(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/19

In any given moment we have two options:  to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”   —   Abraham Maslow

(It took me some time to get this one started.  I didn’t feel confident about anything until I saw FORWARD.  But, today we welcome the world famous psychologist, Abraham Maslow, to the Cryptoquote Club.  And, it is a wonderful quote.  Settling for safety gets the world nowhere.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/19”


  1. 1 roy odom jr February 5, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    This one WAS more challenging, UR! I figured the author had to be ABRAHAM, and then picked out FORWARD. Now I’ll remember Dr. Maslow …

  2. 2 Art Shapiro February 5, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I happened to get this one quickly. I saw XY and XYOG and couldn’t think of anything other than IN and INTO. That ended up solving quite a bit of the puzzle and the other letters fell right in.

  3. 3 unclerave February 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I think I picked up on the author’s first name around the same time as FORWARD, roy. You and I are mere crypto mortals, while our old pal Art is a god! — YUR

  4. 4 unclerave February 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    You must approach these things a little different than me, Art. I’m always trying to spot the “E”s and the “T”s first, since they’re generally the most used vowel and consonant. Since the “Y” and the “O” were the most numerous, I was starting from there. So, the first word was playing out like AT, IT, HE or WE for a while. I especially liked WE and WENT for a bit. Once again, you are The Man! Or, like I said to roy, a god! LOL! Nice to hear from you, old friend! — YUR

  5. 5 Art Shapiro February 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Unc, I hadn’t done a crypt in weeks, but when you said this was a toughie, it seemed like a good one to try. I do the Jumbles (at which I’m pretty pathetic), and a bunch of crosswords each day, but I kind of dropped the crypts in favor of the great “spelling bee” and “sets” puzzles in the NYTimes each day. I’m always eager to read your writeups, even when I haven’t done that day’s cryptogram.


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