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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.

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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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