Foreword ix Introduction 1 Part I: Code and Cryptogram Strategies 7 Chapter 1: Clueing You In about Codes and Cryptograms 9 Chapter 2: Cracking the Codes 21 Part II: Secret Stories, Codes, and Cryptogram Puzzles 47 Chapter 3: Solving Three Conspiracies 49 Chapter 4: Letter Substitution Cryptograms 95 Chapter 5: Number Substitution Cryptograms 123 Chapter 6: Symbol Substitution Cryptograms 155 Chapter 7: Caesar / Shift Ciphers 177 Chapter 8: Masonic Ciphers 197 Chapter 9: Rail Fence Ciphers 219 Chapter 10: Keyboard Codes 235 Chapter 11: Assorted Ciphers 251 Chapter 12: Anagrams and Cryptic Clues 261 Chapter 13: Double Level Puzzles 269 Part III: Hints and Answers to the Cryptos and Codes 277 Chapter 14: Hints to Help Crack the Cryptograms and Puzzles 279 Chapter 15: Answers to All Cryptograms and Puzzles 295 Appendix: Historical Background to the Conspiracy Stories 323
Denise Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author. Her puzzles appear in a range of publications, including the Reader's Digest Mind Stretchers series, and she is the author of Word Searches For Dummies. Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, PhD, is a 32degree Freemason and expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry. Using this expertise, he analyzed prepublication clues to uncover and blog about key elements of The Lost Symbol. He co-hosts the weekly podcast Masonic Central.