Archive for June 19th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/19/20

The Skye in June: Ahern, June: 9781419689666: Amazon.com: Books

How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”   —   June Ahern

(Especially, those who have no other choice but to do so.  This is the first time they’ve used a quote from Ms. June Ahern at the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  So, we welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Happy Juneteenth, everybody!  Positive changes are finally happening!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/19/20

How to Register & Bid: Buying at Auction

Visual Description:  Celebrity auction.

AQRTU  =  QUART,  LYSET  =  STYLE,  SOCOYH  =  CHOOSY,  WESNRT  =  STREWN   —   Giving us:  RTTYHOOEWN

Clue/Question:  Einstein’s handwritten memos sold for $1.8 million because they were – – –

Einstein Calls Bible 'Childish' In Letter Expected To Fetch $1 ...

Answer:  NOTEWORTHY

(Excellent, stinky pun!  I just shake my head when I hear about some of the prices they get at some of these auctions.  Not being one for magical/superstitious thinking, I think it’s kind of a sad commentary on our society when someone shells out this kind of money for mundane items just because they came from the hand of someone famous and . . . iconic.  These kind of things belong on display in museums.  And, I doubt they would pay that much for them.

Surprisingly, we have a new clue word today, in “quart”!  It will soon enter the world famous ralis95 clue word database as the lead-in to quartz!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lyset” before.  None of the jumbles tripped me up.  The answer letter layout was a nifty ten letter jumble.  For whatever reason, I saw WORTHY first,  and then saw the full answer.

Fine auction scene cartoon.  Apparently, there were two handwritten notes, given to a bellboy as a tip, in Japan, way back in 1922.  They were auctioned off in Israel in 2017, one for $1.56 million, and the other for $250 thousand.  Nothing scientific, or profound.  Just some words of wisdom: “Where there is a will, there is a way.” and “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”  I guess three generations later that bellboy’s family got a nice reward for holding onto them!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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