Archive for July 2nd, 2016

Jumble Spoiler – 07/02/16

Visual Description:  Clouseau’s on the case.


Clue/Question:  After the explosion at the cheese factory, there was – – –

Brie noir (='black Brie'), an aged brie, here ...

Brie noir (=’black Brie’), an aged brie, here on sale on the market of the town named Coulommiers (Seine-et-Marne, France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(This pun might have to go in the dictionary as THE definition of a stinky pun!  It’s so bad . . . that it’s great!  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  And again, surprisingly, we have a new clue word, in “freeze”.  The word freezer is already in the ralis95 clue word database, but not “freeze”.  So, our buddy is going to have to add yet another word to his ever growing list.  I actually had some difficulty in getting “faucet”.  I tried to back into it, but without the three letters, F A & T, I couldn’t solve the Jumble.  Fortunately, with my first attempt at writing it out – UFACET – I was able to see “faucet”.  The cartoon is priceless.  The gendarme looks like Louie, from Casablanca, and the other guy looks like Inspector Clouseau, from the Pink Panther.  Both great movies!  Bogie and Sellers are unforgettable.  Very clever Jumble.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you weren’t stumped today.  I’ve never been a big fan of those gooey, stinky cheeses, but to each their own.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/02/16

English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

English: Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”   —   Barbara de Angelis

(I’m not crazy about quotes that reinforce stereotypes, people.  I’m not so thin skinned that I’d let this quote offend me, but I see it as a female chauvinistic statement.  And, not that this is a hateful statement, in any way, but I’ve noticed that the word misogyny is thrown around a lot, but you rarely hear the word misandry.  The door does swing both ways you know.  Certain words, or epithets, seem to be used to put people down, and sometimes even demonize them, as a way of suppressing differing points of view .  The word anti-Semite comes to mind.  Certainly there are intolerances, and outright hatreds, of just about any group of people, whether it’s because of religious, ethnicity, nationality, what have you reasons.  All forms of hatred and intolerance are detrimental, and should be unacceptable.  But, you almost never hear words like anti-Gentile, or anti-Islam, or anti-Hindu, etc., etc..  You do hear, more and more, the term Islamophobe, but like the word homophobe it’s really a bit of a misnomer.  Anything attached to phobe or phobia is really a fear, not a hatred.  You can argue that most hatred is driven by fear, and that fear is driven by a kind of ignorance.  But even so, there is still somewhat of a leap, from fear to hatred.  While racism, sexism, and all the other negative isms need to be remedied from human existence, we need to be more evenhanded about it.  We shouldn’t be using certain words as a combination of crutch and cudgel, without considering  the other person’s point of view.  Historical reasons aside, it’s just not fair.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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