If you are having trouble with the site please include the
Frequently Asked Questions (scroll to see more)
How do I navigate the site?
Click on the tabs at the top and bottom of
How do I use (or disable) the keyboard to
Click on the AdditionalFeatures under
settings and change the switch at the bottom for
Use keyboard in addition to Point and Click. You can also
choose to use a QWERTY keyboard layout
How do I change the look of the puzzle?
You can set the colors and text size in the
What are tiles?
Tiles are the woodlike background for
letters. You can turn them on or off in the
What does autosize puzzle mean?
If you turn on autosize puzzle then the text
size of letters in the puzzle will
shrink/grow to fit the entire puzzle in puzzle area. If you
turn this off, the size will remain constant
(Choose the size in settings) and the puzzle will have scroll
I do/don't want the author to be part of the
puzzle. How do I set that?
Go to Additional features in the settings
section and set it.
I want the timer to start every time I play
a puzzle. How?
Choose auto start timer in
How do I disable Hints?
Advanced players can disable this in
What is the difference bewteen stop and
pause on the timer?
The stop button resets the time to 0, and the
pause button does not.
The timer is in my way. How do I fix
Cicking on the timer button again will hide
the timer but will not stop it. You can
also drag the timer to a different position.
When I click Clear not all the letters are
Letters filled in using the Hint button will
remain. You can erase them by clicking on
When I "Print" using the browser's print
menu, the puzzle does not print correctly.
Click on the Print button at the bottom of
the puzzle. This will prepare the puzzle for
When I click on the link in my email, a
different puzzle appears. Why?
The encrypted puzzle letters are determined
on the fly and will be different in the
email than on the web. The answer, however, will be the
How do I get back to Today's cryptogram, if
I have started a different puzzle?
Reload the page. Today's cryptogram is always
the first puzzle shown.