Archive for August 15th, 2021

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/21

Mickey Rooney lived a long, but not very happy life - Villages-News.com

Courtship is the process of seeking a girl’s hand until she has you under her thumb.”   – – –   Mickey Rooney

(What a misogynistic thing to say!  I say we go to the cemetery where he’s buried, dig Mickey up, and tell him what a horrible person he was!  Then we should destroy every film that he ever made, so there’s no evidence of his hateful existence!  All those who agree say . . . #MeToo!!!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Matt Johnson, of The The!

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/21

Where do math symbols come from? - John David Walters - YouTube

Visual Description:  Mathematical nomenclature.

HGWORT  =  GROWTH,  TOSHOE  =  SOOTHE,  ZEEMYN  =  ENZYME,  RAVCIA  =  CAVIAR,  FNSUIE  =  INFUSE,  HUNEOG  =  ENOUGH   —   Giving us:  GTHSTEMIAIFSENO

Clue/Question:  When Math symbols were being developed and standardized, “X” was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (1-letter)  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (5-letters)

Math Problems | UIDownload

Answer:  A SIGN OF THE TIMES

(I’m guessing these are some Renaissance dudes!  No idea who they are though.  The one guy looks like a monk.  I’m sure there is some Math History fan out there who knows who came up with these symbols.  Enlighten me, folks!

We have seen all of today’s clue words in the past.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, but we have definitely seen “toshoe” sometime in the past.  None of them tripped me up, but when I gave this to my daughter she did have trouble with one of them.  I told her:  “I don’t like it, but maybe you do.”  She knows I’m not a big fan of fishy things, so she was able to get it from my clue.  I actually pulled a Tom Hanks, from “Big”, the first time I tried it!  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fifteen letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  At first I was leaning towards A TEST OF THE . . . , but when I realized I’d need another “T” I was able to see the SIGN!

Great historical/period piece cartoon/drawing.  Like I said above, I’ll leave it to others to tell me who and when this is.  Be well and do good, friends.)   — YUR

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Happy birthday to Tom Johnston, of The Doobie Brothers!


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