9780470591000

Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470591000

  • ISBN10:

    0470591005

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-02
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

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!

Author Biography

Denise Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author. Her puzzles appear in a range of publications, including the Reader's Digest Mind Stretchers series, and she is the author of Word Searches For Dummies.

Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD, is a 32degree Freemason and expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry. Using this expertise, he analyzed prepublication clues to uncover and blog about key elements of The Lost Symbol. He co-hosts the weekly podcast Masonic Central.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Code and Cryptogram Strategies
Clueing You In about Codes and Cryptograms
Cracking the Codes
Secret Stories, Codes, and Cryptogram Puzzles
Solving Three Conspiracies
Letter Substitution Cryptograms
Number Substitution Cryptograms
Symbol Substitution Cryptograms
Caesar / Shift Ciphers
Masonic Ciphers
Rail Fence Ciphers
Keyboard Codes
Assorted Ciphers
Anagrams and Cryptic Clues
Double Level Puzzles
Hints and Answers to the Cryptos and Codes
Hints to Help Crack the Cryptograms and Puzzles
Answers to All Cryptograms and Puzzles
Appendix: Historical Background to the Conspiracy Stories
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