Archive for April 1st, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/01/19

Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.”   —   Walter Winchell

(Clever . . . that he considered most movie actors, directors, and producers to be a little crazy.  But, also a little hypocritical, considering that loads of entertainment bigwigs were his bread and butter.  I’m glad that he wasn’t around for my adult life.  I don’t think that I would be a fan of his “work”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/01/19

 

Visual Description:  High hopes hole in the ground.

VRAYG  =  GRAVY,  VANLA  =  NAVAL,  WDOSIN  =  DISOWN,  CLUESM  =  MUSCL  —   Giving us:  RYNADWUE

Clue/Question:  Construction of the subway tunnel was – – –

Answer:  UNDER WAY

(And, what a huge undertaking it was!  And, still is.  These kind of major tunnel projects are engineering marvels.  And to think of all the manual effort it took back in those good old days!  A lot of blood, sweat and tears.  Nowadays, they’ve got some high tech, monster machines that rival a death star.  But even so, the workers get plenty dirty, doing this kind of work.

No need to bother ralis95, as all of today’s clue words are old friends.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with only “vanla” having definitely been used before.  I had a heck of a time with “wdosin”.  Yep, I had to back into “disown”.  And, without the “D” and “W”, solving the final answer was not so easy.  But, there was just enough there for me to envision it.  But, the answer letter layout does make for a fine, un-obvious jumble.

Great turn of the century cartoon.  I always enjoy when Jeff does some kind of period piece.  Initially, I thought this was New York City, but it could easily be Boston, as they were the first in the U.S. to build a subway.  London was the very first city to build one, but I’m definitely not getting a London vibe with this drawing.  Good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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