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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/13/18

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”   —   George Sand

( . . . in return.  I also believe that this what every non-sociopath desires.  Kind of a universal epitaph.  Cool lady.  Found a way to work around the sexism of the era.  A real rule breaker.  This puts me in mind of my theme song.  Well, one of them, at least.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/18

Visual Description:  CIA?  NSA?  MI6?  Mossad???

WRAPN  =  PRAWN,  LASIA  =  ALIAS,  BRGIEG  =  BIGGER,  SLEUUF  =  USEFUL   —   Giving us:  ANASBGGUSU

Clue/Question:  When the spies securely placed the hidden listening device, it was – – –

Answer:  SNUG AS A BUG

( . . . in a rug?  That was one of the things my parents would say to us when they tucked us in bed, at night!  Snug as a bug in a rug!  Kids love things that rhyme.  And, some things have a way of staying with you your entire life.  Funny, huh?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  I guess David’s father is taking a little break.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new.  But, we’ve definitely seen “lasia” and “sleuuf” in the past.  “lasia” tripped me up a little . . . again!  I kinda had to back into it.  I’m a little out of it this morning.  Woke up around 4:40, couldn’t really get back to sleep until a little after 6:00.  Blew past my 7:30 alarm, and didn’t come to until 8:50.  Just one of those days, I guess.

Fun cartoon.  The ol’ bug in the smoke alarm bit!  I wonder who they’re planning on spying on.  I like the black outfits and the comms.  These could also be corporate spies, I suppose.  Just another example of how the expectation of privacy is quickly becoming an obsolete concept.  Be well and do good, friends.  Even if no one is watching/listening.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/12/18

Management must be concerned first with the opportunity for a decent living.”   —   Hugh Comer

(Not familiar with the man, but I think he’s the big shot at Exxon.  I wonder if he truly believes this, or he just thinks this is the right thing to say?  But, welcome to the Cryptoquote Club, Hugh!   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/18

Visual Description:  Making cars . . . or making money???

RANGT  =  GRANT,  LADIP  =  PLAID,  OPYROL  =  POORLY,  CRUBHN  =  BRUNCH   —   Giving us:  GRATPAIOOYBUH

Clue/Question:  The book about Henry Ford and his car company was an – – –

Answer:  AUTO“-BIOGRAPHY

(I still think there’s been a shift in how to use quotation marks, in the Jumbles!  Today they seem unnecessary.  The hyphen alone would have sufficed.  It’s still AUTO.  Ahh!  I’m talking to the wall.

Very familiar clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  I had a surprisingly difficult time un-jumbling “opyrol”.  I didn’t have to back into it, or anything, but it took a while.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic jumble, but the cartoon’s dialog, and the clue question, kinda screamed out the answer.

Another fine period cartoon.  Great old typewriter.  Great model of a Model-T, on the desk.  I’m thinking that the younger males are his sons, as Henry does not look super old here.  Otherwise, I suppose they could be his grandsons.  Maybe the one holding the toy/model car is his son Edsel!  Uhh!  What do I know?  It’s all supposition, on my part.  The “Edsel” car was definitely different looking, but I wouldn’t call it ugly.  I definitely like the one in the picture above.  Some day, I’d love to visit the Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, MI.  It looks awesome on TV!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/18

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”   —   Salvador Dali

(I guess maybe ol’ Sal considered all of his critics to be jealous of his work!  Is it just me, or is Rebecca on a bit of a jealousy jag lately?  The key to today’s success was fairly obvious.  Coming up with “thermometer” was fun though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/18

Visual Description:  The fast-idious water skier.

TAWEH  =  WHEAT,  ECONU  =  OUNCE,  FLAMEE  =  FEMALE,  TEPIMR  =  PERMIT   —   Giving us:  WHTONLEEIT

Clue/Question:  The skier gave exact instructions and expected the speedboat driver to – – –

Answer:  TOW THE LINE

(Shouldn’t this one have had quotation marks around the spaces for TOW?  The actual idiom is TOE THE LINE, so you’d think that the change in spelling – aka the pun – would warrant quote marks.  Did anybody’s paper, or maybe an online version, carry it with the quote marks?  Maybe my paper goofed?!  Regardless, it’s a good stinky pun!

They spared us any new clue words today, as they are all old reliables.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, as we’ve definitely seen both “taweh” and “flamee” sometime in the past.  They all came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Great lake scene, water skiing cartoon.  I think Jeff hid a few little fishies in the water, in front of her skis.  And, of course the tow rope is very prominent in the drawing.  It also looks like the name of the boat might be “Jumble”.  My two experiences with water skiing did not go so well.  The first time I – somehow – sliced open my big toe.  Bled like a pig!  And the second time, which lasted a fairly long time, resulted in a kind of a spread eagle wipe out, that made me walk funny for a few days!  Hurts just remembering it.  Not tough today, but still fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/10/18

There is new strength, repose of mind and inspiration in fresh apparel.”   —   Ella W. Wilcox

(Grubbies can be comfortable, but freshly cleaned, or brand new, clothing can add a certain bounce to your step.  I’m kind of surprised that this is the first Ella Wheeler Wilcox quotation to be used by the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  This is the woman who gave us:  “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.”  Well, we finally welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club!  Look up her short poem titled “The Winds of Fate”.  It’s a keeper!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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