"A collection of 400 witty or humorous quotations along with their authors' names...have been enciphered into simple substitution ciphers with retained word divisions. Authors include Groucho Marx, Andy Rooney, Bill Cosby, David Letterman, Bob Hope, Emma Bombeck and many more....Excellent and...fun."--Cryptologia. If stuck, get help from special clue sections. 128 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’m a huge puzzle junkie, and I have to get my fix every day. I change it up between crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word find and cryptograms. This cryptogram book includes humorous quotes from famous people. Most of them were pretty funny, but a few fell flat. I’m not sure exactly why, but I found this book to be a little more challenging than some of the others I’ve used. There are two sets of clues in the back, and I ended up peeking at them more than usual. I’m not complaining about that – I do like a good mental workout. However, the reason I gave the book a 4 rather than a 5 is because the font is a little too small and not spaced far enough apart for these old eyes. Still, I would have no qualms about recommending this book to friends and family.
This is the second time I purchased this book. It was to be a gift. Unfortunately, the publishers have so decreased the size of the font as to make it impossible to solve the puzzles. Most of us can't write small enough to fit fit the answer on the page, let alone read the clues.
I'm no whiz at cryptograms and if I don't look up the hints; I often have a terrible time solving the puzzles. To me these seem harder than the ones Ive worked before. The main thing about this book is that the print is just too small. Any other problems are just my lack of skill A larger print would have been helpful Not that the huge print is necessary.
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