Have you ever solved a cryptogram? They are a lot of fun and, I would say, potentially addictive! Once you start, you simply have to sit there until you have cracked the code! You really get an appreciation of the work done by the dedicated codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II.
Cryptograms and Codewords Close Relations
Cryptograms are very similar to codeword/codebreaker puzzle, which as you know, is a firm favourite here at the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency, you are dealing with just letters rather than letters and numbers. They really provide you with a mental workout!
In many cases, when cracking a cryptogram, you are dealing with a second alphabet order. ie. one letter represents another. You need to look at the patterns in the letters and then use your logic skills and knowledge of the English language to decipher the words. This is similar to a codeword where a number represents a letter in the grid.
Cryptogram Content : Variety is the Spice of Life!
The thing I was most excited about with the cryptograms is that not only are they satisfying to solve, they are also great fun to write. They can be short and sharp or longer so that they really get you focused and engrossed on the task at hand. They also lend themselves very well to quotations, book and movie titles and names of famous people. So while cryptograms are fantastic for sharpening your logic skills, they will also help to boost your general knowledge.