Cryptogram puzzle.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Katmaster Jr., Feb 7, 2006.

1. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Hey ya'll, I dont know if you've ever done of of these puzzles. But we do one of these like every day at school. It's a code, it spells out a sentence when you put it together. Each letter actually stands for a different letter. Like for example A=Z, or M=O.....etc.

Ok, here's a few clues to get you started. Let me know if you need some more clues, our teacher gave us less clues than this and we figured it out so I think you can do it with these. It does take some thinking though.

Y=T
M=E
R=W
D=I
E=O
A=F
S=C

YNM RETOY DJNIXQJDYC RM SQJ ONER EIT AMZZER STMQYITMO DO YE LM

SEXWZMYMZC DJFDAAMTMJY YE YNMDT JMMFO

Think you can figure it out?

2. EithneNew Member

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3. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Yep, that's it. Good job! I'll get some more of them tommorow.

4. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Well went ahead and got some more.....here they are with a desciption of what cryptograms are:

A cryptogram is a code made by substituting a different letter for each letter of the alphabet. In a particular code, for example, the l's might be replaced by j's, & the j's might be replaced by b's. Every letter is usually changed, & a different code is used for each problem. I encourage you to use any reference materials you think might help on the following 10 cryptograms. Be aware that some of the puzzles may take a while to solve, so don't get frustrated - only a true cryptographer could decipher more than 7 of them! Many of the cryptograms were made using famous (and sometimes humorous) sayings, proverbs, adages & maxims. Have fun!

1. Hsen owsj sud, zq't erkvzkwztj; hsen owsj qas, zq't wdtdkwhp.

2. Y zyufa cbhvxa cw rna oawr uahcqa ivu nyqqcbaww C alau nayuj vi.

3. Jk cwjv sqzhe, kqcwjkp jv lozcmjk txc eomcw mke cmfov.

4. Kqozy kfq vzzx hq rz zmius kahf ozy sulx uorahaqy.

5. Oltp wsfy qsp wfypdsz ef, ethfy ef ypdsqmfd.

6. Ugsxqxai xi qez wzyqsz pvq gj wzqqxyw fgqzi jvgl qez uggv pyh aplupxwy jdyhi jvgl qez vxae om uvglxixyw qg uvgqzaq zpae jvgl qez gqezv.

7. Tfble snowpnywzv, vnf lgoykwpz vnf. Tfble skvvtfwzv, wp'z utzp prl kookzwpl.

8. Ugcvivyl fmce vi kzie hcdji emj gjhjhogcyaj wjcg.

9. Brwqhlfkw hjk qibwk qicedw zbg wkk mike zbg qhsk zbgj kzkw buu zbgj dbhfw.

10. Rka pbrgsgxr rkgjnx rkgx gx rka zaxr pt uii ypfiex. Rka baxxgsgxr taufx rkgx gx rfda.

Good luck!

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6. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Yep those are correct! Now can you figure out the other ones?...lol

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8. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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That is correct, good job!

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10. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Yep correct again! Good job again!

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Done for the night thanks for the teasers.

12. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Man good job! Thanks for particapting, I'll get some more of them once all of these are figured out.

Zakk.

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Did I get it right?

14. Katmaster Jr.New Member

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Hmmm....I'm having trouble finding #13? Looks like it stops at 10 to me.