Archive for February 21st, 2022

Jumble Spoiler – 02/21/22

Rutherford B. Hayes Painting by Kai Saarto

Visual Description:  Praise from Hayes!

DLEER  =  ELDER,  ETGAN  =  AGENT,  YAUPTO  =  PAYOUT,  WCDARO  =  COWARD   —   Giving us:  EDEAENPYTCRD

Clue/Question:  Honoring George Washington’s birth starting in the late 1800s created a – – –

Hayes vs Tilden: Cincinnati's own Rutherford B. | Walnut Hills Historical  Society

Answer:  PRECEDENT DAY

(Excellent!  An appropriate and historic, semi homophonic holiday pun!  Ya gotta love it!  But here’s a fun coincidence.  Every morning I do the Jumble first, and then I do the Cryptoquote.  Even though it wasn’t specifically mentioned, today’s Jumble features Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States.  Today’s Cryptoquote was authored by James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States!  And of course, it just so happens to be Presidents Day!  When they established Presidents Day, in 1971, they timed it to roughly coincide with George Washington’s birthday.  But it’s meant to honor all of our past Presidents.

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  However, each of today’s jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  It took me a couple of looks to see PAYOUT.  It always takes me an extra look to see compound words.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  If it weren’t for the holiday this might have been a tough solve.

Great period piece cartoon.  Not sure who the standing guy is, but I like the suits, the quill pen, and the beards.  Both Hayes and Garfield were from Ohio, and both had very impressive beards.  Super Presidents Day Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/21/22

James A. Garfield | Biography, Facts, & Assassination | Britannica

Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.”   —   James A. Garfield

(Another fairly tough solve!  No single letter words, like “A”, or “I”.  And, no words ending in the letter “E”.  Once again, the apostrophe was the big clue, but the “V” could’ve been the “S”.  This appears to be our first James A. Garfield quote at the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  The 20th President of the United States was assassinated about 6 months into his term.  Not sure how many quotes are attributed to him.  But, we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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