Archive for May 14th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/14/16

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.”   —   Dr. Smiley Blanton

(Our first quote, and a great one, from the good doctor!  At least it’s the first one since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It took a little educated guessing to complete the author’s name.  10 consonants were available, but only the M made sense to me, for the first name.  Of the remaining 9 consonants, I figured there were 3 possibilities, B, K, and P.  Klanton and Planton could work, but Blanton had a more probable ring to it.  I believe all of us should remain curious throughout our lives.  As the good quotes go, it is the spark behind the spark of every great idea, and it’s the wick in the candle of learning.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  If anyone is interested, there currently is no Wikipedia page for Dr. Smiley Blanton.  So, if you’ve go the time, and feel inclined, have at it!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/14/16

English: Tubing on the Esopus Creek in the Cat...

English: Tubing on the Esopus Creek in the Catskills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Drifting down the stream.


Clue/Question:  He didn’t want to go tubing, but he did to – – –

English: Author: MT Source: Guadalupe River, N...

English: Author: MT Source: Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX Date: Summer 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Fun little pun!  Tubing is a lot of fun!  It’s the much more sedate version of white water rafting.  No new clue words today, and this was verified by THE very latest edition of the ralis95 clue word database.  It arrived in my email yesterday afternoon.  We’re up to 3123 words!  Three of the jumbles are new though.  We’ve definitely seen “rawef” before.  It took me a few seconds to see “thorny”, so for me that was the toughest one.  The answer letter layout was a masterpiece of a jumble, as it gave nothing away.  The cartoon was a lot of fun, and it brought back mostly good memories.  I always had a great time, but always ended up with a fairly bad sunburn.  I’d put sunblock on, but with all the water it would only last just so long.  And, with the drinking of beer, you kind of forget to reapply it.  Tubing without beer, you say???  Don’t be ridiculous!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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