Update: Code Word Puzzles now available at Smashwords. View free sample, or purchase your own copy for $0.99, here.
Later this month or early next month I’ll publish Code Word Puzzles. What are Code Word Puzzles? These particular Code Word Puzzles are made from quotes and trivia I’ve collected during the past 40 years.
These Code Word Puzzles have easy, medium, hard, and helpless levels of play. Helpless puzzles have no helpful code provided; you’re on your own.
Here is an example of an easy level Code Word Puzzle:
Q P B W B J N S B F N O S D R X X C B W P E A B
B E W T , L B S V R L , P E O S , E K S
P B C D C B W W C B A B C W N I D C E T .
P B C D C B W W D R X X C B W P E A B K N
P B C D I R C J N S B D O N A V S B S ; T N R ‘ O B
N K T N R O N F K .
Plain: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T
Cipher: E M J S B I H P V G Y C L K N D U O W Q
You solve the puzzle by replacing the Cipher letters with the Plain letters. For example, cipher letters E, M, J are replaced by A, B, C, in the solution.
There is space below each line in the puzzle in which you may type or write your letter solution.
Puzzles will be available in all popular formats, including PDF for PC’s and Mac’s. Puzzles may be solved on digital devices which allow typing, or puzzles may be printed out and solved.
Easy puzzles have most of the letters of the alphabet given to you as a guide to solving the puzzle. Medium and Hard levels have fewer and fewer letters provided as a guide.
Helpless puzzles have no Plain or Cipher letters provided as a guide. Some Helpless puzzles are very long, but that also makes them easier to solve.
What’s the solution to the puzzle in the example above? Here it is:
THESE CODE WORD PUZZLES HAVE
EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, AND
HELPLESS LEVELS OF PLAY.
HELPLESS PUZZLES HAVE NO
HELPFUL CODE PROVIDED; YOU’RE
ON YOUR OWN.