Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies
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These symbol substitution ciphers are extra tricky, but don’t let the level of difficulty dissuade you! You can be quite proud of yourself if you crack these puzzles!

Hard Symbol Cipher 1. Be careful: This Illuminati cipher has different symbols for upper- and lower-case letters. The message is from noted Freemason, Albert Pike:


Hard Symbol Cipher 1 Hint

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Hard Symbol Cipher 2. A good insight from an influential American writer:


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Hard Symbol Cipher 3. Shorter cryptograms are often more difficult to solve, as the letter frequencies can be skewed. Don’t give up on this one!


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Hard Symbol Cipher 3 Answer

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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.

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