Funny Cryptograms

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More than four hundered brain-jogging puzzles give you a crash course in cryptography, while the messages reward you with the comedy of Jay Leno, Elayne Boosler, and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as the wit and wisdom of Hillary Clinton, Stephen King, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Begin by trying to find the clues through trial and error, or follow the tips for faster results. There's a chart of hints for each puzzle that reveals one crucial letter equivalent. Along the way, you'll probably agree with puzzle number 83: ...
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Overview

More than four hundered brain-jogging puzzles give you a crash course in cryptography, while the messages reward you with the comedy of Jay Leno, Elayne Boosler, and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as the wit and wisdom of Hillary Clinton, Stephen King, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Begin by trying to find the clues through trial and error, or follow the tips for faster results. There's a chart of hints for each puzzle that reveals one crucial letter equivalent. Along the way, you'll probably agree with puzzle number 83: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain unless you've used up all the other applicable four-letter words."--W. C. Fields.
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Gr 7 Up-For cryptogram enthusiasts, these 370 one-liners and quotes from famous and not-so-famous historians, comedians, and politicians may be a delightful treat. For the cryptogram-challenged, this book is a nightmare. Kennedy gives a brief, not very informative, overview of how cryptograms are to be solved. Novices will be lost almost immediately and the entire book looks like something written in a foreign language. The quotes, when readers give up on trying to decipher them and read the answers, are a pleasing gathering of wise and witty sayings from people all over the world. However, unless a rabid cryptogram-loving fan base is lurking in your libraries, you can probably skip this title. For experienced code breakers only.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402701399
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 126,799

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006

    USE A VERY SHARP PENCIL ON THIS ONE

    i enjoyed the book but found the letters to be quite small and close together, making it difficult to complete. if you like the large print, this book is not for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2004

    A fun and challenging book

    As someone who is probably at an intermediate level at cryptogram solving I found this book quite a bit of fun. Cryptograms get easier with practice and my skills are improving! The quotes are funny as well as interesting and there is a wide variety of sources. I look forward to more puzzle books from Shawn Kennedy.

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