Archive for October 23rd, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/23/19

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Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.”   —   Noel Coward

(I think you can be witty without being snooty  And, this line reeks of snootiness!  But, I guess the point is in not trying to be overly witty.  You end up appearing to try too hard, and all your quips sound forced, and you just become tedious.  But, I can think of a lot of treats I’d rather have than caviar.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/23/19

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Visual Description:  Lighting up the season.

FIWST  =  SWIFT,  RRLUA  =  RURAL,  TEGYIH  =  EIGHTY,  LUNGEF  =  ENGULF   —   Giving us:  SWRRAEIYEUF

Clue/Question:  When it comes to lighting a candle, using matches is usually a – – –

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Answer:  SUREFIRE WAY

(Sure.  As long as they always stay dry.  Once they get wet – even after they’ve dried out –  they usually just kind of crumble when you try to strike them.  Still, they beat trying to light some tinder with a flint and steel!  But, that’s probably the most reliable method.  Ooh!  Striking a match gives you that great stinky sulfur smell, so this double qualifies as a stinky pun!

None of the clue words are new today.  However, three of the jumbles appear to be so.  We’ve definitely seen “fiwst” some time before.  The answer letter layout made for a nifty eleven letter jumble.  It gave nothing away.  It was the combination of the cartoon guy’s dialog, the leading nature of the clue/question, and the hyphen in the final answer blocks that gave me the answer.

Fine seasonal cartoon of a couple finishing up their Jack-O-Lanterns.  Not sure if I’m going to carve a pumpkin this year.  It’s definitely more fun when you have kids living in the house.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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