Archive for September 19th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/20

Napoleon 2.0, Pensive | museum of wtf

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”   —   O.W. Holmes

(And, finishing up the third quarter of 2020, that is kind of a scary thought.  With the threat of a re-emergence of COVID-19, the rise of these right wing “militias”, our President resurrecting the racist call for “Law and Order” of the late 1960s, and our Attorney General saying that a Biden victory could only happen if the election were “rigged”, and threatening martial law, is right out of Orwell’s “1984”.  How could Barr possibly say something so stupid?  Has he not seen the poll numbers?  Most of the voters are unhappy with the way the current President has been ruining . . . running the country.  And, speaking of George Orwell, does this description of “Animal Farm’s” Napoleon sound like anyone we know?  He is described as “a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar” who is “not much of a talker” and has “a reputation for getting his own way”.  – – – Wikipedia  And, now we’ve even lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  With the same Senate that refused to hold a hearing, or vote, on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016, for nearly eight months, they now want to rush whoever Trump nominates for the opening before the election this November.  The only direction I am currently seeing us heading is known as backwards!  Our best hope is that our military will not heed Trump’s – potential – call for martial law, and they will uphold the election results.  Only then will we return to a forward direction.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler -09/19/20

Benjamin Franklin, the Composer – Polyphonic Archive - Institute for Music  Leadership

Visual Description:  Playing off yesterday’s Cryptoquote?

CRILY  =  LYRIC,  SEYMS  =  MESSY,  XTROVE  =  VORTEX,  TANUMU  =  AUTUMN   —   Giving us:  LYIESSVEAU

Clue/Question:  Ben Franklin was able to invent bifocals because of his ability to – – –

Benjamin Franklin Dies Ben Franklin | This Day in Tech History

Answer:  VISUALEYES

(Again, yesterday’s Cryptoquote had both vision and eyes in it.  She has had a few references to eyes this past week.  I thought that this made for a wonderful pun.  Not stinky, in the least.  Very homophonic!  I like using that word, because WordPress doesn’t recognize it.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “seyms” in the past.  None of them stumped me today.  The answer letter layout was a lovely ten letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  For me, the leading nature of the clue/question was the big clue.

Great historic, period piece cartoon.  Ol’ Ben definitely had an eye for the ladies.  But, he also had a healthy respect for intelligent women.  And, he often sought their council.  Some of today’s fem-ditto-heads would simply dismiss him as a sexist, but I’d disagree with them.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

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