Archive for November 25th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/16

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Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.”   —   George Sand

(Again, I was forced to solve this without benefit of newspaper or printout.  But, I managed.  Figuring out that the author was George something was a big help.  The only words that I had to write out, with some _ _s, were “soul” and “quivering”, and the author’s last name.  But, I quickly saw that.  This appears to be the first George Sand quote since I’ve been posting the spoilers . . . unless I just neglected to Tag her.  It’s a very vivid quote.  I really like it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/25/16

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Visual Description:  Railyard auction.

CRAFS  =  SCARF,  TINYU  =  UNITY,  CEOIXT  =  EXOTIC,  VERIEV  =  REVIVE   —   Giving us:  SARUNXOTEIE

Clue/Question:  The railroad sold off their older surplus boxcars because they were – – – 

 

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Answer:  EXTRAINEOUS

(Excellent pun, and a great Jumble!  None of today’s clue words are new, but three of the jumbles are.  We’ve seen “tinyu” before.  Hoyt’s answer letter layout is a masterpiece of a jumble.  Because of the UN, standing out near the middle, I thought that the first two letters of the answer was going to be UN.  Fortunately, I didn’t spend any time on that misguided/misdirected notion.  Then I was seeing the word EXTRA, and thought it was the five letter, center portion, of the answer.  I wasn’t even seeing the word TRAIN at that point.  But as I under-hashed the EXTRA letters, I was left with SUNOIE, and I knew I couldn’t do anything with that.  So, I looked at the cartoon and clue/question for the word they were trying hard NOT to use, and I realized it was TRAIN, and then I saw the pun.  Funny how EXTRA does come up in the answer anyway!  Just broken up a little.  I’m working with the reduced-sized cartoon, but I can see that Jeff did a great job with it.  Especially the graffiti DAVE and JEFF on the boxcars in the background.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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