Archive for May 2nd, 2019

Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/19

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Visual Description:  Kids of the ’60s!

VACHO  =  HAVOC,  GREME  =  MERGE,  TTREEH  =  TETHER,  MOSLAN  =  SALMON   —   Giving us:  HAVMERTTEALM

Clue/Question:  When “The Fantastic Four” debuted, readers bought the comic books to – – –

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Answer:  MARVEL AT THEM

(Great pun!  I grew up reading Marvel Comics.  Also DC and Dell and Gold Key and Archie comics.  I loved the old Tarzan comics, and also the World War II comics, like “Sgt. Rock” and “Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos”.  It took me a little while to get into the superheroes, but my first and favorite of those was always “Captain America”.  Then “The Avengers”.  I wasn’t so big on “The Fantastic Four” or “Spider Man” until my later teens.  I still have a box of comics in the garage somewhere.  I hope they’re still okay.

No new clue words today.  We’ve definitely seen “vacho” before, but the other jumbles appear to be new.  It took me a few looks before I saw “salmon”.  Fantastic twelve letter answer letter layout.  Nothing given away. 

Fun cartoon of some early ’60s kids.  Great job on the clothes and haircuts.  I don’t remember little girls reading comic books much back then.  They usually pooh-poohed them, and only read real books.  And, I think most comic books were geared more for boys back then.  Times have changed though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/02/19

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”   —   Charles Spurgeon

(I can’t remember a Cryptoquote that had as many O’s as today!  And, none of today’s words ends in E.  I messed up in the newspaper.  Had to print it out from online, then messed that one up too.  After finally figuring out SORROWS and TOMORROW it became much easier for me.  When I went back to check the newspaper one – first attempt – I saw that I actually had a lot right.  I had the T’s and S’s, and I had BUT and both ITS, but I made the B’s R’s and tried to force the E into the Z slots.  I really thought the E had to be either the Z, C, or X.  I thought maybe I had had a stroke overnight.  Well, anyway, we welcome ol’ Chuck to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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