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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/20/15

English: Oil on canvas painting of Edith Whart...

English: Oil on canvas painting of Edith Wharton; size without frame 73×60.3 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are two ways of spreading light:  to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”   —   Edith Wharton

(Either method is of value to mankind.  There is so much darkness in the world.  Light is always welcome.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/15

Chewie as shown in Star Wars

Chewie as shown in Star Wars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  NOT caught in a time warp!

TABAE  =  ABATE,  SAHLS  =  SLASH,  ERRDAH  =  HARDER,  VIDLER  =  DRIVEL   —   Giving us:  ABASLHRIL

Clue/Question:  Chewie’s biggest worry isn’t stormtroopers or Sith Lords . . . it’s – – –

Français : Logo de star wars crée à partir du ...

Français : Logo de star wars crée à partir du logo de la trilogie (gris) et de la prélogie (doré). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HAIRBALLS

(Today’s joke has nothing to do with the aging humanoid trio from the original trilogy.  It’s all about the overgrown Cousin Itt standing behind them.  The answer really doesn’t qualify as a pun, per sé, but it’s amusing nonetheless. 

There are no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  None of them were all that tough.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  A great jumble.  The cartoon takes me way back to my youth, when I used to read MAD Magazine.  Good stuff!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The Cryptoquote Spoiler is going to be delayed, as my newspaper failed to run it.  They also omitted the horoscopes.  I have to go visit the Arkansas Online website.      YUR

Relief Express

Not all news is bad. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes strange, sometimes it’s very interesting (study on altruism). — YUR

CollTales

Pastafarians, a RacingJew, Some
Nice Kids & the Extinction Volunteers

It’s been one of those weeks. Time to switch gears, if only for a few minutes, and check what else is on the news. Often, behind the main, bleeding, headlines, precious morsels arequirk and instructive enough to help us all carry on. For indeed, carry on we must.
Some may pick a religion like Pastafarianism. Others may give a horse the ‘2015 Forward Jew’ award. Or send out potatoes by mail. And just so you know, children raised agnostic are more generous, a new study found, and you too can be a Human Extinction Volunteer.
Before divingin today’s selections, a last look at the aftermath of the Paris attacks show things not looking any better yet, so you’re excused for simply nottaking any more of it. Apredictable script is on and it doesn’t take much to see where it’s leading…

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