Archive for October 29th, 2022

Jumble Solved – 10/29/22

Salem Witch Trial Facts

Visual Description:  Medieval Times?

YMHET  =  THYME,  PAATD  =  ADAPT,  LCNIPE  =  PENCIL,  CSYILK  =  SICKLY   —   Giving us:  TEDPILSIL

Clue/Question:  There was a rumor going around that she was a witch, and she wanted to – – –

Medieval scene. Inquisition. Burning witches. Monks at a fire with the  witch. Ancient book illustration. Middle Ages parchment style. Joan of Arc  (Jeanne d'Arc) concept Stock Vector | Adobe Stock

Answer:  DISPELL IT

(Of course she did!  Because those superstitious – and mainly just jealous – ninnies were vicious and vindictive vixens!  But it wasn’t just the *ladies*.  Oh, no.  Men also feared – and reviled – women who were more talented than them, and bolder than society allowed them to be.  So . . . just accuse them of witchcraft!  Then, give them some ridiculous test – that they’re doomed to fail – and sentence them to death!  Crap like that went on for thousands of years, even right here in the colonial days of the pre USA.  Puritanical minds can’t stand nonconformity!

Today’s clue words are all on the ralis95 clue word database.  However, three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “paatd” in previous Jumbles though.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  Deviously cryptic!  Great little pun!

At first, I thought the cartoon was about the Middle East, and the women were wearing hijabs.  But I quickly picked up on the Middle Ages angle.  Much of the world has seen – and corrected – the error of subjugating women, but far too many places around the world still treat women atrociously!  It’s hard to dispel traditional sexist notions that have been around for many millennia.  Those powers that be don’t want to give up their power!  And, I’m not just talking about the far off places.  Some people right here in the U.S. want to take us back to the days when women had little control over their own bodies.  We cannot afford to go backwards, folks.  We need to elect those who WON’T  INFRINGE on a woman’s right to choose.  Don’t be complacent.  Get out and VOTE!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 10/29/22

Kermit Bites Vincent Price | The Muppets | Know Your Meme

I sometimes feel that I’m impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race.”   —   Vincent Price

(Continuing this Halloween theme!  “The Merchant of Menace” was long the poster boy for this spooky season.  He was also known as a Renaissance Man, as besides being a fine actor he was also a graduate of Yale University, with a degree in Art History.  He was an art collector who wrote books on the subject.  And, he was a gourmet cook!  I thought we’d already seen quotes from him at the Cryptoquote before, but there was no Tag for him on my blog.  So, we welcome Vincent Price to the Cryptoquote Club – possibly again? – today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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