Archive for December 26th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/20

Interview with Alexander's Author Judit Viorst - LaughingPlace.com

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying, “I love you.”   —   Judith Viorst

(Hey!  Judy is a Jersey girl!  And, she is the author of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, and this is her first quote to make it to the Cryptoquote.  So we Welcome Judith to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/20

10 Facts Worth Knowing About Noah Webster

Visual Description:  The author many other authors rely on.

BLAEC  =  CABLE,  UAGGE  =  GAUGE,  PESEYL  =  SLEEPY,  NYILAM  =  MAINLY   —   Giving us:  ABEAUSLYMNL

Clue/Question:  When asked if his new dictionary could be purchased, Noah Webster said – – –

Noah Webster House (@NoahWebHouse) | Twitter

Answer:  BUY ALL MEANS

(Authors generally don’t just write for the sake of writing.  Everybody’s got to make a buck.  But, Noah Webster wasn’t just your average writer.  He was known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”.  He replaced the school books from England with brand new American books, which he wrote.  He might be the main reason why we write color, instead of colour.  And, neighbor, instead of neighbour, etc.  And, he changed a bunch of the words that the English spell with an re to an er.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have definitely seen “peseyl” in the past.  Of course I misspelled “gauge”!  I always put the U first!  The answer letter layout was a swell eleven letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  The quotation marks were, once again, a big clue.

Another great historical piece cartoon from Mr. Jeff Knurek.  Fine likeness of a young Noah Webster.  Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Christmas Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/25/20

Holiday Meals Are Back! - Nugget Markets Daily Dish

We wish our readers a holiday season filled with love, joy and peace that will endure forever.”   —   Your Puzzle Friends

(A very warm holiday sentiment from Rebecca and Co.  I hope all of you had a great day today!  I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Christmas Jumble Spoiler – 12/25/20

High angle view of African American family baking cookies in kitchen at  home photo by Wavebreakmedia on Envato Elements

Visual Description:  Cookie cooking clan!

MATUG  =  GAMUT,  GREME  =  MERGE,  THEEIR  =  EITHER,  TNOKYT  =  KNOTT  —   Giving us:  GAMMREIRKNY

Clue/Question:  They loved baking Christmas cookies together and were enjoying all the – – –

Afro-American family baking — Stock Video © WavebreakPremium #22644367

Answer:  MERRYMAKING

(Wow!  I have to admit that I did not get today’s final answer!  At first I was trying to come up with a word like CAMARADERIE, but ending in ERY.  Then, I did consider a word ending in ING, but wasn’t seeing the answer.  So, I let my daughter look at it, and after a couple of minutes, she got the answer.  Personally, I never would have thought that MERRYMAKING was a compound word.  Go figure.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “matug” and “greme” before.  I was able to see all of the clue words immediately.  But, that eleven letter jumble of an answer letter layout was a toughie for me!

Cute cartoon of a family that bakes together.  I wasn’t sure how many generations I was looking at, so I wasn’t sure if GRAMMY was going to be part of the final answer.  I didn’t work at it very long, so I don’t know if I’d have come up with it on my own, or not.  But, my baby girl bailed me out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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