Archive for May 11th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/11/15

Saint Anselm College graduation

Saint Anselm College graduation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerves for oars.”   —   Richard Halliburton

Modus operandi

Modus operandi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This was a more difficult solve than I had expected.  I was relatively sure that the “K’L” was “I’m”, but I couldn’t be sure that it wasn’t some kind of continuation from the line above.  And, as it turned out, only a single word ended with the letter E, which is unusual.  Going with the “I’m” assumption, and contrary to my usual modus operandi, I went to the author’s name, and figured out that the first name was Richard.  That became my key.  The quote itself?  Well, ’tis the season.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/11/15

English: An old farmer woman, Eastern Europe.

English: An old farmer woman, Eastern Europe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  From the mountains, to the prairies . . .

CADYE  =  DECAY,  NOOZE  =  OZONE,  RIXEPE  =  EXPIRE,  PARSIN  =  SPRAIN   —   Giving us:  DEOERSP

Clue/Question:  It was time to plant the corn, and the farmer was ready to – – –

English: View across the corn fields Taken fro...

English: View across the corn fields Taken from the junction of Reece Lane with the track and footpath to Winterdown Farm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PROSEED

(Yeah.  That’s a good stinky pun.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was pretty good, especially considering how short the answer was.  Fine cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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