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Today’s Cryptogram
9/15/2019 | Nikos1121

Posted on 09/15/2019 6:59:35 AM PDT by nikos1121

Today’s Cryptogram

Courtesy of The Arkansas Gazette

CIO’V TBIP ZT DXBIV DV EPZUIUWQ MGB JPBIMBVM XDLB GZWXDOJ UIFL GACIO LOZHWBXJB IOX GIEEDOBVV. –CZPPDV WBZEZWX BPOVM

You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications.

The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram).

Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated.

PLEASE DO NOT post the answer in general comments, but DO post your time and any tips you might give the group on how you solve these puzzles as puzzle solvers love to hear how you made out.

You can certainly send your solution to my private reply, or if you need a hint for today’s Cryptogram.


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If you're just starting out on these, be patient, as you'll be proficient in no time.

If you need a little help you can copy the cryptogram and paste it to Hal’s Helper below:

You can then work on the puzzle without using pen and paper.

HAL'S CRYPTOGRAM HELPER

THE IN THING NOW IS TO SCROLL DOWN TO MAGNUM44’S “HELPFUL HINT” BEFORE YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

1 posted on 09/15/2019 6:59:35 AM PDT by nikos1121
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Solution to our last puzzle:

WARS MAY BE FOUGHT WITH WEAPONS, BUT THEY ARE WON BY MEN. ---GEORGE S. PATTON

Hint for today’s CG: The road to solving this, is getting the author first.

2 posted on 09/15/2019 7:05:46 AM PDT by nikos1121
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About 2 min. Got most used letter, then 14th word. This led to recognizing the 13th word. The rest of the words bacame fill in the blanks.


3 posted on 09/15/2019 7:10:55 AM PDT by freedom1st (Build the Wall)
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4 posted on 09/15/2019 7:20:50 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: nikos1121

Couple of minutes. (Timing accurately takes out all the fun.) Once I made guess about the last four letters of the last word (not counting the author’s name) it was pretty easy. Floundering before that.


5 posted on 09/15/2019 7:20:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Schumer delenda est.)
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To: freedom1st

Apostrophe-V in the first word also helps.


6 posted on 09/15/2019 7:22:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Schumer delenda est.)
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To: freedom1st

That described my solving pattern today.


7 posted on 09/15/2019 7:32:55 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: nikos1121

Had a false start on the first word, then went to my second guess on it (working with the most common apostrophe letters) and it filled in pretty quickly after that.


8 posted on 09/15/2019 7:36:13 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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Got it, I think...


9 posted on 09/15/2019 8:50:30 AM PDT by null and void (<---powered by warm sunshine and gentle breezes and unicorn farts, donÂ’t forget the unicorn farts!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Apostrophe killed it. Gave me the last word.


10 posted on 09/15/2019 9:16:14 AM PDT by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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I ain’t askeered of nuttin...(sic)


11 posted on 09/15/2019 9:30:30 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98"HRC is cast as the Grandmother that lures Hansel & Gretel to the pot")
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