SIMAGES 2013.2 – Florida Cryptic Clusters Puzzle

The 2013 conference will be held in Sarasota, Florida.  What do you know about Florida?  The puzzle in this issue is ‘Cryptic Clusters about Florida’.

Begin by making a list of terms that Florida makes you think of:  geography, places, history, recreation, plants and animals, sports, past times.  See if any of them match the terms that are encrypted.  (Hint:  Are any of the words repeated?  What words appear more than once in your list?)

In this puzzle, every letter in the alphabet has been replaced by another letter.  By figuring out one or two words, you’ll begin to break the code.  (Look for double letters, commonly used letters, typical endings to words.)  Use what you’ve learned in the words you’ve solved to begin to unlock the others.  Good luck!

 

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