Archive for October 7th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/07/20

Justice Thurgood Marshall – Thurgood Marshall College Fund

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”   —   Thurgood Marshall

(And, therein lies the problem with too many people, to this day.  Through bias and ignorance, they don’t recognize the humanity in those who don’t look . . . just like them.  They see others as somehow inferior.  This is both sad and dangerous, for all of us.  For years I thought that we – as a nation – were making pretty good progress in race relations, but there was always that undercurrent of hatred mixed with fear.  It started coming back to the surface with the election of Barack Obama, from those whose bias/hatred didn’t like seeing a Black man sitting in the White House.  Things got much much worse with the election of a man whose primary campaign tactic, and now “leadership” strategy, was/is in appealing to the small-minded and uncharitable, by raising irrational doubts and fears.  We need to ignore and replace this man, and remember the words of one of our Founding Fathers, John Dickinson:  “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!  By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” 

This appears to be the very first quote from our country’s very first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.  It’s about time, don’t you think?  Welcome to the Cryptoquote Club, sir.  Be well and do good, friends.  And, reject racial bigotry.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/07/20

Alcove & window in Castle Wall. - Picture of Athenry Castle - Tripadvisor

Visual Description:  A room with a view.


Clue/Question:  They wanted a better view of the small inlet from their home, so they built an – – –

Bailey Cove Trail | Shasta Lake |

Answer:  ALCOVE

(Of course, I got the answer right away.  But, there is something a little off with it.  The way the clue/question uses the word “inlet”, and the woman’s dialog uses the words “little bay” suggests the word COVE, and not an ALCOVE.  A little misdirection???  The little addition they’re building could be considered a nook, as in a breakfast nook, but that’s not really what I think of when I hear the word ALCOVE.  All the synonyms for the word are freestanding structures, not additions.  Like I said, I got it, and I do get it, but I don’t really dig it.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lival” in the past.  The answer letter layout was a swell little six letter jumble, that was not obvious!

Terrific cartoon of a happy young couple improving the value of their home.  I hope they’ll enjoy the view of their little cove for years to come.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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