Archive for May 4th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/04/18

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It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.”   —   Judith Martin

(Our first quote from “Miss Manners”!  Welcome to the world of Cryptoquote, dear lady!  And yes, puzzle fans, she is still with us.  This is just the nicest way of saying:  Don’t go tooting your own horn.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  For any of the millennials out there:  May the Fourth be with you!  Some people really need to get a life.   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/04/18

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Visual Description:  Uncle Aaron, laying out the ground rules.

TISUE  =  SUITE,  DOYDL  =  ODDLY,  LMHAYN  =  HYMNAL,  LEYILK  =  LIKELY   —   Giving us:  UTEODDNLEY

Clue/Question:  When Burr challenged Hamilton to a battle using pistols, it was – – –

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Answer:  DUELY NOTED

(One of the best puns – and great Jumbles – in quite a while!  I’m sure there are some out there groaning, but they’re probably people who don’t really appreciate the Jumble anyway.  So, the heck with ’em!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “doydl” and “leyilk” before.  The answer letter layout made for another beautiful jumble, that did a fine job of keeping the answer under wraps.

The cartoon is a great period piece, with good likenesses of both participants of the infamous duel.  Aaron Burr is actually a distant relative of mine, on my mother’s side.  Hamilton’s death made him a martyr, and it gave people the impression that Burr was the bad guy.  But, a lot of American history – and history in general – is slanted B.S., but it’s my favorite subject regardless.  Dig the link below!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

http://time.com/4292836/forget-hamilton-burr-is-the-real-hero/


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