Archive for August 12th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/12/20

TOP 25 QUOTES BY LILLIAN HELLMAN (of 99) | A-Z Quotes

If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.”   —   Lillian Hellman

(A great reason for NOT looking at the the author!  I completely ignored/didn’t see? the first D, and decided HE had to be WILLIAM someone!  This meant that I had the T as the M, instead of the N.  Of course, I caught/corrected myself, but it seemed to take me a lot of time to see THEMSELVES, and especially WRITERS!  I only have myself to blame, as I always hold out on filling in the T‘s and the E‘s until the very end.  It generally helps in prolonging the fun!  We’ve had Lillian Hellman before, but I went off on an interesting tangent, looking up a movie that she wrote called “The Chase”.  Made in 1966, it stars Marlon Brando, a very young Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Angie Dickinson, E.G. Marshall and Robert Duvall.   There’s also an interesting cast of lesser characters, including Marlon’s sister, Jocelyn!  Now, I want to see this movie!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/12/20

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Visual Description:  Waiting in the waiting room.

TIYDT  =  DITTY,  NIFAT  =  FAINT,  TANETB  =  BATTEN,  EPRPPE  =  PEPPER   —   Giving us:  ITTAINATTNEPPE

Clue/Question:  The man who’d been waiting for hours to see the doctor was a – – –

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Answer:  PATIENT PATIENT

(Ah!  A homonym-nal pun!  Today’s *health consumers* have to have a lot of patience!  The funny thing is, even though the words “patient” qualify as homonyms, the noun and the adjective both come from ‘one who suffers’!   I have a hard time suffering fools, but I can usually bite my tongue . . . in the name of peace and goodwill.

All of today’s clue words were highly recognizable, as we’ve seen ’em all before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “nifat” and “tanetb” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic fourteen letter jumble.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt!  But . . . have we seen this answer before???  Seems familiar to me.

A very current doctor’s waiting room scene cartoon.  Everyone wearing a mask.  And, a little sign imploring people to wear a mask.  If the Jumbles in his book are ones that have already been in the newspaper, or online, I’d probably be pretty cranky.  I need to be challenged.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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