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(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/15

If God had intended us to fly, he never would have given us railways.”   —   Michael Flanders

(Boy, it was tough getting this one started!  Gave me fits!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/15

Visual Description:  Meanwhile . . . back at the nursery.

HROBET  =  BOTHER,  TAPUDE  =  UPDATE,  GREFTO  =  FORGET,  SODTED  =  ODDEST,  GALBEM  =  GAMBLE,  NNUDIW  =  UNWIND   —   Giving us:  BOHDATFOOSAUWD

Clue/Question:  The maple tree would eventually provide shade in the summertime without a – – –

Answer:  SHADOW OF A DOUBT

(But, of course!  Another great pun.  Again, no new clue words, but all the jumbles are coming up as new.  Fantastic answer letter layout!  I can see some of you struggling to solve this.  Basic tree farm cartoon.  Well shaded.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/15

Visual Description:  At the hobby shop, with pop.

XEYOP  =  EPOXY,  PILME  =  IMPEL,  TYREKU  =  TURKEY,  ASACUB  =  ABACUS   —   Giving us:  EILTRKCS

Clue/Question:  When it came to buying the right glue for their model airplane, his father was being a – – –

Answer:  STICKLER

(A little surprised they didn’t go with STICK-LER, or quotation marks, or something.  I’m kind of a stickler for these kind of things!  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  None were terribly difficult to unjumble.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic, but this was not a difficult solve for me.  The cartoon, as usual, was lots of fun.  Takes me back to my childhood, when I was building various models.  I started off with classic horror movie monsters, like Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, and The Wolfman.  I think The Bride of Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon too.  Then I was big into airplanes; mostly WWII fighter planes.  Then I got into various race cars.  A lot of roadsters and such.  It used to be a relatively inexpensive hobby.  I’m sure that’s probably changed.  Well, that was a nice little trip down memory lane!  I also went to school with a girl named Ann Shickler – maybe there was another C in there – and I just saw her at my 40th high school reunion.  Nice girl, fun reunion.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/25/15

In the distance, the gestures of animals look human; the gestures of human beings bestial.”   —   Malcolm de Chazal

(Not a particularly easy solve!  I wanted QGH to be THE from the very beginning, but sometimes THE is not enough!  I counted on PL being either IF or IN, the O possibly being the S, and the MH had to be de, le, or la.  I went “de”, and with the I of IN, or IF, the maybe S, and the T of THE I was able to figure out DISTANCE.  From there it came together fairly quickly, but it was a tough start.  I was going to go with CHAVAL, but Google came up with CHAZAL.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

 


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