Here we are in a brand-new year, hopefully a better one than the one that just ended. I’m going to stick with 2020, though, for this week’s Cryptosoxery, because there’s a quote that shouldn’t be forgotten.
First, though, the answer to last week’s quiz:
I’m not going to manage again. I’m going to work for a team someday. But it won’t be managing. — Tony La Russa
If only he could have been forced to keep his word. But, alas, it was not to be, and we’re all stuck with the decision.
The solution should have been made easier by the distribution of letters in the name of the quotee, a distribution you should notice again, because we’re keeping things simple in sympathy with those who are hung over after celebrating the New Year in COVID near-seclusion.
LW SWA TFF NS BKZY? K’N O GOPP WD DONFB HOTFHOPP MFBTWZ. K’N PFYKE. K’N O GOPP WD DONFB, HBWEGFB – EWZS PO BATTO
See? Simple, given the speaker. It’s not often you get a single quote that tells you all you need to know about the speaker’s character, but this one does it for sure.
For those unfamiliar with cryptoquotes, they are letter substitutions, ciphers where the same letter substitutions exist throughout the puzzle ... an F might represent a C, an X an H and so forth. Solution is by searching out the most common letters, beginning with an “E,” and thinking of common words such as THE and patterns such as, perhaps, KBOOKF for LITTLE.
Or, in this case, since I’ve made things easy, just thinking of the most notorious White Sox-related words of the year.
The answer to this week’s quiz, and a new edition of Cryptosoxery, coming soon.