- Series: Mensa®
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Sterling (December 31, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806975911
- ISBN-13: 978-0806975917
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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365 Mind-Challenging Cryptograms Paperback – December 31, 2001
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The book also includes an introduction that gives us general hints for solving cryptograms. Two sections with clues on the solution of each puzzle, one stating the occupation and year of birth of the celebrity being quoted and another stating the correct substitution for one or more letters, are included at the back, along with the solutions for each puzzle. An index of authors for those searching for quotes from a particular individual is also included.
If you love cryptograms, buy this book. I guarantee that you won't be able to do them just one a day.
--Reviewed by M. E. Volmar
There is a good set of instructions for solving this type of puzzle right at the beginning - which makes this a great book for the cryptogram novice and pro alike.
I really like how the author arranges the hints so that you can receive the hint without having to see the whole answer. You can choose a level 1 hint - which tells you the profession & birth date of the celebrity who made the statement - if you're still stuck, you can move on to the level 2 hint - which gives you a more direct hint for either a letter or a word within the puzzle. If you're still stumped, you may want to check out the index - which provides a list of all of the celebrities quoted in this book. And, if all else fails, you can find the complete answer given at the end of the book.
Overall, I found this to be a fun collection of cryptograms. The only reason that I gave it 4 starts instead of 5 is because I found there to be too little room to write the answers - the coded letters are too close together - so I wound up having to write really small.
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I purchased from Indigoheirlooms "365 cryptogram" paper back book for a gift. I thought I was receiving something special as the price was $59.10. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by sassystuff