Posts Tagged 'William Shakespeare'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/05/20

Did William Shakespeare Say He Was Always Happy Because He Didn't ...

A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear of him who hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it.”   —   Shakespeare

(You can tell a really great joke, but if the material is even a little dated, or it’s too cerebral, most people just aren’t going to get it.  That’s why Bill wrote for the unwashed masses, and not the elites!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/12

Sir John Gilbert's 1849 painting: The Plays of...

Sir John Gilbert’s 1849 painting: The Plays of William Shakespeare, containing scenes and characters from several of William Shakespeare’s plays. Since the artist died in 1897, this work is now in the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”   —   William Shakespeare

(Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/11/12

Sir John Gilbert's 1849 painting: The Plays of...

Sir John Gilbert’s 1849 painting: The Plays of William Shakespeare, containing scenes and characters from several of William Shakespeare’s plays. Since the artist died in 1897, this work is now in the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.”   —   William Shakespeare

(I feel like I cheated, today.  Usually, the author line doesn’t give much away, but William always kind of jumps off the page for me.  The length of the last name, and seeing where the As might go, confirmed for me that it was Shakespeare.  However, it did take a little time to figure out ABSENCE, BANISHMENT and especially DEADLY.  Bill, Will or W. Shakespeare would have made this more of a challenge.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   Your Uncle Rave

(Yon) Jumble Spoiler – 04/23/12

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford Upon Avo...

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon. The house is heavily renovated but the stone floor is the same floor that William Shakespeare would have walked on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Young Will and friends frolicking in Stratford-upon-Avon.

TUYOH  =  YOUTH,  ASIDY  =  DAISY,  GEGLAH  =  HAGGLE,  PARTUB  =  ABRUPT   —   Giving us:  YOTDISLEAUP

Clue/Question:  When Shakespeare was a child, he liked to do this.

Answer:  PLAY OUTSIDE

 

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the 'Chandos portrait' after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(It’s always fun when the guys tailor their puzzles to significant days in history.  William Shakespeare died on this day – April the 23rd – in 1616, and many believe he was also born this same day, in 1564.  There were no official birth certificates in those days, and it’s not like he was royalty, or anything.  Anyhow, he was baptized on April the 26, so maybe it was common to be baptized within a few days, back then.  Ahdoansnow!  It just sounds kinda cool to say he died on his birthday, I guess.  For those of you who can’t be bothered doing the math, he was exactly – allegedly – 52 years old when he died.  Not all that old, even for those days, and the cause of death remains a mystery to this day.

No new clue words today, but they were all jumbled well.  I got the first three at a glance, but had to think a bit to get “abrupt”.  It’s a great word, if not a little on the unusual side.  And, of course, words starting with vowels are always a little tougher to come up with.  The answer letter layout was once again masterful!  If I wasn’t able to figure things out from the elements of the cartoon, I don’t think I could have solved it by the answer letter layout alone.  By the way, lots of neat attention to detail in the drawing.  The bowl-cut haircuts on the boys, the puffy sleeved shirts, the pointy hat on the girl, the thatched roof and the wooden shutters, and the make-shift stage.  All great stuff!

That is all.  Be well and doeth good, mine friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/12/12

 

Sir John Gilbert's 1849 painting: The Plays of...

Image via Wikipedia

He that wants money, means and content is without three good friends.”   —   Shakespeare

(Anyone know what story/play this line is from?  It’s a good line.  The cryptoquote wasn’t a gimme – with only the last name for the author – but I didn’t break a sweat deciphering it.  Be well, do good . . . and ease off on the material, friends.  You really can’t take it with you.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoile -05/20/09

Wise men never sit and wail their loss; they cheerily seek how to redress their harms.”   —   William Shakespeare


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