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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/18

The value of an idea has nothing to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(A good idea is a good idea, or a bad idea is a bad idea, no matter who expresses it.  People need to get past their biases.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/09/18

Visual Description:  The ruins of the day.

SBYILU  =  BUSILY,  MYNZEE  =  ENZYME,  SMTACO  =  MASCOT,  TODPET  =  POTTED,  GREDDE  =  DREDGE,  DICINT  =  INDICT   —   Giving us:  BSINEMASOTEREEINT

Clue/Question:  Will the Acropolis be a tourist attraction in another 2,000 years?   – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (2-letters)  (7-letters)  (2-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)

Answer:  IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

(I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t think today’s final answer was a gimme, by any stretch of the imagination.  There was nothing obvious in the cartoon, its dialog, or the clue/question.  I kind of wonder if someone mistakenly left out the word “ruins” between the words “these” and “are” in the guy’s dialog.  That word would have definitely made getting the answer much easier.

I hope that our old friend, ralis95, is reading today’s spoiler, because we have a new addition to his world famous clue word database!  Yes, the word “potted” is new, and I can’t say that it sounds even remotely familiar, unlike yesterday’s “hurrah”.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, with “gredde” having definitely been used some time in the past.  The answer letter layout was a masterful 17-letter jumble.  It gave me absolutely nothing.  I played around with IN MATTERS __  __  ____.  I finally saw that the pieces of columns – and such – constituted ruins, and that helped me see REMAINS, and then the answer fell into place.

Great cartoon of the Acropolis!  That is something else that I would love to see . . . one day.  Maybe I’ll get there.  Well, this was a nice challenging Jumble, and I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Mine was mixed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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