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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/19

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”   —   Emma Stone

(Yay!  Emma Stone just joined the Cryptoquote Club!  Her, and Emma Watson, are representing the young actresses named Emma division of the club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/04/18

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”   —   Orson Scott Card

(How can you NOT love this quote???  It’s a winner!  I was a little surprised to see that we’ve already had a quote from the gentleman.  The name did not ring a bell for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/03/18

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”   —   Martin Luther King Jr.

(But, today we live in an age of specialization.  And manual/menial labor is looked down upon, by far too many.  In many ways we have lost our way.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 09/03/18

Visual Description:  Delaying the golden spike.


Clue/Question:  Construction of the railroad would fall behind schedule if they didn’t get – – –


(Great Jumble, good pun.  None of the clue words were new.  But, three of the jumbles came up as new, with only “ozako” having definitely been used before.  I was able to see all the clue words right away.  The answer letter layout was a nice 11-letter jumble, that I don’t think gave anything away. 

The cartoon looks to be late 19th Century.  The heyday of the locomotives!  Without the trains, I think it would have taken much longer for the – mainly white – “settlers” to settle the West.  They resulted in a lot of dead bison, and a lot of dead Native Americans.  But, certain people made a lot of money, and now we are where we are.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/18

None of my patients are hypochondriacs, but you should see some of their owners.”   —   Anonymous Veterinarian

(Very funny, because it is very true.  I think some of these owners have a version of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.  They get the desired attention by being the caregiver of someone/thing that is chronically “sick”, to the extent that they make up various illnesses for them, and even do things to cause them to become ill.  The disorder has been known to kill children, and pets.  The human race.  What a species!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/18

Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.”   —   William Wordsworth

(Surprisingly, this appears to be our first Wordsworth quotation, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  I would have thought that this was his umpteenth quote!  Well, welcome to the Cryptoquote Club, Mr. Willy Words!  I love autumn, so I like this line!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/18

Visual Description:  Sonic BOOM!!!


Clue/Question:  When taking photos of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier, it was tough to – – –

Answer:  ZOOM IN

(Before I read the Clue/Question, I thought they were talking about Superman!  Silly me.  I love these historical Jumbles.  Jeff always does a great job on them.

Here’s the strange thing about today’s clue words.  “Zipper” does NOT appear on the ralis95 clue word database, so one might think that it’s a new word.  But, the jumble “prizep” comes up in my Tags, indicating that we have had “zipper” before!  Maybe, it appeared in a Sunday Jumble, because he doesn’t do the Sunday ones, and he doesn’t always read the email notifications that WordPress sends out when I add a new post.  But, besides “prizep” I also have a Tag for “pprize”, which could only be a jumble of “zipper”, so we must have had this clue word at least twice before.  Perhaps on another Sunday.  Well, today is a Monday, so I’m relatively certain that it will be entered into the world famous database today!  Unless ralis95 is a button-fly kinda guy, who has a thing against zippers!  LOL!

The other three jumbles came up as new.  And, the answer letter layout was a respectable jumble, considering it was only six letters long.

This Jumble is about a month early. has Chuck breaking the sound barrier on October 17, 1947.  I always considered Chuck Yeager to be like our first – unofficial – astronaut.  He kind of set the tone for all of our early astronauts.  Fun cartoon of the reporters/photographers.  This cartoon should resonate with ralis95, as he has a history in the aeronautics field.  Good Monday morning, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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