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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/24/17

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Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren’t even good for you.”   —   Mignon McLaughlin

(Very funny!  I’m always so surprised when I see that she is a she.  I guess I’m just not familiar with it, as a name, and I just assume it’s a man.  The only context that I know the word is in filet mignon, which I just always knew as a delicious – and expensive – cut of beef!  I wish our country could overcome its Puritan roots.  Socially, we’re still so archaic in our thinking.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/23/17

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Visual Description:  Blowhard’s letdown.

NIHKT  =  THINK,  EOMSO  =  MOOSE,  OTNINO  =  NOTION,  TREWET  =  WETTER   —   Giving us:  THNOOOONWTR

Clue/Question:  The trumpet player with the big ego would often – – – 

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Answer:  TOOT HIS OWN HORN

(Nice way to ease us into the week.  No new clue words.  Three new jumbles though.  We’ve seen “nihkt” before.  Fun answer letter layout.  Not familiar with the band.  Maybe Jeff can clue us in.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/23/17

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The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”   —   Jessamyn West

(The victors always want their stories told . . . just so.  The vanquished know the truth, but few people bother listening to . . . the losers.  Don’t accept all you’re told at face value, friends.  Dig a little.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/22/17

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My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light.”   —   Edna St. Vincent Millay

(Out of context, this sounds both noble . . . and silly, at the same time.  I hope some poetry buff can shed a lovely light on this quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/22/17

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Visual Description:  Lost scene from The Exorcist.

PROEA  =  OPERA,  DESYE  =  SEEDY,  RILAPS  =  SPIRAL,  SUREVS  =  VERSUS   —   Giving us:  OESEDSPRESS

Clue/Question:  He was late for the exorcism because his car had been – – – 

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Answer:  REPOSSESSED

(Good groaner of a movie pun!  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We have seen “surevs” before.  The answer letter layout was a nice jumble too.  I didn’t pick up on the movie angle until I read the clue/question.  The name Regan rang a bell, but I knew this wasn’t King Lear!  Although, she could be pretty scary herself!  Nice cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/17

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Righteous indignation:  your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(So true!  Every time I see some Congress person claiming that they are OUTRAGED, I just kind of shake my head.  We haven’t had an Elbert Hubbard quotation in quite a while.  Let’s hope we get a few more soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/17

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There’s no cure for ugly, but you can make yourself into a human optical illusion.”   —   Jenna Marbles

(It’s true.  No offense, but especially for women.  I’ve seen little film clips of a *beautiful* woman, who proceeds to remove her hair, her eye lashes, her makeup, and some teeth, only to reveal a very plain Jane.  I suppose guys can do it too.  I feel I look totally different if I don’t blow dry/style my hair!  I had to look up this Jenna girl, but it’s a little hard to describe her.  Ask your kid, or grandkid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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