Archive for February 4th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/04/19

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding.”   —   Kakuzo Okakura

(My newspaper left off the trailing “S” of surroundings.  How about yours?  As I look at the quote online, it seems there should be the trailing “S”.  I made an educated guess on the “K”s and “Z” in the author’s name.  Not being well-read, and that whole Western bias thing, I had never heard of the gentleman before.  This appears to be his first quote used in the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers, so I guess it’s not just me.  Anyway, we welcome Mr. Kakuzo to the Cryptoquote Club.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 02/04/19

Visual Description:  Sitting pretty out at Kitty . . . Hawk.

SUYBH  =  BUSHY,  POGUR  =  GROUP,  RUYTTS  =  TRUSTY,  GRIEHH  =  HIGHER   —   Giving us:  BSHGROTRTHIER

Clue/Question:  For America to become a pioneer in the aviation industry, it took the – – –

Answer:  RIGHT  BROTHERS

(I think this was designed specifically for the Monday following the Super Bowl.  Many/most folks are either a little hungover, and/or a little bloated, and probably just a tad fuzzy.  So, what better than a gimme Jumble, using an extremely familiar theme?  If I had a nickel for every Wright Bros Jumble . . . I’d probably have a buck fifty by now.

All of today’s clue words were trusty old friends.  The jumble “bushy” has been used sometime before, but the other three appear to be new.  The answer letter layout might be described as a bushy jumble!  It was a robust 13-letters long, and was not obvious in itself.

The cartoon is what elevated this Jumble.  Okay, it took it higher.  With a nice group of characters, in period garb.  Subtle sand dunes, an old-timey camera, and of course the bros in their primitive bi-plane.   Although, that first one definitely wasn’t a two-seater.  But, we can Wright that off to poetic license!  An undemanding fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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