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Encrypted Dog Breed Puzzle

May 19, 2010

Decode the list below to reveal several dog breeds. Each letter in the code represents another letter of the alphabet. For example, let’s say that XYYGKA can be decoded to spell poodle. Therefore, X equals the letter P, Y = O, G = D, etc. This is an example only. The list below has its own code. By figuring out at least one of the dog breeds below, you can decipher the others using the same code. For a hint in figuring out the code, see the very end of this post. See the solution posted in a couple of days.

1. OFZZKEXNJVV

2. BDTVYFBMZEBM

3. XEKYQDM

4. RFPEXG

5. OYWDL

6. LYNNTDJZDL

7. EZEXREB KEZEKFND

8. SDLKEB UJBXICDL

9. SLDEN MEBD

10. ERJNE

Bonus – What do all these dog breeds have in common?

(Encryption hint – for the first one in the list, note that there are 11 letters. Find a dog breed which has 11 letters, and all one word. There may be more than one. Then note that the 3rd and 4th letters are the same. Narrow down your search by finding 11 letter dog breeds where the 3rd and 4th letters are the same. If you still have trouble, not that the 10th and 11th letters are also the same. Your dog breed will have 11 letters with the 3rd and 4th letters the same and the 10th and the 11th letters the same. Once you have discovered this dog breed, you can solve the rest of the puzzle because every other dog breed in the list will follow the same code.)

Dog Breed Fun Puzzle

April 22, 2010

Insert a letter into the middle row to spell an AKC dog breed name across. The letter you insert may be at the beginning, middle, or end of the dog breed word. All dog breeds are one-word dog breeds. There are no parts of two-word dog breeds, such as Labrador for Labrador Retriever. Each letter of the alphabet, except Q, will be used only once. So look out for a row in which two different letters could be used to spell two different breeds. Please note that not all letters in the row across will be used in spelling out your dog breed. Also, there will be one AKC dog breed spelled out somewhere in the middle row down.

Look out for the answers to post in a few days.

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