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Cryptoquote Solved – 10/26/22

Edgar Allan Poe Art Print by Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac - Pixels

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there . . . dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”      Edgar Allan Poe

(“Master of the Macabre”.  Best known as a Baltimoreon, Poe was actually born in Boston, raised mainly in Virginia, and he spent a good amount of time in the state of New York.  Upstate in Saratoga Springs, the Turtle Bay section of Manhattan, and the Fordham section of the Bronx, just to name a few.  He had tumultuous life, and died at the age of 40, of some very speculative causes, although he was a known alcoholic.  I remember reading a bunch of his short stories in junior high, now called middle school.  Fun, creepy reads!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 10/26/22

BBB Tip: Buying a Boat Online

Visual Description:  The planned “coincidence”.

GIDTI  =  DIGIT,  YEFOR  =  FOYER,  NANLAU  =  ANNUAL,  THRETO  =  HOTTER   —   Giving us:  DITFOEAALHTE

Clue/Question:  To see if his wife would be interested in buying a boat, he needed to – – –

What is a Pontoon Boat? 10 Things You Should Know.

Answer:  FLOAT THE IDEA

(*Ba-dum-tsss*!  How does that float yer boat, folks?  You don’t really hear that phrase much anymore.  It’s nowhere’s near old as:  Daddy-O, or got it made in the shade.  And certainly not as old as the cat’s pajamas, or twenty three skidoo, but I’m pretty sure that none of the Millennials and Gen Z folk – and probably most of the Gen Xers – have ever asked How does that float yer boat?!  The world is constantly changing, and there’s little anyone can do about it . . . except complain.  And, apparently, the Gen Zers – in their infinite wisdom? – have started to complain about certain emojis as being “offensive”.  Calling the Thumbs Up emoji “rude” and “hostile”.  To be fair, they’re mainly talking about them being used in the workplace, but . . . really???  This is just another example of misplaced *sensitivities* by Gen Zers and some – younger – Millennials.  They sure shouldn’t blame the Baby Boomers, because we were the last to start using them!  They weren’t even a thing until some time in the late 1990s.  Every generation thinks they know more than the previous one . . . at least while they’re still young.  For all the Millennials and Gen Zers out there I have just one thing to say:  Just you wait!

We have seen all of these clue words in earlier Jumbles.  However, all of today’s jumbles appear to be brand new!  None of them were difficult to unscramble though.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  I thought it was abundantly cryptic.  The cartoon, and its dialog, made for the quick solve.

Great cartoon of the couple – unexpectedly? – walking by the marina.  Clearly, this was a premeditated stroll, orchestrated by the husband.  And, to drive home the point of “float” Jeff didn’t draw us a simple boat.  No, he purposely gave us a pontoon boat, to punctuate the floating point!  LOL!  I guess he didn’t want us struggle too much.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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