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Escape UCSB Library: Virtual Escape Room: Cryptograms

This guide is for use and support of library orientation activities

What is a cryptogram?

Alphabet Chart

A = 1                                  N = 14

B = 2                                  O = 15

C = 3                                  P = 16

D = 4                                  Q = 17

E = 5                                   R = 18

F = 6                                   S = 19

G = 7                                   T = 20

H = 8                                   U = 21

I = 9                                     V = 22

J = 10                                  W = 23

K = 11                                  X = 24

L = 12                                  Y = 25

M = 13                                 Z = 26 

 

NATO Alphabet

The NATO alphabet became effective in 1956 and, a few years later, turned into the established universal phonetic alphabet for all military, civilian and amateur radio communications. It assigns a word to each letter so that a letter's name begins with the letter itself.

For more information, see https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_150391.htm 

A = Alpha                    N = November

B = Bravo                   O = Oscar

C = Charlie                 P = Papa

D = Delta                    Q = Quebec

E = Echo                     R = Romeo

F = Foxtrot                  S = Sierra

G = Golf                      T = Tango

H = Hotel                    U = Uniform

I = India                       V = Victor

J = Juliet                     W = Whiskey

K = Kilo                       X = X-Ray

L = Lima                      Y = Yankee

M = Mike                     Z = Zulu

 

Phone

2 = A, B, C

3 = D, E, F

4= G, H, I

5 = J, K, L

6 = M, N, O

7 = P, Q, R, S

8 = T, U, V

9 = W, X, Y, Z


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