Archive for April 29th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/20

Juanita Jean's | Purity Tests Threaten to Snatch Defeat from the ...

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”   —   Adlai Stevenson

(Someone should have read this quote to Michael Dukakis before he posed on that tank!  Adlai wouldn’t have made that mistake.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/20

 

Unbelievable “nail houses” around the world | Spite house, House ...

Visual Description:  Location, location, location.

SEERU  =  REUSE,  DAAPN  =  PANDA,  HAWTTR  =  THWART,  HOTSEO  =  SOOTHE   —   Giving us:  REENDTRTE

Clue/Question:  The house was available to lease, but the highway next to it was a – – –

Unusual Homes Around the World - The Atlantic

Answer: DETERRENT

(Stinky pun!  Smells like diesel fumes.  Ugh!  Definitely NOT a bargain.  Besides the noise, I’m sure there would be some pretty serious vibration issues.  You probably couldn’t pay me to live there.

All familiar old clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “daapn” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  I knew the second half of the word had to be RENT, but I had to write out the EDRTE in order to see DETER. 

Great cartoon of a house below a highway overpass.  I’m guessing the house was there first.  I can’t see anyone building in that kind of location.  Good Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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