Archive for May 30th, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 05/30/22

Science Writer Mary Roach Plays Not My Job : NPR

Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory.  Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”   —   Mary Roach

(This sounds like something Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr., might have said!  This appears to be our first Mary Roach quote used at the Cryptoquote, at least since I’ve been posting them.  We welcome “America’s funniest science writer” to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 05/30/22

Memorial Day: A time to remember and honor > Joint Base San Antonio > News

Visual Description:  World’s tallest!

NANYO  =  ANNOY,  NLUKP  =  PLUNK,  PKTOEP  =  TOPPLE,  MCONOM  =  COMMON   —   Giving us:  ANNLUTOEMM

Clue/Question:  The construction of the 555-foot-tall obelisk in Washington, D.C., was – – –

Washington, D.C. in Pictures: 19 Beautiful Places to Photograph | PlanetWare

Answer:  MONUMENTAL

(Old George didn’t die in battle, but he definitely served his country during wartime.  A lot of folks like to split hairs, and say that Memorial Day is only for those who gave their lives in service of our country.  Actually, that is true.  But does it ever hurt to thank a veteran, or active service person?  Not in my book.  And, I’m generally an anti-war activist.

All of the clue words have been used in prior Jumbles.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, however “mconom” has been used in previous Jumbles.  They all came to me right away.  The answer letter layout was a terrific ten letter jumble.  Even though it is an obelisk it is known as the Washington Monument, so the final answer came very quickly.

Great cartoon of two guys marveling at the structure.  It is the world’s tallest obelisk!  Followed – ironically – by the Jefferson Davis obelisk.  Both men believed strongly in their cause.  Only history – which is always subjective – deifies the one, and vilifies the other.  Confederate soldiers died in service of their short-lived country too.  I think that all should be remembered, regardless of current sensibilities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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