Archive for February 15th, 2016

Curtain Raiser

I’ve been overdue for some good old politics! Enjoy! — YUR

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A Court Bully & The Presidents, Colltalers

Up to now, the Republican presidential race has been an expensive, shallow, and embarrassing public display of the worst of American politics, with as much interest to anyone who doesn’t stand to profit from it as a street brawl. This may change now.
The sudden death of Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia, and a slur all but lost in the blur of one too many, during the latest candidate debate, may alter the campaign from its current sheer madness to an actual point where the stakes may be too high to ignore.
That is because Justice Scalia, in three misguided decades of supporting deeply anti-social causes, and bullying his court mates to try to derail some basic achievements of civil rights era, was also a rabid opponent to any effort to address climate change.
Scalia was, of course, instrumental in the Supreme Court 5-4…

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/16

English: Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie

English: Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  In Search Of.

VODIA  =  AVOID,  TOTEC  =  OCTET,  DROFIB  =  FORBID,  GLOONB  =  OBLONG   —   Giving us:  OITFBOG

Clue/Question:  Sasquatch was easy to track because he had a – – –

Photo of an unidentified animal the Bigfoot Re...

Photo of an unidentified animal the Bigfoot Research Organization claims is a “juvenile Sasquatch” “Jacobs Photos” . . Retrieved 2009-09-16 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIG FOOT

(Three days???  Dudes!  He’s right behind you!  Some expert!  This was fun.  An easy one to start the week.  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve definitely used “gloonb” before.  Decent answer letter layout, for the answer size.  Cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/15/16

Hoover's official White House portrait painted...

Hoover’s official White House portrait painted by John Christen Johansen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”   —   Herbert Hoover

(This one took me some time to get started.  And, before I caught myself, I had it as OVEN WINDOW, which made much more sense when I corrected it to OPEN.  It’s a wonderful quote, from the President who probably gets a bit too much blame for the Great Depression.  He was a Quaker, who redistributed his presidential salary to charities.  Not such a bad guy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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