The Puzzle Addict's Book of Codes and Ciphers: 250 Totally Addictive Cryptograms for You to Crack

The Puzzle Addict's Book of Codes and Ciphers: 250 Totally Addictive Cryptograms for You to Crack

by Philip Carter

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The Puzzle Addict's Book of Codes and Ciphers: 250 Totally Addictive Cryptograms for You to Crack by Philip Carter

The Puzzle Addict’s Book of Codes is part of a newseries of fun books aimed at puzzle fans of all ages who need afresh challenge after Su Doku and the rest. If you everfancied being an expert code-breaker or indeed code-maker, this isthe book for you. The puzzles start off fairly straightforward andwork up to the fiendishly difficult as you become more familiarwith how they work. 

Try this one for starters: The manager of a Spanish footballteam sends the following encoded message to one of his scouts inEngland indicating that he is interested in signing a Britishplayer. Who is the player? (Answer below)

Norwich City3           Nottingham Forest 2

Aston Villa 4            Manchester United 3

Everton 1                  Yeovil Town 1

If you think that’s tough, wait until you get to thereally hard ones!

Along the way, you’ll discover how to unravel codes,ciphers, deception puzzles, standard and keyed cryptograms,pangrams and many more. You’ll also learn a bit more aboutthe greatest codes and cryptic messages of all time.  Answersto all questions are included if you get really stuck. So, geta pen and paper and get cracking!

(Answer: ROONEY. Take the numbered letter of each teamin turn as indicated by their score)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841127279
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/23/2006
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 824,431
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Philip Carter is a UK Mensa Puzzle Editor and vastly experienced author.  He has written & co-written well over 100 books on all aspects of testing, puzzles and crosswords.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Cryptograms.

Level One—Standard Cryptograms.

Level Two—Keyed Cryptograms.

2. Codes and Cipher Puzzles.

Level One—Warm-up Puzzles.

Level Two—More Challenging Puzzles.

Level Three—Very Challenging Puzzles.

3. Famous Codes and Ciphers.

The Enigma Code.

The Rosetta Stone.

The Lincoln Cipher.

Psalm 46.

The Beale Ciphers.

England Expects.

The Playfair Cipher.

4. Answers and Explanations.

5. Addenda.

Addendum 1 Morse Code.

Addendum 2 Nato Alphabet.

Addendum 3 Semaphore.

Addendum 4 Smiley Faces.

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