Re: Cryptogram fun

Subject: Re: Cryptogram fun
From: "Lisa M. Bronson" <lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
To: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 09:42:39 -0500

Heh. Next week, Diane gets *no* clues!

Just kidding, Diane. :)

On 5/25/06, Evans, Diane L (Rosetta) <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com> wrote:

Lisa warned us, "This week's TECHWR-L Cryptogram
( got a wee
bit long. It's also a little more >challenging than the puzzles I've
in previous weeks, so I gave two clues. Make sure you let me know if you
think I'm being too easy on y'all. :)"

So, I had a few minutes this morning to play with this week's
cryptogram. I
just thought I would tell you my "tricks" I used to solve the puzzle.

I copied the cryptogram into Word. I then used the "find and replace"
feature to replace each capital letter with the lower-case letter I
it represented. I used the advanced search to specify that the program
should match the case (so I wouldn't replace a letter that was already
replaced) and formatted the replacement letter to be blue. This way, I
could instantly see what letters had been replaced and what was yet to be

I only used the first clue that Lisa gave: C = T. I quickly saw that the
last word of the cryptogram could only be "too." I then found the word
"the", and solved the entire puzzle in less than 5 minutes!

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst and veteran crypto-solver


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