Archive for February 18th, 2016

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/16

English: The equestrian sculpture of George Wa...

English: The equestrian sculpture of George Washington at the center of Washington Circle, a traffic circle and public park, located on the boundary of the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes.”   —   George Washington

(Gee.  I sure wish someone had thought of this before invading Iraq!  But then again, the presidential similarities definitely begin and end with the first name.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/16

English: Kendrick Lamar at Michigan State Univ...

English: Kendrick Lamar at Michigan State University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Teenage daughter’s influence on the Jumble.

MUFRO  =  FORUM,  FHSAL  =  FLASH,  SWIDON  =  DISOWN,  TOATOT  =  TATTOO   —   Giving us:  FUFLDSNAOO

Clue/Question:  When they cranked up the music while doing the laundry, they had – – –

English: Fitz and the Tantrums - Michael Fitzp...

English: Fitz and the Tantrums – Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs at a 2010 performance in San Diego. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LOADS OF FUN

(This reminded me of the first part of this year’s Grammy Awards.  I kept saying:  Who???  What???  Fortunately, they mixed in the tributes nicely, and I was able to recognize those songs!  I guess it means I’m getting old.  Hey!  At least I do know who Ed Sheeran and the Alabama Shakes are!  I also know who Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars are, but neither are really my style.  And, I have heard of this Kendrick Lamar guy and The Weeknd, but I never heard their songs before.  You readers are likely not too familiar with the acts that I listen to.  Such as:  Fitz & The Tantrums, Lost Leaders, David Gray, Snow Patrol and The Decemberists, but I have no problem being in the minority. 

Jumble?  Oh, yeah.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  Hoyt has used “toatot” before.  It took me a few seconds to unravel “swidon”.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble.  It hid the answer nicely.  Luckily, we label laundry with the language of loads.  And, Jeff’s cartoon indicated multiple loads.  Oh!  And, belated birthday greetings to Jeff Knurek.  Yesterday he turned 50!  “Oooh, what happened there?  Makes you sound like bad milk!  He TURNED; we had to throw him out.”*  Actually, he’s still just a pup.  But, he’s coming along nicely.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS. * Thanks to George Carlin for those funny words.  He used them to describe 30, but I think they apply just as well to 50!   —   YUR

PPS.  Not sure if this was Jeff, or the editors, but apparently the first woman should be saying:  Watch me, “Nae, Nae”.  Someone changed it to “Nea, Nea”.  Oops!      YUR


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