Archive for December 12th, 2015

A Century’s Voice

An American icon. A beautiful tribute to a talent for the ages. Enjoy, friends. — YUR

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Frank Sinatra and His Many
Nights & Days Left Inside Us

Frankie was the singer baby boomers loved to hate. But then along came maturity, and the recognition of his maverick spirit, and they finally connected with the Chairman of the Board. By then, he’d already earned the nickname that the so-called Greatest Generation had given him: The Voice.​ Still, he never seemed to care much about that sort of stuff.
That’s part of the allure of Frank Sinatra, who’d be 100 this Saturday: first he grew on the very people who grew up with him. They were enthralled and disgusted, at times sympathetic and repulsed about every one of his ups and downs. And he had many, collected as sobriquets, each marking a distinct moment of his trajectory. And then, he got to you.
The great swinger was a reference point to the popular music that animated and chastised…

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/15

Gray wolf. Français : Loup. Nederlands: Wolf T...

Gray wolf. Français : Loup. Nederlands: Wolf Türkçe: Kurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dog Day Night.

MIPLE  =  IMPEL,  ALKIE  =  ALIKE,  GUCTAH  =  CAUGHT,  TINYTE  =  ENTITY   —   Giving us:  IPIKCANT

Clue/Question:  After hunting all night, the wolves decided to – – –

English: Shot at the Minnesota Zoo. A critical...

English: Shot at the Minnesota Zoo. A critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf is kept captive for breeding purposes. Less than 15 Mexican Wolves are currently estimated to survive in the wild. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PACK IT IN

(Beautiful pun!  We have all new jumbles today!  And, we even have a new clue word, in “alike”.  It looks like ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database once again.  And, I thought “entity” was going to be the new word!  The answer letter layout was swell, but it couldn’t hide what I considered to be a very obvious answer.  I loved the cartoon.  Wolves are such noble beasts.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/12/15

Margaret Mitchell all set to launch cruiser af...

Margaret Mitchell all set to launch cruiser after long training as Red Cross launchee / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”   —   Margaret Mitchell

(Is this one of Scarlett’s lines from Gone With The Wind?  I’m always confusing Margaret with Martha.  This line could belong to Martha Mitchell.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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