Forum


Go Back   Cryptograms Forums > Cryptograms.org Discussion > Main Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #151  
Old 04-23-2014, 12:39 PM
abracadebra's Avatar
abracadebra abracadebra is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 15
Send a message via Yahoo to abracadebra
Default

Thanks for the warning, they are definitely more difficult to me than usual.
__________________
Debra Arlene Cheyne
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 04-23-2014, 02:23 PM
universalmom's Avatar
universalmom universalmom is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 76
Default

abracadebra is a GREAT name
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 04-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Barnabas's Avatar
Barnabas Barnabas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 164
Default

"Night's black mantle covers all alike."
-Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

A 3% solve rate. I worked this one quite awhile, and after I realized I had as much chance of solving it as I did of striking oil in my back yard I just had to look it up.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 02-26-2015, 08:41 AM
montyb's Avatar
montyb montyb is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Default

"Civilization: a thin veneer over barbarianism."
John M. Shanahan
__________________
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 03-01-2015, 12:44 AM
momof7's Avatar
momof7 momof7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 44
Default Impossible quote!

I came across a quote tonight that had a solve rate of less than 2.5%

Flirtation: attention without intention.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 03-01-2015, 12:58 AM
wvwoman's Avatar
wvwoman wvwoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 195
Default whoa!

that is obnoxious!
i had one earlier with a 3.8% success rate--that's the lowest i've had.
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 03-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Lurker's Avatar
Lurker Lurker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 337
Default

Wow, momof7, if you don't get "without", it's pretty near impossible. Congrats!!!
__________________
Slotted spoons don't hold much soup. - Stephen Sondheim
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 05-19-2015, 12:56 PM
montyb's Avatar
montyb montyb is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Default

"When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask. "
Unattributed

This little blackguard caused me no end of grief.
__________________
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 05-20-2015, 12:13 AM
gryhnd51's Avatar
gryhnd51 gryhnd51 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 211
Default

these "little backguards" are the reason I have made lists of the most elusive and EVIL crytograms I have solved. You can scoff, but I did it with Pootie's advice. I see nothing wrong with giving yourself the gift of a particularly ugly quote you've solved all on your own!
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 05-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Barnabas's Avatar
Barnabas Barnabas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gryhnd51 View Post
these "little backguards" are the reason I have made lists of the most elusive and EVIL crytograms I have solved. You can scoff, but I did it with Pootie's advice. I see nothing wrong with giving yourself the gift of a particularly ugly quote you've solved all on your own!
I'm not scoffing. I do the very same thing. If I've solved it, and it was particularly difficult, it goes onto a list. Nothing wrong with giving yourself credit. I have also prepared a list of "letter patterns" from quotes I've previously solved. If, for example, I spot the crypto-pattern of the word NothiNg, but I find that the word doesn't work with the puzzle, I'll check my list of 7 letter words and look at positions 1 & 6 for a matching letter. Again, this list has been compiled from words in puzzles that I have already solved, so I don't consider it to be a cheat sheet. A word is not added to the list until it has been solved by me in a puzzle.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

About Puzzle Baron

The Puzzle Baron family of web sites has served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since its inception in 2006. From cryptograms to acrostics, logic puzzles to drop quotes, patchwords to wordtwist and even sudoku, we run the gamut in word puzzles, printable puzzles and logic games.

Questions or Comments?

The word 'bought' has how many letters in it?