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puzzle me this
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I remember when I was younger doing a type of puzzle that was like a crossword grid, except instead of having clues, all the squares had a number from 1-26, each representing a letter of the alphabet, with a few (normally three) of the letters given as a starting point. I was just wondering how well these would stand up to being done by frequency analysis (I think it's called. The way of breaking cyphers where you just compare the frequency of the symbols with the known frequency with which letters occur in the english language). I don't know whether you could more or less solve them in a fool proof fashion that way, or if the sample size wouldn't be large enough, and the words would be too random. Any ideas anyone? (oh, and does anyone know what that type of puzzle is called?)

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its called a codeword. u can get them in the daily mail. i used to do them loads. its funny u shud say about the frequency thing cos sometimes when stuck i will look at the position and frequency of certain letters and the letter S usually occurs most frequently so u can guess where that goes and i think the letter E occours more frequently than most of the vowels so u can usually put them in. u can usually tell where the Ys go too so there is some truth to the being able to predict it thing!

i cant believe i just admitted to reading the daily mail...

*geek mode off*

Nicky (via lipstickglove's friendslist) xxx

I don't remember them being called that either. Seems like they have several different names.

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