Archive for March 12th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 03/12/14

Svenska: Vildcamping i Varberg

Svenska: Vildcamping i Varberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Camping store come-on.

PORAN  =  APRON,  TECIW  =  TWICE,  SOLNES  =  LESSON,  CUHPIC  =  HICCUP   —   Giving us:  APTELSSHIC

Clue/Question:  The campers were interested in a new tent, so he gave them a – – –

Tents in Camp 4

Tents in Camp 4 (Photo credit: hoi polloi)

Answer:  SALES PITCH

Tom Green

Tom Green (Photo credit: jdlasica)

 

English: Will Shortz at the third annual Bosto...

English: Will Shortz at the third annual Boston Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held April 23, 2011 at the Harvard University Science Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I like the pun!  No new clue words today, but all were jumbled very nicely.  I think all the jumblings themselves are new.  I didn’t struggle to solve any of them though.  The answer letter layout was great.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  And, hopefully, made some of you think a bit to get the answer.  Fun cartoon.  That one character with the beard always makes me think of Tom Green, and the one with the mustache makes me think of Will Shortz.  That’s about it, guys.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Crypto(mis)quote Spoiler – 03/12/14

Rustic Civility by William Collins showing a c...

Rustic Civility by William Collins showing a child “tugging his forelock” as a local authority figure passes on horseback (only visible by the shadow) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.”   —   John Churton Collins

 

English: William Collins (d. 1759)

English: William Collins (d. 1759) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quote appears to be mis-attributed.  I initially looked at all the John Churton Collins quotation pages, and I could not find this particular quote.  The closest being:  “Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.”  However, a search on the quote itself returns multiple citings of this quote being said by a William Collins.  There are a number of William Collins’ who could have said it, but the sites that follow up the quote’s author with a little bio have it as William Collins, the 18th Century poet.  I suppose the internet could be wrong, but it’s much more likely that our Cryptoquote friends just got this one wrong.  Hey!  We all make mistakes, from time to time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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