Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/17

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If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”   —   Catherine Cook

(Don’t know who she is, but apparently she’s a child.  Or, at least very young.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/17

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Visual Description:  The intimate performance.

DEEWG  =  WEDGE,  LUYBK  =  BULKY,  DEELYI  =  EYELID,  NNCOAY  =  CANYON   —   Giving us:  WEKLYO

Clue/Question:  The pianist played for just a few people.  His performance was – – –

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Answer:  LOWKEY

(This looks like it’s aboard someone’s private yacht!  I think we’re seeing waves outside the window.  I love having the full-sized Jumbles, instead of the reduced-sized ones!  Ahh, wealthy hipsters!  Well, we had no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve definitely used “deewg” before.  I thought that both “deelyi” and “nncoay” were great jumbles.  Strangely enough, I’ve been dealing with an “eyelid” infection of some kind!  The answer letter layout was fine, for such a short answer.  The answer was a nice, stinky pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Curtain Raiser

I know a lot of people on the right don’t usually agree with the ACLU, but this time they can’t complain. — YUR

CollTales

Banning Speech Empowers Hate, Colltalers

Terrorism, which in America is led now by a re-enabled white supremacy movement, seems to propose a challenge to the constitutional idea of free speech. But despite its complexities, it shouldn’t. The distinction between crime and freedom of expression is already in our DNA.
It’s actually been all by settled even before the Constitution, in what’s known as the Boston Massacre trials, by no other but a founding father, John Adams. Just as he defended in court a group British soldiers, the ACLU is fulfilling its role, by defending everyone’s right to congregate.
The issue has become a contentious one again, since the treasured, and nearly centenarian, civil liberties institution represented the organizer of the Nazi rally in Charlotesville. The violent gathering caused widespread injuries, and the death by car of rights activist Heather Heyer.
The ACLU, however, is not above criticism. It’s announced changes…

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/17

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Visual Description:  Cutting through the keen-edged confusion.

AONPI  =  PIANO,  ZOKAO  =  KAZOO,  HELMUB  =  HUMBLE,  DRANTS  =  STRAND   —   Giving us:  PAOKOOHULSTR

Clue/Question:  She was shopping for just the right knife and was keeping a – – –

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Answer:  SHARP LOOKOUT

(Great pun!  Definitely no gimme!  A clutter of cutlery.  Pointedly challenging.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve undeniably seen “drants” before.  Hey, ralis95!  On page 1 of your world famous clue word database, in the third section – or fifth column, there is a Word “akooz”, with the Alpha Equivalent of “kazoo”.  I think somehow the *words* just got switched.  The answer letter layout was exceptional.  There was nothing obvious there, at all.  At first I was thinking words like KEEN and EYE, but clearly there was not an E or Y to be found.  I finally saw SHARP, but when I went to write in the answer I started writing in SHARP OUTLOOK.  I caught myself after the first two letters of OUTLOOK, and changed it to LOOKOUT.  But, how wrong would SHARP OUTLOOK be, as valid answer to this Jumble?  Sure, it’s a bit of a stretch, but is it necessarily wrong?  Hmm.  The cartoon has more of a gun store vibe!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/22/17

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Science is the best idea humans have ever had.  The more people who embrace that idea, the better.”   —   Bill Nye (The Science Guy)

(I wonder if they can trace back to the first person to employ the earliest forms of scientific method.  It couldn’t have been all that long ago, could it?  For those who like to accuse those of us who value science, as it being our religion, I say:  Knock yourselves out, chuckleheads!  I’ll take logic over magic any day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/20/17

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I always keep a stimulant handy in case I see a snake – which I also keep handy.”   —   W. C. Fields

(Dry, funny guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/20/17

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Visual Description:  Hair today, gone tomorrow.

SBIYUL  =  BUSILY,  FLEENN  =  FENNEL,  ICANTT  =  INTACT,  ANDDIC  =  CANDID,  SLEUUF  =  USEFUL,  SUEERF  =  REFUSE   —   Giving us:  BYEETATCNDSERES

Clue/Question:  The play closed because it had – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words “(5-letters)  (6-letters)  (4-letters)

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Answer:  SCENE BETTER DAYS

(For a few minutes, yesterday, this had me stumped!  I had no idea what they were getting at, and the quotation marks weren’t helping.  Especially, with the great answer letter layout!  I put it down, to do the Cryptoquote, and when I came back I was able to see it.  Great clue words.  We even had a new one, in “fennel”.  Ralis95 will have to add that to his world famous clue word database.  Surprisingly, all of the jumbles came up as new.  Now that I’m seeing the bigger Jumble I can see how fun the cartoon really is.  Nice job.  I think this was one of my first record albums.  I don’t think it was the original Broadway cast.  I think it was the studio version.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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