Archive for December 27th, 2020

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/27/20

Amos Bronson Alcott and Germantown Academy | Literary Philadelphia

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.”   —   Amos Bronson Alcott

(Great quote, but we saw this exact quote on 12/27/09.  Be well and do good, friends.  I didn’t say THAT back then!)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/27/20

General George S. Patton, Jr. | National Portrait Gallery

Visual Description:  American History class.

NULNTE  =  TUNNEL,  WMAYRL  =  WARMLY,  ROLEMA  =  MORALE,  RRKADE  =  DARKER,  MELEAF  =  FEMALE,  GBOLEG  =  BOGGLE   —   Giving us:  NNEWLOREDAKEEGGL

Clue/Question:  The fact that George S. Patton was a famous military leader is – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Wards  (7-letters)  (9-letters)

Revolver owned by legendary WW2 General George S. Patton fetches $75,000 at  auction | Daily Mail Online

Answer:  GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

(All in all a very stinky pun.  By and large this so commonly known that not knowing it would be broadly condemned as mostly ignorant.  A little bird has informed me that this answer was used exactly five years ago, although the setup was completely different.  But, my job is not to point out recycled final answers.  No, recycling is a good thing.  My job is to nitpick Jeff’s cartoons, and to make fun of Hoyt’s bald noggin!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all six jumbles are coming up as new!  That’s a little unusual.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a supreme sixteen letter jumble.  But, the final answer largely jumped right out at me.

Great cartoon of the college history lecture.  Fine likeness of “Old Blood and Guts”.  Kind of ironic that Patton survived the war, but then died of injuries sustained in a common car/jeep accident.  Not that they had them back then, but I’d bet he would’ve been too macho to ever use a seat-belt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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