Posts Tagged 'Robert Frost'

Cryptoquote Solved – 01/26/23

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You can’t get too much winter in the winter.”   —   Robert Frost

(I think that the folks in the Buffalo/Hamburg area of Western New York would beg to differ!  Five to six feet of snow, in one storm, is a bit of an overkill.  While down around the NYC area we really haven’t received any measurable snow.  Very strange for January the 26th!  I wonder if Robert Frost and Andy Rooney were related?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/30/21

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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”   —   Robert Frost

(Perhaps *being educated* would be more apt than “education”.  Because “education” is more of a process, than an “ability”.  But either way, you can be educated in something that is total crap.  Because if you were paying attention to it, and totally bought into it, you could be a complete – unwitting – buffoon.  I just find this quote to be a little odd.  Maybe, it’s about knowing better?  Because when I hear flat earthers and creationists speak I could easily lose my temper.  But I also know that that would be a waste of my time, because – generally – you can’t change how people have been indoctrinated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Jeff Lynne!  (He co-wrote this song with Tom Petty, and sings backup on it.)

Valentine’s Sunday Cryptoquote – 02/14/21

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Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.”   —   Robert Frost

(Loosely a Valentine’s Day quote???  Love is often described as hot.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/20

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I just don’t think most people put myself and Robert Frost in the same category.”   —   Bob Newhart

(Oh, I don’t know, Bob.  I always kind of picture both of you in sweaters!  Now, you and Robert Redford . . . definitely not in the same category!  This appears to be our first Bob Newhart quote at the Cryptoquote!  So, we welcome Bob – a national comic treasure – to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/11/19

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Visual Description:  The walk ironic?


Clue/Question:  While strolling with a friend, Robert Frost recited his new composition.  It was – – –

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(“She turned her tender eyes to me.  As deep as any ocean.  As sweet as any harmony…”  NAME THAT TUNE!!!  Sorry, folks.  Those lyrics have only a fairly remote connection to today’s Jumble.  Sigh.  Is it a poem of contentment, or one of regret?  We all have had to make – and live with our – choices in life.  And, we all have dozens – or maybe hundreds – of what ifs that we frequently ponder.  Dwelling on them doesn’t do a whole lot of good.  You just live with the choices you’ve made.  And perhaps, someday down the road, you might get the chance to make a choice similar to the one that you didn’t make back then.  That’s a little sumpin’ we like to call hope.

None of today’s clue words took the path less traveled by.  They are all members of the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the four jumbles are also not new, with “onieid” being the only one we’ve most likely not seen before.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fourteen letter jumble.  I kind of saw the answer right away though.  I think it was all in the clue/question.  Hmm!  What would a poet’s composition be called???  And, strolling is an example of . . . ?  LOL!

Wonderful woodsy cartoon of Robert Frost, and perhaps his good friend Edward Thomas.  If you look real close, at the top of the cartoon, there’s a little deer about to cross the left path.  I’m wondering if David came up with this pun on his own, or if it was suggested to him by a Jumble fan.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/19

The middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.”   —   Robert Frost

(That’s why I’m a Progressive Democrat!  I do not dig the namby pamby centrists!  They might as well be Republicans.  Not that there’s anything wrong with them.  But, there are things – and times – in life where you have to choose one over the other.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/04/16

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Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”   —   Robert Frost

(So good!  Happiness can only last for just so long, but you’ll always remember how good it was.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/05/14

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.”   —   Robert Frost

(If I ever start my own church – God forbid – this will be the invocation to all my services.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/12/14

English: The Robert Frost Cabin in Ripton, Ver...

English: The Robert Frost Cabin in Ripton, Vermont, part of the Robert Frost Farm National Historic Landmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I  —  I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”   —   Robert Frost

Robert Frost poses with his birthday cake on h...

Robert Frost poses with his birthday cake on his 85th birthday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(It took me a little while to realize this was from THE famous quote, and not a humorous variant of such.  The road less traveled is great for those who think differently.  But, if you’re locked into tradition, and you’ve been completely indoctrinated in a specific way, then the road less traveled is probably just going to frustrate you, to no end.  Stay to the more traveled road, if that suits your comfort.  Just accept that there are those of us who won’t be following you.  Nothing is guaranteed, either way.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/15/13

A U.S stamp with the picture of the poet Rober...

A U.S stamp with the picture of the poet Robert Frost. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”   —   Robert Frost

(Sounds more like Mark Twain, to me!  Maybe, Josh Billings.  But, Mr. Frost?  Poets aren’t allowed to speak in prose.  Are they???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  😉

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