Posts Tagged 'Ogden Nash'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/20

Nashional Treasure: A Celebration of Ogden Nash | Rye, NY Patch

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.”   —   Ogden Nash

(I had a really tough time getting this one started.  I seem to have a problem recognizing PEOPLE for some reason.  The Sunday ones are supposed to be a little tougher though.  Right?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/31/15

English: The American Humorists albumen print ...

English: The American Humorists albumen print from left to right: Josh Billings, Mark Twain, and Petroleum V. Nasby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One would be in less danger from the wiles of the stranger if one’s kin and kith were more fun to be with.”   —   Ogden Nash

(Such a clever writer, that Nash!  The words “kith” and “kin” are not terribly unusual, though not all that common these days.  But, Nash’s reversing their order did make for a more interesting solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I would have liked to give this post a picture of Ogden Nash, but they all seem to be “owned” by Getty.  They are very quietly, but very rapidly, buying up the rights to tons of internet property that – I believe – was previously classified as “Public domain”.  Companies that exercise this kind of control should be feared, friends.      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/03/14


Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Oxfam G8 'Big Heads' Pinocchio Stunt, Rostock,...

Oxfam G8 ‘Big Heads’ Pinocchio Stunt, Rostock, Germany, 5 June 2007 (Photo credit: Oxfam International)

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.”   —   Ogden Nash

(Ogden had the best way of telling it like it is!  Cleverly colorful.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/12/14

A Quote From Ogden Nash

A Quote From Ogden Nash (Photo credit: Tobyotter)

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.”   —   Ogden Nash

(Tongue in cheek?  Sure.  But then again, one could make the argument that there’s a lot of truth to this as well.  Think about it.  Not too hard, but think about it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Day Late) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/12


"The Favorite" - Grandfather and Gra...

"The Favorite" - Grandfather and Grandson - "Ο Αγαπημένος του Παππού" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.”   —   Ogden Nash

(Looks like somebody who works on the Cryptoquote – there’s no byline, like with the Jumble – became a grandparent, recently.  This is like the the third grandparent related puzzle in the last couple weeks!  Congrats to the anonymous Cryptoquote creator!  But, wait!  I just discovered that what my newspaper publishes as the “Cryptoquote” is published in other papers as the “Quote Cryptogram”, by Rebecca Kornbluh.  I had no idea this was the case!  Maybe this revelation could expand my spoiler audience some.  And, maybe this is another possible option for those who’ve been looking to find the cryptoquote on-line!  Hello, Rebecca!  Are you out there?  This is Yer Uncle Rave  talkin’ atcha!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  See the Jumble spoiler, for the reason why this is late.  I don’t feel like repeating myself.  Also, here is kind of a bonus cryptoquote/quote cryptogram for you to work on.   —   YUR

Example cryptogram taken from

Example cryptogram taken from (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday Cryptoquote – 08/23/09

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.”   — Ogden Nash

(This quote sounds incomplete to me.  Maybe there should be some kind of preface to this quote, such as:  One of the world’s great injustices is that . . . ) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/12/09

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.”   — Ogden Nash

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