Archive for May 5th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/05/18

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Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.”   —   William Lyon Phelps

(A very nice way . . . for a cranky old man . . . to put it!  I didn’t say that he was wrong.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/05/18

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Visual Description:  Mrs. Horseman doesn’t want to hear it.

DEROO  =  RODEO,  LUEED  =  ELUDE,  OMLEVU  =  VOLUME,  SARHHT  =  THRASH   —   Giving us:  REOEDEVLEHASH

Clue/Question:  Sleepy Hollow’s legendary horseman loved his new boots and was – – –

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Answer:  HEAD OVER HEELS

(The ever popular “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” theme!  Today’s answer works mainly as a sight gag, so some of you may have struggled to get it.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.

The answer letter layout was a wonderful seventeen thirteen – THANKS, DON! – letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the well known idiom.

The cartoon shows an early 19th Century American domestic scene.  Old Headless doesn’t look too scary, compared to his fed up missus!  Good fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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