Archive for July 19th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/19/19

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I have never worked a day in my life without selling.  If I believe in something, I sell it, and sell it hard.”   —   Estee Lauder

(Well, I’m glad she never rang my doorbell.  I can’t stand pushy sales folk!  But, good for her.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/19

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Visual Description:  Laboring in his laboratory.

PUDEP  =  UPPED,  TOODU  =  OUTDO,  SSWITE  =  WISEST,  YANORC  =  CRAYON   —   Giving us:  UEUOISCR

Clue/Question:  Alexander Fleming discovered antibiotics in 1928 thanks in pat to him being – – –

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Answer:  CUREIOUS

(A mega stinky pun!  Smells like bread mold.  Eeww!  Gross!  I also can’t stand the smell of patchouli, because to me it smells like bread mold.  I always loved the hippie chicks . . . just not if they were wearing patchouli oil.  To me, it’s no wonder they use the stuff in insect repellents!

It looks like Hoyt has done it again!  We have another new clue word in “wisest”.  The ralis95 clue word database has wisely, but not “wisest”.  I guess it will after today!  I nearly had to back into it too!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “toodu” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout really threw me for a few minutes.  I probably couldn’t have backed into “wisest” if I had tried, because the UEUO and CR, by themselves, were not screaming out the final answer to me.  After getting “wisest”, I was thinking part of the answer was SURE.  Finally, the quotation marks set off the light bulb in my pea-brain!  I can’t remember when we’ve ever had an answer letter layout with five vowels and only three consonants.  Nice work, David!

And, another great period piece cartoon from Mr. Knurek!  Great likeness of Dr. Fleming.  I wonder if he preferred the title Sir over Doctor?  The honorarium, “Sir”, can tend to be a little on the silly side.  Alexander Fleming was a serious researcher, but he kind of discovered penicillin by accident.  It was a very fortuitous accident, but he didn’t set out to see if a simple mold would kill staphylococci.  Now, we have a wide assortment of antibiotics, but we have been overusing them, and many bacteria have become resistant to them.  Hey!  Nature always finds a way, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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