Archive for February 13th, 2020

Today in Black History – February 13

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Henry Highland Garnet, activist, Presbyterian minister, diplomat, abolitionist, died in Monrovia Liberia, on this date in 1882.  In 1843, Garnet called for a slave revolt and general slave strike at the National Black Convention in Buffalo, NY.

Andrew “Rube” Foster organized the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (Negro League), the first Black baseball league, on this date in 1920.

The Renaissance, the first Black professional basketball team, was organized on this date in 1923.

Joeph L. Searles, III began training as a floor partner with Neuberger, Loeb and Co. on this date in 1970.  Searles was the first Black person on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/13/20

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”   —   Richard Bach

(And, the seagull calls the butterfly . . . lunch!  Which is why butterflies avoid the ocean.  What do I know?  I’m just a blogger.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/13/20

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Visual Description:  Unnecessary explanation.

NUCKL  =  CLUNK,  TOARI  =  RATIO,  DIRSUA  =  RADIUS,  YEPDES  =  SPEEDY   —   Giving us:  CUROISSED

Clue/Question:  He talked about Frisbee Golf for so long, that it was sounding like a – – –

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Answer:  DISCOURSE

(A fairly challenging stinky pun!  I wonder how many of you struggled with this one some?  I saw the word DISC right off the bat.  That left me with UROSE, which helped me to see the COURSE portion.  The guys played this one pretty straight.  They could have gone with a hyphen, maybe an extra C, and quotation marks.  But, they decided to keep it simple, which might have made it harder to solve.

Someone call ralis95 away from the pool.  But down the cocktail, brother.  You’ve got some work to do.  The first clue word, “clunk” needs to be added to the world famous clue word database!  I was a little surprised, but not shocked to see that it wasn’t already on the list.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with only “dirsua” having been definitely used before.  I thought it was the toughest one.  The answer letter layout was another fine nine letter jumble.  Without the cartoon and the clue/question it might have been a tough one to unscramble.

Fine cartoon of a Frisbee Golf course!  The big mouth might be the course pro.  The players look kind of typical.  I liked the guy’s cargo shorts, black socks, and sandals.  They don’t exactly look like world class athletes.  I don’t think they could handle Spike Ball!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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