Cryptoquote Humbler – 04/18/16

Once again, I’m stuck in neutral, on something that I’m used to doing in overdrive.  There are four words that get used two times, with one of them ending probably in D, R, or S.  I’m guessing that the J is the A, but it could be the I.  Nothing is calling out o me.  Maybe I’m intimidated by the 10 and 13 letter worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Scratch all that crap!  The kid’s still got it!  As I was typing out my little pity party, and glancing down at the paper, suddenly the 10 letter word jumped into my head, and I saw the error of my earlier assumptions.  Read it and weep, suckas!

English: US astronaut Mae Jemison at Kennedy S...

English: US astronaut Mae Jemison at Kennedy Space Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Science provides an understanding of a universal experience.  Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.”   —   Mae Jemison

(I think it was a Mae Jemison quote that stopped me last time!  Wasn’t it?  OMG!  You would not believe the pictures Zemanta came up with because of the word “humbler”!  Uh, eeee-eww!  But, this definitely proves that you learn something new – though not always pretty – every day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

6 Responses to “Cryptoquote Humbler – 04/18/16”

  1. 1 Art Shapiro April 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Once I decided that the frequently-occurring letter must be E, the word EXPERIENCE immediately seemed evident; for some reason I’m seeing that word more and more in various crypts. That gave enough letters to quickly knock this guy down (with apologies for ending a sentence with a preposition.)

  2. 2 unclerave April 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm


    I suspected that the U was the E, but I couldn’t rule out that it might be an N or a T. But, the TM words threw me for a long while too. I thought they might be ST, and was a little surprised when UN came up. I wish I’d seen EXPERIENCE earlier, like you did. That auto-fill site you use sounds like it would be a big help, but I’m too much of a purist. Giving in to a pencil and an eraser is as far as I’ll go! (Thanks, Kelly!)

    — YUR

  3. 3 haliburton76 April 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Oddly (and fortuitously), SCIENCE jumped right out at me, and EXPERIENCE fell in place. Nice to see another quote from this astronaut/physician, whose NASA career was all too short.

  4. 4 unclerave April 19, 2016 at 8:54 am


    I thought maybe I was being punished for not knowing who Mae Jemison is. But, now that you said that her “career was all too short” I don’t feel too bad. A short career, combined with the weak way the media has covered the space program, these last 40 years, makes it more understandable to me. Growing up in the 60s and 70s the *space race* was always big news, and we all pretty much knew all the astronauts. I have mixed feelings about how much we should be spending on space programs, but I do miss the old days.

    — YUR

  5. 5 Mary April 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    THANK YOU! I also found this one to be difficult, but only because the paper that the puzzle was in had super poor font/print. The 2nd “EXPERIENCE” word looked like TMAUOKXJMAEMII, where the trailing II was really an H! I don’t even want to admit how long I fought this one!

  6. 6 unclerave April 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Hey, Mary. Maybe Mae Jemison will be more known for tough to solve cryptoquotes! — YUR

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