The Alan Turing Cryptic Codebreaking Puzzle Book: Foreword by Sir Dermot Turing



The Alan Turing Cryptic Codebreaking Puzzle Book: Foreword by Sir Dermot Turing

Dr Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults. He is the creator of online brain training site and runs the daily puzzle website He gained his Ph.D from Cambridge University in the field of Machine Learning, and has contributed to various advanced projects for leading technology companies.


Dermot Turing graduated from King’s College Cambridge and New College Oxford. He spent his career in the legal profession, most recently as a partner of Clifford Chance. Since 2014 he has moved into a more varied range of activities, including an active role as a trustee of Bletchley Park. Dermot Turing is the nephew of Alan Turing and author of Prof: Alan Turing Decoded (2015) and the well-received X, Y and Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken (2018). 

Description for Sales People:

The puzzles are arranged across five chapters so that they become progressively more difficult until the ultimate test Enigma Puzzles.


As well as in depth solutions this book has a hints section, allowing puzzle solvers a little help if they become stuck before they need to turn to the solutions. 

The Alan Turing Puzzle Books series has sold over 140,000 copies. 

Table of Contents:

Foreword 5
Introduction 7
Level 1
Decoded Dilemmas 11
Level 2
Meta Mysteries 37
Level 3
Cryptic Conundrums 61
Level 4
Perplexing Puzzles 87
Level 5
Enciphered Enigmas 115
Hints 137
Solutions 193
Authors 303

Publisher Marketing:

Published in association with The Turing Trust, this incredible collection of puzzles allows you to put your codebreaking skills to the test – if you can solve every puzzle in the book you might once have been recruited to join the ranks of Alan Turing and the Bletchley Park codebreakers!


Alan Turing is often called the father of modern computing. During the Second World War, he worked at Bletchley Park where top-secret work was carried out to decipher the military codes. Turing played a pivotal role in cracking their intercepted coded messages and helping the Allies win the war. 

This collection contains an incredible range of different puzzle types and so presents a wonderfully entertaining challenge for any puzzle lover. The puzzles are arranged into five levels of difficulty which become progressively harder, so you can start with the (relatively) easy ones and build up to the truly expert level tests. There is even a hint section to help you on your way. 

– Anagrams
– Logic puzzles
– Homonym tests
– Number encryption 

The Turing Trust was set up in 2009 by Alan Turing’s closest family and is proud to be able to commemorate his remarkable contribution to the early years of computing and to contribute to the future of computer science by supporting people in rural African communities to become computer literate. The foreword to the book is written Sir Dermot Turing, Alan Turing’s nephew and a trustee of The Turing Trust.


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