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Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies

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Cracking Codes & Cryptograms For Dummies provides an introduction to the use and function of codes and cryptograms in the world of secret societies and their connections to conspiracy theories, as well as over 300 different puzzles of varying skill levels from the simplest substitution puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers that test the readers' ability to find the hidden answer and meaning in the clues.The types of puzzles offered will include: Cryptograms with letter substitutions, number substitutions (A=1, B=2, etc.), and symbol substitutions (A='?, B='?, etc.), Riddles and Wordplay o Anagrams--rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase. o Rail Fence Ciphers--where a message is set-off in two lines, alternating letters, then break into sets of letters o Shift Ciphers--also Called Caesar ciphers where there is a shift of number of letters in the alphabet o Masonic cipher/Freemason's cipher--substitution cipher exchanging letters for symbols based on a grid. o Twisted Path Ciphers--use a keyword to determine the order columns of letters are arranged in, according to the relative alphabetic position of the letters in the keyword, so KITE = 3241 (K is 3rd in alphabetical order within the word, I is 2nd, T is 4th, and E comes 1st), WRIGHT (= GHIRTW in alphabetical order) = 643125. o Double level Ciphers--by solving one cryptogram you get a keyword, which then allows you to crack the encryption on a different kind of puzzle.In addition, a chapter will be devoted to messages that, when decoded, add to an overall 'mystery' which is revealed when the entire book is decoded.Did you love Dan Brown's The lost Symbol? Fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? With over 300 different puzzles of varying skill levels from the simplest substitution puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers Cracking Codes & Cryptograms For Dummies provides an introduction to the use and function of codes and cryptograms in the world of secret societies and their connections to conspiracy theories.The book is unique in that there are three conspiracy stories, set in the times of the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, and the present day, which are encrypted through the book - to uncover the stories you need to crack the ciphers!The types of puzzles include: Cryptograms with letter substitutions, number substitutions (A=1, B=2, etc.), and symbol substitutions (A='?, B='?, etc.). Caesar Ciphers-also called Shift Ciphers where there is a shift of number of letters in the alphabet Masonic Ciphers-a collection of real symbols and ciphers used by Masons for hundreds of years, including the substitution cipher exchanging letters for symbols based on a grid design (also known as the Pigpen Cipher). Rail Fence Ciphers-in this type of transposition cipher a message is written along a zig-zag path, across two to five lines (or rails), and then broken into sets of letters Caesar Box Ciphers-messages are written down the columns of a grid, and transcribed by row by row. Keyboard Ciphers-using cellphones and computer keyboards to create ciphers. Twisted Path Ciphers-the message is written into a grid, along a winding path, and then transcribed row by row.Anagrams and Wordplay Anagrams-rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase. Cryptic Clues-learn some tricks from the world of cryptic crosswords, and solve these anagram, hidden word, and double definition clues Double level Ciphers-by solving one cryptogram you get a keyword, which then allows you to crack the encryption on a different kind of puzzle.Shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories.The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptogramsDid you love Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories.You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for solving everything from the simplest puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers using secret codes and lost symbols. Over 350 handcrafted cryptograms and ciphers of varying types Tips and tricks for cracking even the toughest code Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author; Koltko-Rivera is an expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of FreemasonryWith the helpful information in this friendly guide, you'll be unveiling mysteries and shedding light on history in no time!

Cracking Codes & Cryptograms For Dummies provides an introduction to the use and function of codes and cryptograms in the world of secret societies and their connections to conspiracy theories, as well as over 300 different puzzles of varying skill l
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