Archive for January 27th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/27/15

Dante Alighieri, detail from a Luca Signorelli...

Dante Alighieri, detail from a Luca Signorelli fresco in the chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set fire the hearts of all men.”   —   Dante Alighieri

(Very true.  It’s part of human nature . . . maybe all of nature.  But, the more civilized, empathetic of us have learned to – largely – keep these sins in check.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Our first Dante quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/27/15

Hietalahdentori flea market, Helsinki, Finland.

Hietalahdentori flea market, Helsinki, Finland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  News Flash:  Jumble Mug beats out Toby Mug!

NKRAD  =  DRANK,  VGERO  =  GROVE,  ITANTA  =  ATTAIN,  FEROPX  =  PREFIX   —   Giving us:  DAKGVETANEI

Clue/Question:  Getting a good deal at a swap meet involved a lot of – – –

English: Taken at a Chicagoland Flea Market. R...

English: Taken at a Chicagoland Flea Market. Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GIVE AND TAKE

(Well, alrighty then!  An appropriate pun.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  They were all pretty easy though.  The answer letter layout was very good, but I was able to get the answer immediately.  The cartoon was pretty cool.  I like the bald guy’s expression.  He looks like he just came upon the rarest find ever.  Don’t the guys sell these somewhere?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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