Archive for May 30th, 2016

Memorial Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2016

English: Francis Marion Crawford.

English: Francis Marion Crawford. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave; floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.”   —   Francis Marion Crawford

Flags of Georgia, 1920 -

Flags of Georgia, 1920 – (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Which is one of the reasons why we can’t completely ban the Stars and Bars of the Confederate flag.  While it might represent hatred and oppression to some, to others it represented a way of life that they felt was worth fighting, and dying, for.  Modern/current values aside, it’s not fair to, nor should we try to, erase all vestiges of past history.  Both sides lost greatly, and both sides deserve to honor their dead.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Memorial Day Jumble – 2016

English: Picture of graves decorated with flag...

English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Vet, remembering his fallen comrades.

KAHYS  =  SHAKY,  NORDF  =  FROND,  DEDARM  =  MADDER,  CRONEE  =  ENCORE   —   Giving us:  SHAFRDMERECO

Clue/Question:  Doctors at veterans’ hospitals dedicate their lives to treating the – – –

English: WAR MEMORIAL GUTHRIE-KENTUCKY

English: WAR MEMORIAL GUTHRIE-KENTUCKY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HARMED FORCES

Adaxial (left) and abaxial (right) surfaces of...

Adaxial (left) and abaxial (right) surfaces of a pinnate fern frond (Blechnum appendiculatum). Sori are evident on the abaxial surface. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, we all should take time to remember those who have died while serving our country, regardless of our political stances for any given conflict.  Those who serve don’t get to pick and choose where and who they fight.  They fight with a trust in their superiors, and a belief that our leaders are committing them to a noble cause.  The trust and faith of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country should never be forgotten.

And, guess what, guys?  We have two brand new clue words today!  Both “frond” and “madder” can be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  I really thought we had seen “frond” before, but if we did it must have occurred on a Sunday.  “Madder” is one of those simple words that surprises you when you find that it’s not on the list.  We’ve seen both the jumbles “kahys” and “cronee” before.  The answer letter layout was excellent once again.  I initially thought that the second word was going to be HEROES, but that left me with AFRDMC.  You can’t do anything with that, but it did hint at the word ARMED, and that’s what brought me to ARMED FORCES, and then to the pun!  Very respectful cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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