Archive for November 11th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/11/20

Historical figures who could drink your ass under the table : theCHIVE

Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”   —   Ben Franklin

(A fairly challenging solve, of a fairly weak quote.  We don’t get very many DOST THOUs though!  Be well and do good, friends.  Remember to thank a Veteran for for their service!)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google and theCHIVE

Jumble Spoiler – 11/11/20 Veterans Day

Know Your History: Celebrating Veterans Day | LATF USA

Visual Description:  Another reason to like Ike!

CNIEM  =  MINCE,  SLEYT  =  STYLE,  PRILSA  =  SPIRAL,  PONCAY  =  CANOPY   —   Giving us:  MNESTESIRACNPY

Clue/Question:  Making Nov. 11an official holiday to honor veterans was a great idea – – –

A time to honor the brave

Answer:  IN MANY RESPECTS

(Excellent pun!  And, a challenging Jumble answer.  It took me a couple of minutes to see it.  Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the end of The World War, back in 1918, it was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.  I suspect there was a practicality aspect to the name change too.  WWII had ended less than nine years before, and the Korean Conflict ended just about a year prior to the name change.  I think they were trying to avoid a WWII *armistice* day and a Korean *armistice* day, etc.  This provided a way to acknowledge the contributions of all our nation’s veterans, on a single day.

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “poncay” before.  I thought that “sleyt” was a pretty slick jumble.  It tripped me up for a minute or so.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive fourteen letter jumble.  I had to read and re-read the clue/question a few times before I was able to see IN MANY.  From the ESTESRCP I was able to come up with RESPECTS.

I think Jeff drew his inspiration for his cartoon/drawing from the photo that I posted.  I can see those three men standing behind Ike in that photo.  The flag too!  Very good likenesses.  You can thank a veteran any day of the year, but this is their official day of recognition.  They deserve our respect and gratitude!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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