Archive for September 9th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/20

Feasts of Saint Augustine and Saint Monica — Midwest Augustinians

The words printed here are concepts.  You must go through the experiences.”   —   Saint Augustine

(Very true.  Hey, weren’t any other saints quotable???  From my records, we’ve only had saintly quotes from old Augie.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/09/20

Battle of Waterloo - BeerTourism.com

Visual Description:  Outsmarted by Artie!

METTP  =  TEMPT,  GRTIE  =  TIGER,  OAHLPO  =  HOOPLA,  SOLONE  =  LOOSEN   —   Giving us:  TETTIRHLALOS

Clue/Question:  Napoleon really thought he could win at Waterloo, but he came up – – –

Waterloo Outlets - entrance sign - Picture of Waterloo Premium Outlets -  Tripadvisor

Answer:  A LITTLE SHORT

(Oooh!  This pun is a double dis!  Little and short?  Wow!  That’s cold blooded.  There is some controversy over Napoleon’s height.  Some say he was 5’7″, while others have him all the way down to 5’2″.  Either way, they say he was actually the height of the average French adult male of the day.    But, he was definitely short by military standards, especially for the cavalry.  But, he didn’t lack for confidence.  He completely underestimated the Duke of Wellington, who no doubt learned some guerilla tactics fighting the Mysore, in southern India.

There were no new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “grtie” and “solone” sometime in the past.  Hoyt did it again, where the first two clue words start with the same letter.  This happens frequently.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question set up the final answer very nicely.

Cool cartoon of the battle that ended Napoleon’s reign.  You can almost hear “The 1812 Overture” playing!  Okay.  Different war/battle, but pretty much the same outcome.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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