Archive for August 4th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/04/14

Jean-Baptiste Greuze portrait of Benjamin Fran...

Jean-Baptiste Greuze portrait of Benjamin Franklin used on the $100 bill from 1929 until 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Clearly, Colonial Philadelphia!

VREIR  =  RIVER,  NASTD  =  STAND,  OLEVIT  =  VIOLET,  NERLTE  =  RELENT   —   Giving us:  IVSNDIOEEN

Clue/Question:  Bifocals were becoming as popular as Ben Franklin – – –

Philadelphia - Old City: Second Bank Portrait ...

Philadelphia – Old City: Second Bank Portrait Gallery – Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: wallyg)

Answer:  ENVISIONED

 

English: US Postage stamp,Benjamin Franklin 25...

English: US Postage stamp,Benjamin Franklin 250th anniversary issue of 1956, 3c, carmine red (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Yes, Ben was a man of great vision.  Inventor, writer, scientist.  He was like an early American Leonardo da Vinci.  Plus, he had quite a successful career in politics.  He was the 6th President of Pennsylvania!  I didn’t even realize they had an office like that, but Pennsylvania has always been a commonwealth.  He was the Minister to both France and Sweden.  And, he was the 1st United States Postmaster General.  He was also quite the ladies man!

The clue words are all old reliables, today.  All of the jumbling, though, seemed new.  The answer letter layout was good, but could have been better.  Switching “stand” for “river” would have avoided the letter combination of VSN, which is a widely accepted abbreviation for vision.  Other than that, it was fine.  The cartoon evokes images of the City of Brotherly Love.  Ben was a big proponent of doing good, so be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/04/14

 

Crane on St. George Street

Crane on St. George Street (Photo credit: nouspique)

 

sandhill cranes in fog, three adults at left, ...

sandhill cranes in fog, three adults at left, youngster at right (Photo credit: Andrew Reding)

There is no future in any job.  The future lies in the man who holds the job.”   —   George Crane

(And, thanks to automation, there are far less jobs for man to hold a future in.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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