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October 5, 2008



CRYPTOGRAMS

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 TAONRISH.

"Cryptopop" has some good information, particularly for beginners, (such as letter frequencies, double letters, etc.) on this web site: http://www.freewebs.com/gidusko/cryptopop/


LAST WEEKS ANSWERS:

09/28/08A:

EVIL, WHEN WE ARE IN ITS POWER IS NOT FELT AS EVIL BUT
AS A NECESSITY, OR EVEN A DUTY. -- SIMONE WEIL

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09/28/08B:

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

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09/28/08C:

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.

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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:
http://www.freewebs.com/gidusko/cryptopop/zyps.htm
Pete also has a BLOG at: cryptopop.blogspot.com

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===================================================================== DECRYPTO D8.5 CRYPTOGRAM SOLVER Decrypto D8.5 is an extremely fast and highly accurate simple substitution cryptogram solver which deciphers puzzles with and without spaces. It far exceeds the capabilities of any other solver I've had the opportunity to try. DECRYPTO D8.5 is FREE and can be downloaded and installed at the following URL: http://www.blisstonia.com/software/Decrypto/ For WINDOWS, select : WinDecryptoSetup.exe For LINUX/MAC, select : decrypto8.5.tgz To download/install the two optional dictionaries, select: english-tiny.dat, english-large.dat. (The standard dictionary is installed as part of the D8.5 program) Have fun! --Cryptopop =======================================================================
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