I usually try to do the puzzles in the newspaper. Crossword, Word Game, SudoKu and best of all, Cryptoquip.
The last one is a sentence or two made up of letters standing for other letters. It reminds me of a code. Today the clue was B equals W. There were only two B's in the whole thing.
Here is the puzzle:
BGPQ CK NKR MRSSKMY EYZVPW BGYPQ IPZVYZM MGKRUC MPN QK YPJG KQGYZ OYIKZY OYC? "EURQYW WPJGQ
I finally solved it. Here is the answer: (many times the answer is a pun)
What do you suppose German wheat farmers should say to each other before bed? " Gluten Nacht."
I finally figured out the WHAT and the WHEAT and that got me started. Maybe it's a time waster or maybe it will keep my brain active. Let's hope.