Archive for January 9th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/09/18

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The only way out of today’s misery is for people to become worthy of each other’s trust.”   —   Albert Schweitzer

(I don’t think that Al could have ever imagined the kind of misery we’re seeing today.  Phone scams targeting the elderly, banks and insurance companies ripping us off with exorbitant rates, celebrity Presidents who cater to corporations and the wealthy, witch hunts/kangaroo courts playing out in social and conventional media, and on and on and on.  Very few seem to be worthy of each other’s trust these days.  What a shame.  Be well and still strive to do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/09/18

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Visual Description:  Vegas style marketing.

LANAV  =  NAVAL,  USEGS  =  GUESS,  REVUDO  =  DEVOUR,  TEELTK  =  KETTLE   —   Giving us:  NAUSDOTT

Clue/Question:  The lemonade seller wanted her business to – – –

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Answer:  STAND OUT

(And, that it did!  Advertisers have known this for ages.  They appeal to our basic animal instincts.  Flash sells.  We like the bright and shiny objects.  But more often than not, it’s more sizzle than steak.  Most are kind of oblivious to it, while some others see right through it.  I prefer the simpler stands.

Day 9 with all familiar old clue words.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new!  I didn’t struggle with any of them today.  The answer letter layout was a lovely jumble.  David continues to make them decidedly cryptic.  Jeff’s cartoon is very cute.  With the bucket of lemons poking out from behind the stand.  Do kids today even bother with real lemons?  Maybe they’re just props?  And, what looks like some kind of a blimp in the sky, advertising Lily’s stand.  Lot’s of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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