Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/11

Coat of Arms: 3 Gold Lions on a Red Field

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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.”   —   John Berry

(This would appear to be the John Berry who was an English Naval officer, who later became a prominent Jersey Boy!  The quote is sometimes cited from a story/book called Flight of White Crows, but it’s hard to pin this to the same John Berry.  Regardless, it is a great quotation, and kind of surprising coming from someone from the age of Manifest Destiny.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/11”

  1. 1 Richard April 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The bad Temper of the Pilot got the best of him. After he lifted off of the Wharf on his Sortee he realized he forgot to turn of his Stereo. Having fun, wordsmiths, with Sortee and Stereo flying high in the wind or flying high listening to music. You decide?

  2. 2 unclerave April 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I *toyed* with SORTEE as well, Richard. But, i realized that the true spelling of the word was SORTIE, so I backed into STEREO by getting the answer, and then going back to see where the S, T, and O would work.


  3. 3 Richard April 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Yes, the Sortee spelling looked “funny.” I used my trusty Oxford English on-line dictionary or my handy Merriman-Webster to ascertain the correct meaning. I was missing the third “t” and re-scrambled the already scrambl;ed word and “jacked-up” the Stereo. I had the punch-line before I figured out “stereo” It’s weird how that works sometimes.

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