Archive for March 24th, 2016

Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/16

English: Ferdinand Magellan Español: Herando d...

English: Ferdinand Magellan Español: Herando de Magallanes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  At the bow of the Nao Vittoria.

BIHTA  =  HABIT,  PLAAH  =  ALPHA,  SESVUR  =  VERSUS,  DURIPT  =  PUTRID   —   Giving us:  HATAAERSTID

Clue/Question:  When Magellan navigated around the tip of South America, his passage was – – –

English: French map of the first world circumn...

English: French map of the first world circumnavigation of Ferdinand de Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano, from 1519 to 1522. Français : Carte de la première circumnavigation autour du monde, par Ferdinand de Magellan et Juan Sebastián Elcano, de 1519 à 1522. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  STRAIT AHEAD

The Strait of Magellan cuts through the southe...

The Strait of Magellan cuts through the southern tip of South America connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A lovely, historical and geographical pun!  Magellan was a pretty crafty dude.  He gets credit for being the first to circumnavigate the globe, despite being killed by my in-laws ancestors!  Well, at least his ship and some of his crew made it back home.  We have no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “bihta” before.  I really liked the jumble for “putrid”, and I just love the word.  It has disgust built right into it!  The answer letter layout was masterful.  It gave nothing away.  I think you have to be a bit of a history – and maybe geography – buff to get and appreciate today’s Jumble.  Cool drawing too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/16

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., vi...

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., visits with a patient at the U.S. Air Force hospital as her escorts look on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

America is not a melting pot.  It is a sizzling cauldron.”   —   Barbara Ann Mikulski

(Washington (CNN) Even before Clinton declared her presidential bid earlier this year, more than 60% of Democratic senators had already endorsed her run.”  Of course Barbara was one of them.  This is from an article way back in early November, 2015!  At this time very few had any idea that Bernie Sanders would pose this strong an opposition.  The corporate media all but anointed her the Democratic nominee way back then, and they have bent over backwards to trumpet even her smallest victory, while minimizing and downplaying every Sanders victory.  They know who butters their bread.  They’re also very careful in not showing each of those two candidates’ rallies.  Hillary can barely fill a ballroom, while Bernie is filling stadiums.  There have been numerous voting irregularities in three states – MA, OH, AZ – that Clinton has “won”, but the Sanders camp chooses not to whine about it.  I wonder how many of those 60% are reconsidering their earlier endorsement?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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