Play Lovatts Free Daily Code Cracker
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In the Code Cracker puzzle, letters are replaced by numbers…
Each number represents the same letter throughout. All words used are from the dictionary and no proper nouns are used. Start with the letters given and build from there.
As you work out which letter corresponds to each number, click in the square to highlight it then type in the letter you think is correct. The letter you filled in will also show in every other square in the Code Cracker with the same number. If you are correct, the squares will be shaded in.
You can type the letter into a square or you can find the letter in the alphabet list on the right. click on the chosen letter and, holding down the mouse button. drag the letter across into the square you have chosen. All the other squares with the same number will also be filled in with your chosen letter and, if you have chosen the correct letter, the squares will be shaded in.
The row above the puzzle will reveal the name of a mystery answer.
Click the Restart tab to return to the opening screen which displays a button to ‘Play today’s puzzle’.
The opening screen shows displays a button to ‘Play today’s puzzle‘ and the Archived Puzzles from the previous six days. Click on ‘Play today’s puzzle‘ or click on one of the Archived Puzzles to play.
Today’s Code Cracker and the six Archived Puzzles are automatically saved for you so if you are interrupted and have to close down the Code Cracker, just click Resume under Today’s Code Cracker or in any Archived Puzzle box to continue playing.
Click on Print to print our the Code Cracker puzzle then select the print option you prefer.
Prints the Code Cracker grid and Alphabet List.
Prints the Code Cracker grid, including any letters you have filled in so far, and the Alphabet List.
Prints the Code Cracker grid with all the letters filled in, the Alphabet List and the mystery solution.
The timer starts as soon as you open the Code Cracker. Your time is shown at the top of the Alphabet List. Click Pause underneath the timer to stop the clock. To start the clock again, click Resume. If you do not like working against the clock, click the Options tab and, in the Control Panel, turn the Puzzle Timer off and the timer will vanish from sight.
Highlight Correct Letters
When you add a correct letter, all the squares in which that letter appears will be shaded in. If you do not want this help, click the Options tab and, in the Control Panel, turn the Highlight Correct Letters off.
Use Trivia Hint Button
Click on the square you want to solve then click on the ‘Use Hint‘ button to get a trivia quiz question. Click on the correct answer and the letter for that square will be added for you. Be careful not to click on ‘Use Hint‘ while your cursor is on a square which has already been filled in.
The Puzzle Timer is displayed at the top of the Alphabet List. To stop the Puzzle Timer just click ‘Pause‘ underneath the Puzzle Timer. You cannot fill in any letters in the Code Cracker while the Puzzle Timer is paused.
If you have paused the Puzzle Timer, you can start the clock again by clicking on‘ Resume‘ underneath the Puzzle Timer.
The Control Panel is located on the ‘Options’ tab. On the Control Panel you can turn the ‘Puzzle Timer‘ and ‘Highlight Correct Letter‘ on or off and allow or disallow the ‘Show Hint‘
The Alphabet List shows the available letters for the puzzle. if a letter of the alphabet does not appear in a particular Code Cracker, it will not appear in the Alphabet list for that puzzle.
Given letters are shown in red
As you fill in each letter, it will fade to grey so that it is easier to see which letters are left to be found.
When you close down, we save your work for you if you clicked on Allow on the Local Storage screen. Just click on RESUME to continue the same Code Cracker. The letters you filled in will appear automatically. Any Options you select are saved, too.
Click on the Play Again button to return to the opening screen and choose another Code
When you have checked your answer, click on View Puzzle holding the mouse button down to see the whole Code Cracker puzzle again.
Code Cracker Statistics
Your statistics are shown when you have successfully completed the Code Cracker puzzle.
Shows your standing compared to other people who have successfully completed the puzzle. Your rank reflects the number of hints you used, any errors made and the time taken to complete the puzzle.
Shows time taken to finish the puzzle.
Shows the number of times you clicked on the Use Hints button.
Shows the number of trivia hints you answered correctly.
Click on the Enter Competition button to register your details for the Code Cracker Competition (if applicable). Just follow the instructions on the Enter Competition screen. When you have entered all the details for the competition you will be able to click on ‘Play Again’ or see the completed Code Cracker by using the ‘View Puzzle’ button, holding down the mouse button.