Cryptoquote Spoiler


“There was a man, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had.”   —   John Bunyan

4 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler”


  1. 1 duggles April 2, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Glad to see someone publishing the answers to the Jumble and the Cryptograms! Evidently my newspaper (Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock AR) and yours have the same source for them. It’s generally my first order of business after reading the unfunny part of the paper and then funnies, to work them every day. I’ve even programmed (using perl) a jumble solver as well as a cryptogram solver, which is nowhere near as fast or complete as it needs to be, but I guess it doesn’t matter since it’s just for my amusement. I like to solve them manually and then take them to the computer to see if the program can do the job. I have to admit that on occasion, when the jumble stumps me, that I’ve availed myself of some computing power to get the answer ;-)

    I noticed you posted a Sunday Jumble and Cryptogram. My paper doesn’t carry them. I was curious what newspaper you get them from.

    I’ll be checking back in. I was thinking you might add some personal observation on the solutions – sometimes I feel like venting about some perceived fault like a mis-attributed quote or a jumble word that has more than one possible resolution… I’ll bet you have too.

    I’ll also dig a little deeper into your posts. My blog does not benefit from the fact that I’m not very good about posting regularly. I sorta go in spurts.

  2. 2 unclerave April 2, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for the positive feedback, duggles! I really appreciate it. I’m a bit of a technophobe, which is why it has taken me so long to get my own blog. I was intimidated, but a friend turned me on to wordpress.com. It’s ironic you mentioned the program perl – which I know NOTHING about – because my friend’s blog is on knitting! She goes by knitant, and she was one of the people who strongly encouraged me to start writing. (I came up with the “spoilers” a few days into blogging.)

    My paper is The Journal News. It’s a Gannett paper. My mother’s paper only carries the Sunday Cryptoquote/Cryptogram. (The Jumble is daily.)

    It’s funny that you mentioned it, because I was considering the personal observation angle this morning, but kind of got sidetracked. I could always go back and edit them, I guess.

    I’m trying to stay regular with the “spoilers”. The Op/Ed stuff and things that I think are of interest are semi-regular. If I can figure a way to make $ off of this then I’ll be sure keep it full and current.

    Take care! Come back often! Tell your word-nerd friends about Uncle Rave!

    Peace!

  3. 3 duggles April 7, 2008 at 10:16 am

    What is the name of your mother’s paper that carries the Sunday Jumble. I want to see if I can get to it online.

  4. 4 unclerave April 7, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I could tell you . . . but then I’d have to kill you. Just kidding! I’ll even give you more than you asked for. Here:

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

    Your Uncle Rave


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