Archive for November 6th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/06/20

Billie Eilish to Perform at Oscars 2020 | Pitchfork

It’s rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.”   —   Billie Eilish

(Or, any teenager, for that matter.  But, I guess I should allow her her adolescent feminist moment.  She, and her brother, Finneas, have certainly had a very productive and successful year, or two, or so!  I don’t follow that particular music scene, but I have heard/seen the song “Bad Guy” performed.  I think it was on SNL.  Besides being a singer/musician, she is also an activist.  She’s an advocate for animal rights, and she was very active in getting young people registered for the vote.  This is her very first quote to be used in the Cryptoquote, so we welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/06/20

How To Teach Kids To Tie Shoe Laces?

Visual Description:  Parenting 301?

HUCOC  =  COUCH,  GNIES  =  SINGE,  RAAYIV  =  AVIARY,  TUWALO  =  OUTLAW   —   Giving us:  CCHSINAIATW

Clue/Question:  After she learned to consistently tie her own shoes, – – –

Shoe Tying Clinic III - AboutPlay

Answer:  IT WAS A CINCH

(Another increasingly archaic phrase?  I never really gave the word “cinch” a whole lot of thought before, because you just knew that it meant easy/simple.  But, the word comes from the strap used in keeping saddles on horses.  It’s an American English word derived from the Spanish “cincha”, meaning girdle.  We’re a society that relies less and less on horses, so most of us don’t really make the connection.

 We are well acquainted with all of today’s clue words though.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “gnies” and “tuwalo” in the past.  I wasn’t thrown by any of them.  The answer letter layout was an exceptional eleven letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  I guess it was the little girl’s words that helped me see the final answer right away.

Great cartoon of a mother and young daughter.  I guess the woman could be a teacher, but I was getting a parental vibe.  But, I also guess that I’m projecting that this is a little girl.  It could be a boy who now identifies as a girl, which means she’s a she either way!  And, I’m sure it’s best that I just stop talking.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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