Archive for February 3rd, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/03/18

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Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”   —   Chinese Proverb

(This is something we all should bear in mind.  We need to provide our children with a good moral framework, but we’re all products of our own experiences.  Everyone needs to take their own unique chances, so they can make – and learn from – their own mistakes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/18

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Visual Description:  Asinine ursines.

NAXEN  =  ANNEX,  RYIDT  =  DIRTY,  POPLTA  =  LAPTOP,  RUMMUR  =  MURMUR   —   Giving us:  ANNDIAOPMMU

Clue/Question:  When the giant animals argued over bamboo, the result was – – –

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Answer:  PANDAMONIUM

(A nice silly pun, for a nice silly Saturday Jumble!  Tried and true clue words, but all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  For me, “polpta” was the trickiest.  Probably because of my thing with compound words.  Hey, the word has only been around since 1983, or so!  The clue word “dirty” is another word that spells out in alphabetical order.  Not a lot of words do that.  The answer letter layout is great, but the answer was pretty obvious. 

I always liked the word pandemonium, probably because of my associating it with panda bears, until I looked up its etymology.  I’m just not into *magical thinking*.  And, hey!  There are a lot of better synonyms that are more concise anyway.  Bedlam, chaos, mayhem, hubbub, rumpus, tumult, turmoil, and uproar, to name a few.  I think a lot of people kind of use the word incorrectly too.  They use it to describe wild celebrations, and that’s not really why the word was coined.  Anyway . . .

Cute cartoon.  At least Jeff is using the word properly.  None of the pandas are celebrating, or even mildly happy.  It’s a bamboo melee!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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