Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/17

 

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Visual Description:  Little sis, big dis.

SNPAY  =  PANSY,  COPOH  =  POOCH,  WLYLID  =  WILDLY,  ROAMLN  =  NORMAL   —   Giving us:  PSPIYN

Clue/Question:  She wanted to borrow the scissors, but her sister was being – – –

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Answer:  SNIPPY

(Ooh!  A sharp pun!  There are all old favorite clue words today, however all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I didn’t have any trouble with any of them today.  The answer letter layout was good enough, for such a short answer.  Cute cartoon.  I think the big sis could have kept the scissors, and handle the situation much better, if she hadn’t used such cutting remarks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/17

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The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.”   —   Alan Alda

(As Alan Alda?  Or, as Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce?  Either way . . . one of my all-time favorite actors, in one of my all-time favorite roles, in one of my all-time favorite television shows!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/23/17

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Visual Description:  Calming clichés.

DAGUY  =  GAUDY,  RUCTO  =  COURT,  DISKES  =  KISSED,  TROYHE  =  THEORY   —   Giving us:  AUYCRTSSETHEO

Clue/Question:  The struggling young golfer wanted to quit, but her coach recommended she – – –

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Answer:  STAY THE COURSE

(“Not gunna do it.”  “Read my lips.  No new taxes!”  Ah, yes.  The good old days, when an Ex-CIA Director ran the country.  And, no one had an inkling that – eight years after him – we’d have eight years of . . . his Secretary of Defense running the country!  Oh, c’mon now.  You don’t really think the guy choking on the pretzels was in charge.  Do you?  LOL!  Oh, well.  Water under the bridge.  

It’s looking like “kissed” is a new clue word.  Hmm.  Again, this sounds to me like a word we may have had in the last few months.  But, only the big man knows for sure.  ralis95 will search his master file, and, if need be, will enter “kissed” into the vaunted, world famous, clue word database!  It’s looking like we have seen the jumble “ructo” before, though the other three came up as new.  THE answer letter layout was alright, I guess.  Fine golf cartoon.  I wonder if Jeff had to fight the urge to draw either Chevy Chase, or Bill Murray?  Old Carl might not inspire a whole lot of confidence, but old Ty was pretty low key.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/323605/Caddyshack-Movie-Clip-It-s-In-The-Hole.html

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/17

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Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children  –  clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.”   —   Diane Abbott

(Goddamn Limeys!  LOL!  My heritage is about half English, so – I claim that – I can speak this way!  And, If I can’t?  Too friggin’ bad.  This is the first Diane Abbott quote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  She’s not Theresa May, or Maggie Thatcher, or Q.E.II, so what would I know of this woman?  Rebecca Kornbluh isn’t British, is she???  I’m sure most of you know why I’m griping.  The third “word” in the quote *could* have been:  MP, QP, UP, XP or ZP.  Seeing as it followed the word “an”, English language “logic” would dictate that it would either be MP, UP – as in the word “up” – or XP.  You can safely rule out QP and ZP.  In “Murica” MP stands for Military Police, which is definitely not a clean, indoor kind of job.  We don’t say MC for Member of Congress, or MS for Member of the Senate, so MP, other than military police, means pretty much nothing to us Yanks!  I think Rebecca is dragging up quotes that throw conventional English language logic out on its ear!  Just to make them more challenging.  Just like that dopey Jewish Proverb from a couple of days ago, where the first and third sentences were needlessly in the form of a question, despite the fact that they both start with “THE”.  The quote stands on its own, even without the questioning inflection, so what’s the point?  LOL!  Maybe, in some ways, we threw down the challenge gauntlet.  And, she’s picked it up, and is running with it.  She’s giving us quotes that play fast and loose with conventional wisdom.  Let’s just live and learn.  These challenges are good for our brain synapses!  LOL.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/22/17

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Visual Description:  Arachnid home life.

NETGA  =  AGENT,  HNUCB  =  BUNCH,  UNORNE  =  NEURON,  CTIEWK  =  WICKET   —   Giving us:  TBHNEOWE

Clue/Question:  The spiders thought their kids were spending too much time – – – 

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Answer:  ON THE WEB

(Great stinky pun!  And, a nice social commentary.  My February 2017 copy of the ralis95 clue word database does not include the word “wicket”, but to me it sounds very familiar.  As if we’ve had it some time in the last few months.  Our good friend can always refer to his master copy, and add it if need be.  If it had been used before it was not with today’s jumble of it, as all the jumbles came up as new.  It took about a minute for me to make the “neuron” connection.  Maybe, I’m lacking in them.  The answer letter layout was another fine jumble.  Very engaging cartoon.  It can’t be easy making spiders look cute.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/22/17

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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.  It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”   —   Berenice Abbott

(Our very first Berenice Abbott quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It seems she was quite the photographer, and she lived to the ripe old age of 93!  She was born regular old Bernice, but added the classic middle E, during some point in her life.  I guess it made her name look more regal and classy, as it is the original spelling of the name.  Another something that I had not been aware of.  The Cryptoquote goes a long way to teaching me something new every day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler(?) 06/21/17

(Okay!  Now, THIS is a formal request for help!  I’m looking at today’s Cryptoquote, but I simply cannot get started.  With the question marks, I wrote down WHO, WHAT, WHEN WHERE, and WHY, but the first four can’t possibly be the first word.  So, WHY, HOW, ARE , ONE, and CAN come to mind, but I can’t seem to make any of them work with the rest of the quote.  Art and hal are usually my go to guys with tough Cryptoquotes, but I will accept hints from anyone!  Many thanks.)     YUR

(I just received some much needed help on this one.  Please see below.)   —   YUR

The stone fell on the pitcher?  Woe to the pitcher.  The pitcher fell on the stone?  Woe to the pitcher.”   —   Jewish Proverb

(Please see my reply to hal.   I’m done for a while, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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