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Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/12

1913 Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait

1913 Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jeff Knurek projecting his hopes and dreams!

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers (Photo credit: Keith Allison)



Clue/Question:  After he pitched a perfect game, he . . .



The Merriam-Webster logo.

The Merriam-Webster logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very interesting.  To my knowledge, the Detroit Tigers have never experienced a perfect game.  Not on the winning side at least.  But . . . it could happen!  Heck, if the Mets could finally win a No Hitter, like they did this year, then I guess anything is possible!  Being a baseball fan, I loved this Jumble.  I thought the clue words were all well jumbled.  There is a new word for the ralis95 clue word database, but I think it could be deemed debatable.  The word “hyper” is accepted as a stand alone word, by some sources.  However, Merriam Webster’s still has it as a prefix only.  Not as a stand alone word.  This could get the purists up in arms!  We’re going to have to have another debate, over what constitutes a valid Jumble clue word.  Me?  I could care less.  I just like causing trouble, from time to time.  Back to the critique.  I thought the answer letter layout was a thing of beauty!  Nothing given away here, at all.  If it wasn’t for the pitcher’s comment about celebrating this would have been a very tough Jumble to solve.  As it is, I bet that a number of you had some difficulty in solving it.  Pitch and throw are synonymous, so that was the pun aspect.  If I wasn’t already so far behind in my day I might have made this an Unclerave’s Wiseguy of the Day contest.  I blame Lesley.  She HAD to go and say that she hated doing the crossword puzzle!  I usually don’t bother with it these days, but since she brought it up . . . and with such passion, I just HAD to do today’s!  It’s the one from the Los Angeles Times, so if anyone is having trouble with it . . .

Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/30/12

English: American entertainer and commentator ...

English: American entertainer and commentator , speaking at a memorial service for Lee A. Archer on February 4, 2010 at , New York City . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”   —   Bill Cosby

(That Bill Cosby is such a card!  Sure, the “stupid ones” are the ones who should take the advice.  But . . . they’re stupid!  It goes in one ear and out the other, they forget it, or they ignore it.  Maybe they think they know better?  The imparter of  the wisdom realizes this, so he/she tells those who they think are smart enough to accept, and act on, the advice.  The saying is an alliterative way of saying:  Ya know, if you’re smart . . . But, guess what?  There certainly is no guarantee that the person imparting this wisdom is wise.  A lot of complete idiots think they know it all, but . . . they’re idiots!  Some nefarious types actually enjoy giving out misinformation, either for their personal gain, or just to mess with you.  And, there are also times when wise people have bad info, through no fault of their own.  But, if they were truly wise you’d think they’d vet the info before passing it on.  Bottom line?  It’s all a bit of a crap shoot when someone offers you advice.  You always have to consider the source, then use your own noodle.  Always assess the risk and the reward before taking action.  Just remember that there are very few sure bets in this world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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