Archive for September 18th, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/21

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Speeches are like steer with horns  –  a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between.”   —   E. Anderson

(Very true.  From what I could tell, this quote comes from Evelyn Anderson.  She is new to the Cryptoquote, so we welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today.  I couldn’t identify a photo of her!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/21

Best sights in London & Surrounding Area|UK Tour Center

Visual Description:  England swings like a pendulum do.

LTZIG  =  GLITZ,  DLAEL  =  LADLE,  MRHTIE  =  HERMIT,  TARTHO  =  THROAT   —   Giving us:  GILLEHMIHAT

Clue/Question:  The popularity of London’s famous clock tower was at an – – –

Scaffolding bill on McAlpine's Big Ben refurb tops £3.5m | News | Building

Answer:  ALLTIME HIGH

(For me, this was a little bit of a letdown, after yesterday’s tricky Jumble.  Maybe, it was the final answer slots.  Maybe, it was the L’s and H’s.  But this Jumble pun was like a clarion call.  It rang out loud . . . and clear as a bell.  I remember seeing the Tower of Big Ben . . . about 30 years ago, or so.  And of course, the rosy red cheeks of the little chil-dren.

We have seen all of today’s clue words  in earlier puzzles.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen “tartho” before.  The answer letter layout was an entertaining eleven letter jumble.  Fairly cryptic.  I think that the hyphen also had something to do with my quick solve.

Fine cartoon of tourists buying souvenirs in Jolly ol’ London town.  Scaffolding around a famous landmark always is a letdown.  But there are so many things to see in London.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/12/21

A splash of gin for Dorothy Parker in final resting place in New York |  World | The Times

I require only three things of a man.  He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.”   —   Dorothy Parker

(I wonder if she would settle for two outta three?  Dorothy was very intelligent, with a very sharp tongue.  I think she would probably tear me to pieces!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/12/21

Vincent van Gogh | Biography, Art, & Facts | Britannica

Visual Description:  Van Gogh and his tools.

SLORCL  =  SCROLL,  SPOPEO  =  OPPOSE,  TGOHUH  =  THOUGH,  CSIETB  =  BISECT,  SAREUS  =  ASSURE,  KAQWUS  =  SQUAWK   —   Giving us:  SCRSETHHBICSUSUW

Clue/Question:  The artist had never sold a painting until now.  This was his first – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (4-letters)  (7-letters)

pao sanvi on Twitter: "@saatchi_gallery Vincent van Gogh painted  agricultural scenes, farmers at work, fields of wheat, trees and nature  http://t.co/OL5OWBaqAr"

Answer:  BRUSH WITH SUCCESS

(Last Sunday there was a lot going on, with it being the first Sunday of the Pro Football season, and with my step-son from Honolulu visiting.  I got the six clue words without a problem.  I even left them blank, so my daughter could look at it too.  But I did write down all the letters of the answer letter layout.  Sixteen letters is a nice sized Jumble.  But after reading the clue/question I was drawing a blank!  Absolutely nothing was coming to me.  So, I went to watch my game, and then socialized with the family.  I’ll get to it tomorrow, I told myself.  Famous last words!  Almost the entire week went by, and I hadn’t even looked at it again.  A couple of hours ago I got an e-mail asking why I hadn’t posted the Sunday Jumble Spoiler.  So, I took it off the top of the pile of papers, and gave it a look with fresh eyes.  At first it was just like last Sunday.  Nothing.  But then, something rang in my skull that the four letter word had to be WITH.  So, figuring it was something WITH something made me see BRUSH . . . for the first word.  Then the floodgates opened!  SUCCESS!!!

All of the clue words were familiar to Jumble aficionados.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The only one we’ve definitely seen before was “spopeo”.  I thought that the answer letter layout was a spectacular sixteen letter jumble!  Last week it really stumped me.  I just didn’t know where to start.  I guess my intuition was just off that day.

Great cartoon of Vincent Van Gogh, somewhere in the South of France.  I guess it could be Arles.  I suppose the other guy could be his friend Paul Gauguin.  They were both kind of outcast painters that just sort of found each other.  Hey, everybody needs a friend!  Very challenging Sunday Jumble, for yer uncle!  How about you guys?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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