Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/24/21

Robert M. Hensel (@wheelierecord) | Twitter

No disability or dictionary out there is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person.”   —   Robert M. Hensel

(This guy is no “Woe is me!” kinda guy.  He hasn’t let his “disability” define him whatsoever.  He is showing the world what can be done with the right attitude.  I couldn’t decide if the F was J,K or M, so I had to Google him.  This is – hopefully – the first of many quotes from Robert, as we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/21

Slaves of the Needle:" The Seamstress in the 1840s

Visual Description:  Seamstresses.

ROGOF  =  FORGO,  UPYSO  =  SOUPY,  SLOENS  =  LESSON,  ATTETL  =  TATTLE   —   Giving us:  ORSPLESTLE

Clue/Question:  Their new line of blouses had become very popular and were  – – –

Seamstress: What Is It? and How to Become One?

Answer:  TOP SELLERS

(Gee.  I wonder how long before they cancel the word “seamstress”?!?!  It could go the way of “actress”, as now there is a huge push to refer to all performers/emoters as ACTORS.  Will they go with “seamsters”??  Hmm.  Might be confused with teamsters.  SeamsX???  Maybe they’ll scrap the word entirely, and go with the much fancier couturière.  Although that is feminine also.  All the romance languages are pretty gender specific, but you don’t really hear the call for gender neutrality from the French, Italian, or Spanish.  Is it an overall English mania, or is it specific to the United States?  Do the Canucks and Limeys get their knickers in a twist over this stuff?  I’d like to think that they’re having a nice little chuckle at our expense.  It seems to me that my liberal brethren have become exceeding dogmatic these days.  That does not suit my mindset.  I guess they’ll just have to call me a cafeteria liberal!

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve seen “rogof” without question, via earlier Jumbles.  None of them gave me any trouble this morning.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  By itself not obvious.  The final answer slots were the big clue for me.

Fine cartoon.  I like the sewing machines in the background.  Why do women’s clothing button the opposite way of men’s?  Now THAT seams a little pointless to me!  If THAT were to go away you wouldn’t hear a peep outta me.  As long as they all button the way I’m used to!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Curtain Raiser

So much bad news, friends! The Amazon rain forest news might be the most distressing! We need to pressure Brazil into positive action, before it’s REALLY too late. — YUR

CollTales

I Am Because You Are, Colltalers

As Haiti is set to bury assassinated President Jovenel Moïse while First Lady Martine, wounded in the attack, greets Haitians, the first 500K Covid shots arrived in the 11 million-plus nation. In Cuba, the westward island next door, dueling pro and anti-government rallies all call for a lift of U.S. sanctions.
The dream of a post-apartheid South Africa’s at risk for widespread unrest, looting, and killing of civilians, triggered by ex-President Zuma’s refusal to testify at a corruption probe. And in the front of new threats, humanity has just acquired a newer one: the Amazon Rainforest now emits more CO2 than it absorbs.
We begin with the virus that came to dine on us, Covid, and the one crucial reason for Haiti and other developing nations to have had almost no access to vaccines: Big Pharma’s monopoly over drug patents, many acquired after the…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/21

23 Mother Teresa Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Better Person | Inc.com

Each of us feels that we are just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less without that missing drop.”   —   Mother Teresa

(So true!  Each and every one of us matters.  We are all children of the universe.  Rock on!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to David Essex!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/21

Coswick Ltd. | Interior Design Products from Natural Wood

Visual Description:  Change in plahns.

TVILA  =  VITAL,  LDOYD  =  ODDLY,  DLIYLW  =  WILDLY,  RVOODE  =  OVERD  —   Giving us:  VTLODWIOEO

Clue/Question:  When the architect asked them if they wanted oak floors, they said they – – –

Durable Hardwood Floors | Hardwood Flooring

Answer:  WOOD LOVE IT

(And, why “wood”n’t they?  Hardwood floors have been very poplar for a number of years.  They certainly look spruce and spiffy!  I suppose they might even be ash-light bit cooler in the summer months.  But, it seems like wall-to-wall carpeting might keep the house somewhat cherry-er in the winter months.  That’s my cri-teak at least.  Anyone have any other chestnut to add?

None of today’s clue words were missing from the ralis95 clue word database.  All four jumbles were coming up as new for me though.  All decently challenging.  The answer letter layout was a polished ten letter jumble.  A fine-grained jumble, indeed.  Of coarse the quotation marks cured me, and clued me, into WOOD.  I’m not that dense.

