Archive for October, 2016



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/26/16

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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”   —   Vernon Howard

(Very few truly strong people out there, I guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/26/16

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Visual Description:  A Jellystone joke.

RALAV  =  LARVA,  IBCAS  =  BASIC,  DINDEH  =  HIDDEN,  SKNIRH  =  SHRINK   —   Giving us:  ARABSIHDESHN

Clue/Question:  Yogi showed off the new table that he built with – – – 

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Answer:  HIS “BEAR” HANDS

(Oooh!  Stinky!  But, at least the cartoon is great!  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles are new.  Great answer letter layout!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/25/16

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Visual Description:  Antarctic antics.

LOCTU  =  CLOUT,  EELPO  =  ELOPE,  DARTNS  =  STRAND,  IONLIV  =  VIOLIN   —   Giving us:  COELTANIOI

Clue/Question:  The penguins loved the least-populated continent.  They enjoyed the – – – 

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Answer:  ICEOLATION

(Fantastic, stinky pun!  Best in quite a while, in my opinion.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve used “loctu” before.  I though maybe “strand” might be a new clue word, but I guess they just haven’t used it in a while.  The answer letter layout was another wonderful jumble.  It gave nothing away.  Nice job, David.  I wish I had the larger sized Jumble, because I’m sure I’m missing a lot of detail in Jeff’s cartoon.  But, puffins and penguins are always cute.  Hey!  Isn’t that Opus in the background???  He was one of my favorite comics characters.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/16

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One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.”   —   Edward Sapir

(I wish this gentleman was around today, and reading this blog, of course.  Then, maybe he could explain to me how some compound words came to be, and why others haven’t yet!  Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of his quotes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/24/16

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Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”   —   Jane Howard

(This appears to be our first quote from Ms. Howard, and it’s a beauty!  She’s absolutely correct.  On one level or another, we all need to belong to some kind of unit of fellow human beings.  As another famous man once said:  No man is an island!  Okay, kids.  Who said this?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/24/16

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Visual Description:  Tapping the water table.

ZOWYO  =  WOOZY,  VONLE  =  NOVEL,  OYENLL  =  LONELY,  LIVDER  =  DRIVEL   —   Giving us:  WONELEDL

Clue/Question:  When they finished drilling for water, the owner of the property said – – – 

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Answer:  WELL DONE

(Make mine medium rare, please!  This was kind of a typical Monday Jumble.  Not all that tough, with no new clue words, but three new jumbles.  The guys have used “vonle” before.  Decent answer letter layout.  Great cartoon, but I only have the reduced sized one, so I can’t make out any specific detail.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/23/16

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It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.”   —   H. L. Mencken

(Never really cared much for the concepts of “sin” or “evil”.  Simplistic terms, designed to keep simple minds in line.  I’d like to think that mankind has moved on – dare I say evolved – to more rational ways of viewing the world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/23/16

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Visual Description:  Hitting the silk . . . sheets.

WESESA  =  SEESAW,  GUTAEO  =  OUTAGE,  GELDPE  =  PLEDGE,  RALRPO  =  PARLOR,  NEELVE  =  ELEVEN,  DARFOF  =  AFFORD   —   Giving us:  SSATAPLEALELFF

Clue/Question:  After a full day of parachute jumps, the instructor hoped he would – – – 

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (4-letters)  (4-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  FALL FAST ASLEEP

(Not bad.  No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  Even so, I saw them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a masterful jumble!  I was looking for a tougher answer, but then the Fs and As set me on the simpler path.  Brilliant cartoon though!  I really liked the dog sleeping on the parachute, at the foot of the bed.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/22/16

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Visual Description:  Ah-nold, pre Pumping Iron.

CADYE  =  DECAY,  GINEV  =  GIVEN,  HIREET  =  EITHER,  SMIWYH  =  WHIMSY   —   Giving us:  DEAGENTHEWIS

Clue/Question:  Would he become a professional bodybuilder?  He’d have to – – – 

 

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Answer:  WEIGHT AND SEE

(Nice pun.  All of the clue words were old favorites, but only “cadye” has been used as a jumble before.  The other three appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was superlative!  A first class, super jumble!  The cartoon is another Jeff Knurek masterpiece.  The parents seem to be eating Vienna sausages!  Ah-nold is Austrian!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/22/16

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All art is autobiographical.  The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”   —   Federico Fellini

(My lifelong “career” has been totally nondescript.  This blog . . . let’s face it, is essentially bullshit.  But, my children?  They are my work of art.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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