Archive for July 1st, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/20

Amazon.com: Artemus Ward (1834-1867) Npseudonym Of Charles Farrar ...

I am saddest when I sing.  So are those who hear me.  They are sadder even than I am.”   —   Artemus Ward

(America’s first stand-up comedian!  He was likely the inspiration for Josh Billings and Mark Twain!  Dude died of tuberculosis though.  At only 36!  I’m sure he probably had a passable singing voice.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/20

 

Similar to "Race for a Dollar," Trading Up asks kids to roll die ...

Visual Description:  A coin class clown?

REUVC  =  CURVE,  TOHOP  =  PHOTO,  FNELEN  =  FENNEL,  EEESDC  =  SECEDE   —   Giving us:  CRPOTNNEEE

Clue/Question:  Pennies make up 1/100 of a dollar.  That’s – – –

 

WHY WAS THE COMPOSITION OF THE PENNY CHANGED AND WHY DO WE ...

Answer:  ONE PERCENT

(Another fine stinky pun!  But, it makes me wonder how much longer our government is going to issue/mint pennies!  Copper is too expensive, and the cost of minting them exceeds the value of the coin.  Even using zinc and food coloring!  Or, whatever.  I think a lot of us probably have a pretty big stash of pennies somewhere in our houses.  The *pure* copper ones are probably worth at least 2¢ each!  The newer ones?  Eh!

No new clue words today.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  Solving them was easy money, for me.  The answer letter layout was a de-cent ten letter jumble.  Nothing counterfeit about it.  Remember laughing – or sneering – at the yokels who would say “cash money”?  Little did we know how prescient they were with their redundancy!  Credit, debit and pre-paid cards.  PayPal, Venmo and Zelle.  Then, there’s Bitcoin, Litecoin, and a whole new slew of cryptocurrencies out there!  Crap that is beyond my ken.  Who knew that the rubes would be proven “correct”?  Well, I guess the increased popularity of Country music and NASCAR should’ve been a big hint.  Hey!  I’m an aging Rocker, who still says “cash is king!”  Pretty soon you’ll be able to see yer dear ol’ uncle at yer local tar pit.

Cartoon?  Teacher, rugrats, money.  I think that says it all.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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