Archive for August 4th, 2019

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/04/19

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No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.”   —   Thomas Jefferson

(It used to be that every child had the potential to grow up to be President.  But now, it seems one of the requirements might be a certain kind of masochistic streak.  The constant scrutiny has gone beyond the pale.  Obama caught it from the right, and now Trump is catching it from the left.  I don’t think that Obama enjoyed it very much, but Trump seems to relish and thrive on it.  And, after they are dead and gone, you get all the allegations of one thing, or another.  Reminds me of that quote from earlier in the week: “Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.”   —   E.R. Beadle  What has happened to us as a country???  The divisiveness is destroying us.  Let’s stop playing “Gotcha!”, and let’s start playing “I get ya!”  It starts with actually listening to each other, and goes on with empathizing with the other.  Cooperation and compromise were never meant to be dirty words, ya know!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/04/19 (Oh, ralis95!)

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Visual Description:  Weightless work.


Clue/Question:  The busy scientists aboard the International Space Station were – – –

Pre-Answer:   Two Words  (6-letters)  (10-letters)

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(A bit of a sneaky stinky pun.  I did not get it right away.  I had to work at it a bit.  The word HIGHLY came to me first, but making something from the EODPTIVCUR took me a little work.  Because the clue/question ended with “were” I originally thought that the second word might end in ED.  But, the remaining OPTIVCUR got me nowhere fast.  The TIV, and the reversed CU, were constructive in my getting PRODUCTIVE.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “uppity”.  Our dear friend, ralis95, can add this to his world famous clue word database.  And, who knows how long this word will be available to us!  The PC Police could decide that this adjective is too closely associated with one of their banned words, and decide to ban it as well.  As a lover of linguistics, I hope that this does not happen.  But, you never know!  Every single jumble appears to be new today, which is a little unusual.  Usually one of them has been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fine sixteen letter jumble.  Nothing jumped off the page for me.  Good job, Hoyt.

Another top-notch cartoon, from our friend Jeff Knurek.  A very good rendition of the ISS, and the weightless scientists.  The hamster in the ball was a nice touch.  And the third – very distant – scientist/astronaut looks like our own David L. Hoyt.  Maybe he has aspirations to – some day – travel to outer space.  At one point in my life, I might have entertained that idea, but now I’m content just to chill, down on terra firma.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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