Archive for March 16th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/16/18

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All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”   —   Karen Blixen

(Out of – No, not AfricaDGJQVXZ, I guessed correctly with “X“!  This woman is not really new to the Cryptoquote.  Only under this, her actual name.  We’ve seen quotes from her before as Isak Dinesen.  This lady had a lot of pseudonyms!  She also published under the names:  Tania Blixen, Osceola, and Pierre Andrézel.  She’s right though.  Putting your troubles into a story does make them easier to bear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/16/18

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Visual Description:  The sub-contractor.

VNARE  =  RAVEN,  MDTIA  =  ADMIT,  TUROFH  =  FOURTH,  RASCEO  =  COARSE   —   Giving us:  RVEDMIFOHCORE

Clue/Question:  When the house painter called in sick, another painter – – –

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Answer:  COVERED FOR HIM

(A nice long, 13-letter answer for a Friday.  But, not a particularly challenging one.  At least, not for me.  Maybe, the idiom of covering for someone is just too common.  I don’t know.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “coarse”.  Our good friend, ralis95, may, or may not, want to add it to his world famous clue word database.  It turns out that the jumble letters can also spell the word rosace, which is a semi-techincal architectural term.  WordPress does not acknowledge it, but there is a definition under the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.  Hmm!  Decisions, decisions!  When I didn’t find “coarse”, I had to check on its homonym, course.  It’s also not on the ralis95 clue word database, but for good reason.  Those letters also spell source!  I think Hoyt might let “coarse” stand, as a standalone, as roscae is far from being a common word.  Regardless, all of today’s jumbles are seemingly new.  The toughest one for me was “turofh”!

The answer letter layout was actually a very good jumble.  But, like I said above, I figured out the answer immediately.

The cartoon, with its dialog, made getting the answer a lot easier than having to actually paint a room yourself.  I’m not a fan of painting.  I’m too fussy.  As usual, Jeff showed a lot of attention to detail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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