Archive for August 5th, 2018

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/05/18

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.”   —   H. L. Mencken

(Said someone who probably never watched a baseball game.  Opera is predominantly written in Italian, but there are operas in other languages.  I’m sure even in English.  Baseball works in just about any language.  You don’t even need words, or even audio, to comprehend baseball, providing you understand the game.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/05/18

Visual Description:  Children of the corn?

DERITA  =  TIRADE,  LRAFET  =  FALTER,  YSBLOM  =  SYMBOL,  CXDEEE  =  EXCEED,  RHDYIB  =  HYBRID,  CIPNLE  =  PENCIL   —   Giving us:  TIDFERSLXEEHIPNI

Clue/Question:  When it came to growing the best farm crops, this farmer was an – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)  

Answer:  EXPERT IN HIS FIELD

(Feels kind of like a re-run to me.  Maybe we had OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD, in the past?  That would be an awful lot of letters though, even if they gave us IN.  I dunno.  Just a feeling, I guess.

None of today’s clue words are new, but all of their jumbles appear to be so.  I had a little trouble with “lrafet”.  I guess I’m still looking to put the fault in falter!  And, I really liked “cipnle” for pencil.  The answer letter layout was a super jumble.  But, maybe because of the leading nature of the clue/question, and the presence of the letter X, the answer came to me right away.

Fine farmland cartoon.  It looks like one conventional looking farmer, an Amish farmer, and a nerd-ish farmer.  Even if they resent the guy in the tie, they can’t argue with the results.  Not a huge challenge, but – as always – still a fun Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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