Archive for May 4th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/04/20

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”   —   Kofi Annan

(It’s hard to “know” people of this stature, but the former Secretary-General of the United Nations always struck me as being very decent and dignified.  He encountered a fair amount of criticism over the years, but I’ve always viewed the U.N. as a fairly ineffective, puppet organization, that kowtows to the will of the United States anyway.  In theory it’s a wonderful thing, but unfortunately not in true application.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/04/20

Arrieta roughed up as Chicago Cubs lose fourth straight

Visual Description:  Manager knows best.

ARWEV  =  WAVER,  ZWTAL  =  WALTZ,  HOONBB  =  HOBNOB,  TVANIE  =  NATIVE   —   Giving us:  WERWLTHOONTI

Clue/Question:  The starting pitcher argued against being replaced and didn’t want to – – –

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win | News, Sports, Jobs - The ...

Answer:  THROW IN THE TOWEL

(Wow!  A fairly challenging Jumble, for a Monday morning.  Kind of a mixed metaphor, as the phrase originated with the sport of boxing.  But, I guess it has become more universal.  For “Lefty” here, it looks like it’s time to leave!

All of today’s clue words have been used before.  Three of the four jumbles appear to be new, with “zwtal” having definitely been used before.  I always have a little trouble seeing “native” for some reason.  The answer letter layout was a formidable twelve letter jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  I guess I saw THROW first, then I got the pun.

Jeff loves his Cubbies.  I still can’t believe they fired Joe Maddon!  I like David Ross . . . as a catcher!  But, the man has no managerial experience . . . at any level!  I can’t wait for my Mets to hire my favorite hotdog vendor!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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