Skip to comments.Today’s Cryptogram
Posted on 02/19/2019 2:41:01 AM PST by nikos1121
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 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:
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatest thrust upon them. Williams Shakespeare
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.
Great job! Not an easy puzzle, but you went about it systematically.
Completely ‘baffled’ yesterday, got today in about 3.5 or so.
3:22, Fun puzzle. Liked the author.
2 min again. Got the 2nd word first, actually.
Well, it was a slower star, but I stumbled onto something, and it all came together after that. :)
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.
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.
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.
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