This worksheet is a cryptogram puzzle maker. Got a phrase you want to turn into a cryptogram puzzle, where the message is encrypted with a secret alphabet? Then this worksheet maker is for you! Enter your message in the box above and hit Generate. You can also specify a title and any hints you want to give your audience.
This cryptogram maker generates a cryptogram worksheet, a printable cryptogram puzzle. If you're looking for an interactive puzzle, check out our cryptogram game.
The cryptogram puzzle is based on a substitution cipher where you do letter substitution mapping the letters of the alphabet to a secret code. This monoalphabetic substitution cipher was state of the art military cryptography for the Time of King Arthur. Don't worry, it's been upgraded a few times (starting with the vigenere cipher). The cipher was an upgrade from simple substitution cipher options like the caesar cipher and atbash cipher.
Today's cryptogram is a fun puzzle game. You take the encoded message, an encrypted text, and decode it using word patterns (making it a word puzzle, of sorts) and sometimes a clue. Test different letter ideas until you solve the secret code. So similar to logic puzzles and brain teasers. Many newspapers have daily cryptogram puzzles, where you decipher secret messages.
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