Archive for May 5th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/05/20

National Gallery of Art Plans 2020 Philip Guston Retrospective ...

To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.”   —   Philip Guston

(My step-son, Manny, has painted in a very similar style!  This is the first quote from Mr. Philip Guston, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  So, we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/05/20

Timepieces 1000pc jigsaw puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Co.

Visual Description:  Status symbol land.


Clue/Question:  Rolex debuted in 1908 and would become known for its high-quality watches – – –


The History of Rolex Watches | Jewelry-N-Loan


(A timely stinky pun.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a time themed Jumble answer.  I’ve never quite gotten the attraction of all these extremely high priced watches.  The Rolexes, the Piagets, the Omegas, and the Patek Philippes, etc.  I know there are others, but who really cares?  It’s all just fancy jewelry that tells time.  Glorious baubles for people who are consumed with status.  What a waste.

All familiar old clue words today.  And yet, all of the jumbles were coming up as new.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a splendid eleven letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer nicely.  First I crossed off TIME – the most obvious.  Then, I crossed off GOOD.  And, all that was left was  . . .

Fine period piece cartoon of Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, the two gentlemen who started Rolex.  The company started in England, but moved to Switzerland following WWI, due to the heavy taxation that the Brits imposed, due to the costs of the Great War.  I’d say they were equal parts artisan, and P.T. Barnum.  They realized that “there’s a sucker born every minute!”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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