Archive for November 23rd, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/23/18

Stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.”   —   Martha Beck

(Another quote that applies more to the rich and greedy, than to those of us who are just trying to pay the bills.  The quote sounds a little contrived, as though its sole purpose was to make for a good motivational poster.  But, we should not lose sight of the things that really matter in our lives.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/18

Visual Description:  A miner concern.

UGOBS  =  BOGUS,  YKALE  =  LEAKY,  RUPINT  =  TURNIP,  BTEEAD  =  DEBAT  —   Giving us:  BOGLARNIDEE

Clue/Question:  They examined the wall in the new gold mine and discovered it was – – –

 

Answer: LODE“-BEARING

(A swell pun!  And, not the most obvious of answers.  The four clue words came very quickly, but the final solution did not exactly leap off the page for me.  I even gave it to my daughter and her boyfriend, but they couldn’t get it.  They were locked into the first word being GOLD, even though I told them that the guys rarely, if ever, use a word in the clue/question, or the cartoon’s dialog, if it’s part of the answer.  I finally saw the answer . . . after I took the newspaper into the reading room.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends, yet all of their jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was the toughest of the jumbles.  It didn’t give away a thing!  The quotation marks were the big clue, for me.  “Hitting the mother lode” is an expression rooted in the mining of gold.

Great mining cartoon.  Gold is a mineral that we humans have put far too much stock in, over the course of human history.  So many diverse civilizations have coveted gold, but I don’t know why, or how, it all came to be.  But, we still value it to this day.  Maybe, someone can tell us the story of gold?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Spoilers Delayed – 11/23/18

I’m going to my sister’s for a second Thanksgiving, so you guys are on your own.  The Cryptoquote was easy, but the Jumble is a bit of a challenge.  Good luck to all!      YUR

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