Archive for July 22nd, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/22/11

Statue of Hemingway by José Villa Soberón, El ...

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Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk, that will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”   —   Ernest Hemingway

(Yeah, but how many drunks do you know who can keep their mouths shut?  Alcohol has ways of loosening inhibitions and the tongue.  Probably best just not to drink!  Heresy, Lee?!?!  Well, maybe just not until drunk.  Although, that’s not always easy to do.  Now is it, folks?  Even those of us who drink in moderation can sometimes, unwittingly, reach/breach that tipping point.  Oh, the stories I could tell!  Yesterday was Ernest Hemingway’s birthday!  I knew it, but forgot/neglected to note it in yesterday’s postings.  My buddy, Frank Wagner is down in Key West, FL this week.  I told him he should enter a “Papa” lookalike contest.  He bears a pretty decent resemblance to the Old Man!  Today would have been Alexander Calder‘s 113th birthday!  Lots of great living birthdays today, as usual.  But, I’m going to limit my greetings to two.  Alex Trebek turns 71 today.  I’ve always been a huge Jeopardy fan!  And, actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 64 today.  Very funny man.  Happy birthday!  Peace.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/11

Washington Monument circa 1860. Library of Con...

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Visual Description:  Inspiration from one of Jeff’s kid’s American History projects?

UNBTL  =  BLUNT,  ETKAN  =  TAKEN,  LOLBYD  =  BOLDLY,  UMSRME  =  SUMMER   —   Giving us:  UNTAENOLMM

Clue/Question:  The construction project based on plans drawn by Robert Mills was this.

Answer:  MONUMENTAL

(Clue word-wise, very similar to yesterday’s!  Not new, fairly standard words, but they were well-scrambled.  The answer letters were scrambled very nicely today, as well.  It looks like Jeff drew some inspiration from some Wikipedia photos, of the plans and building of the Washington Monument!  I’ve always been a big history buff – although, as I get older I see how very subjective it largely is – so I welcome historical themed Jumbles.  You can only do so many husband/wife, general human interaction type Jumbles without them getting kind of redundant.  Bring ’em on, guys!  Education never hurt anyone!  Now, which picture should I use?  The proposed sketch, or the monument under construction?  Hmm!  Concepts are great, but execution makes for employment.  Even if it’s, technically, only temporary employment. Be well, friends.)   —   YUR


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