A cryptoquote is a word puzzle with an encrypted, well-known quote. Players use various ciphers, such as a substitution cipher, to decode the phrase and its attribution.
Although cryptoquotes are derivations of cryptograms, puzzle solvers use specific strategies to solve them. Players translate common letters, words and short phrases to outline the structure of the quote. Another strategy includes decoding and analyzing the source of the quote before the text. The letters in the source's name help to decipher the rest of the text, and knowing who said or wrote the quote makes it easier to guess the content of the message.