Archive for April 5th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/05/19

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The number of one’s possible fantasies is inversely proportional to the amount of one’s liquid assets.”   —   Stanislaw Lem

(I think the key word in this quote is “possible”, because impossible fantasies know no such constrictions.  J-Lo knows she could never have me.  LOL!  We welcome Stan to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/05/19

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Visual Description:  At world’s end?!

BILIA  =  ALIBI,  TIDOT  =  DITTO,  SLOISF  =  FOSSIL,  MRRIPE  =  PRIMER   —   Giving us:  AIIDTTSSRER

Clue/Question:  When Magellan rounded South America headed for the Pacific, he was in – – –

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Answer:  DIRE STRAITS

(Wasn’t he the drummer early on???  Just kidding, folks.  I’m sure some of you oldsters, and some of you youngsters, don’t have a clue as to my little joke.  But, you middling folk know what I’m talking about!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends, and three of the four jumbles have been used before.  Only “mrripe” appears to be new.  The answer letter layout is an excellent eleven letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic!  You kinda had to be a history/geography nerd to get today’s final answer.

Great period piece cartoon of one of Magellan’s five ships.  Probably La Trinidad.  Technically, the Strait of Magellan does not go around the tip of South America, but more through it.  It’s a waterway that separates Chile from Tierra del Fuego.  I’m not sure if Tierra del Fuego was always an island/s unto itself, or if it broke off from what is now Chile and Argentina way back when.  It is definitely rough sailing down there, but it’s still safer than going around Cape Horn, via the Drake Passage.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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