Archive for July 4th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/04/17

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Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”   —   Woodrow Wilson

(Not mindlessly following everything we’re told by our government.  When things don’t add up, it’s our duty to question things.  And, if necessary, to insist and resist.  THAT’S the American Way, friends.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/04/17

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Visual Description:  Herbert Hoover signing the act that made a difficult song to sing our national anthem.

GRUYB  =  RUGBY,  MIHDU  =  HUMID,  TONCOY  =  TYCOON,  SHOCCR  =  SCORCH   —   Giving us:  RUYUMITONSCC

Clue/Question:  “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the National Anthem in 1931, making it – – – 

 

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Answer:  COUNTRY MUSIC

(Very appropriate pun!  Happy Fourth of July, everybody!  All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but all of today’s jumbles came up as new.  I struggled a bit with”toncoy”.  The answer letter layout was a remarkable jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  And, a top-notch, historic, period cartoon  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

A *Dedicated* Imitation!

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As Charles Caleb Colton once famously said:  “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”.  So, I guess I should be flattered that someone has created a blog, powered by WordPress no less, with the web address of:  JumbleAnswers .com.  

It’s a little hard to determine how long it has been around, but the posts do bear a striking resemblance to my Jumble Spoilers.  Maybe, it is written by someone who once frequented unclerave.wordpress.com, but objected to my politics, or sense of humor, or something.  The commentary portion, especially, reads very much like mine.  She – because it looks like it might be written by someone named Angela – even makes references to Hoyt and Knurek.  I’m not sure if they endorse the blog, or not.  In the few posts that I read I did not see them commenting . . . but who knows.

The – quasi-official looking – blog states that it has 800 something “Followers”, but each one of its posts has either zero, or 1 or 2 – at most, that I could see – “Likes”.  I can understand this, as a good number of the “Followers” may not be on WordPress themselves, but each post seems to have a surprising number of comments.  After reading a number of the comments though, I got the strange feeling that the blog’s creator is just having a conversation with them self!  It looks a little too much like a controlled call and response, to me.  Maybe it’s just me.  Maybe I’m just jealous???  LOL!

Anyway, it is out there, friends.  So, give it a look, and give me your impression of it.  If nothing else, let it be noted that Yer Uncle doesn’t mind a little competition!  Although, I’m a little surprised that they are getting away with the name!  Hmm.

Be well and do good, friends.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


  YUR

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