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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Word Play- 7 Cryptograms

For this week's Saturday Word Play, we look at 7 topics, each with a word or phrase in common. Figure one out and use the cryptogram (simple letter for letter code, ex C=R, D=J and so on) to solve the others in that question. You'll most likely need a pencil and paper to work them out.

As always, feel free to do all 7 at home, but only answer 1 in the comment section below. That way, 6 more people will have a chance to play along.

1. Writing Margarets
IMEHQDRQ
LYSQ WHJLD
KQOQHSJD FMGGYA
MOLJJG
MXYSJD
ZYORFQII
FEORFYSJD

2. "Great" Books
TXD CZDIT CITROF
HU CZDIT ABRMXBDL
CZDIT DWEDMTITBUHR
UTXDZKBRD QHUKH IR RXDBVI TXD CZDIT
VDT TXD CZDIT KUZVP REBH
RUAD CZDIT TXBHC
CZDIT PIF LUZ NE

3. Nursery Rhyme Jacks
JNLRQ
XH BUFXDH
YELBHL
RBA MUDD
R ARBAC
QYUJ UJ QYH YEVJH QYRQ
R BELC

4. Well "Red" Books
RZC ZBYR QOT TCH OXROFCT
TCH HOM TCH HOM
XWLQQOTH RZC FLM TCH HOM
RZC TCH FIHMC OQ XOBTIMC
OYC QLNZ RDO QLNZ TCH QLNZ FWBC QLNZ
WLRRWC TCH TLHLYN ZOOH
DZCTC RZC TCH QCTY MTODN

5. Laura Numeroff, If You Give a ___ a ____
DKWBM-TKKIOM
DKKBM-DWFFOH
ZOC-ZEHTEIM
TEJ-TWZTEIM
ZOC-ZEGJL
EWJXKG-ZMHTOU
QKC-QKHWJ (Not yet released)

6. Literary Annes
WVIKZ
BFAVMJR
VALJ
XVGKOJ
NJVVR
XGMJRK
XVIEBOVJJO

7. Eric Carle: The Very ___
BHOD OSLUGY
XEHZOD XELXW BGGPEG
IHQTYD XMPGYSLEEMY
EAQT PMLE (Out of print)
KHLGP XYLXWGP
EAQT PYMLQ (Out of print)
EAQGED JLYGJED

7 comments:

Kate said...

OK - With my pen and paper out, here is my attempt:

#1
Margaret LAURENCE
Margaret WISE BROWN
Margaret PETERSON HADDIX
Margaret ATWOOD
Margaret AVISON
Margaret MITCHELL
Margaret HUTCHISON

raidergirl3 said...

3. Nursey Rhyme Jacks (in honor of my son - we read these ones a lot)
Jack Sprat
Jack be nimble
Jack Horner
Jack and Jill
Jack a dandy
Jack this is the house that
Jack a nory

and yet again I learn when I visit here. Jack a nory was new to me.

John Mutford said...

Kate: You got them all!

Raidergirl: You can take the blog out of the teacher, but you can't take the teacher out of the blog. Or should that be the other way around? Seriously though, these are for fun only. If I catch you learning, Ima ask you to leave.

gypsysmom said...

I think I've got the Annes:
Anne FRANK
Anne SHIRLEY
Anne RICE
Anne BRONTE
Anne PERRY
Anne BOLEYN
Anne BRADSTREET

I started with Anne Shirley because I was pretty sure she would be on the list and there was only one of the right length. Rice and Perry were pretty easy after that but I have to admit Anne Boleyn never occurred to me until after I got Anne Frank. Nice way to stretch the brain on a Saturday morning John. Thanks.

John Mutford said...

Gypsysmom: Yeah, Boleyn may not have been a great choice. I tried to come up with another popular fictional Anne or popular Anne author, but everyone was a bit too obscure. I figure Anne Boleyn has been feature in enough books (non-fiction and fiction alike) that she'd have to suffice.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My head just exploded. I will need to come back and tackle these after a little more coffee, I think.

Loni said...

2. "Great" Books
The Great Gastby
No Great Mischief
Great Expectations
Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great
Let The Great World spin
Some Great Thing
Great Day For Up

This was really useful in procrastinating.