Archive for August 23rd, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/14

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Russian Lit bit.

ZOGIM  =  GIZMO,  LORTL  =  TROLL,  UNITYM  =  MUTINY,  FLOSIS  =  FOSSIL   —   Giving us:  GOTRLNYOS

Clue/Question:  If you asked Tolstoy why “War and Peace” had 1225 pages, he’d say it was a – – –

Русский: Марка СССР

Русский: Марка СССР (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LONG STORY

(And, he wouldn’t be just whistling Dixie either!  That is quite a tome.  Maybe not the world’s longest book, but it is definitely right up there.  I wonder if they strung together all of my comments, from these spoilers over the past six years, if I’d come close to “War and Peace”.  Probably not.

No new clue words today, but each jumble appears to be new.  They flowed pretty smoothly for me though.  I liked today’s answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious about it.  The cartoon and question kind of makes the answer pretty obvious though.  Still, a satisfying Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/14

Adenauer with the mother of a German POW broug...

Adenauer with the mother of a German POW brought home in 1955 from the Soviet Union, due to Adenauer’s visit to Moscow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.”   —   Konrad Adenauer

(I guess then at least one of us would be happy!  The trouble with quotations like this is there needs to be context.  The quote itself is all over the place, but there is no context.  He was a German statesman, so he must have been referring appeasement to a more powerful state.  The United States?  The Soviet Union?  Simple search engine queries got me nowhere.  Maybe some of you academic types know what he was getting at.  I’m all ears.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Yesterday’s tough Cryptoquote garnered more queries than the Jumble did!  And, that is very unusual.   —   YUR


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