The Little Book of Secret Code Puzzles by Gary Ciesla

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Welcome to The Little Book of Secret Code Puzzles. If you've never solved a code puzzle before, or never even heard of a Code Puzzle, you're holding a book in your hands that will bring you a lot of amusement and insight. Some readers, especially those who are experienced puzzle solvers, might say these puzzles are very easy. And they are designed to be easy! But people who have never solved a code puzzle before will delight in learning a new skill, after which they'll find that each puzzle they decode will bring them a thought that will humor, encourage, or challenge them. Each two-page spread contains both a puzzle and a quotation, and each two-page spread of puzzle and quote is related in its sentiment. The quotes come from people who have lived all over the world, and from all ages of history, and each quote gives a clue to help solve the puzzle it accompanies on the opposite page. Some of the puzzles are intended to be a bit humorous, but each contains a little pearl of wisdom that I describe as just waiting to be discovered.
 

About Gary Ciesla

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Gary Ciesla is a writer and a veteran teacher who has worked in a variety of interesting and challenging classroom environments. He has taught in state and federal prisons, in institutions for troubled youth, and most recently, at EF International in Tarrytown, New York, where he first taught English to students from around the world, and then managed the EF/NY University Pathways Program. As an author, Mr. Ciesla has written and published The Logic Puzzle Project. He is a member of the American Cryptogram Association, and currently lives in Highland Falls, New York.
 
Published January 16, 2012 by AuthorHouse. 68 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Travel.

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Each puzzle is prefaced by an unscrambled proverb, witticism or mystic pronouncement by the likes of Horace Greeley (“The darkest hour in the life of any man is when he sits down to study how to get money without honestly earning it”) and Oliver Wendell Holmes (“What lies behind us and what lies ...

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