Archive for December 14th, 2011

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/14/11

Deutsch: Der englische Politiker George Savile...

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He that leaveth little to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.”   —   Lord Halifax (AKA:  George Savile, and the 1st Marquess of Halifax)

English: Coat of arms of Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

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(Until this moment, I never knew that Halifax was first a town in England!  I only knew it as a city in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Makes sense, I guess.  Unless some place is named with a Native American word/name then I guess most places in America would be named after old world towns and cities.  Cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

A Chilling Jumble Spoiler – 12/14/11

"Taking an observation at the pole"....

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Visual Description:  Explorer with a classic explorer’s pose, and his smarter assistant.

TBROO  =  ROBOT,  KCNHU  =  CHUNK,  CLEDOK  =  LOCKED,  TAREOT  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  ROOHNLKOT

Clue/Question:  When Amundsen finally reached the South Pole, all he could do was . . .

Answer:  LOOK NORTH

(Ahh!  This Jumble really hits home.  100 years ago today, Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.  Upon completing this monumental task Amundsen retired to The Bahamas!  Just kidding.  But, could you blame him?  I don’t know what he did next.  Disney Land/World wasn’t around yet, so no one sent him there.  I’m guessing that today’s joke is that: when you stand over the South Pole anyway you look is going to be considered North.  I never really gave it much thought.  Same would hold true if you stood directly over the North Pole.  Any way you look would be considered South.

Fairly challenging puzzle.  “Robot” and “chunk” were easy, but “chunk” seems to be new.  Both “locked” and “rotate” were difficult, but only “locked” is new.  Everything was well jumbled, and the answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  I like the historically themed puzzles!  They’re a nice change of pace.  “Vaere godt og gjore godt, venner.”  Be well and do good, friends. – in Norwegian . . . sorta)   —   YUR


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