Archive for May 30th, 2017

Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/17

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Visual Description:  THE big news of late May, 1953.


Clue/Question:  When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached Everest’s peak, it was a – – –

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Answer:  TOP STORY

(“Top o’ the world, Ma!”  But, ol’ Eddy likely said Mum, instead of Ma.  Actually, I have no clue what Kiwis call their moms.  And, I have less of a clue as to what the Nepalese call their moms.  No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new.  Only “sopie” has definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fun jumble.  And a great historical cartoon.  I do kind of wonder how much publicity/credit Tenzing Norgay received back then.  Usually, all the press would go to the white guy, in those days.  Not exactly the good old days!  Thankfully, things are fairer these days.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/17

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It is no secret that the moon has no light of her own, but is, as it were, a mirror, receiving brightness from the influence of the sun.”   —   Vitruvius

(I’m betting that this no secret was forgotten for a number of years, then rediscovered by someone like Copernicus, during the Renaissance.  He certainly inspired da Vinci, that’s for sure.  The ancient Romans, like the Greeks and Egyptians, etc., were way ahead of their times.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  


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