Archive for June 18th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/18/11

Baobab tree near Victoria Lakes 1000 years old

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There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:  one is roots, the other is wings.”   —   Hodding Carter

(I have a great print of this quotation in my home.  It shows a stylized adult speaking to a child, while standing upon the roots of a large tree, whose trunk opens up to a canopy of various birds on the wing.  It’s not word for word the same as the above, but apparently there are a few recognized variants of this marvelous sentiment.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/18/11

Close up of Cheers Beacon Hill - Boston, MA (B...

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Visual Description:  Norm Peterson, switched from Cheers to a . . . a Dove Bar?

GIHMT  =  MIGHT,  USPHL  =  PLUSH,  ONOSIP  =  POISON,  RTMEOH  =  MOTHER   —   Giving us:  IGTPLSOONOE

Clue/Question:  The bartender in the bird bar was a . . .

Answer:  STOOL PIGEON

(Cute.  Not very difficult, but cute.  Great scrambling, especially on the word “mother”.  My initial reaction was “thermo”, but I knew that it’s a prefix and not a complete word.  The bartender looks a little like Woody.  Could the center bird be Cliff Claven?  Have a great weekend everybody!  Be nice to your fathers, if they’re still with us.  If they’re not, then remember them fondly!  Be well, friends.)   —   YUR


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