Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies

Author(s): Denise Sutherland

Puzzle Books

This title presents the fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms. Did 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. This title presents over 350 handcrafted cryptograms and ciphers of varying types. It offers 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 Freemasonry. With the helpful information in this friendly guide, you'll be unveiling mysteries and shedding light on history in no time!


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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.

Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Code and Cryptogram Strategies. Chapter 1: Clueing You In about Codes and Cryptograms. Chapter 2: Cracking the Codes. Part II: Secret Stories, Codes, and Cryptogram Puzzles. Chapter 3: Solving Three Conspiracies. Chapter 4: Letter Substitution Cryptograms. Chapter 5: Number Substitution Cryptograms. Chapter 6: Symbol Substitution Cryptograms. Chapter 7: Caesar / Shift Ciphers. Chapter 8: Masonic Ciphers. Chapter 9: Rail Fence Ciphers. Chapter 10: Keyboard Codes. Chapter 11: Assorted Ciphers. Chapter 12: Anagrams and Cryptic Clues. Chapter 13: Double Level Puzzles. Part III: Hints and Answers to the Cryptos and Codes. Chapter 14: Hints to Help Crack the Cryptograms and Puzzles. Chapter 15: Answers to All Cryptograms and Puzzles. Appendix: Historical Background to the Conspiracy Stories.

General Fields

  • : 9780470591000
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : November 2009
  • : 216mm X 142mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Denise Sutherland
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 652.8
  • : 336
  • : illustrations