Archive for February 12th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/12/20

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A queen is not afraid to fail.  Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

(Maybe Rebecca is getting these quotes from Pinterest!  You know, Oprah is a pretty cool, and extremely successful, woman, but I’m not finding all of her quotes all that quote-worthy.  For me, the first sentence of this quote is completely unnecessary.  The second sentence definitely has more merit to it.  What do you guys think?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/12/20

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Visual Description:  Google is slipping!

TFEAR  =  AFTER,  NUUCT  =  UNCUT,  RIFAMF  =  AFFIRM,  SMEEAS  =  SESAM  —   Giving us:  ATNTAMSSE

Clue/Question:  Illinois chose the slogan “Land of Lincoln” in 1955 in order to honor the respected – – –

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Answer:  STATESMAN

(State’s Man!  Yeah, okay.  Not really the cleverest of puns.  But, what are ya gonna do?  Old Abe was born this day in 1809, in rural Kentucky.  He lived there until age 7.  Then his family moved to Southern Indiana, where he lived from 7 to 21.  I guess you could say he called Illinois “his home” for 35 years, but actually more like 31.  He lived the last 4 + years in the District of Columbia, as President, so that kinda cuts into his Illinois years, in my book.

We appear to have a brand new clue word today, in “uncut”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will once again be updating his world famous clue word database.  I thought we had more than six  UN type words, but I guess not.  We do now.  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  I didn’t think any of them were stumpers.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  I thought it was nicely cryptic.

Fine cartoon.  A little hard to identify it as a period piece.  Maybe the skinny ties?  I don’t think the mustachioed guy is referring to the state motto:  “State Sovereignty, National Union”, but probably the not so flattering:  “The Sucker State”.  Yeah, that doesn’t exactly scream state pride!  You know how Google usually dolls up their logo on important days?  Well, today it was business as usual.  Nothing Lincoln related at all.  Strange!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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