Archive for November 3rd, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 11/03/22

Raquel Franco | Columbus OH

And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened.”   —   Raquel Franco

(Some lovely words of poetry from a lovely young poet.  This appear to be the very first Raquel Franco quote to be used as a Cryptoquote!  So, we welcome the fetching Ms. Franco to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/03/22

Native Trees for McLean Neighborhoods

Visual Description:  Man/Nature’s best friend?

SUDOE  =  DOUSE,  MOSPT  =  STOMP,  NLTAUW  =  WALNUT,  ZRNFOE  =  FROZEN   —   Giving us:  DOSTOPWUTRON

Clue/Question:  The tree had been in a container for more than a year, but could now – – –

Talking Trees - Divine Plants

Answer:  PUT ROOTS DOWN

(Unfortunately, I think it took some of the horrific droughts and wildfires, of the last few years, for many of the Global Warming Deniers to come around.  Many of those who used to – derisively – call people like me “tree hugger”, have finally come to appreciate all that trees give to us.  They both provide shade and act as a wind block, keeping us cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Trees also help to muffle traffic noise.  They prevent soil erosion.  They clean both the air and water by filtering out pollutants.  And, they’re a major source of converting carbon dioxide into life giving oxygen.  These are just a few of the physical things trees do for man and the planet.  They also have positive psychological benefits.  They are eye-soothing, and studies show that seeing trees help people to heal quicker, and with fewer complications.  So, don’t be afraid to go out and hug a tree.  They don’t bite!

Hoyt is doing an admirable job of recycling the Jumble clue words.  He is not expending valuable natural resources, needlessly creating new Jumble words.  LOL!  He did create two new jumbles though.  But both “sudoe” and “mospt” are recycled jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a tree-mendous twelve letter jumble!  Sturdy as an oak!  Cryptic as a . . . crabapple?

Great cartoon of the justly satisfied tree-planter/home-owner.  A little know fact:  Jeff procures magic mushrooms from the little garden gnome, and after he’s consumed a few he starts imagining trees and bushes having conversations!  This is a common practice with many artists.  LOL!  You also have to love how today’s Jumble pays a subtle tribute to yesterday’s Jumble answer.  A very healthy Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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