Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/02/19

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.”   —   Ralph Marston

(Thanking others has kind of becoming a dying art.  Like how too many people can’t seem to say that they’re sorry, or “I apologize”.  Too many people don’t seem to realize that little things mean a lot.  So, take it from the author of “The Daily Motivator”.  Take the time to thank people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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13 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/02/19”


  1. 1 roy odom jr January 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    It also doesn’t hurt to say “you’re welcome,” or at least, “no problem”! Happy new year, UR!

  2. 2 unclerave January 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    You are absolutely right, roy! Far too many of society’s niceties are falling by the wayside. One of the reasons there is so much animosity these days. — YUR

  3. 3 Ben January 3, 2019 at 1:23 am

    You’re right, society’s niceties are falling by the wayside. But just saying “thank you” and “you’re welcome”, reinforces their usage.
    To the forces to be, please no more 8 line quotes. There must be enough 5 and 6 line quotes to go on forever.

  4. 4 Mary January 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I had a very difficult time writing small enough to answer the January 2 cryptoquote. Please leave more space between lines if you have a long quote.

  5. 5 unclerave January 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I feel for you guys, but I just post the spoilers. I don’t have anything to do with creating/publishing the Cryptoquote. You might ask your newspaper editors to be a little more accommodating when it comes to these longer puzzles. That is probably your best bet. Regards. — YUR

  6. 6 Ben January 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I wasn’t referring to you YUR. I was more hoping that the “puzzle friends” might read this, since I believe you’re the only one that blogs about Cryptoquote.

  7. 7 unclerave January 3, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    If our “Puzzle Friends” are reading this blog they are definitely doing it on the down-low, Ben. He/She/They have never reached out . . . so far! (I don’t take these kind of comments personally.) — YUR

  8. 8 roy odom jr January 4, 2019 at 7:51 am

    It *was* a little hard to write a solution between those “set solid” lines. Whoever syndicates the Cryps must have forgotten how people actually solve them – writing between the lines! Fortunately, it doesn’t happen often …

  9. 9 unclerave January 4, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Fortunately, my newspaper does not have “set solid” lines, but it seems to allocate around 3 1/2 inches from top to bottom for the Cryptoquote. (about 4 inches across) Three and four lines of quote fit in with ample space for solving. The five line ones require the top line to be written in over the puzzle’s explanation. I’ve seen some newspapers that cram it into a space of only around 2 inches wide, and that is very annoying.

    — YUR

  10. 10 Ben January 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I don’t have a paper that has Cryptoquote anymore. I get it online at the Arkansas Democrat and print it out. Usually a 3.3″ width is fine to print. This one took the whole 8.5″ width of the paper.

  11. 11 unclerave January 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Did you print it directly from the website, or something??? When I’ve used Arkansas Online I always copy it, and then paste it into Word. I never had to print anything 8.5″ doing it that way, Ben. — YUR

  12. 12 Ben January 4, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    They have a print button now. But I still do it the way you did it. I have it set up in a special word format, and I can enlarge it depending on how many lines there are.
    So this one, I had to enlarge so much, it took the entire width of a piece of paper, minus the side borders of course.

  13. 13 unclerave January 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Okay, Ben. I guess that explains it. Not sure why you “had to enlarge” it, but that’s your business. I bet today’s Cryptoquote was somewhat annoying for you too. In my newspaper, it came out to 5 plus lines! — YUR


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