Archive for September 13th, 2015

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/13/15

Anti-Stratfordian Mark Twain, wrote "Is S...

Anti-Stratfordian Mark Twain, wrote “Is Shakespeare Dead?” shortly before his death in 1910. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate:  when he can’t afford it, and when he can.”   —   Mark Twain

(Even old Mark Twain knew the perils of gambling.  To think that we have largely legalized most gambling, just boggles my mind.  To my way of thinking, gambling can be much more destructive than our other puritanical vices.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/13/15

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The up, up and away getaway.

PESOXE  =  EXPOSE,  LAHHET  =  HEALTH,  RLAMYW  =  WARMLY,  SNAILD  =  ISLAND,  GYCERL  =  CLERGY,  STIMBU  =  SUBMIT   —   Giving us:  OEEAHWRMISNCERSIT

Clue/Question:  His hot air balloon had just been stolen.  The policeman told him that – – –

English: A hot air balloon in flight at the Mi...

English: A hot air balloon in flight at the Mid-Hudson Valley balloon festival along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CRIME WAS ON THE RISE

(Wow!  A seventeen letter answer!  That’s about as long as they get.  Initially, I didn’t have a clue as to what the answer might be.  But, I guessed – fairly accurately – that the middle words were:  WAS IN THE.  This left me with OERMCERSI.  Out of that I saw CRIME.  Which left me with OERS.  From there I realized that IN should be ON, and that would give me RISE.  None of the clue words were new today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The only one that stumped me for a bit was “stimbu”.  But, I’m really glad that I was able to get it, because I don’t think I could have possibly backed into it, based on what it took me to get the answer.  So, I’d have to say that the answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  The cartoon was great.  It DID contain some clues to the answer . . . I just wasn’t picking up on them.  Some days are like that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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