Archive for September 5th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/05/17

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By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with Summer’s best of weather and Autumn’s best of cheer.”   —   H. H. Jackson

(This is the kind of poetry that my pea-brain can comprehend!  This is our first quote from Mrs. Jackson, and I hope to see more in the future.  It looks like she also had a strong social conscience, which is also nice.  This wasn’t the easiest of solves, but the more challenging ones are always more satisfying.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/05/17

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Visual Description:  Early trial and error.

OMESO  =  MOOSE,  NITUP  =  INPUT,  BNLIEB  =  NIBBLE,  RLAMYW  =  WARMLY   —   Giving us:  OOEINTNIEWRM

Clue/Question:  The wheel hadn’t quite been invented, but the wheels – – –

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Answer:  WERE IN MOTION

(Good, stinky pun!  I think it might be hard to pin down when the first wheel was invented.  And, I think it’s likely that it was used for pottery, before someone got the great idea to use it for the purposes of transport.  But, I could be wrong.

All of the clue words are old favorites today.  And, only “bnlieb” is coming up as a new jumble.  We’ve seen “omeso”, “nitup” and “rlamyw” in the past.  It took me a few looks to figure out “input”!  The answer letter layout was a wonderfully cryptic jumble.  If you didn’t pick up on the answer from the leading tone of the clue/question, I’m sure getting the answer from this answer letter layout might have been tough.  Really fun caveman cartoon.  I really liked the prehistoric Jumble on the cave wall, above the earlier – square – prototype of the wheel!  And now, that makes me wonder which came first, the wheel or the first written alphabet?  Hmm!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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