Archive for February 7th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/07/20

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The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”   —   Rumi

(Obvious, but also so true.  Even thinking too hard about how you might reply to someone makes it a little harder to hear what the other person is actually saying.  That is one of our biggest problems today.  We are not fully hearing what the other guy/gal is saying.  We all need to practice serious listening.  Surprisingly, this is the first Rumi quotation to be used in the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Sadly, I had never heard of the 13th Century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic before.  I guess our predominantly Judeo-Christian Western civilization doesn’t care to give credit to “the opposition”.  We all have so much to learn from each other!  If we’d only listen.  We welcome Rumi to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/07/20

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Visual Description:  George Bergstrom and John McShain, admiring their Five-Star endeavor.

LAHCK  =  CHALK,  NOPGR  =  PRONG,  ZARLIE  =  LAZIER,  SOLMYT  =  MOSTLY   —   Giving us:  HAKPNGAIEST

Clue/Question:  The architect who designed the Pentagon was excited to see the structure – – –

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Answer:  TAKING SHAPE

(A silly, stinky, obvious pun!  I think just yesterday there was a Jeopardy category on shapes!  It was clearly one of the easier categories.  I had the opportunity to take the Jeopardy Online test again, just this past week, but I wasn’t feeling it.  I know I’ll regret it, because I know as I’m getting older my reflexes and timing aren’t what they used to be.  Oh well.

We have another new clue word today, in “lazier”!  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to – once again – update his world famous clue word database.  I saw it, but I marked its jumble as being fairly difficult.  Two more of the jumbles came up as new, with “solmyt” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful eleven letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  It was the cartoon and question that made the final answer pretty obvious.  To me, at least.

Nice cartoon.  I always like the historical themed ones.  The Pentagon was started in September of 1941, and completed in January of 1943.  Bergstrom was the architect, and McShain was the builder.  It is massive!  It’s considered the world’s largest office building, and it’s a National Historic Landmark.  I could go off on a number of political rants, but I’ll spare you all.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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