Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Solve a Cryptogram?

Cryptograms are short quotes that have been encrypted using a simple substitution cipher. These ciphers can be broken using a combination of pattern recognition, frequency analysis and a basic understand of English language syntax and grammar. We've created a solving tutorial that goes more in-depth into the most common solving tips and tricks.

How do I add an avatar to my account?

All players are welcome to add an avatar to their account, simply by clicking the default blue-and-white image at the top-right of every page (when you're logged in), or you can click here. This will take you to a library of available avatar images which you can use and swap-out anytime you like. If you prefer to upload your own personal avatar, you may do so by clicking "Settings" at the top right, then "Edit Avatar".

Your avatar image will appear whenever you're logged in, and other players will be able to see it in the chat room, on your profile page, on the forum, and whenever you break a new record time.

Can I print these puzzles?

If you find you actually prefer to print your puzzles and solve with pencil and paper, you may want to visit our sister site, Printable-Puzzles.com. We make new puzzles available each morning, complete with online hints and solutions for each puzzle.

I work for a newspaper or magazine. Can we syndicate your puzzles?

We offer an affordable subscription service for publishers who want a steady supply of puzzles for their print publications. Each puzzle is guaranteed to be unique, and can be provided on a regular schedule via email, CD-Rom, or through paper post depending on preference. Please contact us for more information.

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