Archive for August 20th, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 08/20/22

Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

If you see someone without a smile today, give ’em yours.”   —   Dolly Parton

(America’s sweetheart!  We’ve got a neighbor who walks around with such a puss on his face!  We try to wave at him, and say hello, but he just ignores everyone, and walks with his head mostly down.  I think he must be wearing smile repellent!  His wife is very pleasant though.  I hope he’s a happier sort at home.  I just noticed that it doesn’t look like we’ve ever had a Dolly Madison quote before.  Very strange.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 08/20/22

John Constable | Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds | The  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visual Description:  Tourists in England.

WPEST  =  SWEPT,  OTHTO  =  TOOTH,  PRLIEP  =  RIPPLE,  DAINTB  =  BANDIT   —   Giving us:  SEPOTHIPPANIT

Clue/Question:  Salisbury Cathedral’s spire was built in 1320, but it’s still – – –

Salisbury Cathedral - History and Facts | History Hit

Answer:  IN TIPTOP SHAPE

(I guess they really knew how to build them 764 years ago!  Well, that’s how long the church itself has been around.  The spire is 702 years old.  I may, or may not, have seen this cathedral.  I haven’t been to England in 32 years, so my memory is a little fuzzy.  I remember taking a few day trips out of London, just not all the details.  But the cathedral has one of the oldest working clocks in the world, and one of the remaining four original copies of the Magna Carta.

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “wpest” and “prliep” previously.  The answer letter layout was an impressive thirteen letter jumble.  Nothing about it was obvious to me.  I didn’t know where the guys were headed with this, so I wrote out the vowels and consonants, separately, in alphabetical order.  The P’s and T’s helped me to realize TIP-TOP, and the answer fell into place.

Great cartoon of the Anglican cathedral.  The “tourists”  look to be fairly specific, but I don’t recognize them.  Maybe friends of the guys.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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