Archive for May 17th, 2020

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/17/20

An Introduction to the Political Theory of Aristotle

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”   —   Aristotle

(Does this mean that the opposite of dignity is . . . humility???  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/20

What Is a Nobel Prize Medal Really Worth? | KATU

Visual Description:  Back when it really meant something!

SATDRN  =  STRAND,  RIPNAS  =  SPRAIN,  SETDOD  =  ODDEST,  XUSEEC  =  EXCUSE,  DCOIAZ  =  ZODIAC,  SRTOYP  =  SPORTY   —   Giving us:  SRNSPIOSESEZDISPO

Clue/Question:  Alfred Nobel was able to convert his accumulated wealth into – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (6-letters)  (11-letters)

Nobel Prize Medals

Answer:  PRIZED POSSESSIONS

(A great alliterative stinky pun!  Besides dynamite, Nobel held more than 350 patents.  Of course, a great number of them had to do with explosives and armaments.  But, also synthetic rubber, leather and artificial silk.  It’s said that he established the award soon after reading an erroneous obituary – meant for him, but actually it was his brother who had died – that referred to him as The Merchant of Death!  Nowadays there are some sick puppies who might enjoy that title, but Al didn’t want to be remembered that way.  So, now we have the annual awards that includes a prize in:  Peace, Chemistry, Literature, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Economics.  The Economics prize was not one of the original five.  It began in 1969.  Very often there is some criticism for who gets the prize and who doesn’t.  Everything is politics, folks!

No new clue words.  Five of the six jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “ripnas” before.  None of them gave me any trouble this morning.  The answer letter layout was a super sized seventeen letter jumble.  The Z kinda led me to PRIZED, and all the S’s helped me get POSSESSIONS.

Fine period piece cartoon.  I’m guessing this is the mid 1890s, as he died in 1896, and the first prize was in 1901.  There have been four U.S. Presidents:  Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, and a Vice President:  Al Gore to win a Nobel Prize.  Four Democrats, and a Republican who’s been kind of disowned by today’s Republicans.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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