Archive for May 20th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/16

Portrait of Hippolyte Taine.

Portrait of Hippolyte Taine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.  The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”   —   Hippolyte Taine

(I think they are really going out of their way to give us quotes from other, lesser quoted authors!  This quote works very well . . . for cat people.  For the record, I like, and have had, both cats and dogs, but my preference is for dogs.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/16

Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise L...

Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Cross-studio negotiations.

RESUH  =  USHER,  BUDTO  =  DOUBT,  COILSA  =  SOCIAL,  PINNAK  =  NAPKIN   —   Giving us:  USRDOTOCINPK

Clue/Question:  When Donald and Daffy teamed up to make a movie, it was a huge – – –

"Train leaving on Track 5..."

“Train leaving on Track 5…” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRODUCKSTION

(Hey!  This is kind of a double pun too.  They’re both ducks, and they’re both pros!  I love it!  Of course, anything with cartoon characters works for me!  No new clue words again.  Three of the four jumbles came up as new, with only “pinnak” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a superlative jumble.  It gave nothing away.  I was always a big fan of both of the ducks.  Even though they always played second fiddle to Bugs and Mickey, I always thought they were funnier.  But then again, I always wanted the Coyote to catch the Road-Runner too!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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