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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/18

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Power is actualized only when word and deed have not parted company.”   —   Hannah Arendt

(Words alone can inspire, but combining them with actions gives them more meaning.  This cryptoquote was not a gimme.  It took me some work.  Ms. Arendt appears to be new to the Cryptoquote.  The quote in the painting translates to:  Nobody has the right to obey.  The use of the word “right” is a little odd, to me.  Right is more of a privilege.  Maybe obligation is a better word?  I think we all have the right to disobey, and at least question authority.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/18

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Visual Description:  1970s ABC scientific documentary?

NORGP  =  PRONG,  LIHEW  =  WHILE,  PPUTEP  =  PUPPET,  DISARH  =  RADISH   —   Giving us:  PNIETDH

Clue/Question:  The interview with undersea-explorer Jacques Cousteau was – – –

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Answer:  INDEPTH

(Sort of a young Sam Donaldson or Ted Koppel type interviewer.  I always enjoyed the Jacques Cousteau specials back then.  Very eye opening, and educational.

All of today’s clue words, and two of today’s jumbles are old favorites.  Only “pputep” and “disarh” are coming up as new.  It took me a few looks before I saw “puppet”!  I thought the jumble was that good.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well.  But, the combination of the great cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question made the answer fairly obvious, to me.  Great likeness of the famous oceanographer.  And, cute scenes out the portholes of the submarine.

Very interest, fairly short, interview with Ted Koppel below.  If you’re a regular here, you’ll recognize a few of the things that yer uncle has ranted about over the years.  It’s not dated, but it seems very recent.  Enjoy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google.  Interview courtesy of National Geographic.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/videos/ted-koppel-interview/

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/18

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Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”   —   Anne Lamott

(Anne sound like my kinda woman!  I thought that she might be new to the Cryptoquote, but apparently we’ve had one of her quotes before.  I’m not sure when, but WordPress will probably link us to the earlier spoiler!  Keep trying to do the right thing, folks.  As always, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/15/18

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I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football (soccer) player in the world.”   —   Lionel Messi

(Yeah.  I just had to be the ugly American, and went and called it “soccer”!  You can’t get away with having a quote like this during the NFL playoffs.  Not on my watch!  LOL!  Hey, Congrats to my “cousin” Toby, and all the other Vikings fans, on the miraculous last second, come from behind victory, over the Saints last night!  Stefon Diggs will go down in Vikings history, as their most memorable scorer.  The Vikings were Viktor-ious!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google.  Audio courtesy of YouTube.

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/14/18

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It’s pretty hard to tell what brings happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”   —   Kin Hubbard

(I understand how some might think that wealth might make one happy, but who thinks there’s happiness in poverty?  It’s good that we’ve had Kin Hubbard before, because I struggled with the first name . . . again.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/13/18

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Reputation is often got without merit and lost without fault.”   —   English Proverb

(This is the first time we’ve had an English Proverb since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  This Cryptoquote took me a good amount of time to get started.  I considered both the Q and the S as the E, until I finally figured out the word OFTEN.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/13/18

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Visual Description:  Front and center.

CGOEK  =  GECKO,  LIDUF  =  FLUID,  STARHH  =  THRASH,  HANKES  =  SHAKEN   —   Giving us:  ECOFLDTHASSHAE

Clue/Question:  After becoming a teacher in Sleepy Hollow, the horseman was – – –

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Answer:  HEAD OF THE CLASS

(Very nice.  A bit of irony with the answer.  Made me remember a television show I hadn’t thought about in probably 25 years, or more, “Head of the Class”.  It starred one of my favorite television actors of the ’80s, Howard Hesseman, who had previously been on “WKRP in Cincinnati”, as “Dr.” Johnny Fever!  I was just a young man back then.  Very good times for me.

All familiar clue words today, with two new jumbles.  We’ve seen “liduf” and “starhh” before.  I thought that “cgoek” was a very challenging jumble!  Took me a few seconds before I saw “gecko”.  The answer letter layout was just okay today.  I was able to see CLASS, and of course OF stood right out.  Fun cartoon though.  It looks like Jeff put Kobe into the Jumble.  Intentional?  Hmm!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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