Posts Tagged 'Gustave Flaubert'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/10/11

Illustration of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaub...

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Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”   —   Gustave Flaubert

(I don’t know about the rest of you out there, but my paper had this cryptoquote set up in the most unusual way.  They did it using 4 lines, with the first line ending in FNP, the second in K, and the third in A.  I initially thought the K and A would have to be I and A, but I also noticed that the second line started with a T.  For a few seconds I thought they might be using a poetic O, but the whole thing looked a little hinky.  In actuality there were no single letter words in the quote.  The SZGS led me to the possibility of “that”, and I was able to figure out the “you” and “your”s, which helped me get “orderly”.  They did something similar the other day with the author.  One line had what would translate to STEV, and the next line had what would translate to EN MORRISSEY.  Either these guys are trying to make these harder on us, or my newspaper is messing with the layout.  Either way, it is making them more difficult to solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/10

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.  Poetry is as precise as geometry.”   — Gustave Flaubert

(Was this meant to be a tongue-in-cheek remark?  I’ve never been very clear when it comes to poetry, and the invention line sounds strange as well.  Anyone know if this was said seriously . . . or satirically?) —   YUR

(Almost Sunday) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/09

Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.”   — Gustave Flaubert

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