Archive for May 25th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/25/18

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Don’t stress out about the white space – the path you can’t draw – because therein lies both the surprises and the opportunities.”   —   Sheryl Sandburg (SIC)

(I wasn’t really familiar with the concept of “white space” before, but I was still able to get the gist of this quote, which is part of a much bigger quote.  Your plans/ideas/schedules are the darker – more visual – areas of your life.  They come from you.  Everything else is the world around you.  Things that you cannot see/foresee.  Things that are beyond your control.  That’s the white space.  It doesn’t pay to allow the white space to anger you, frustrate you, or get you down.  You have to allow for it, and accept it.  Like Sheryl says, white space can both surprise you, and provide you with opportunities.  Hey!  The Cryptoquote people misspelled her name today!  Second time this week!  So, chillax, bruh!  It’s all good!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Sneaky) Jumble Spoiler – 05/25/18

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Visual Description:  Charles’ grandfather and his mum.

GACOR  =  CARGO,  FHERS  =  FRESH,  CAPTIN  =  CATNIP,  MYIFAN  =  INFAMY   —   Giving us:  CGOFRHTNIIFA

Clue/Question:  George VI’s new shoes were causing him much pain.  They were – – –

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Answer:  FIT FOR ACHING

(Ooh!  Now, THAT is one STINKY pun!  And, one that took me some time to solve!  I got all the clue words right away.  Or, so I thought.  Again, and it may have been because of “infamy”, I wrote down “inpact”, which in my mind was impact!  So, I wrote down 3 wrong letters in the answer letter layout AGAIN!!!  Instead of TNI I had PAC.  Maybe I need a brain scan!  Because of the two Fs, I thought one of the 3-letter words might be OFF.  After struggling to come up with the other two words – with those bad letters – I took another look ant the clue words and saw “inpact” was not a word.  I didn’t have to back into the word, because . . . well, I didn’t know the final answer at that point.  I ran a couple combos in my head, to no avail, and then wrote out “tipcan”.  Not that the two words are all that close, but I immediately saw “catnip” from “tipcan”.  Now that I had all the correct answer letters, I could see that OFF was going to rob me of an F for one of the other words.  I actually toyed with FRIGHT being the big third word.  But, the new T got me off OFF, and made it so FIT fit!  Then FOR followed.  CGHNIA puzzled me for a few seconds.  But then, realizing that the letters would fall within quotation marks set off the pun alarm in my head!  Maybe, everything fell into place for you guys, and the answer was a piece of cake.  But, it was a challenge for me.

No new clue words, yet all the jumbles appear to be new.  And, they were good.  As was the answer letter layout!  I felt that it didn’t give anything away.

The drawing of George VI made me think of Prince Charles.  I think George VI was more handsome, but there IS a family resemblance.  It’s a great cartoon, but it took me some time to realize the girl was a young Elizabeth II.  When he becomes king, I think Prince Charles would be Charles IV, if he keeps his given name.  There’s been some talk that he might go by George VII, as a tribute to his grandfather.  The whole British royalty thing is nonsense, as far as I’m concerned.  I’ll never understand how Americans can be so enamored with it.  We fought a war of independence from them, and set up a style of government that prohibits kings and queens.  We even had to fight them in a second war, when they tried to reclaim their colonies!  And, they burned down our young Capitol!  I think that too many of us are just a bunch of saps.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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