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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/18

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Your use of your leisure today tells me just what your tomorrow will be.”   —   Robert H. Jackson

(Bob is another new member of the Cryptoquote Club!  The quote made for a good cryptogram.  The author’s first name led me to “tomorrow”, and the rest fell quickly into place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/18

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Visual Description:  Cawling all macaws!

WHOYD  =  HOWDY,  MURRO  =  RUMOR,  LGOONB  =  OBLONG,  FRATID  =  ADRIFT   —   Giving us:  HDRUMOBOIFT

Clue/Question:  News traveled quickly from parrot to parrot as a result of – – –

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Answer:  BIRD OF MOUTH

(This might be the stinkiest of stinky puns in a long long time!  But of course, I like it, because I can just hear the groans of those who do not appreciate puns.  This one just kind of rubs it in their faces!

All of today’s clue words are known and well listed, while all of the jumbles had not previously existed.  I could see the first three, but “fratid” left me a little twisted.  Kind of funny that one of the clue words is “rumor”, considering the punny answer.  The answer letter layout was a humdinger of a jumble.  None of the answer words jumps out at you.

Fine cartoon.  Birds in the parrot family, like macaws, are generally highly intelligent.  Many of them can mimic other animals, including the human voice.  Who of us hasn’t heard the bird cliché:  Polly want a cracker?  The favorite sidekick of pirates!  Maybe it was something just made up by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Maybe he just liked the alliteration of Polly, the pirate’s parrot!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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