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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/18

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Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.”   —   Will Smith

(Very astute . . . young Prince!  Being practical is very safe, but it’s those who dare to tilt at windmills who wind up reaching the stars.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/18

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Visual Description:  Bronzed brainiac, or plaster philosopher?

INBOS  =  BISON,  OLCLE  =  CELLO,  GRYEES  =  GEYSER,  DARELY  =  DEARLY   —   Giving us:  BINCLOESEDAR

Clue/Question:  The effort Auguste Rodin put into his sculpture “The Thinker” was – – –

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Answer: CONSIDERABLE

(I think it stands to reason that only a reasonable and intelligent creator of puzzles could have come up with this Jumble.  Our friend, David L. Hoyt, likes to pour praise upon his artistic partner – and the cartoon is very good – but the idea for this Jumble is the real masterpiece here.  To consider is to think, and this Jumble took some careful thought.  It’s far too good to call a stinky pun.

None of today’s clue words are new, although all of the jumbles are coming up as such.  “Cello” spells out in alphabetical order.  And surprisingly, I had much difficulty coming up with “dearly”.  I semi backed into it.  Because of the quotation marks and the hyphen, I mused that the four letter portion was going to be ABLE.  From there the INCOSEDR gave me CONSIDER, and the pun.  The answer letter layout did a nice job of concealing the answer.

The cartoon is great.  Not sure if that is clay, or plaster, on the floor.  My first experience with “The Thinker” was from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, starring Dwayne Hickman, back in the early ’60s.  I’m pretty sure some of you readers remember that show.  Some of the scenes for that show were in a town park, where they had a copy of “The Thinker”, where Dobie did a lot of reflecting on his teen life.  Dobie had a friend named Maynard G. Krebs, played by Bob Denver, before he starred in “Gilligan’s Island”.  And, the first season it featured a young Tuesday Weld and Warren Beatty!  I haven’t seen the show in ages, but there are things I still remember.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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