Skip to comments.Today’s Cryptogram
Posted on 09/15/2019 6:59:35 AM PDT by nikos1121
Courtesy of The Arkansas Gazette
CIOV 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 todays Cryptogram.
If you need a little help you can copy the cryptogram and paste it to Hals Helper below:
You can then work on the puzzle without using pen and paper.
THE IN THING NOW IS TO SCROLL DOWN TO MAGNUM44S HELPFUL HINT BEFORE YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.
Solution to our last puzzle:
WARS MAY BE FOUGHT WITH WEAPONS, BUT THEY ARE WON BY MEN. ---GEORGE S. PATTON
Hint for todays CG: The road to solving this, is getting the author first.
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.
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.
Apostrophe-V in the first word also helps.
That described my solving pattern today.
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.
Got it, I think...
Apostrophe killed it. Gave me the last word.
I ain’t askeered of nuttin...(sic)
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