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Halloween Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2016

Image result for happy jack o'lanternsOctober, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.   —   Rainbow Rowell

(Our second Rainbow Rowell quote in a short amount of time!  Today’s quote does a nice job of summing up the season.  Be well and do good, friends.  And, Happy Halloween!)   —   YUR

Halloween Jumble Spoiler – 2016

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Visual Description:  Multi-generational costume party.

RAYWE  =  WEARY,  MUDIH  =  HUMID,  CHLIGT  =  GLITCH,  TUNBOY  =  BOUNTY   —   Giving us:  WEHIGICBNT

Clue/Question:  Darrin Stephens was instantly attracted to Samantha and found her – – –

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Answer:  BEWITCHING

(Excellent Halloween pun!  Although, this one does seem strangely familiar.  There were no new clue words, which was not all that surprising.  But, all of the jumbles were also of the used variety.  And, that is a little unusual.  The answer letter layout appears to be “new”, and it’s a great jumble.  The cartoon takes the cake though.  Besides the classic horror movie characters of Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, and the Mummy, you have the ’60s television couple from Bewitched, a 1970s’ Josie, of Josie and the Pussycats, and a Harry Potter.  From what I remember of Elizabeth Montgomery, she wouldn’t have to resort to witchcraft to make Dick York fall in love with her.  She was gorgeous!  My favorite secondary character from the show was Aunt Clara.  She was so sweet, with the best of intentions, but she was so befuddled that she would always mess up her spells.  She also reminded me a little of my Gramma.  And, my next favorite secondary character was Abner Kravitz.  He was the perfect, cool, low-key foil to his wife, Gladys, who was a screeching, annoying busybody.  I’m just finding out that the original Gladys, Alice Pearce – a terrific character actress – was only on the first two years, because she died of ovarian cancer!  I never knew that.  On a much lighter note, the show also introduced a lot of us to Paul Lynde, who played Uncle Arthur.  His snarky sense of humor was always hilarious.  So many great memories of that show.  Be well and do good, friends.  And, Happy Halloween!)   —   YUR

 

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/30/16

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If you become a star, you don’t change, everybody else does.”   —   Kirk Douglas

(I’m embarrassed to say that I had to start writing out the remainder of the unused alphabet before I realized it was Kirk Douglas!  Strange, because he has always been a favorite of mine.  As it turns out, this appears to be the first Kirk Douglas quote since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  The great one turns 100 this December!  He’s a national treasure.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/16

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Visual Description:  The annual Fall tradition.

NURADO  =  AROUND,  TCLOHB  =  BLOTCH,  TEINEC  =  ENTICE,  LOVETR  =  REVOLT,  MIYFAN  =  INFAMY,  SERYDS  =  DRESSY   —   Giving us:  AOBLECEEVNFAESS

Clue/Question:  Foliage has a steady job on trees until the – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  “(6-letters)”  (2-letters)  (7-letters)

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Answer:  LEAVES OF ABSENCE

(An excellent autumnal pun!  This has a nice ring of originality to it.  There were no new clue words today, but four of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “nurado” and “seryds” before.  The answer letter layout was a superb jumble, that did a great job of disguising the answer.  The combination of the quotation marks, the cartoon leaves, and the use of the word “foliage”, made the first answer word fairly obvious to me.  And the cartoon’s words “job” and “break” brought the rest of the pun to light.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/16

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Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”   —   Will Rogers

(So, get offa yer stump . . . and move!  Do something constructive.  Arrivals are overrated.  Keep the journey going.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/16

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Visual Description:  Majestic jet.

VANLA  =  NAVAL,  NAPAD  =  PANDA,  TROYSM  =  STORMY,  TALYLE  =  LATELY   —   Giving us:  NAAPDSYLAE

Clue/Question:  They parked the new 747 jet in clear view so people could see it – – –

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Answer:  PLANE AS DAY

(Oh, that’s a beautiful stinker of a pun!  I remember when they first came out with these.  I was about 11 years old, and they were a huge sensation.  A two-story jet plane that was roomy and comfortable.  Most definitely NOT like flying today.  Today, the airlines are nothing but a bunch of money-grubbing fascists.  I love to travel, and I use to love to fly, but I just don’t have the patience to put up with the indignity of the entire industry.  Simply put, I despise these colluding leeches.  I don’t believe in Hell, but if there was one, I’d wish that they all burn in it.  Be like sheep, if you want, but I’m done with their crap.  And now, on to the Jumble.

No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  They’ve definitely used “napad” before.  I really liked “troysm”.  The answer letter layout stumped me for about 10 seconds.  The quotation marks were what got me on the right flight path.  Great cartoon of the Seattle/Everett area.  Is that a Jumbo jet, or a Jumble jet?  Lot’s of fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/16

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Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”   —   Ancient Indian Proverb

(A nice little play on words.  The eyes see all, but the heart is more discerning.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/28/16

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Visual Description:  Glory days.

OLTAT  =  TOTAL,  SERHF  =  FRESH,  FLYSME  =  MYSELF,  LAVEBI  =  VIABL  —   Giving us:  TOTFESMSIBE

Clue/Question:  When the retired sprinter talked about his records, he recalled the – – –

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Answer:  BEST OF TIMES

(Okay.  Maybe not the best of puns!  But, it’ll do.  No new clue words again, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty, but the cartoon’s clues made the answer fairly obvious, to me.  Nice father and son scene though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/27/16

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People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”   —   Source Obscure

(I bet it was someone who ran a blog!  Maybe I should start taking credit for all the Source Obscure/Uncertain/Unknown quotes???  Yeah . . . sure, that was Uncle Rave!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/16

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Visual Description:  Melting Pot, USA.

RIVEP  =  VIPER,  SIDAY  =  DAISY,  PCLUTS  =  SCULPT,  LERYAN  =  NEARLY   —   Giving us:  VIEDISCTERY

Clue/Question:  They moved to an area with many different types of people.  They loved the – – –

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Answer:  DIVERSECITY

(LOVE it!  That’s America, baby.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  The only one I didn’t see instantly was “nearly”.  Okay, maybe “viper” took half a second.  I thought Hoyt’s answer letter layout was brilliant.  It gave nothing away.  The cartoon does a great job of covering the bases.  Blacks and Whites, a Hasidic man, an Indian woman, a mom with a stroller, a young man on a skateboard, and a guy in a wheelchair.  I wonder if Jeff snuck in a transgender on us?  That might be a little hard to do in a cartoon, but that is a part of the new us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  And talk about brilliant?  In “Today in History” it said that on this day in 1880 Teddy Roosevelt married his first wife, Alice Lee.  The day just happened to be his birthday!  So, old Teddy figured out the perfect way of never getting in trouble for forgetting his wedding anniversary, because no one forgets their own birthday.  Genius!  LOL!     YUR


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