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Cryptogram Puzzles

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

31 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

How wonderful!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING CRYPTOGRAMS FOR 30 YEARS. AT MY AGE IT IS SO NICE NOT TO HAVE TO WRITE EVERY LETTER! AND THERE IS SUCH A LARGE SELECTION OF PUZZLES THAT I SHOULD BE ENJOYING THEM FOR SOME TIME.

posted by 18502323 on February 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Underfunctional

I've used many cryptogram games on the web and have programmed two cryptogram tools myself. I was therefore surprised to find that filling in a substitution did not seem to propagate to the same letter elsewhere in the text. I looked for options, but couldn't find any, ...
I've used many cryptogram games on the web and have programmed two cryptogram tools myself. I was therefore surprised to find that filling in a substitution did not seem to propagate to the same letter elsewhere in the text. I looked for options, but couldn't find any, so I guess I'm stuck with it. A further disappointment: it's a unique feature to be able to pick a category for the puzzle texts, but I really would usually prefer not to know. It's too easy if you already know that it's a quote by Mark Twain. Give me the automatic propagation, and a large set of quotes where I don't know who the author is.
Very disappointed. I doubt that I will use this app unless the author makes some real improvements.

posted by 4745640 on January 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Pro and con about the newest release

    I don't like the newest version that was just released, although I expect I will be in the minority. The Check button was replaced with instant indication (green or red) when a letter is entered as to whether the letter is correct. It dumbs down the challenge of solving the code. The game should retain the Check option for those who prefer it.

    On the other hand, the new version does include a welcome feature that I wanted and applaud. Filling in a letter now fills in all occurrences of that letter in the puzzle, and likewise deletes them all with a single action.

    In short, it has its shortcomings, in my opinion, but overall a well-done game well worth the purchase.

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Nice app

    Puzzles are too easy but still fun.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    definately recommend it especially if you've ever wanted to try cryptogram

    I've always been intimidated by the newspaper cryptogram. These puzzles are sensible. The letter auto fill in and removal are great features. I like the subject choices; still at the easy level, looking forward to improving my skills. The app works without problems so far. I find it very relaxing and calming, especially since I can actually solve the puzzle. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try this type of puzzle. I can't speak to the more difficult levels since I haven't tried any yet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Plays easy

    Good but pretty easy app for cryptograms. Nice feature is that it autofills when you enter your guess at a letter. Makes it almost too easy, especially for longer quotes....so be sure to play on expert level
    . One minor glitch: occasionally it will not substitute a code letter, that is, the code letter equals the actial letter...should be corrected in app programming, but happens rarely. A great and convrnient cryptogram app, a steal at .99!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    If you like puzzles this may be for you!!!

    I have always liked cryptograms and this has a nice selection of "topics," some easier than others. One thing the app lacks is some method of scoring yourself - taking account of things like the time needed to complete a puzzle, or difficulty.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2014

    Love it!

    I like doing these. I don't have to wait to see if I am correct when the paper comes out tomorrow. I can do as many or as few as I want each day. I appreciate knowing whether I am on the right tract before I go too far. NO PAPER AND PEN...

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