Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/16

I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest.”   —   Katy Perry

(A little harder to do when you can’t write it out, like I usually do, directly over the cryptogram in the newspaper.  I had to copy it from ArkansasOnline to Word, but it copies it as an image, not as text.  And, I can’t print it out.  Fortunately, it wasn’t all that tough a quote.  Not the brainiest of BrainyQuotes, but what can you expect from a pretty and perky pop star!  Although, Marilyn was deeper than people gave her credit for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

8 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 April 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Impressive, UR, that you could solve this without writing anything down!

  2. 2 Art Shapiro April 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    That’s how I do it every day, Unc. As I’ve never found a way of OCRing the Arkansas image, I type it into Notepad, and then copy/paste it into a time-saving letter-substitution web site ( It works out well; my only issue is that I can’t tell the commas from the periods on that Arkansas image.

  3. 3 unclerave April 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    They can be confusing, Art. That website sounds like cheating to me, old friend. You don’t solve them on your own??? — YUR

  4. 4 haliburton76 April 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Interesting … when I copied this link, I got “BUY THIS DOMAIN.”
    Back in the Dark Ages (mid-1990s), our public radio station gave as a membership gift a floppy disk with classical music games on it. One of the games was encrypted quotes by famous composers. It “generated” letters in that as soon as you typed an “A” over the letter “Z,” for example, it “generated” an A over each and every Z in the quote. It’s not really cheating, but it did save some time going through and entering each letter. Is that what you’re talking about, Art?

  5. 5 Art Shapiro April 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I don’t think it’s cheating – it simply lets you say “replace all the Gs with Xs” (for example), saving the effort of manually doing that with a pen. It by no means adds any intelligence or analysis; it’s purely a convenience. Am I missing something???

  6. 6 unclerave April 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    No, I was missing something, Art. Now that you and hal have explained it to me, I get it. Initially – to me – it sounded like the site was doing all the work. Now I see. — YUR

  7. 7 Art Shapiro April 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Sorry, halliburton76 – it’s sottbryce, not scottbruce; I fumble-fingered the URL

  8. 8 haliburton76 April 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    OK, I see it now, I don’t really have any problem with using a pencil on newsprint, but I am always reassured to see some innovative uses of the Internet!

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