October 5, 2008
Cryptograms are fun to solve. Each letter in the encoded message stands for
another letter -- AND this relationship holds throughout the entire message. If,
for instance, WGQ really is "THE", then all the W's in the message can equal a
T, all the G's equal a H, and all the Q's equal an E. The puzzle is solved by
simply guessing at what the letters stand for, and trying them out in the other
words. One other thing you should remember, is that the letter E is the most
commonly used letter in the English language. It is followed, in order, by
EVIL, WHEN WE ARE IN ITS POWER IS NOT FELT AS EVIL BUT
AS A NECESSITY, OR EVEN A DUTY. -- SIMONE WEIL
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK, AND THEN YOU MAY BE ABLE
TO SAY SOMETHING MORE INSULTING THAN IF YOU SPOKE RIGHT
OUT AT ONCE. -- EVAN ESAR
HOW MUCH OF A TIP TO LEAVE IN A RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS A
CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION. I USUALLY RECOMMEND HALF A
CROUTON, OR FOR SPECIAL SERVICE, THROW IN THAT LITTLE
SPRIG OF PARSLEY.
09/28/08D: [ZYPTOGRAM by CRYPTOPOP]
DREADNOUGHTS SOUGHT OCEANIC FIREFIGHTS.
NOTE: "Dreadnought" is a generic term for the "big gun"
battleships of the early 20th century. It is derived from
the HMS Dreadnought launched by the British in 1906.
More info on ZYPS at this web page:
Pete also has a BLOG at: cryptopop.blogspot.com