Archive for July 17th, 2011

(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/17/11

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, ...

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A work of genius is but the newspaper of the century, or perchance of a hundred centuries.”   —   Nathaniel Hawthorne

(For a long time I wasn’t sure if the “Z” was the A or the I.  Even after deciding on the A, I thought the “H” was the I and the “K” was the N.  I was long leaning on the “C” being the E, but I wasn’t able to bring everything together until I committed to that.  Mainly because THE helped me get both HAWTHORNE and NATHANIEL.  The line is from a larger passage, so you might have trouble finding it in collections of quotations.  I love a good challenging cryptoquote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/17/11

Entrance to Mt Rushmore

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Visual Description:  The Knurek family vacation coda.

QAICUT  =  ACQUIT,  PRAGAM  =  GRAMPA, RKTYIC  =  TRICKY,  PRTINU  =  TURNIP,  CPIUPK  =  PICKUP,  RWERIT  =  WRITER   —   Giving us:  CRITIPUTE

Clue/Question:  Taking photographs of your vacation makes it easier to do this later.

Answer:  PICTURE IT

(Top of the line Jumble, kids!  Starting it off with “acquit” was genius.  I’m certain there was plenty of head scratching going on over that word.  Brits and such might have had a hard time getting “grampa”, as WordPress does not recognize the word.  Also, the word “pickup” is pretty much an American compound word.  I lightly wrote in both of those words to see how things would play out.  Fortunately, they did.  And, fortunately, I am an American!  I’m sure there are some Brits out there thinking:  Oh, you Yanks, with your pigeon bastardised English!  Tough cookies, ya Limeys!  The Jumble is PROUDLY made in the USA, baby!  But, I digress.  “Turnip” was “tricky”, and all the clue words – and the answer letters – were very nicely scrambled.  As far as the Knurek family vacation theme goes, I thought yesterday was it.  But, it looks like today is the final wrap up.  For those who didn’t/don’t like my using coda in the visual description . . . be thankful I didn’t lay dénouement on you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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