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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/09/20

Britain's first modern prime minister | Inside Story

Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start.”   —   Harold Wilson

(Older Brits definitely should remember this name.  Harold was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1964 to 1970, and then again from 1974 – 1796 oops 1976.  As an American, I know him mainly from the Beatles song “Taxman”!  This appears to be the first of his quotes to be used for a Cryptoquote, so we welcome Harold to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google and Inside Story

Jumble Spoiler – 04/20/17

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Visual Description:  A Lennon and McCartney collaboration.

WORNC  =  CROWN,  PAZTO  =  TOPAZ,  XDECEE  =  EXCEED,  SPYMIK  =  SKIMPY   —   Giving us:  CRONTOAEEDSMP

Clue/Question:  They worked on the song separately, and then – – –

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Answer:  COMPARED NOTES

(“A little better, all the time.”  Another one of the figurative/literal puns!  Love, love, love it!  None of today’s clue words are new, but two of the jumbles are.  We’ve seen “wornc” and “spymik” in the past.  For whatever reason – because sometimes I’m a big dope – I initially spelled “exceed” EXCEDE!  But of course, that didn’t matter because all it did was change the order of the letters in the answer letter layout, and not the letters themselves.  But, the answer letter layout was a splendid jumble, either way!  The cartoon was a nice depiction of John and Paul in a late 1960s studio.  I was living on W.72nd St, just about 5 or 6 buildings down the block from The Dakota, on the night that John was shot.  He had been shot around 11:00 PM, or so.  When you live in the city you quickly become numb to sirens, and most commotions.  But, around 2:30, or 3:00AM, I was awoken to the sound of people singing “Give Peace a Chance”.  Now, that was definitely something different.  I had work the next morning, so I went back to sleep, as oblivious as before.  My alarm clock/radio clued me in to the situation upon awakening.  As tragic and bizarre as the event was, at least the singing  finally made sense to me.  The world certainly has its share of mentally unbalanced people, who will do anything to make a name for themselves.  I think we really have to invest more in public mental health.  There are too many people out there who are hurting.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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