Earth Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2016

1970s U.S. postage stamp block

1970s U.S. postage stamp block (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”   —   Barry Commoner

Blue Marble composite images generated by NASA...

Blue Marble composite images generated by NASA in 2001 (left) and 2002 (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A brilliant man, who was one of the founders of the environmental movement.  This makes for a great Earth Day quote!  Google usually celebrates holidays and famous – and not so famous – events with a single customized masthead, but today there are many with the Earth Day theme.  They all show the rich diversity of our beautiful planet.  Check them out.  Be well and do good – to the earth – every day!)   —   YUR


2 Responses to “Earth Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2016”


  1. 1 haliburton76 April 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    It wasn’t a hard cryp today, but I had to erase some letters when I saw the second word was not PEOPLE – the most common result of that configuration.
    In the Jumble, I think “catercorner” is slightly more formal, with “catty-corner” and “kitty-corner” just about equal in daily speech. The cartoon frame really captured the essence of cats on a bed, couch, chair, you name it!

  2. 2 unclerave April 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I didn’t have to erase anything, but I thought the second word was most likely PEOPLE as well, hal. I had the Os and the Ps in, and then I thought maybe there was some mistake in the Cryptoquote! But, I kept at it, and by the time I got to putting in the Rs I realized there was no mistake, and that the word was PROPER. (In yesterday’s Cryptoquote I thought there was also an error, for a bit, because – in my paper, at least – there was a two letter *word* at the end of the second to last *line*, and then the last *line* was the single 3-letter word ARE. I can’t remember – now – if I had the S or the H, for that 2-letter *word*, but it looked very funny, until I realized it was the word SHARE, just broken up!)

    Catercorner sounds like the original word – of French derivation – likely brought over with William the Conqueror. It likely devolved to catty-corner, and eventually to kitty-corner. Merriam Webster’s is my Bible, so if they have both catty-corner AND catercorner as variants of kitty-corner, then I’d say the crown goes to the “kitty”! LOL!

    — YUR


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