Archive for August 15th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – The Ides of August, 2019

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Learn from the mistakes of others.  You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”   —   Source Obscure

(I got a sense of the first few words right off the bat.  But, I didn’t see the “author” until nearly three quarters done!  This sounds like it was said by someone who liked cigars.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Answer – 08/15/19

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Visual Description:  Mansion.

CETEJ  =  EJECT,  FAYTF  =  TAFFY,  RABEBR  =  BARBER,  LUYRST  =  SULTRY   —   Giving us:  EETAAERSLT

Clue/Question:  The manor included gardens, a pond and plenty of acreage.  It was a – – –

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Answer:  REAL ESTATE

(Fine pun.  How did we ever come up with the term “real estate” anyway?  The vast majority of property sales could hardly be called “estates”.  Mostly more modest homes, and even undeveloped property falls under that fairly broad umbrella.

All old favorite clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a ten letter, vowel heavy jumble.  I got the ESTATE part first.  Then it got REAL.

Great cartoon of the very stately manor.  Classic agent/broker.  Not sure what is going across the woman’s wrist?  Oh, it’s her dialog line!  I’d write more, but I’m still pooped out from yesterday’s masterpiece.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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