Archive for June 15th, 2016

Cryptoquote Controversy

This came up with the Cryptoquote from a few days ago. It’s from 8 years ago, but I think it’s still relevant. — YUR

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Apparently the quote in yesterday’s, 06/16/08, Cryptoquote – “Rivers in the United States are so polluted that acid rain makes them cleaner” – has been misattributed to Andrew Malcolm!  And, just how does your Uncle Rave know this, you might ask?  Well, the esteemed columnist, of both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, was nice enough to take the time to post a comment on this humble blog.  He simply wrote: “I never said or wrote that. Otherwise, it’s perfectly fine.”  (And, I do quote!  Although, I suppose someone could’ve snuck on to his e-mail, while he was away from his desk, or – God forbid – someone could’ve hacked/hijacked his e-mail address!  But, I doubt it.)

This does bring up an interesting subject, though.  Sometimes (many times?) things on the internet can take on a life of their own.  Fortunately, this quote is pretty unobjectionable, barring that Mr…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/15/16

Bonnie Raitt at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritag...

Bonnie Raitt at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white.  There was just cool and uncool.”   —   Bonnie Raitt

(Our first Bonnie Raitt quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  And, it’s a good one.  Great singer, great guitar player, and a very impressive career that hopefully will never end.  No doubt about her cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/15/16

Publicity photo from the television program Al...

Publicity photo from the television program All in the Family. Pictured are Carroll O’Connor (Archie Bunker) and Michael Evans (Lionel Jefferson). In this episode, Archie visits a local blood bank to donate and meets his neighbor, Lionel Jefferson, who is also there to donate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Malcontents.


Clue/Question:  The hospital patients weren’t getting along because of all the – – –

Coat of arms of Rauville-la-Bigot (Manche, Fra...

Coat of arms of Rauville-la-Bigot (Manche, France) drawn by Aroche for Blazon Project of French-speaking Wikipedia, with Inkscape. Source: unspecified – Blazon: unspecified (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ILL WILL

(Reminds me of an episode of All In The Family, when Archie goes to the hospital.  He’s in a semi-private room, and he doesn’t realize that the French speaking gentleman on the other side of the curtain is black.  Archie started off the show as a huge bigot, but over the years he mellowed out quite a bit.  Norman Lear did a great job of showing that most bigotry is based on ignorance.  All In The Family was probably the greatest ground breaking show in the history of television.  It woke up a lot of the country.

No new clue words today, but some interesting ones.  The jumble “glico” has been used before, but the other three came up as new.  I liked the jumbles for “asylum” and “influx”.  Not much Hoyt could do with the answer letter layout, with only three distinct letters.  I don’t think many of you had any trouble solving today’s answer, but you never know.  Excellent cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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