Archive for June 11th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/11/16

English: Forest Path

English: Forest Path (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If it seemed easy, then that would be the time to worry that I am on the wrong path.”   —   Anne Perry

(I’ve definitely had that feeling before.  And, sometimes it turned out to be true.  But then again, sometimes the anticipation of doing something that you think is just too hard will prevent you from even trying to do it.  So, you might as well just give it a shot.  If it turns out you were on the wrong path, just make the necessary adjustments and try again.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/11/16

English: Wheat cent (1930)

English: Wheat cent (1930) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Twice pinched red cent.

TUNYT  =  NUTTY,  KUNYF  =  FUNKY,  REPDAA  =  PARADE,  XTREEP  =  EXPERT   —   Giving us:  NTYNYPREPET

Clue/Question:  The rare Lincoln one-cent coin cost a – – –

English: 1944 Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent.

English: 1944 Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRETTY PENNY

($2000 is a nice chunk of change, folks!  And pretty penny is a great idiom that made for a nice pun.  All of today’s jumbles came up as new today, and “funky” – get down on it – is a brand new clue word.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database.  Hoyt’s answer letter layout made for another great jumble, but it was still a fairly simple solve.  I always enjoy Jeff’s cartoons that take place in small stores.  If you have the reduced sized cartoon you might not be able to make out that they are in the HEADS OR TAILS Coin Shop.  Earlier this week, in the “news”, was a story of a 1970 United States Quarter that is being auctioned on e-Bay for $35,000.00, due to it being struck over a 1941 Canadian Quarter.  Apparently, on the back of the coin, above the word “Dollar” you can see a faint 1941.  They made it sound like there could be a number of them out there, and to “check your change”.  But, in reality, it’s very unlikely that there are others out there.  Unlike some of these double die coins, or the 1943 copper penny, this mistake was caught by the mint and they were never circulated.  The state of California auctioned them off to some collector.  So, unless they were stolen, or the person’s kid used them to buy candy, comics, or fire crackers . . . they are probably NOT out there.  None of the television or online stories gave any indication of how many were produced anyways.  Could there be others out there, sitting in your change bowl/jar/ashtray?  Sure, there is at least a very remote chance of it.  But, I wouldn’t count on it, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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