Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/13/19

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Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great vices are delightful.”   —   La Rochefoucauld

(I kind of feel like I cheated with this one.  I was pretty sure I identified the E right off the bat, but the A gave me second thoughts, because EEA is not all that common.  So, I looked at the author, and saw it was most likely ED, DE . . . or LA, and I quickly recognized the famous Frenchman.  That gave me a lot to work with.  I don’t know why I sometimes have trouble spotting PEOPLE.  Maybe the X’s threw me off today?  The quote is just so true!  Give me a man, or woman, with vices any day!  Virtuous people can be such a bore.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/13/19”


  1. 1 roy odom jr July 13, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    PEOPLE is a “gimme.” With LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, a frequent Cryp attribution, this one was a shoo-in!

  2. 2 unclerave July 14, 2019 at 10:17 am

    PEOPLE should be a “gimme”, but I wasn’t seeing it yesterday. I was at least two thirds done before I saw it! Like I said, maybe the X’s threw me off. I don’t know. Frenchie was a BIG help to me! — YUR

  3. 3 michelinewalker July 24, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    He was one of the men Louis XIV kept away from power.

  4. 4 unclerave July 25, 2019 at 10:48 am

    My French history – or at least my memory of it – is rudimentary, at best! But, I trust that you know! — YUR


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