Archive for January 29th, 2014

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/14

Jacqueline Bouvier by David Berne in the John ...

Jacqueline Bouvier by David Berne in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.”   —   Jackie Kennedy

Drawing of Huckleberry finn with a rabbit and ...

Drawing of Huckleberry finn with a rabbit and a gun, by EW Kemble from the original 1884 edition of the book. 哈克貝利及一隻兔子和槍的畫作。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I worry for the future of books.  In this age of tablets and digital books I think we stand to lose more than what we think we might be gaining.  Having a tangible, printed book gives us the reassurance that this is what the author really said.  When it’s in its digital form it can be edited and manipulated, by whatever powers that may be, and no one has to be the wiser.  Whether it’s the use of the “N-word” in Huckleberry Finn, or earlier versions of NORAD and FAA Protocols, digital versions can be “sanitized” to suit someone’s needs, at the expense of originality . . . and the truth.  Speed and convenience are wonderful things, but truth and accuracy are ultimately much more important.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

English: An orbital analyst tracks the COSMOS ...

English: An orbital analyst tracks the COSMOS 1402 satellite in orbit in the Space Defense Operations Computation Center, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/29/14

Stephen King visits USO Warrior Center

Stephen King visits USO Warrior Center (Photo credit: The USO)

Visual Description:  A cute couple cwossing the quad.


Clue/Question:  When Tabitha Spruce met Stephen King in college, she met – – –

Stephen King Colection

Stephen King Colection (Photo credit: Sai89AJ)

Answer:  MR. WRITE

(And, he . . . Mrs. “Write”, to a lesser extent, as she is also an author.  Very few are as prolific as Stephen King though.  James Patterson can crank them out too, but King’s can be rather lengthy at times, while Patterson seems to be able to keep his stories to under 400 pages.  But, none of this has anything to do with today’s Jumble!

No new clue words today, but I did enjoy the jumbling of both “motion” and “theory”.  TOMINO put me in mind of tomatillos, which I just heard/read about for the first time.  I thought that the chef/author was just trying to sound ethnic, talking about some kind of small, Mexican tomatoes, or something, but they are a “fruit” unto themself, and are used in making Mexican/Central American green sauces.  They are in the same family as tomatoes though.  It was a recipe for something called Denver Green Chili, and it sounded good to me!  But of course, I’m a sucker for stews and chilis.  I likes my comfort food, folks!  Oh, yeah.  The Jumble.  The answer letter layout was pretty spiffy today.  Nothing given away there.  And, that’s saying a lot for a short answer like today’s.  The cartoon was charming and romantic.  Was King expecting this, Jeff?  Or, was he just kind of the most logical choice for this Jumble?  Doesn’t really matter, I guess.  I just know that sometimes Jeff has very specific reasons for his cartoons.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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