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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/14

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, se...

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, seated, facing front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Usually, about five seconds sooner too.  We don’t know if we can be a hero until we’re in the heat of the moment.  I think most of us would measure up.  I had some trouble getting this one started, but then I broke my own rule and looked at the author.  From there it was a piece of cake.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/14

Deutsch: Albert Einstein

Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”   —   Albert Einstein

(I can just hear some of you wing-nuts out there:  “Why, that’s just some kind of Commie-talk!”  Easy there, you Ayn Rand devotees.  All he’s really saying is:  concentrate on doing your job, and doing it well, and success will come . . . in due time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/14

Hands clenched in fists.

Hands clenched in fists. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A closed fist is the lock of heaven and the open hand is the key of mercy.”   —   Persian Proverb

(Boxers get an exemption, because they’re engaged in a sport, and it’s their profession.  Enforcers don’t, because their goal is to hurt and to terrorize.  Be well, do good . . . and keep your hand open.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/14

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band...

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band of Horses plays at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, October 10, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A pastor and a very prepared player.


Clue/Question:  The keyboard player at the church was – – -

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg)...

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg), by Johann Andreas Silbermann, 1741 on which Louis Thiry recorded The Art of Fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Wonderful pun, and a great Jumble!  We do have another new clue word today, in “higher”.  Go get’ em, ralis95!  We have three new jumbles, from what I can see, with only the one for “notch” having been used before.  I struggled to get “garble”.  I didn’t take the time to write out various combinations, though.  I just decided to back into it.  It’s faster.  Fortunately, the entire set up, and the first six letters, made the answer easy enough for me to get.  From that I knew I needed an R, A and E, and that’s when it became un”garble”d!  Despite all that, I still thought it was a great answer letter layout.  The cartoon did a fine job illustrating the gag.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/16/14

English: Painting of Christopher Columbus. The...

English: Painting of Christopher Columbus. The painting Virgen de los Navegantes (in the Sala de los Almirantes, Royal Alcazar, Seville). A painting by Alejo Fernández between 1505 and 1536. It is the only state sponsored portrait of the First Admiral of the Indias called Don Cristoval Colon known today as Christopher Columbus in English. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”   —   Christopher Columbus

(This is the first quotation from Christopher Columbus since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s a good quote that can be applied to many other aspects of life.  We all know, now, that the ocean can be crossed, so we don’t necessarily need that courage.  But, the first people who went into space needed that same kind of courage.  People facing death need that courage.  Crossing into the unknown, for most of us, is very daunting.  Those are the big things, of course.  There are plenty of lesser challenges that involve breaching our personal unknowns.  And, we all need to just suck it up and go for it.  That’s when we progress.  That’s when we grow.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/15/14

English: This image is of international (Youth...

English: This image is of international (Youth & College) motivational Keynote Speaker “Yo Pal” Hal Elrod. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”   —   Napoleon Hill

English: , American author and motivational sp...

English: , American author and motivational speaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Kind of an early self-help guru.  If he were alive today, I’m sure that he would be a very popular motivational speaker.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/14/14

Nederlands: Nederlands jeugdteam WK 2006

Nederlands: Nederlands jeugdteam WK 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Slinging encouragement from the sidelines.


Clue/Question:  Even though he couldn’t participate with his team at the tug of war, he was – – –

Rajasthani women take part in tug of war game ...

Rajasthani women take part in tug of war game at Pushkar fair, in India’s desert state of Rajasthan, November 15, 2005. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colourful and popular fairs in India. Thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Of course he was.  It’s his team!  And, sometimes you pull for a team that’s competing against your rival.  As I’m pulling for Green Bay to beat the Jets!  You’ve got to root for your team, no matter what!  All of the jumbling was fairly challenging today.  And we even had a new word, causing a “ruckus”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will need to add this to his famous clue word database.  The answer letter layout was very well thought out.  It gave nothing away, and was a great jumble in its own right.  The cartoon does a fine job of illustrating both the physical and mental tension of the event.  Very satisfying Sunday Jumble, folks.  Enjoy the brief remainder of your weekends, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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