Archive for September 29th, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 09/29/22

Lewis Black: The man behind the rant – WABE

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.”   —   Lewis Black

(Lewis is definitely one funny guy!  And, socially conscious too.  It looks like this is the first of his quotes to be used at the Cryptoquote.  So, we welcome Lewis Black to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Oddly, today’s Celebrity Cipher is by Miguel de Cervantes, who’s been dead for over 400 years, while Lewis Black is very much alive and well, and more fits today’s definition of a celebrity.  Did the newspaper get their wires crossed?  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 09/29/22

The Ten Best THE ODD COUPLE Episodes of Season One | THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

Visual Description:  The weekly poker game . . . maybe.

PRWIE  =  WIPER,  HLOSS =  SLOSH,  DTREVI  =  DIVERT,  SATHAM  =  ASTHMA   —   Giving us:  WELSDTAHA

Clue/Question:  When he couldn’t find the playing cards, the poker players said – – –

Racks for Sale -- Antique Gambling Chips

Answer:  WHATS THE DEAL

(These poker Jumbles almost always make me think of “The Odd Couple”.  I can almost see Vinnie, Roy, Speed, and Murray . . . the cop!  Felix, making sure that everyone had – and used – a coaster, and an ashtray.  Complaining about anyone smoking, with his nasal honk-sneeze.  And, Oscar essentially ignoring every one of Felix’s directives.  The show was hilarious!  Two over-the-top extremes.  Felix and Oscar were almost like the cartoon angel and devil on some guy’s shoulders, one saying to be good, and the other saying to be bad.  Because – just about – nobody is really all that fussy, nor that messy.

None of the clue words are new, but all of the jumbles appear to be new!  I was able to get them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The final answer slots layout made for a quick solve though.

Great cartoon of a dad trying to find a full deck of cards amongst his kids’ toys, while the boys wait, not so patiently.  I remember as a small kid going to Grandma’s, and not playing with the cards – because I think she hid them – but playing with the chips and the rack/holder that they came in.  I don’t remember exactly what we were playing with them, but we all liked the way that they felt.  They weren’t the cheesy plastic ones that they make today.  They had some heft, and were slick.  Maybe they were some kind of ceramic?  Anyway, great Jumble, and great memories!  Be well and do good, friends.)     YUR

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