Posts Tagged 'Napoleon Bonaparte'

Jumble Spoiler – 09/09/20

Battle of Waterloo - BeerTourism.com

Visual Description:  Outsmarted by Artie!

METTP  =  TEMPT,  GRTIE  =  TIGER,  OAHLPO  =  HOOPLA,  SOLONE  =  LOOSEN   —   Giving us:  TETTIRHLALOS

Clue/Question:  Napoleon really thought he could win at Waterloo, but he came up – – –

Waterloo Outlets - entrance sign - Picture of Waterloo Premium Outlets -  Tripadvisor

Answer:  A LITTLE SHORT

(Oooh!  This pun is a double dis!  Little and short?  Wow!  That’s cold blooded.  There is some controversy over Napoleon’s height.  Some say he was 5’7″, while others have him all the way down to 5’2″.  Either way, they say he was actually the height of the average French adult male of the day.    But, he was definitely short by military standards, especially for the cavalry.  But, he didn’t lack for confidence.  He completely underestimated the Duke of Wellington, who no doubt learned some guerilla tactics fighting the Mysore, in southern India.

There were no new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “grtie” and “solone” sometime in the past.  Hoyt did it again, where the first two clue words start with the same letter.  This happens frequently.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic.  The cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question set up the final answer very nicely.

Cool cartoon of the battle that ended Napoleon’s reign.  You can almost hear “The 1812 Overture” playing!  Okay.  Different war/battle, but pretty much the same outcome.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/20

Napoleon I | Napoleon Bonaparte Wiki | Fandom

Great men are like meteors; they glitter and are consumed to enlighten the world.”   —   Napoleon

(Very sneaky with the author!  It actually took me about ten to fifteen seconds to come up with the P!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/06/15

Napoléon Bonaparte by Andrea Appiani (1754&nda...

Napoléon Bonaparte by Andrea Appiani (1754–1817) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.”   —   Napoleon Bonaparte

(And, when you suffer from little man syndrome, you might as well be audacious!  Play big and the big boys will have to respect you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/13

Update – 06/05/13:  I got help!  From Bet!  I was right with my Es and As, but using M for D and N for Y gave me the answer!  And, here it is:

Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Napoleon Crossing the Alps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten persons who speak make more noise than then thousand who are silent.”   —   Napoleon Bonaparte

(For LKY I had tried: AGE, ARE, ATE, MEN, NOW, ONE, OUR, OWN, SHE, THE and TWO.  I had started on TEN, but I guess I was too tired to see it through!  Be well and do good, friends.  And, thanks again to Bet!)   —   YUR

Back on 06/02/13:

I need HELP, folks!  These Sunday ones are always a little tricky because they always leave out the punctuation.  And, for a guy like me, that is key!  The author isn’t helping me any, and that’s usually my out.  Complicating matters today is the fact that there are no one or two letter words.  You’d think that the two words starting with D and the three starting with L would be a big help, but I’m coming up empty!  I’ve been thinking the K is the E, and maybe the S is the A, but I’m still just spinning my wheels.

Now obviously, I DON’T WANT THE ANSWER.  All I ask of you is a vital clue.  I need a hand up, NOT a handout!

Thank you,

—   YUR


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