Archive for August 26th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/17

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Photography doesn’t teach you how to express your emotions; it teaches you how to see.”   —   Bereniece Abbott

(Either Rebecca, or my newspaper, erroneously spelled Berenice’s name with an additional E.  I knew it didn’t look right, but my paper had:  YDQDCPDED.   I also think the first “how” might be a little extraneous.  We had a quote from Berenice not too long ago, so I recognized her name.  She knows what she’s talking about, so who am I to argue with her?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/17

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Visual Description:  Valuable vinyl.


Clue/Question:  The classic vinyl albums were selling for – – –

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(I think this one was designed to stump just about everybody under the age of 40!  I let a nephew of mine have my vinyl collection, some years ago, for five bucks!  I’m sure there were a few that would have been fairly valuable if I had sought out a collector.  I know I had Jefferson Airplane’s Takes Off, and either Volunteers, or Surrealistic Pillow.  Maybe all three.  I was never that big into them to begin with.  I think my Mom bought them for me for Christmas, one or two years.  And, either she just liked the name of the band, or some salesman recommended them to her.  I was too young to appreciate them, at the time.  I was more into The Monkees, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and Three Dog Night.  Ooh, and The Archies!  Not a real band, but they did have a monster hit.  “Sugar Sugar”.  At 10, 11 and 12 I was like most kids.  I was more into Pop, than serious Rock.  I’ll give you some 60’s Pop after this is finished.

We actually have a new clue word today, in “cross”.  Across is on the ralis95 clue word database, but not “cross”.  I was quite surprised.  I guess it will be a new entry shortly!  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  That doesn’t happen every day.  All the jumbles came to me right away today.  The answer letter layout did a great job of keeping the answer hidden.  It was another case of:  which word are they trying so hard to avoid?  The cartoon is a beauty.  Jeff put himself in it, wearing a WILCO tee-shirt . . . of course.  The clerk is wearing a Clash tee, as he’s holding Led Zeppelin’s first album.  It looks like Jeff is holding a Beatles album, but I could be wrong.  This one was a lot of fun, for a guy like me.  I hope most of you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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