Archive for October 3rd, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/03/20

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A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.”   —   Source Obscure

(That only works today if you own the company!  LOL!  I suppose there are some companies out there who value some of their elderly employees, but they are in the minority.  I have known some folks who retired, and their company re-hired them as consultants, often at a premium.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/03/20

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Visual Description:  Mission to the moon men.

THYLO  =  HOTLY,  ATNKE  =  TAKEN,  TREATO  =  ROTATE,  RWANDI  =  INWARD   —   Giving us:  HOTTNOAEWRD

Clue/Question:  They had returned, and everyone agreed that the Apollo 11 Astronauts were – – –

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Answer:  DOWN TO EARTH

(Of course they were!  Just three regular guys.  Mike, Neil and Buzz.  But, they’re three of the most famous astronauts of all time!  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans to walk on the moon.  Mike Collins was the “wheelsman”.  He had to keep circling the block – 30 times – watching out for moon police and space pirates.  Without him though Buzz and Neil woulda been stuck up there.

All familiar old clue words today.  And, it appears that all of the jumbles are new too.  I found the five letter ones fairly challenging.  I saw the six letter ones right away.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Expertly encrypted!  I’m embarrassed to say that I struggled with the final answer.  So, I’m giving all the credit to Hoyt’s great answer letter layout.

Another top-notch historical cartoon from Mr. Knurek too.  At first I thought I was looking at the Smothers Brothers, but once I started reading it I wised up.  Fun Jumble.  It had . . . the right stuff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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