22:43 AM PST by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

BLSWC NVSM FGR’KS WMQKF, WMX

FGR’EE OWCS AVS USBA BLSSHV

FGR’EE SPSK KSQKSA. BGRKHS RMCMGNM

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 02/17/2019 5:22:43 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 55!)

Solution to our last puzzle:

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety. Abraham Maslow

Toughest puzzle to date, IMO. Came out of Arkansas Gazette Cryptoquote. When you can't get started, your best alternative is to fire up

HAL'S CRYPTOGRAM HELPER

and go after the most frequent letters, thusly you'll find "e" and "t". This one was tough, because the author is unknown. In the end, a quote worthy of the trouble.it took to solve it.

Today's author is one you should learn to recognize.

2 posted on 02/17/2019 5:32:22 AM PST by nikos1121
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Quick and easy today.


3 posted on 02/17/2019 5:57:30 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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Wow! I’m still impressed.


4 posted on 02/17/2019 6:02:57 AM PST by nikos1121
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Took me 5 min. The double letter contractions helped get a good start.


5 posted on 02/17/2019 6:04:49 AM PST by freedom1st (Build the Wall)
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4 min on phone.


6 posted on 02/17/2019 6:07:50 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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Did you guys recognize the author?


7 posted on 02/17/2019 6:10:03 AM PST by nikos1121
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That was actually the last thing I was paying attention to. I got the contractions and conduction and it came together in about a minute and 15 sec.


8 posted on 02/17/2019 6:12:21 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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Yes, it was a good one. I hope a lot of people see it today, as it’s a great one to start out with and another worthy quote I might add!


9 posted on 02/17/2019 6:19:54 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

2 mins


10 posted on 02/17/2019 7:01:45 AM PST by clockwise
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You are sneaky and I know you are having fun! Me too. Easy one today.


11 posted on 02/17/2019 7:02:46 AM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: nikos1121

4-1/2 minutes


12 posted on 02/17/2019 7:04:00 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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Did you guys recognize the author?

I know him well...

13 posted on 02/17/2019 7:04:34 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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4 min today. When it revealed I thought “so true”!
I gave up on yesterday’s.


14 posted on 02/17/2019 7:47:37 AM PST by weston (As far s I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing)
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2 minutes. Contractions are the best! LOL


15 posted on 02/17/2019 8:46:43 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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Not at first.


16 posted on 02/17/2019 9:49:51 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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You’re getting cocky


17 posted on 02/17/2019 10:34:43 AM PST by nikos1121
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It’s true. I am.


18 posted on 02/17/2019 11:58:51 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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3 MINUTES


19 posted on 02/17/2019 8:02:43 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

BTW, did you make your decision yet?


20 posted on 02/18/2019 6:29:17 AM PST by nikos1121
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