Archive for April 8th, 2012

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/08/12

 

never_too_late

never_too_late (Photo credit: Eccentric Scholar)

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”   —   George Eliot

(As lovely a sentiment as I’ve ever heard.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/08/12

Rolex Yachtmaster

Rolex Yachtmaster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Punctual presentation at the podium of the founder of Rolex.

WOTDAR  =  TOWARD,  USMELS  =  MUSSEL,  EATLYL  =  LATELY,  REWITR  =  WRITER,  RREOPP  =  PROPER,  PAIUTO  =  UTOPIA   —   Giving us:  TDMSSLTLITEOOI

Clue/Question:  When they put a wristwatch on the statue, . . .

Answer:  TIME STOOD STILL

 

The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Day The Earth Stood Still (Photo credit: bigoteetoe)

(A little history lesson, for an Easter morning!  I’d never heard of Hans Wilsdorf before, but I figured he had to play a role in today’s puzzle.  Otherwise, it could have been a statue of almost anyone!  Before looking him up, I thought he might have been the author of The Day The Earth Stood Still, which is really just a movie.  The movie, though, is based on a short story, Farewell to the Master, by Edmund H. North.  But, no, Hans was a master watchmaker and the founder of the Rolex watch company.  Cool.  I guess we do learn something new every day.

There were three new additions to the ralis95 clue word database, and they were surprisingly simple words.  They are “lately”, “writer” and “proper”.  I would of thought that “mussel” and “utopia” might have been new, because they’re not quite as common as the others, but they are already in the database.  The answer letter layout was a work of art.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  A nice Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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