Saturday, June 18, 2011

Puzzle Author: Mignon McLaughlin

Puzzle Author: James M. Barrie

Daily Jeopardy! Puzzle

Double Jeopardy! Category: PLACE NAME ORIGINS
For $1200, the answer is: Lake Baikal

Puzzle Author: Aldous Huxley

Puzzle Author: Andrzej Wajda

Puzzle Author: Edith Sitwell

Friday, June 17, 2011

New feature: Daily Jeopardy! Puzzles

Two new features in one day!?!?! It's madness!

Anyway, the latest fun update is that now every day there will be a randomly-chosen question from one of the episodes of Jeopardy! But, instead of giving the question like in normal Jeopardy!, you'll be giving the answer (since it's longer and will make a better cryptogram). Underneath the puzzle will be the category, the prize value, the question, and whether it came from the Jeopardy! or Double Jeopardy! round.

The questions are provided by the J-Archive, which is a really cool website that has archived all Jeopardy! episodes ever. You should really give it a look if you get a chance.

It's like playing two puzzle games in one! Yippee!


Daily Jeopardy! Puzzle

Jeopardy! Category: THE "UNDER" WORLD
For $600, the answer is: underbrush

Daily Jeopardy! Puzzle

Double Jeopardy! Category: SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
For $1200, the answer is: Robert McNamara

New feature: Cookies!

Hi gang,

I've added a new feature to the Cryptogram Blog. Now the current state of the puzzles you are working on is saved in a browser cookie. So, if you have made some progress on a puzzle but you have to go, you can close your browser and come back to it later. Also, there is no more danger from pressing F5 anymore, because you won't lose your progress.

The cookies are set to live for 5 days, and the cookie for a puzzle is cleared once you solve it. Hope you like it!

(UPDATE: For users of IE, you might need to change your cookie settings. Go to Tools -> Internet Options, then click the tab for Privacy. The slider needs to be on 'Low' or 'Accept All Cookies' for this feature to work.)


Puzzle Author: Marcel Proust

Puzzle Author: Jerzy Kosinski

Puzzle Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (The Younger)

Puzzle Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Puzzle Author: Charles Caleb Colton

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Puzzle Author: John Jay

Puzzle Author: Janet Lane

Puzzle Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau

Puzzle Author: J. Bartlett Brebner

Puzzle Author: Homer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Puzzle Author: Thomas Fuller

Puzzle Author: Victor Hugo

Puzzle Author: Raymond Chandler

Puzzle Author: Jean Cocteau

Puzzle Author: Stephen Leacock

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Puzzle Author: Confucius

Puzzle Author: Carlos Castaneda

Puzzle Author: Francis Bacon

Puzzle Author: Jerry Seinfeld

Monday, June 13, 2011

Puzzle Author: Gwendolyn Brooks

Puzzle Author: Plutarch

Puzzle Author: Fredrick Douglas

Puzzle Author: Scott Russell Sanders

Puzzle Author: Robertson Davies

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Puzzle Author: Havelock Ellis

Puzzle Author: Jean De La Fontaine

Puzzle Author: Wystan Hugh Auden

Puzzle Author: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Puzzle Author: Gwendolyn Brooks