Can You Read This?


2014-0720 Kindness CryptogramI don’t know who created the following puzzle, but I know Meredith Tiz-Ott shared the puzzle with me. The puzzle is a cryptogram — a letter from the solution is replaced by a letter, number, or symbol. A replacement will be true for an entire puzzle, but may change in different puzzles. For example, if “e” in a solution is represented by “9” in a puzzle, “e” will not be represented by an “8” elsewhere in the puzzle. The goal is to decipher enough of the puzzle to determine the solution. 


2014-0720 Can You Read This


Click here to read a Beyond Injury post about a different type of puzzle.

Thanks to Empowered by Them which, I believe, created the picture in the top left corner of this post and Meredith Tiz-Ott who shared the puzzle that appears in the section titled, “Puzzle.”


  1. Very interesting that I stumbled on this posting tonight. I keep puzzles like sudoku and word fill in puzzles on a clip board by my couch. I did 4 puzzles today from the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. They were called: Poetry of the Brain, Beams Me UP!, Oh, the places you’ll go!, and Renaissance Brain. Each had the word brain in the puzzle.
    Some say these puzzles can help the brain and others agree that they do very little. I make them a regular part of my cognitive training and believe they help.

    1. Cheryl, I don’t pay attention to the people who say “you cannot” or “it does not work.” If something works for me, I continue doing it. As such, I am an avid believer and user of various puzzles. I will not claim that all puzzles help all people, but the puzzles work well for me. I have trouble with some eye puzzles because I cannot see very well, but that additional challenge does not discourage me from trying.

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