Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies

Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies

by Denise Sutherland, Mark Koltko-Rivera


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470591000
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 548,860
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Denise Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author. Her puzzlesappear in a range of publications, including the Reader's DigestMind Stretchers series, and she is the author of WordSearches For Dummies.

Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD, is a 32degree Freemason andexpert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry. Usingthis expertise, he analyzed prepublication clues to uncover andblog about key elements of The Lost Symbol. He co-hosts the weeklypodcast Masonic Central.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Part I: Code and Cryptogram Strategies 7

Chapter 1: Clueing You In about Codes and Cryptograms 9

Chapter 2: Cracking the Codes 21

Part II: Secret Stories, Codes, and Cryptogram Puzzles47

Chapter 3: Solving Three Conspiracies 49

Chapter 4: Letter Substitution Cryptograms 95

Chapter 5: Number Substitution Cryptograms 123

Chapter 6: Symbol Substitution Cryptograms 155

Chapter 7: Caesar / Shift Ciphers 177

Chapter 8: Masonic Ciphers 197

Chapter 9: Rail Fence Ciphers 219

Chapter 10: Keyboard Codes 235

Chapter 11: Assorted Ciphers 251

Chapter 12: Anagrams and Cryptic Clues 261

Chapter 13: Double Level Puzzles 269

Part III: Hints and Answers to the Cryptos and Codes277

Chapter 14: Hints to Help Crack the Cryptograms and Puzzles279

Chapter 15: Answers to All Cryptograms and Puzzles 295

Appendix: Historical Background to the Conspiracy Stories323


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Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Angel_Oneil More than 1 year ago
This book consists of about 50 pages of actual code-cracking hints and tips, then the rest of the book is all puzzles and solutions. The background story of the American Revolution was somewhat interesting, but nothing to get worked up about. I expected more from a "For Dummies" book besides a book of puzzles. Granted, it was good to use the puzzles for practice, but it needed to get more in-depth with code-cracking tips and more of a how-to approach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago