Originally Posted by jwbuck
Hello. Just found this web site and it looks great.
I've been doing cryptograms for many years and have gotten to the point of solving them purely visually - no writing of the letter substitutions.
I've sometimes wondered how common this ability is. Any ideas on that among the community?
Thanks and looking forward to enjoying the wealth of 'cryptos' on the site
I used to do this all the time with the newspaper cryptograms when I was younger (20's, 30's). I lived with my folks for awhile going to school and would always fight over the daily crypto with my mom. This way I wouldn't ruin it for her, but it did drive her nuts that I could do it
I haven't tried it in a long time but I doubt I can still do it. Not sure I could even concentrate that long any more!