Archive for April 10th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/10/20

Best quotes from William James - Victor Mochere

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.”   —   William James

(We can all do more than we think we can.  We just need to persevere.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/10/20

1885 Benz Patent Motorwagen This is considered to be the first ...

Visual Description:  Germany . . . 1886.

NAGTI  =  GIANT,  LTEIE  =  ELITE,  KAYLEW  =  WEAKLY,  ETNNTI  =  INTENT   —   Giving us:  GNTEIEWEYINN

Clue/Question:  Karl Benz helped pioneer internal combustion vehicles thanks to his – – –

The world first car | ‎Benz Patent Motorwagen | Karl benz - YouTube

Answer:  ENGINENEWITY

(Fantastic stinky pun!  German engineering!  There’s nothing else like it!  At least that’s how a popular tagline goes . . . or, went?  Does Mercedes still use it?  I know some group might have put the kibosh on it, making it “politically incorrect”.  I actually worked with an older gentleman, twenty years ago . . . or so, who swore he would never buy a Mercedes, because of their role in Hitler’s Germany.  I thought that a tad extreme, but to each their own.

No new clue words today.  But, three out of the four jumbles appear to be new.  Only “kaylew” has definitely been used before.  I got all the words immediately.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic twelve letter jumble.  But, I was able to pick up on the pun almost instantly, thanks to the cartoon’s dialog, the clue/question, and the quotation marks.

The cartoon is a wonderful rendition of a great moment in history.  The automobile is very accurate.  The first one was actually a kind of motorized tricycle!  The internal combustion engine had been around for about 80 years, or so, but Benz was the first to build a motorized carriage.  If he hadn’t done it someone else likely would have.  But, ya gotta wonder how much longer that might’ve taken.  A fantastic Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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