Archive for June 9th, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/09/21

Thomas Paine – Lostpine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”   —   Thomas Paine

(Magnanimous thought, albeit extremely naive.  Every generation has their troubles.  As long as there are Haves, and Have Nots, there will always be strife, both at home and abroad.  It’s the main way the Haves get more and more.  And . . . I do believe we’ve had this quote before!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Dean Felber of Hootie & The Blowfish, and to Mick Box of Uriah Heep!

Jumble Spoiler – 06/09/21

What Life Was Like: Ancient Mesopotamia

Visual Description:  Math without numbers?


Clue/Question:  The number that equals 10 minus 2 didn’t exist until it was – – –

Unit #3: Ancient Mesopotamia - Ms. Baldwin's ELA & SS Classes


(Gotta love it!  Not sure if this is the Tigris or the Euphrates, possibly the Nile, but it would appear to be somewhere in the Fertile Crescent region.  It has that cradle of – Western – civilization vibe to it.  Where did they first come up with the name for numbers anyway?  Gee, I’se don’t know nuthin’ bout how to Google dese kinda things.  Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy!

All of today’s clue words have been “cre-eight-ed” and compiled to the ralis95 clue word database, since the days of yore.  We’ve been seeing a lot of “lately” . . . of late!  Just an observation, not a complaint.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve absolutely seen “preig” and “nohhoc” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a superlative ten letter jumble.  As cryptic as they get!  The final answer slots, with the hyphens and quotation marks, made the solve achievable.  

Very fine historical, period piece cartoon.  These guys could be a couple of Sumerians.  I’m just guessing that those are figs that are being used in the equation.  They’re a fairly common fruit in that part of the world.  It’s much easier to get them from your Newtons.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, and Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket!

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