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Today’s Cryptogram
2/19/2019 | Nikos1121

Posted on 02/19/2019 2:41:01 AM PST by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

FKXFGT KNNI VANM SUY LVSVCY

XOSU UNAY MNS XOSU LYFC FMP

FT TNZYSUOMW XY XOKK TUFAY

MNS TNZYSUOMW SN XUOBU XY

XOKK TVEZOS. BNMPNKYYHHF COBY

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
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 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 02/19/2019 2:41:01 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:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatest thrust upon them. Williams Shakespeare

2 posted on 02/19/2019 2:49:34 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

1:35

Got the three-letter fourth word and that lead immediately to being able to identify the 13th and 17th repeating words. From there, each added word gave me enough to cascade the rest. The identity of the author came somewhere about the middle of solving the cryptogram.


3 posted on 02/19/2019 3:21:28 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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To: BlueLancer

Great job! Not an easy puzzle, but you went about it systematically.


4 posted on 02/19/2019 3:33:18 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Completely ‘baffled’ yesterday, got today in about 3.5 or so.


5 posted on 02/19/2019 4:07:15 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98"Getting rich as a Politician means doing something illegal''(trunc) HS Truman)
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To: nikos1121

3:22, Fun puzzle. Liked the author.


6 posted on 02/19/2019 4:45:35 AM PST by freedom1st (Build the Wall)
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To: BlueLancer

2 min again. Got the 2nd word first, actually.


7 posted on 02/19/2019 5:18:57 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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To: nikos1121

Well, it was a slower star, but I stumbled onto something, and it all came together after that. :)


8 posted on 02/19/2019 5:58:56 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: nikos1121

Nice one! It took 5 minutes of diddling around with 2 and 3 letter words, and double letters, till suddenly the first name was obvious.


9 posted on 02/19/2019 6:11:36 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: nikos1121

This one was like dominoes :) Less than 3 mins.
Glanced quickly at the words, saw the fifteenth one, guessed what it was and all fell into place. The most time I spent was on the one set of double letters in the author’s name.


10 posted on 02/19/2019 8:31:24 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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A quickie today, about 1 minute. Getting the 3 letter word represented by MNS started the cascade. Had to look up how to spell the ending of Author’s first name.


11 posted on 02/19/2019 1:32:05 PM PST by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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