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


2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Stumper – 05/26/16”


  1. 1 Art Shapiro May 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    This was initially scary for me as well. I immediately decided that the word after the comma could be BUT, and then with the immediately-preceding word having a T with three final letters, i put in ION. It turned out to be correct and the rest of the solvation (?) went quickly.

  2. 2 unclerave May 26, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Hey, Art! I figured it was BUT, but didn’t pick up on the TION until I figured out the second word was either WANTED or WANDER. That gave me both the A and the N. Wander gave me the R too.

    — YUR


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