Archive for July 27th, 2022

Jumble Solved – 07/27/22

Mark Twain's Grave – Elmira, New York - Atlas Obscura

Visual Description:  Samuel Clemens’ funeral.

HMPUT  =  THUMP,  LDEEU  =  ELUDE,  GIKSIN  =  SKIING,  GLRAUF  =  FRUGAL   —   Giving us:  THMELSKIFRA

Clue/Question:  Mr. Twain passed away in 1910, but he certainly – – –

Humor Quote MARK TWAIN I Did Not Attend Funeral Sent Nice Letter | eBay

Answer:  LEFT HIS MARK

(Ooh!  Now that is a wonderfully stinky pun!  A bit of a pen-name pun.  One that he picked up from his time working as a riverboat pilot, on the mighty Mississippi.  Besides being one of America’s favorite author’s, he was also a popular humorist and lecturer.  Maybe the most famous man of his time.

Familiar clue words.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “ldeeu” before.  The answer letter layout was an elite eleven letter jumble.  I thought it did an excellent job of disguising the final answer.  I had to write out the consonants, in alpha order, and then the vowels, in alpha order, to be able to see the final answer.

Fine period piece cartoon of the mourners.  And, it looks like a pallbearer is shown holding one corner of Mr. Twain’s casket.  I’ve been a pallbearer a few times.  It’s one of those many hands make for light work tasks.  And, someone has to do it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 07/27/22

Black cat hunting in a meadow. Stock Photo | Adobe Stock

Black cats were created to give everyone the opportunity to be owned by a mini-panther.”   —   Unknown

(Very cute.  Strange that it is “Unknown” though.  I kind of doubt it was said all that long ago.  But whatever!  A lot of people are still afraid of black cats!  Silliness!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google


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