Archive for May 26th, 2016

Cryptoquote Stumper – 05/26/16

Deutsch: Stumper

Deutsch: Stumper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I’m spinning my wheels on this one, people!  There are one set of double letters in the last word, and the author’s last name.  And, it’s looking like either the R or the G could be the E.  I’m not giving up.  I’m just not there yet.  I’ll get back to you.  No answers, please!  Meanwhile, enjoy this handsome dog!)   —   YUR

(Never mind.  I got it!  See below.)   —   YUR

English writer Hilaire Belloc (1870-1963)

English writer Hilaire Belloc (1870-1963) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”   —   Hilaire Belloc

(Well.  Today, the author’s name was absolutely no help!  At least, not to me.  I did figure – early on – that the word following the comma was either BUT or AND, but that wasn’t nearly enough to get me very far.  And initially, I was thinking IXG was either ARE or THE, but that got me nowhere!  Finally, I figured that the TR could not be NO, or DO, or SO.  So, I gave WE a shot . . . and the other letters just started to fall into place!  Someone is bound to comment that this wasn’t tough, but it sure was for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m too tired to preview today’s Related Articles, so I just clicked on the first 10.  I’m not sure how many of you look at them, or appreciate them, anyway.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/26/16

Statue of st. Peter

Statue of st. Peter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jumble meets Non Sequitur.

KAWAE  =  AWAKE,  NUHOD  =  HOUND,  HONYWA  =  ANYHOW,  VERHIT  =  THRIVE   —   Giving us:  AKEHONANHTHVE

Clue/Question:  After realizing he was at the Pearly Gates, he said – – –

English: Chicago Cubs logo

English: Chicago Cubs logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  OH, THANK HEAVEN

(A nice, long, 13-letter answer!  I did not see it immediately, but it didn’t take me too long to get it.  No new clue words, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have definitely seen “verhit” before.  I thought the answer letter layout was a dandy!  A great jumble, that didn’t give away anything.  The cartoon was a lot of fun.  David Hoyt’s “Phew!  I’m so relieved.”, combined with the two letter answer box, followed by the comma, were what lead me to the answer.  Immediately, I figured the 2-letter word was either NO or OH, but Dave’s comment sewed it up for me.  For those of you not familiar with Non Sequitur, it’s a comic panel/strip by Wiley Miller, that a lot of newspapers carry.  It’s a very satirical comic, that has a number of recurring themes, one of them being people at, or approaching, the Pearly Gates.  It is one of my favorites, for a number of reasons.  Jeff’s Saint Peter looks to be very kindly.  I just hope this doesn’t jinx Hoyt’s health!  Go get a physical, cuz!  At the very least you have to hang around long enough to see your Cubbies win the World Series!  They are definitely looking like the team to beat this year!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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