Cryptograms to Keep You Sharp

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Exercise your brain while you uncover some pithy food for thought. Cryptograms are substitution codes—every letter in the code has been replaced by some other letter; you try to find which letters stand for which others. Every cryptogram has a different substitution system. Some hints: Start with the shortest words. Break down long words into prefixes or suffixes. Look for word containing an apostrophe. A chart gives you hints for three letters in each puzzle. The more you ...

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Overview

Exercise your brain while you uncover some pithy food for thought. Cryptograms are substitution codes—every letter in the code has been replaced by some other letter; you try to find which letters stand for which others. Every cryptogram has a different substitution system. Some hints: Start with the shortest words. Break down long words into prefixes or suffixes. Look for word containing an apostrophe. A chart gives you hints for three letters in each puzzle. The more you solve, the better you get. It’s like this:

UKG JBPA UBBJ VITY AB PFAHCG HY WKP LBTPAW FYJ UHWK AIRK
WHY DOES WOOD BURN SO EASILY IN THE FOREST AND WITH SUCH
JHLLHRICWG HY BIT LHTPMCFRP?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806989938
  • Publisher: Puzzlewright
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 109,415

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

    Cryptogram clues.

    I enjoyed this book more than all other Cryptogram books. It gives up to 3 clues. An expert can try to solve a puzzle with no clues. A beginer or a child could have three clues. I hve not seen this feature in other cryptogram books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

    BJ

    I got this as a gift, & I wish I could find more. The quotes and/or sentences are for the most part complete. Some of them read a little stiffly because of the absence of connective words, mostly articles of speech. This is my first cyptogram book and the information provided by the author were very helpful. The fact that you can use up to 3 "hint" letters is VERY helpful. I find as I go through the book I am using fewer and fewer "hints". The one feature I would like to see included in ANY cryptogram book is a line above or below the given cyptogram to make solving the puzzles easier to solve. I draw them in myself now and it is annoying. Overall though, I REALLY enjoy this book, & my family like some of the more meaningful quotes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2010

    Perfect book offers both challenge and enjoyment

    This is the best book of cryptograms ever! I love the stiff cover, the spiral binding, the large black print, the ample space for solving, the quality white paper, and the hints that can be used if needed. 366 puzzles kept me going for a good year. The crypted messages were fun to read as well. Wish there was another edition for me to buy now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Cryptograms to Keep You Sharp

    This is my second exact book I have purchase. My first one I bought a little over a year ago. I love the fact that if I get stumped I can look at a hint one clue at a time. I enjoy taking time for myself by sitting down and doing a cryptogram puzzle. My husband is now grabbing the book and taking it into the bathroom with him. My 85 mother also bought this puzzle book and enjoys it daily.
    Cryptogram magazines are not in the stores like they use to be, so this is a delightful way to have a cryptogram to solve. The cover is also hard enough to keep it nice looking months later. The paper is strong enough not to tear and bright white to see easily. There are also over 300 puzzles to solve.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    Fun!

    I love this game better than Sudoku. But as much as I wanted to keep it, I gave it away as a gift to someone who taught me the game. Great gift for her because of it's large print and not too easy to get too many clues. That made it fun for her to figure it all out on her own. I think I will buy another copy for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    I recommend this book!

    The puzzles are intermediate-level to solve, some more challenging than others. I love the spiral-bound book. Letters are far enough apart to write answers. All puzzle books should be put together like this one. A++++ !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2006

    Great book

    This book was great!! Many hours of fun. I never found a mistake. Spiral bound is very comfy as well. I highly reccommend this book. Can't help but love it.

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