Archive for August 23rd, 2020

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/20

Nashional Treasure: A Celebration of Ogden Nash | Rye, NY Patch

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.”   —   Ogden Nash

(I had a really tough time getting this one started.  I seem to have a problem recognizing PEOPLE for some reason.  The Sunday ones are supposed to be a little tougher though.  Right?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/20

The legacy of Alfred Nobel and how it all began [Infographic]

Visual Description:  The explosive revelation.

UXFOOT  =  OUTFOX,  SUTHAI  =  HIATUS,  TARRHE  =  RATHER,  DTOEMS  =  MODEST,  MYHALN  =  HYMNAL,  HBOAIP  =  PHOBIA   —   Giving us:  TFOATSRTMESHLPBA

Clue/Question:  When they learned that Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, it was a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (5-letters)  (4-letters)  (3-letters)  (4-letters)

TNT vs. Dynamite: What's the Difference? | Mental Floss

Answer:  BLAST FROM THE PAST

(Ooh!  By my recollection, we haven’t had this stinky a pun in a while!  A long while.  Not exactly ancient history, but a great old school nugget of a stinker.  I get a bang out of puns like this.

All of today’s clue words are Jumble classics!  But, surprisingly, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new for me.  They weren’t in my Tags at least.  All of them are great, but I didn’t struggle to solve any of them.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive sixteen letter jumble.  The final answer didn’t exactly come to me in a rush.  I got THE right away!  LOL!  Then I saw BLAST, and the rest came to me in a breeze of clarity!

Great lecture hall cartoon.  These look like college kids to me.  I’ve read that Nobel set up this big charitable organization to alleviate some guilt feelings and to silence some of his critics.  One newspaper had even labeled him the merchant of death!  Ouch!  He seems to be much more fondly remembered these days.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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