Cryptoquote Solved – 04/29/22

Highland Park, Rochester NY - Lilacs by Stacy West

April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire.”   —   T.S. Eliot

(I think that old Thomas Stearns Eliot could’ve benefited from some Prozac, or Zoloft!  LOL!  I think that “The Waste Land” was required reading in high school, but I got by – more or less – by just listening to the class discussion.  I know I didn’t actually read it.  My sub-vocal reading “skills” made me shun certain books.  Not sure why *cruelest* was misspelled, but I do see the quote with both spellings.  Be well and do good, friends.  Enjoy the lilacs!)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Cryptoquote Solved – 04/29/22”


  1. 1 lwc April 29, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Unc,

    Out of curiousity, I did some checking.

    No dictionary allowed “cruellest” to pass, but I found it odd that one allowed “crueller”.

  2. 2 unclerave April 30, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I see that, lwc! Maybe *cruellest* was once acceptable, but now they’ve dropped an L for the superlative. — YUR

  3. 3 hal+odom+jr April 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    UR, my favorite UK online dictionary uses 2 L’s …
    https://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=cruel&title=21st

  4. 4 unclerave April 30, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I think our good friends at WordPress should subscribe to Chambers.com, hal. They don’t dig the double-L! — YUR


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