Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/23/19

Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”   —   James A. Baldwin

(We all can’t work at our heart’s desire, but just about any job can be enjoyable, with the right attitude.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/23/19

 

Visual Description:  A very proud pride.

WOYSN  =  SNOWY,  CEOGK  =  GECKO,  SARPIN  =  SPRAIN,  SHRUOC  =  CHORUS   —   Giving us:  SNOGECSRAICRUS

Clue/Question:  When the lions figured out how to build a fire, it was a – – –

 

Answer:  ROARING SUCCESS

(What a silly, stinky pun!  And, I love it!  Lions . . . making a fire.  And then boasting about it.  All for the sake of a pun.  I guess the pride taking down an antelope, and celebrating that, might have been just a little too graphic for the funny pages.  And of course, we wouldn’t have gotten the double meaning, like we did with the fire.

Hoyt has taken a break from giving us gnu clue words.  I guess he didn’t want to tax ralis95 too much.  However, all four jumbles appear to be gnu.  It took me quite a while to come up with “gecko”.  I didn’t have to back into it, but it did have me going.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful 14-letter jumble.  It hid the final answer very nicely.  My first impulse was:  something OCCASION.  But, both words had to be 7-letters long, not eight.  I think it was the second male lion that tipped me off to the answer.  He was kind of the bonus clue.

Great African savanna scene, with an Umbrella Thorn Acacia in the background.  I’m not great at identifying critters by their hooves, but I’ll take a leap that it’s a springbok!  Love the lions.  But, I do believe that the front missy’s tail is on fire!  I think that the veldt is in for a different kind of roar.  One of pain!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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