Archive for August 7th, 2015

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/07/15

English: juvenile osprey learning to fly

English: juvenile osprey learning to fly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”   —  Nietzsche

(Accepting baby steps takes a certain kind of . . . maturity.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/07/15

Deutsch: Edison Home Phonograph, Suitcase-Modell

Deutsch: Edison Home Phonograph, Suitcase-Modell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Wizard of Menlo Park’s favorite invention.

GANAI  =  AGAIN,  CRODH  =  CHORD,  MOUSTT  =  UTMOST,  WLIVES  =  SWIVEL   —   Giving us:  AGNCODUOSSWIL

Clue/Question:  Thomas Edison was able to invent the phonograph, thanks to the fact that his – – –

Phonograph cylinders (in front), disc records ...

Phonograph cylinders (in front), disc records in back. One record album (“Puss in Boots”) is visible at right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOGIC WAS SOUND

(“Mary had a little lamb.”  Those were the first words Edison ever recorded on his first cylinder phonograph.  No firsts today, as far as clue words go.  But, three of today’s jumbles came up as new.  Only “crodh” has definitely been used here before.  The answer letter layout was excellent today!  A fantastic, cryptic jumble!  And, a great period piece cartoon.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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