Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/19

I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.”   —   Dita Von Teese

(The author’s name was so puzzling to me.  So, of course I Googled her.  Apparently, Heather Renée Sweet – her given name – is also known as the “Queen of Burlesque”.  This gives more meaning to her quote, and it also explains why I chose this photo.  Oh!  This also means that we welcome Dita Von Teese to the Cryptoquote Club.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I say she rates three hubbas!   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/19

Visual Description:  Trouble down-under?


Clue/Question:  It was time to get a new lawnmower because the one they had wasn’t – – –


(I’m hoping mine can be repaired.  I hit a root, like I almost do every week, and the darn thing came to a dead halt.  I tried a few times to restart it, but to no avail.  I’m a little weird, in that I enjoy cutting the lawn.  It’s great exercise, and it gives me time to think, without interruption.  Sometimes I get so lost in thought, that when someone comes to tell me something, or honks their horn, I jump about a foot in the air.

Surprisingly, there were no new clue words today.  I really thought that “getup” might be new.  To me it’s not really a word, it’s two words.  But, the mysterious keepers of the compound word have deemed it a compound word.  Technically, I had to back into it.  I saw it, but dismissed it.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  I really liked “artnut”!  The answer letter layout was a pretty good jumble too.  But, even without the G and T, from “getup”, it was no problem getting the final answer.

Great cartoon though.  I hope they disconnected the spark plug!  I don’t know why, but I was getting an Australian vibe.  Did any of you guys think Aussie too?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/19

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”   —   Socrates

(Oh teacher, my teacher!  Kind of a faking it til you’re making it thing.  If you want to be a leader, start acting like one.  If you just want to be a good person, act like a good person.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/19

Visual Description:  Scales for . . . the blind?


Clue/Question:  Their new talking scale had a – – –


(A wonderfully stinky pun!  Somebody break out the Unstopables.  Of all the air fresheners, that one seems to be the most effective.  Of course, when I’m on my . . . er, game . . . nothing can stop me!  This is a weird kind of old man brag.  I look great on the outside, but I must be decaying on the inside.  At least from the smell of things.

All of today’s clue words are from the Jumble Clue Word Hall of Fame again.  Definitely no need for ralis95 to take any action.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new today.  I got them all right away again.  The answer letter layout was a super impressive 14-letter jumble!  Nothing obvious about it, although I did get the answer immediately.  Musta been all the W’s.

Kind of a stock bathroom cartoon.  Although, it is a little creepy that that the talking scale has eyes.  I’m guessing that the scale was programmed to be a healthy hetero-male, from the way it’s fawning over the wife.  Maybe hubby needs to invest in one that’s been programmed to be a hetero-female?  Nah!  Scrap that.  It would probably be even more critical of him.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/15/19

One makes mistakes; that is life.  But it is never a mistake to have loved.”   —   Romain Rolland

(His quote is true.  As with making – and losing – a friend, it’s never a mistake to have loved.  I love it when I’m introduced to a new quotes author!  Romain was a learned man, who wore many hats.  He was quite the prolific writer too.  Today, we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/15/19

Visual Description:  More mall follies.


Clue/Question:  The people waiting to pay for their purchases were – – –


(Queuing always involves standing, now doesn’t it?  That’s why the Yanks call it standing in line.  And, whenever there is a big sale there are going to be a lot of shoppers.  There are only so many checkout counters, so all those buyers are going to have to stand in line to pay.  Don’t you just love these Captain Obvious moments?

Besides all the clue words already being in the ralis95 clue word database, they are all in the Jumble Clue Word Hall of Fame!  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with our old friend “sudeo” making a return appearance.  I had a little trouble with “nastoa”, but I didn’t have to back into it, or anything.  The answer letter layout was a nicely challenging 11-letter jumble.  I would not call today’s final answer a gimme by any means.  I bet a good number of you struggled to get it.

This may be a first for the jumble cartoons.  It’s almost like a sequel, as it incorporated a good portion of yesterday’s cartoon in today’s.  I cannot remember Jeff ever doing this before, but it was very clever.  Maybe this will start a trend!  Or, maybe it’s a one-off.  Either way, it was fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/14/19

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”   —   Jim Elliot

(I guess you need to have that kind of mindset in order to – try to – “evangelize” people.  Of course, for this poor slob, he paid the ultimate price . . . his life, as the Huaorani people weren’t all that keen on being “converted”.  Oh, well.  They say pride goeth before a fall.  But, we welcome Jim to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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