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(Tough) Sunday Cryptoquote – 08/02/20

Alben W. Barkley - Great American Biographies

An economist is a guy with a Phi Betta Kappa key on one end of his watch chain and no watch on the other.”   —   Alben Barkley

(This one definitely took some thought.  Funny quote by the way!  Even though the “L” certainly looked like it was going to be the “A”, there aren’t a whole lot of words in English that end in “A”.  Probably, even less end in “I”.  So, the Greek took some catching up to.  Also, in my newspaper, the word WAT-CH starts out on line two and continues on line three!  Not too common.  And, we have another unusual “A” name for the author!  I can’t say as I’ve ever met an Alben.  But, he was a Governor oops!  meant to say Senator of Kentucky and Veep under Harry Truman.  Apparently the name means “white”, so I’m sure someone will find a way to make a stink over this guy.  Hey, he was governor during segregationism!  Kentucky better guard that bronze sculpture of him!  Don’t tear down, folks.  Just build up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/02/20

Takeru Kobayashi - Takeru Kobayashi Photos - Nathan's Hot Dog ...

Visual Description:  The grossest expression of excess.

SREYDS  =  DRESSY,  TARIPE  =  PIRATE,  TLEAYL  =  LATELY,  GRANDO  =  DRAGON,  WDHAOS  =  SHADOW,  ISHMYW  =  WHIMSY   —   Giving us:  DSPIELELDROHAWWIS

Clue/Question:  After the reigning hotdog eating champion lost, he – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (9-LETTERS)  (3-LETTERS)  (5-LETTERS)

Disgust drives some religious thoughts and feelings – new research ...

Answer:  SWALLOWED HIS PRIDE

(Okay.  Maybe not all that tough, but definitely one of the longest final answers in recent Jumble memory.  Mine, that is.  I find it very hard to watch these kind of competitions.  To me, they’re both pointless and pretty disgusting.  It conjures up images of the old Roman bacchanalias.  And, when I think about all the people around the world – many in our own country – who don’t have enough to eat . . . well, it just makes me kind of angry.

All of today’s clue words are intimate old friends.  Four of the six jumbles appear to be new.  Angela could tell us if they were all truly new, but she’s a little down on this blog right now.  We’ve definitely seen both “sreyds” and “grando” before.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter Jumble.  I started off thinking the final answer was going to be something-ED HIS WORDS, but as I was checking off those letters I also saw SWALLOW.  So, I knew I had to rethink WORDS.

The cartoon did a fine job of displaying the nauseating scenario.  Yes, they offend me.  But, unlike most people today, who have to make every single “offense” a capital crime . . . I simply look away.  The gourmand is dead.  Long live the gourmand!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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