Make your own cipher puzzle
You can use this page to create your own cipher puzzle with your own phrases.
The basic idea of this puzzle is to convert your encrypt your words or
phrases into something unrecognizable via a simple cipher.
solving the cipher will need to recognize patterns in the cipher text
which will help them pull things apart.
Those patterns may come from
the description that you give (which will clue them in as to what the
answers might be), and doing some simple character frequency analysis
(the letter ‘e’ is very common in English, while ‘x’, ‘z’, and ‘q’ are
I expect that this puzzle will be used more for entertainment and
puzzles, and less for education.
However, I’d be happy to be shown
If you do use this in an educational fashion, please let me
know what you’re doing, and how you present it.
For more information on what these ciphers are, and how to go about
solving them, please see:
Note that these are very weak ciphers and shouldn’t be used
for anything other than entertainment.
See some of the comments in
the wikipedia article which talk about people using these sorts of
ciphers in real life, and found out that they are not robust encryption.
There are various options to make the puzzles easier or harder to solve.
Read the descriptions for each of these options.
If you stick with the
default values, you will get a fairly simple puzzle to solve.
use some of the optional values, you will get puzzles that will cause
people to work rather hard to pull apart.
This is an entirely new puzzle.
Because this is new, and much of the code is new, I expect that there
are problems and places where the instructions aren’t clear.
If you see any problems, please let me know by using the “Report Bug”
button to the left.
At this point, it’d be hard to argue that this is even “Beta” quality.
If you want to play with this, consider yourselves as guinea pigs where
anything can happen.
Please enter a set of words, phrases, or paragraphs.
When you are done, hit the “Make Puzzle” button to generate a puzzle.
Once the puzzle is displayed, you can use the “Printable HTML” or
“Printable PDF” buttons to get a clean page suitable for printing
with your web browser.
The puzzle that is generated will remain on this server for
about two months.
If you want to ensure that you have
a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy.
Some users list their puzzles for all to see.
If you want help with international characters, you can call up an
to use for cutting and pasting letters that are hard to type.
This chart will
come up in a separate window.
To make puzzles harder, use the
input form, and create misspelled words.
Use the checkbox next to these
words so that they are not listed in the wordlist for the puzzle.
Over the years, I’ve received many messages from students, teachers,
and parents who have used the program for school work as well as
a way to give a pleasant diversion from the normal grind.
If you want more information about this website or how the web site works,
check out our Additional Information page.
I have some other programs that might also interest you:
Make your own cipher puzzle