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Winter Guide Cryptogram

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Nobody uses more words to describe the obvious than TV weatherpeople. The following cryptogram is a series of actual quotes from local TV news broadcasts describing our winter weather, plus one bizarre comment about a fellow newscaster.

In this puzzle, one letter stands for another throughout. Look for single-letter words and words using apostrophes for other clues. (Clues as needed: X = O; B = I; M = T; W = L)

 

• EXBNMAJV BD MYV ZXJE XZ JPBD NYXQVJN

 

• EPLHV P WBMMWV HBM XZ ZBWMVJVK NADNYBDV HJBVZWL

 

• VBUYMVVD QPN XAJ WPADSYBDU CPK MYBN EXJDBDU

 

• XDV WPNM ZWL-BD-MYV-XBDMEVDM EXTBDU MYJXAUY

 

• QPJE BDNBKV, HAM SXWK XAMNBKV

 

• HXH'N UXM CJVMML KVSVDM WVUN ZXJ P UAL

 

 

LITERARY

Jan. 22. Andrew O'Toole discusses his new Billy Conn bio, Sweet William. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, South Side. 412-381-3600

Jan. 28. Author Roddy Doyle (The Commitments), at the Drue Heinz Lectures. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866

Jan. 30. Terrance Hayes reads at the International Poetry Forum, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Oakland. 412-621-9893

Feb. 8. World-renowned poet Amiri Baraka at the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh. Wyndham Hotel, Oakland. 412-657-8900

Feb. 27. Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series hosts Philip Gourevitch (We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda). Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland. 412-624-6506

March 3. Elizabeth Kolbert of The New Yorker, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, at the Drue Heinz Lectures. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866

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