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Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/17

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Visual Description:  This guy keeps cranking them out!  (Sorta)

DPAAT  =  ADAPT,  PITYS  =  TIPSY,  SOYMLT  =  MOSTLY,  CIRNUH  =  URCHIN   —   Giving us:  AAPTTPSMOYURCN

Clue/Question:  To sell his new electric ignition systems, Charles F. Kettering created a – – –

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Answer:  STARTUP COMPANY

(A very clever pun!  Kind of a merging of the old and the new.  The phrase, start-up company, is fairly ubiquitous today, but it’s a relatively new phrase.  Apparently, it was first used in a Business Week article from September, 1977.  Certainly not the norm back in 1911.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites, although all of their jumbles came up as new.  I had to skip, and come back to, “tipsy”.  And, I can see some having trouble with “urchin”, seeing how it starts with a vowel, and it’s not all that common, unless you’re a big Charles Dickens fan, or really into marine biology.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic!  You really had to pick up on what they were trying so hard NOT to say!  And, the cartoon is a great likeness of Mr. Kettering.

I usually learn something new from the Cryptoquote, and the Jumble is usually just stuff I pull out of the cobwebs of my mind.  But today, The Jumble taught me who Charles F. Kettering was!  I’ve heard the name for probably 40 years or more, but just in the context of The Charles F. Kettering Foundation.  They’ve long been huge sponsors of shows on PBS.  But, the name always just went in one ear and out the other, for me.  Just another fat-cat with mega-bucks, I thought.  I’m sure just about everybody in Michigan, and people who may have worked for, or who had family that worked for General Motors, knows who he was.  But, for me, he kind of flew under the radar.  But, what an innovator!  NOW, I finally know who he was!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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