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           Cryptograms Solutions and Solving Hints

 

Solving hints:

 

A cryptogram is a message in code. You have to crack the code, just like a spy!

In a cryptogram, each letter of the alphabet has been replaced with a different letter throughout the message.

You need to work out which letters have been swapped.

 

A good way to begin is by looking at the single-letter words- they are usually “a” or “I”. If there are words with a single letter (all the same), try replacing that letter all the way through with “a”.

You can use the clues to get you started, too.

 

Remember that “e” is likely to be a very common letter, and look for common words like “the’, “to”, “and”... in places where they might fit into a sentence. Use your letter grid to help keep track of the letters.

 

After you have done a few cryptograms, you’ll get the idea, and you’ll see why they are so popular!

SOLUTIONS TO CRYPTOGRAMS:

 

 

1.

 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

how I wonder what you are;

up above the world so high,

like a diamond in the sky...

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

Mary had a little lamb,

its fleece was white as snow;

and everywhere that Mary went,

that lamb was sure to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Baa baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

three bags full.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Sing a song of sixpence

A pocket full of rye;

Four and twenty blackbirds

Were baked in a pie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Once a jolly swagman

camped by a billabong,

under the shade

of a coolibah tree.

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