Archive for April 15th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/15/20

Fun Facts Friday: Robert A. Heinlein | Man of la Book

Be wary of strong drink.  It can make you shoot at tax collectors . . . and miss.”   —   Robert A. Heinlein

(Hilarious!  And, very appropriate, considering today’s date.  I never knew that Mr. Heinlein had a good sense of humor!  Stay well, stay strong, and always do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google and Man of la Book

Jumble Spoiler – 04/15/20

Sloop - Wikipedia

Visual Description:  “I feel so broke up, I wanna go home.”

EELIX  =  EXILE,  SEYMS  =  MESSY,  RATEYB  =  BETRAY,  ECCLKA  =  CACKLE   —   Giving us:  XISSTAAL

Clue/Question:  They sold ketches, sloops and cutters.  The total cost of each boat included – – –

Tuiga est paré pour la 13e Monaco Classic Week | Yacht Club de Monaco

Answer:  SAILS TAX

(Sure, it’s a stinky pun.  But, it’s a genius stinky pun!  Just like how Brian Wilson is a genius songwriter, musician, and record producer.  Growing up, I wasn’t really the biggest Beach Boys fan, but I’ve really come to appreciate their work.  Sailboats – especially sloops – always make me think of the Beach Boys.

All familiar clue words today.  Three of the four jumbles appear – to me – to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “seyms” sometime in the past.  I had a beast of a time with “rateyb”!  I had to resort to backing into “betray”.  The answer letter layout is a great eight letter jumble.  There was just enough – for me – to see SAILS, and the X was enough for me to figure the second word was TAX.  Knowing I needed the A and T still took me some time to figure out “betray”.

Great cartoon of a sailboat marina.  It looks like Jeff must have spent a little time in San Francisco, a few months back.  This is the second day in a row where he’s shown us the Golden Gate Bridge.  Or, maybe he’s just been listening to a little Tony Bennett.  Another fine Jumble from Hoyt and Knurek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google and the Beach Boys


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