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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/08/10

Good breeding shows itself most where to an ordinary eye it appears least.”   —   Joseph Addison

(This took me longer than it should have.  I decided that the “ZPZ” was the key, but I was thinking: did, mom, and eve.  I cam up with a slew of other such words, but “eye” totally escaped me until I was half way done!  The double letters both helped, and hurt, some.  “Good” seemed to be a good place to start, and then “good breeding” just kind of opened the whole thing up for me!  Thanks, Mom . . . and Dad!)   —   YUR  🙂

PS.  First day with the new PC, folks!

(What s/b the) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/10

(Never mind.  I got it.  Btw, WordPress does not allow striking out words/letters in the Title/Subject line.  At least not using Explorer it doesn’t.)

Visual Description:  A lawyer’s in depth reading of an extremely thorough will.

NIVIET  =  INVITE,  RASITE  =  SATIRE,  HOWTRY  =  WORTHY,  STYLUB  =  SUBTLY,  GLIEGG  =  GIGGLE,  NELPOY  =  OPENLY   —   Giving us:  IITSTIRHSLGEPN

Clue/Question:  When the small print in the lawyer’s will was read, it ended up . . .

Answer:  SPLITTINGHEIRS

(I had a beast of a time with today’s puzzle!  “Satire” did not jump off the page for me.  I was completely closed to “openly”.  But most of all, the subtlety of “subtly” . . . was lost on me.  Even a second set of eyes – my daughter’s – did not help.  Although, when I finally got it she said that was the first word she thought of, but thought it had to be spelled differently!  – One of the strangest words in the English language! –  Going to press I still did not get the answer.  I was going to put this out there for you guys to enlighten your dear old uncle.  My first inkling was to have the first word end in “ing”, but then I was thinking that the second word might be *right*.  With only the one “G” to play with I then went into stumble-mode.  As I’m starting to post this I took another look at the cartoon and realized it had nothing to do with being a lawyer’s will.  It could’ve been anybody’s will.  It didn’t matter that the lawyer reading it was using a magnifying glass either.  What mattered was the reactions of the beneficiaries.  Some seemed satisfied, while some others were decidedly miffed.  The word “heirs” finally hit me, and from there “splitting” became very clear.  Good pun!  How many of you had as much trouble with this as I did?  I had trouble getting the cryptoquote today, as well!  Good thing it’s Sunday.)   —   YUR


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