Archive for January 17th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/20

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”   —   Source Obscure

(This quote sounds so noble that many people have tried to attribute it to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, or Oliver Wendell Holmes.  But, there’s no record of any of these men uttering this sentiment.  Could be a dude named Albert Jay Nock, who wrote an introduction to a book published in 1940 called “Meditations in Wall Street”.  Or William Morrow, the head of the publishing house who put out the book.  The author was a mystery until 1947 when the New York Times revealed the author to be Henry S. Haskins.  Haskins had been a Wall Street trader who had gotten in trouble with the Stock Exchange thirty years before.  The book is supposed to be about much more than Wall Street, and a nice philosophical read.  Maybe we should try to look it up!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/20

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Visual Description:  Angela’s ashes???


Clue/Question:  The store was closing, and loyal customers came in on the final day for the – – –

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(A sad stinky pun!  It’s always a shame when a mom and pop shop goes out of business.  It’s getting harder and harder for small businesses to compete with the big box stores and online vendors.  It just boggles my mind that the generation that essentially grew up in shopping malls now view traditional shopping distasteful.

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with only “loyhl” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a splendid twelve letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The hyphen/dash and quotation marks in the answer slots were the big clues for me.  I kinda backed into LAST.

Great cartoon of a closing bookstore.  Angela doesn’t look like she’s sad to be closing.  Maybe she’s just excited, because the two Jumble Studs stopped in!  It’s been a while since we’ve seen both Jeff and David in a cartoon together.  Has Simon made up with Garfunkel???  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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