What is a cryptoquote?

A cryptoquote is a coded (encrypted) quote.
A cryptogram is a coded message.
A cryptoquiz is a coded group of related items.

All 3 have a very simple coding (encryption) method...
      Each and every occurrence of a particular letter is substituted with a different letter of the alphabet. For example: "that" might be encoded as "zqtz"

The key (cipher) to the code is used to both encode and decode.

Whether it's a cryptoquote, cryptogram or cryptoquiz, all you see is the encoded message.
The goal is to solve (decipher) the encoded quote, message, or group of related items.

Note: On most web sites cryptoquote and cryptogram have the same meaning as cryptoquote.

Working Example

NV AFXVJMH FNGMI XVFUEZL WVFHIW NGGDQ. KGM YFK UEV
GJ F YEQBXEZI.
- YFXD IPFEZ

Letter Count

 
ABCDEFGHI JKLMNOPQR STUVWXYZ

Options

solve above the cryptogram lines

show punctuation on answer lines


Instructions - general

Newspaper analogy
I tried to make this work the same as when you solve a cryptoquote in your daily paper. In the paper, as you solve the puzzle, you write either above or below the cryptoquote. After making one or a few substitutions, you repeat the substitutions for every occurrence of the letter(s) on the cryptoquote line.

In our case we'll be typing either above or below the cryptoquote (depending on the options selected). However, every occurrence of the letter on the cryptoquote line, is automatically substituted.

Navigation
To navigate, simply move the cursor just before the letter you want to substitute and click. (The cursor will move either just above or just below the cryptoquote line, depending on the options selected.) Then type the letter you want.

Try it!
The example above is a working example. On this site, the author is always listed on the last line. This particular quote is attributed to Mark Twain. So position the cursor just to the left of the letter Y on the last line. Click. Then type Mark Twain

Keys
    Space - will overwrite any existing character immediately to the right of the cursor with a space, and move the cursor one position to the right.

    Backspace - will overwrite any existing character immediately to the left of the cursor with a space, and move the cursor one position to the left.

    Delete - will overwrite any existing character immediately to the right of the cursor with a space, and leave the cursor where it was.

    Home - Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line.

    End - Moves the cursor to the ending of the line.

    Right Arrow - Moves the cursor one position to the right.

    Left Arrow - Moves the cursor one position to the left.

    Tab - Moves the cursor to the beginning of the next line.

Notes
If you hold down a key it will not repeat as a normal text editor would. You must release the key and retype it. The exceptions are the right and left arrow keys.

If you try to substitute a space or punctuation mark it will have no effect.

You will get a warning if you try to use a letter that has already been substituted. However, no warning will be issued if you overwrite an existing substitution with the same letter.

It makes no difference if you use uppercase or lowercase letters. All characters will be converted to uppercase.

Currently the interactive part of the cryptoqoute only works with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.