Archive for January 30th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/18

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I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”   —   Frida Kahlo

(This appears to be the first Frida Kahlo quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  A wonderful artist, who was married – on and off – to the artist Diego Rivera, and lived an extraordinary life, albeit a short one.  So many of her self-portraits exaggerate her eyebrows.  The one above is a little more subtle.  I don’t mind a little bit of a mustache on a woman, but I would have introduced her to tweezing the brows, if I had been in Diego’s shoes.  Salma Hayek did a wonderful job portraying her in the movie “Frida”.  Love me some Salma!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/18

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Visual Description:  Middle school misery.


Clue/Question:  He didn’t do so well on his Algebra test and worried about the – – –

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(I love a good stinky pun!  And, today’s answer fits the bill.  All of the clue words are tried and true, and two of the jumbles appear to be new.  Hoyt has definitely used “tyept” and “lamcyl” in the past.  The answer letter layout made for a nifty jumble too.  I don’t think there was anything obvious about it.  Jeff’s cartoon’s dialog and the leading nature of the clue/question were all you really needed.  Classic cartoon classroom.  I never liked/appreciated Algebra when I was a kid.  I don’t like blaming my teachers, but I just never picked up on the practical applications of it.  And, I just barely got it . . .  after flunking it, and retaking it the next year.  The article below probably would have been of some help to me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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