Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/21/17

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The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”   —   Neil Gaiman

(No offense, but could we ease up on the Neil Gaiman quotes?  I’m tired of seeing his smug looking mug when I go to Google Images!  Give me a break, Becks.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/17

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Visual Description:  Basil Rathbone lives!

DOYDL  =  ODDLY,  CENIE  =  NIECE,  SKEORM  =  SMOKER,  BUTEAP  =  UPBEA  —   Giving us:  DDNICSOUET

Clue/Question:  Sherlock Holmes gave his friends discounts, and they were thankful for his – – –

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Answer:  DEDUCTIONS

(Elementary, my dear word nerds!  Actually, if you weren’t familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories/movies this might have stumped you some.  It was usually Dr. Watson who would compliment Sherlock with:  Brilliant deduction, Holmes!  Very entertaining stories.  Read them, if you get the chance.  Or, watch the numerous movie versions of them.  There were no new clue words today.  Stupid “updates” to Windows 10 made searching the ralis95 database a chore!  But, eventually, I managed.  All of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a brilliant jumble, Hoyt!  It took me a couple of minutes to see the answer.  Fantastic cartoon.  It looks like it could be a still from one of the Rathbone and Nigel Bruce films of the early ’40s!  Nice job, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/20/17

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Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings.  I hope we can embrace that.”   —   Linda Thompson

(I think I remember her from Saturday afternoon re-runs of Hee Haw!  This was way back in the day when most people had only three – maybe four – television channels.  Yes, before cable!  She was married to both Bruce – now Caitlyn – Jenner, and to record producer David Foster.  And, she even dated Elvis Presley for a few years in the ’70s.  Interesting life.  First time in the Cryptoquote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/17

 

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Visual Description:  Special Sunup preview.

VIRRE  =  RIVER,  ZELGA  =  GLAZE,  MYIKPS  =  SKIMPY,  TREEJS  =  JESTER   —   Giving us:  RRLAESIYSER

Clue/Question:  The hot air balloonists were able to see the Sun come up because they were – – –

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Answer:  EARLY RISERS

(Where’s Toto?  Where’s the Wizard??  Where’s Phileas Fogg and Passepartout???  Whenever I see the wicker gondolas for hot air balloons I think of those two movies:  “The Wizard of Oz” and “Around the World in 80 Days”1956 version.  Great movies with great casts!  We had all old favorite clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve seen “treejs” before.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic jumble.  And, a fine cartoon.  Would make a nice Folgers commercial.  We had a great week of guest cartoonist, didn’t we?  Thanks for the treat, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/19/17

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Talking about your troubles is no good.  Eighty percent of your friends don’t care and the rest are glad.”   —   Tommy Lasorda

(I’m sure that ol’ Tommy was just kidding, folks!  He’s actually a very upbeat kind of guy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough?) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/19/17

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Visual Description:  A room with a view.

ENSNEU  =  UNSEEN,  BOLACT  =  COBALT,  CAPECT  =  ACCEPT,  FSEUDE  =  DEFUSE,  CUNKOL  =  UNLOCK,  TANTIA  =  ATTAIN   —   Giving us:  SENBLTAETDUSLOTA

Clue/Question:  The one remaining apartment in the building was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters), (3-letters) (3-letters) “(6-letters)”

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Answer:  LAST, BUT NOT LEASED

(Obviously NOT in Manhattan!  This was one of the tougher Sunday Jumbles, for me in, quite a while!  None of the clue words were new, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “tantia” before.  “Accept” spells out in alphabetical order.  It took a couple of looks for me to see the “unseen”!  The answer letter layout made for an ultra-cryptic jumble.  It took me a few minutes to come up with the answer.  Something told me the middle words were BUT NOT – only one “N” ruled out AND NOT – and eliminating those letters revealed the rest of the answer to me.  Pretty basic cartoon, but it did the trick.  This may be one of the last Sunday puzzle spoilers I’ll be posting.  My newspaper just increased the monthly subscription rate by nearly 50%, from $42 to $62!  This is not worth it to me, so I’ll probably be getting the Monday – Saturday from the ArkansasOnline, and I’ll have to forego the Sunday.  I’ll have to see when this current month’s subscription ends, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/18/17

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Smile in the mirror.  Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”   —   Yoko Ono

(Sounds like sound advice to me.  Why shouldn’t your first smile of the day come from yourself?!  Then, hopefully, it will become contagious, and you’ll smile at others.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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