Archive for July 10th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/10/19

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Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials.  You need something scary to overcome.”   —   Margaret Atwood

(Classic heroes, not sports heroes.  With the classic hero we often have to create the monster, by demonizing the other guy.  It’s not necessarily fair, or accurate, but that is what’s done.  I wonder how Margaret pronounces “hero”?  The slightly more exaggerated HE-RO, or the more subtle HERE-O.  I prefer the subtle, but I often hear the more exaggerated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/10/19

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Visual Description:  Foundry fathers?

SUYMT  =  MUSTY,  VOHES  =  SHOVE,  EBOWLB  =  WOBBLE,  TDERON  =  RODENT   —   Giving us:  MTYSHOWOERN

Clue/Question:  When Congress created the U.S. Mint in 1792, they got their  – – –

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Answer:  MONEYS WORTH

(I would not call this a stinky pun.  It’s a bright and shiny, found penny pun!  And, a nice little history lesson.  Our very first Mint opened in Philadelphia, our capitol at the time.

Hoyt is giving us all a break today, with all established clue words.  Nothing for ralis95 to do today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “ebowlb” having definitely been used sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a fine eleven letter jumble.  There was nothing obvious about it.  I think yesterday’s Jumble would’ve been more clear to me if the clue/question had a comma after the word “allowed”.  It looks like it didn’t trip up many of you guys though!

Great historic, period piece cartoon today.  I’m guessing the guy on the right is David Rittenhouse, the first director of the first U.S. Mint.  He was an astronomer by profession, and apparently friends with Thomas Jefferson.  It always pays to know the right people!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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