Fine cartoon of a couple working with the architect, who’s laid out the blueprints/schematics.  Great Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Alison Krauss!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/22/21

Hold my hand: Touching may ease pain by syncing brainwaves

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”   —   Barbara Kingsolver

(If your friend is in need, then go to them.  Don’t worry about saying something stupid.  They need to see that you care enough to really reach out to them.  For them to be well . . . you need to do good.  Shalom/Salaam, my friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to George Clinton!  (Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah  Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah!)

Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/21

COVID vaccine gender gap: More women than men getting coronavirus shots -  Chicago Sun-Times

Visual Description:  Queue-identified waiters.

NEESS  =  SENSE,  OMGUB  =  GUMBO,  NYADIT  =  DAINTY,  TAXIRM  =  MATRIX   —   Giving us:  NSGUODNTATI

Clue/Question:  They were willing to wait in line to see the show because they heard it was – – –

Frequently asked questions - COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Essex

Answer:  OUTSTANDING

(*Ba-dum-tsss*!  That old gag!  Well, guys, as has been mentioned here numerous times, a lot of our Jumble puns are going to be re-runs of one sort or another.  It doesn’t make the Jumble experience any less, because they’re infrequent, and there is usually a new wrinkle each time.  So, let’s not harp on the last time you may have seen this pun-swer.  Just be in the moment, my friends.  Namaste.

All of this day’s clue words already have a place on the ralis95 clue word database.  Although, three of their jumbles appear to be new.  We have previously seen “neess” before.  I can see both of the six letter jumbles giving some of you a little trouble, but the five letter ones seemed very apparent.  The answer letter layout was an enigmatic eleven letter jumble.  The entire setup just kind of made solving the final answer a breeze.

Cute cartoon of the queue.  It’s nice to see David and Claire getting out and mingling again.  Undoubtedly, they’ve both been vaccinated.  And, good for them!  To all the rest of you who have resisted getting the vaccines, listen to Mitch McConnell, Steve Scalise, and FOX News.  They’ve all – just recently – come out publicly, encouraging folks to get the shots.  They are seeing how this Delta variant has been striking folks who thought they could get by without getting the shots . . . and they’re VERY concerned.  Heck, it’s their constituents!  The more of them who get sick – and possibly die – the more the Democrats will benefit in the next election!  You see, we Democrats don’t want any harm to come to you guys.  You are still our brothers and sisters.  And just remember, all of these vaccines were developed under the Trump administration.  They weren’t designed to hurt anyone.  Least of all you guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Emily Saliers, of Indigo Girls!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/21

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes - One Journey

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”   —   St. Augustine

(Fine quote, but there are some things that this man came up with that I don’t agree with.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Emerson Hart, of Tonic!

Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/21

20" CLIP-N-TRIM - HEDGE TRIMMING ATTACHMENT - G120B | Granberg International

Visual Description:  Precision pruning laser.

NIRDG  =  GRIND,  TCOLH  =  CLOTH,  TAYERG  =  GYRATE,  UDNNEO  =  UNDONE   —   Giving us:  GINCTHGTEUDE

Clue/Question:  The new equipment they used to trim the bushes was – – –

Toro Battery Hedge Trimmer Review | 60V Brushless | Pro Tool Reviews

Answer:  CUTTING HEDGE

(I want ME one O them!  I don’t have a big hedge, but I do have numerous bushes that need trimming annually.  Plus, I have this neighbor who planted – what were supposed to be just – “bushes” about thirty years ago, but they grew into twenty five foot TREES!  The height doesn’t bother me so much, but all the lower branches jut out about eight feet onto my property, making it very difficult to cut the grass on that side of the back yard.  Now a laser trimmer would be SO sweet!  And if his tree-bushes should happen to catch fire???  Oops!  Mistakes happen!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we have unequivocally seen “nirdg” in an earlier jumble.  I thought “tayerg” was the toughest of the jumbles.  I had to skip over it, and come back to it.  The answer letter layout was tree-mendous twelve letter jumble!  Initially, I thought it was a little intimidating, but the pun just kind of came to me.  Nice job, Mr. Hoyt.

The cartoon almost has a space age look to it.  Of course, I have no idea if this is supposed to be laser technology, but it looks pretty cool.  Real clean cut!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Yusuf Islam, aka: Cat Stevens!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/20/21

Thomas Fuller Quotes - 14 Science Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations  and Scientist Quotes

He’s my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.”   —   Thomas Fuller

(Sounds like a friend to me too!  What more could one ask for?  This one was a little difficult to start.  I originally thought the first word was going to be IT’S.  But by the time I made it to the author line I was able to see THOMAS, and that made all the difference.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Stone Gossard, of Pearl Jam!


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