View Full Version : Hello, I'm new! Does anyone have any tidbits of advice?

12-21-2008, 12:26 AM
Hey there, I'm new to cryptograms, and am starting to become engrossed in trying to solve them. I have to admit that before becoming a member, I "cheated" and used the "hint me" button haha.

I read that the letter E usually occurs in the most frequency in a cryptogram, would the same be true for A, O, I, and U?

12-21-2008, 12:49 AM
Hi Nite:

You're right about A, I, and O, but U is not one of the most used. Try T and S instead. There's a thread here that has lots of good tips. Check out this link.


Welcome to the site and have fun.:o

12-21-2008, 01:07 AM
Always remember etaoin shrdlu.


Just look at this chart that shows the letter frequencies of three classic novels:


12-21-2008, 01:40 AM
That is really cool, Bansai. Thanks for sharing.

12-22-2008, 10:30 AM
thank you Laura and Bansai! Much appreciated, and I will be sure to keep those letters in mind!