Archive for June 17th, 2015

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If it’s controversial . . . and it makes people think and talk . . . then its for me! — YUR


Behind Francis’ Liberal Push, Colltalers

When the chief of an institution with an estimated membership of over a billion declares that two percent of its almost 500,000 lieutenants are child molesters, and that he intends to set up tribunals to judge and kick them out, one by one, that’s big news.
We’re talking, of course, of Pope Francis I who announced last week the Catholic Church’s first practical step to identify and defrock at least some of those allegedly 100,000 pedophile priests still speaking about Jesus and committing horrific acts.
No question, it’s a positive step in the right direction and all that. After all, just a few years ago, the church was spending an obscene amount of hush-hush money, just to keep its child molesters out of jail and off the headlines, victims and their destroyed lives be damned. Also, it’s the first time a pope acknowledges that there…

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/17/15

English: Ellis Island's Immigrant Landing Stat...

English: Ellis Island’s Immigrant Landing Station, February 24, 1905. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  New York harbor, late 1800s.


Clue/Question:  Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants who arrived on – – –

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Isl...

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island, Manhattan, in New York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(130 years ago today, the Statue of Liberty arrived aboard the French ship Isere.  When erected, it was the first thing arriving immigrants saw as they approached New York Harbor.

There were no new clue words today, but all the jumbles were new to this blog, although the one for “cynic” is just in alphabetic order.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic!  I can see some people having some difficulty coming up with the answer.  The cartoon was lots of fun.  It looks like this ship had mainly Eastern Europeans!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/17/15

Memory lane

Memory lane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Women always worry about the things men forget; men always worry about the things women remember.”   —   Author Unknown

(Clearly, it was a married man.  LOL!  This one took some time getting started.  No single letter words and only the word “the” ending in E.  Also, it’s the first Author Unknown in quite a while!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Solution – 06/16/15

English: Series of air conditioners at UNC-CH.

English: Series of air conditioners at UNC-CH. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Cooling their jets.


Clue/Question:  After adding central air conditioning, they experienced – – –

1953 Chrysler Imperial - detail of the air ven...

1953 Chrysler Imperial – detail of the air vents for the factory air conditioning system mounted in the trunk of this car. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Sorry about not posting this one until now.  Had the visiting nurse come in, then the occupational therapist, then a doctors appointment, then a load of fun running around with the pharmacies!  It’s no longer a spoiler, but at least it’s up here for the folks who kind of let them pile up and solve at a later date. 

A very nice pun.  Not sure how many of you it stumped, but it was good.  There were no new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen the jumble for “enact” before.  Great job on the answer letter layout.  The quotation marks and the great cartoon made getting the answer . . . a breeze!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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