Archive for March 3rd, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/03/16

Novels in a Polish bookstore

Novels in a Polish bookstore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”   —   Cassandra Clare

English: Political correctness meets fungus no...

English: Political correctness meets fungus nomenclature To avoid any accusation of anti-semitism, I’ll call this “Judas-ear” or “Jelly-ear” fungus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auricularia_auricula-judae It grows on wet wood (particularly elm and elder, says Wikipedia) in shaded conditions. This fine example was found deep inside a damp woodstack. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But, isn’t this one of the main points of books???  This seems to be a strange quote coming from an author . . . of books.  Is this a line from one of her characters, in one of her books?  Or, is she trying to make some kind of “political correctness” point?  It just sounds like censorship – which, unfortunately, is what a lot of political correctness really is – to me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 03/03/16

Warnschild vor Treibsand an den Baggerteichen ...

Warnschild vor Treibsand an den Baggerteichen Little Paxton Pits bei St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, GB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stick in the mud.

INGEV  =  GIVEN,  CANKK  =  KNACK,  SPYPAN  =  SNAPPY,  CRUSIC  =  CIRCUS   —   Giving us:  IKNSNU

Clue/Question:  He’d just stepped in quicksand, but the urgency of his situation hadn’t – – –

English: Danger Quicksand This gate leads to a...

English: Danger Quicksand This gate leads to a new pool south of the village of Newbold Verdon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SUNK IN

(Fun pun.  Short.  No new clue words, three new jumbles.  We’ve seen “crusic” before.  I thought it was the toughest of the jumbles.  Decent answer letter layout, and a great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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