Archive for May 21st, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/20

Gene Roddenberry | Memorial Spaceflights

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.”   —   Nietzsche

(Yep.  Lot’s of folks seem to think that they’re some kind of genius, and every idea they have is original!  What is that old quote/saying about no original ideas since the Greeks?  . . . which is a crock to begin with!  Everything is pretty derivative of things that came before.  Some pretty cool things came from Gene Roddenberry’s brain though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/20

Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo—here's why

Visual Description:  The condensed Corsican?

RYOSR  =  SORRY,  NROTS  =  SNORT,  EETHLM  =  HELMET,  IREDIB  =  BIRDIE   —   Giving us:  ORRSNOHETRDI

Clue/Question:  The 5-foot-2inch military leader got his troops to stand at attention – – –

Napoleon Bonaparte | Explore Royal Museums Greenwich

Answer:  IN SHORT ORDER

(Excellent stinky pun!  Everyone general-ly thinks of Napoleon Bonaparte as being French, but ethnically he’s much more Italian.  He was born on Corsica – a little north of Sardinia – in 1769, just fifteen months after France had purchased the island from the Italian city-state of Genoa.  I wonder if most Corsicans are on the short side???

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  It took me a couple of looks to see “helmet”.  The answer letter layout was a sneaky twelve letter jumble.  I thought it hid the words ORDER and SHORT very well.  Ignoring the obvious, I saw THEIR, and figured the first word was ON.  But that left me with ORRSD.  AtleastI’m declaring this a NEW compound word! – that helped me to see ORDER, which then led me IN short . . . to SHORT.

Great early 19th Century military review cartoon.  The second in command appears to be a toad of a sycophant.  I like how the one soldier is breaking ranks, as he stares at Napoleon’s stature, in disbelief.  I remember watching a great old movie with my mom, as a kid, called “The Corsican Brothers”.  A splendid old swashbuckler!  Haven’t seen it in forever.  I’ll have to check with TCM.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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