Archive for May 21st, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/16

General George Patton

General George Patton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”   —   George S. Patton

(Which is probably why he wasn’t involved in planning the D-Day Invasion of Normandy!  I don’t think this was meant to be a general statement.  It probably had more to do with the opportunity of the moment.  Element of surprise, and all that.  In this kind of context he is correct.  There are definitely times when “He who hesitates is lost” is sound advice.  He’s often portrayed as a bit of a coarse buffoon, but he was a very effective general.  Not nearly as cerebral as Eisenhower, but Patton had to contend with dyslexia, which gives most sufferers a feeling of inferiority.  This made him feel that he constantly had to prove himself.  That would be tough for anyone to contend with, but especially for a military leader.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/16

English: Italian Playing Cards

English: Italian Playing Cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Knurek’s knack for subliminal messaging.

RAAMO  =  AROMA,  RADUG  =  GUARD,  NICDDA  =  CANDID,  WESLIV  =  SWIVEL   —   Giving us:  ARAGRDCNDSWI

Clue/Question:  The Jumble artist loved playing Uno with his family, but he didn’t like – – –

English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518)

English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DRAWING CARDS

English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the...

English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the New York Knicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Great pun, for a great card game!  I haven’t played Uno in quite a while, but it’s a fun game.  It’s a great family game, but it’s also fun just for the adults.  There is another card game, that’s very similar, by the same company I believe, but I don’t remember the name.  Maybe, one of you guys know what I’m talking about.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “radug” in the past.  I thought “nicdda” was a great jumble for “candid”.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  I quickly figured the second word had to be CARDS, but it took me a couple of seconds to see DRAWING in RAGNDWI.  But, the word “artist”, in the clue/question, quickly lit the fuse, and . . . boom!  There we were!  Jeff is – once again – promoting WILCO.  “I don’t care anymore.”  The lady – his sister? – is acknowledging the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off.  The one boy is rockin’ a Cubs shirt/jersey, and the other is acknowledging the career of Kobe Bryant.  All worthy appreciations!  The toddler girl just seems happy that she’s getting to play the game.  A very nice jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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