(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/22

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He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another’s mishaps.”   —   Publius Syrus

(Sure!  Half of learning and growing is realizing what NOT to do.  And, how do you do that, but by observing other’s mistakes.  I had a difficult time getting this one started.  No A, or I, or THE.  I toyed with ANOTHER’S being SHOULDN’T for a few seconds.  Figured the Z was the S, but still couldn’t get any traction, until I concluded the NZ was IS.  That got me to WISE and WISDOM, and then to WHO.  Very few E’s in the quote!  It turns out they got the author’s first name wrong.  It’s actually Publilius, and we’ve had him at least once before.  I didn’t realize this until I went to Google him.  But many manuscripts contain the erroneous spelling.  He was a Syrian slave, brought over to Rome, and eventually freed and educated.  I like the quote above too.  It surely applies to all the legalized sports gambling we’re now seeing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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6 Responses to “(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/22”


  1. 1 ejwo321 February 18, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    I did the exact same as you in solving this one

  2. 2 unclerave February 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Hey! Long time no hear! It’s a Joy to have you back! — YUR

  3. 3 Jim Miner February 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Took awhile to decide the Z has S rather than T and then figured “He is…who” and it fell together from there. I then looked up the quote and also saw the misspelling of Publilius. Annoying but not likely to screw up anyone’s solving the quote.

  4. 4 hal+odom+jr February 18, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Definitely another *challenging* Cryp, UR. Obviously the letter after the apostrophe had to be an S or a T; assuming it was S led me to HE IS. But it took a while!

  5. 5 unclerave February 19, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    The author’s name WAS the last thing I got anyway, Jim! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave February 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I think she might be trying to make them more challenging, hal. — YUR


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