Archive for November 8th, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/08/19

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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”   —   Edgar Allan Poe

(Once again, this one took me some time to get started.  I suspected that the V was the E, but couldn’t be certain.  And, I had a hard time figuring if the U was the A, or the I.  When I finally paid some attention to the author – something I try to avoid – I was able to see the E and A more clearly.  But still, decoding the entire cryptogram took some effort.  Good one!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I was never aware of Poe’s military “career”!  See the link below for an interesting read.   —   YUR

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-edgar-allen-poe-got-kicked-out-of-the-us-army?ref=scroll

Jumble Spoiler – 11/08/19

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Visual Description:  Ancient math nerds.

VDITO  =  DIVOT,  NAYHD  =  HANDY,  NARMAT  =  MANTRA,  NEYRTS  =  SENTRY   —   Giving us:  DIVHDAAET

Clue/Question:  When the new abacus came out, customers were ready to – – –

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Answer:  HAVE ADD IT

(A brilliant stinky pun!  I love it!  When I was a kid, the math nerds all had pocket protectors.  Then, they all had pocket sized calculators.  I have no idea what they use today.  But, in ancient Rome, I’m sure they all walked around with their abacuses!

Our favorite word-nerd, David L. Hoyt, did not just give us one new clue word today, but two!  Both “mantra” and “sentry”  will need to be added to the ralis95 world famous clue word database.  I’m confident that the big boss man is up to the task!  I saw “sentry” right away, but I had to come back to solve “mantra”.  Three of the four jumbles came up as new, with only “nayhd” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  The quotation marks, and the leading nature of the clue/question, gave me the answer.

Wonderful historical cartoon.  Jeff has squeezed in some popular Rome attractions into the background.  Fun tunics, togas and sandals too.  A fabulous Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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