Archive for February 9th, 2020

Today in Black History – 02/09/20

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Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of “The Color Purple”, was born in Eatontown, GA, on this date in 1944.

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1971.  Paige became the first player from the Negro League to receive this honor.

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. became the first Black astronaut to take a spacewalk on this date in 1995.

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/09/20

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The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.”   —   Samuel Gompers

(A great American, even if he wasn’t born here!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/09/20

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Visual Description:  Passing down the Jumble-Mobile.

CRNEDH  =  DRENCH,  TUFOTI  =  OUTFIT,  JACLEO  =  CAJOLE,  MEHNUA  =  HUMANE,  PALEOR  =  PAROLE,  SLOYGS  =  GLOSSY   —   Giving us:  DRTTALEHAEAREGO

Clue/Question:  He sold his granddaughter his car for $1, and this meant – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (1-letter) (5-letters) (4-letters) (2-letters) (3-letters)

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Answer:  A GREAT DEAL TO HER

(A sweet, stinky pun!  So nice of Gramps to help the young lady out.  Now, she can get to her job independently, not having to rely on one, two, or more forms of public transportation.  Of course, now she has to deal with gas and maintenance, traffic, and tolls, and crazy – and crazed – drivers.  And, maybe she read, or napped, when she used public transportation.  Can’t do that when you’re driving.  Well, not yet at least.  There’s always a trade off.

A fine set of clue words today.  None of them were new, and that’s okay.  Five of the jumbles did come up as new, with “sloygs” being the only one we’ve definitely seen before.  The answer letter layout was a nifty fifteen letter jumble.  I thought it did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  For me, the clue/question set up the pun very nicely.

Fine suburban cartoon.  The Jumble-Mobile that Gramps is handing down looks a lot more presentable than “Beige Betty”.  Hopefully, low mileage and mechanically sound.  Fun Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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