2016-01-06 / Puzzles

Puzzle for January 6, 2016

New Year’s Cryptogram

Here’s a nice resolution to consider, from a source famed for his practical wisdom and ingenuity. Cryptograms are simple substitution puzzles, in which one letter of the alphabet stands for another. For example, if “ZKT” were the code for the word “THE,” then every Z in the puzzle would stand for T. Look for telltale letter patterns and words that almost any sentence will have, like “a” “the” or “and” which will help you figure out the longer words. Also remember almost every sentence will have a word or words that end with “s.” If you’re stumped you’ll find a hint on the classified page to get you started. My resolution this year? Get caught up on posting solutions online, yikes!

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