Archive for June 14th, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/14/18

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As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.”   —   Margaret Heffernan

(Our first quote from Ms. Heffernan!  Welcome to the Cryptoquote Club!  Because of so many contradicting quotes, I really wish our more/overly cautious parents had stressed ideas like this, instead of the ones that stave off just going for it.  Mistakes are not failure.  There’s no shame in making the honest mistake.  They teach you to modify your approach.  Keep plugging!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/14/18

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Visual Description:  From 1947 until . . . ?

CYDAE  =  DECAY,  LDANB  =  BLAND,  BONGOL  =  OBLONG,  EYLLVA  =  VALLEY   —   Giving us:  DEABNDOBONVAEY

Clue/Question:  When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, he went – – – 

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Answer:  ABOVE AND BEYOND

(Wonderful pun!  I don’t think even the worst pun-haters could complain about this one.  All of the clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of their jumbles are coming up new today.  They were all pretty good, but I’d say “eyllva” might have been the toughest of them.

The answer letter layout was a magnificent fourteen letter jumble.  I’d say pretty cryptic, and not obvious.  A superior answer letter layout adds so much to a Jumble!

The cartoon is fairly simple, but still great.  The soldiers on the ground are relatively straightforward.  But, in the sky you can see the jet’s con-trail, where he’s building up to the speed of sound, and then . . . BOOM . . . he breaks the the sound barrier!  Very cool.  I remember, way back in the early ’60s, when my parents were still together, you would fairly frequently hear sonic booms.  They were very loud, and because it was during the heyday of the Cold War, I’m sure they put a lot of people on edge.  But, since I was between 3 – 6 years old, it didn’t bother me in the least.  I guess sometimes it is much better to be naive, than to understand mankind’s world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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