(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/09

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.”   — Mark Twain

(Mr. Twain never could have envisioned FOX News.  I hear that Rupert Murdock actually pays quite well.) —   YUR


6 Responses to “(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/09”


  1. 1 JMin October 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Did MT actually say this? When I googled this quote, I found it attributed to Elizabeth I or Francis Bacon.

  2. 2 DLG October 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I agree. This was a challange. Couldn’t get my brain working at all!

    DLG

  3. 3 unclerave October 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I can’t find anything linking it to Twain either, JMin! Maybe it’s a new wrinkle for the Cryptoquote. Decipher the quote, and the alleged speaker, then try to confirm who said it!

    YUR

  4. 4 unclerave October 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah, DLG. I was pretty certain about Es and Ss all along, but I started out thinking the Bs were Ts, and LNYY was the word WILL. I thought KEEPS might be either NEEDS or FEELS, too. It finally all came together when I realized the Ws were the Ts.

    YUR

  5. 5 JMin October 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I actually guess right (as far as the puzzle is concerned) that the author was Mark Twain and the rest fell together pretty quickly. Go figure.

  6. 6 Jen October 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Didn’t have the patience for this one. All the double letters threw me. Definitely a tough one.


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