Archive for February, 2017

Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/17

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Visual Description:  The advantages of speed reading.

TURMS  =  STRUM,  VOMIE  =  MOVIE,  ICUTDN  =  INDUCT,  NUNSEK  =  SUNKEN   —   Giving us:  TMMIIDSKE

Clue/Question:  She picked a book on the history of fat-free milk and – – –

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Answer:  SKIMMED IT

(It’s a little like cheating though, isn’t it.  Unfortunately, I only read at a sub-vocal level.  But, I do remember being chastised by shop owners for reading comic books and magazines for a little too long, when I was a kid.  They don’t make money if you read it there, and walk away without purchasing anything, now do they!

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles were new.  We have seen both “turms” and “nunsek” before.  The answer letter layout was a nice little jumble too, but it couldn’t hide the pun from me.  I think today’s answer would play better with the slightly older crowd.  My daughter, who is 25, has always known it as fat-free milk.  She only knows the word Skim because of my referring to it as such.  Fine cartoon, but I was looking for a hidden Jumble reference in it, and I couldn’t make out what was on the guy’s ball cap.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/17

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Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.”   —   Gloria Steinem

(I was saying this to my mother last week about my aunt, her baby sister, who passed nearly 12 years ago.  My mom focused only on the negative, like how her parents kind of never payed attention to her, and that she died young.  But, I look at the great relationships she had, all the cruises and trips she took, and the way she always loved to joke and laugh, and cook and entertain.  I’m sure she would have liked to live longer, but I think she lived well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/17

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The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.”   —   John Buchan

(So, who said it first?  George Santayana, or Johnnie B.?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/17

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Visual Description:  The reading.

FOLYT  =  LOFTY,  FIWST  =  SWIFT,  LOBDUE  =  DOUBLE,  SLOYGS  =  GLOSSY   —   Giving us:  LOWIDLGO

Clue/Question:  She inherited enough to start her business, thanks to her grandmother’s – – –

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Answer:  GOOD WILL

(Nice pun!  There are no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  The guys have used “folyt” before.  “Glossy” is a word that spells out in alphabetical order.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.  Nothing about it was obvious.  The cartoon looks all official and legal-like.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/17

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Visual Description:  Spying the new spec doc shop.

STORYF  =  FROSTY,  PARREY  =  PRAYER,  SPELYE  =  SLEEPY,  OOFTUX  =  OUTFOX,  RASINP  =  SPRAIN,  FLYEER  =  FREELY   —   Giving us:  ROSRYESEETOSAIFE

Clue/Question:  The new Ophthalmologist’s office was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words –  (1-letter) “(4-letters)” (3-letters) (4-letters) (4-letters)

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Answer:  ASITE FOR SORE EYES

(An excellent Sunday Jumble!  And, you can cite me on that!  Challenging clue words, superior answer letter layout, and a nice long answer.  It’s looking like “outfox” is a new clue words, and ralis95 is going to have to update his world famous clue word database again!  The jumbles, with the exception of “parrey”, are all new today.  I thought that both “spelye” and “rasinp” were pretty tough.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  I’m pretty sure that most of you got a leg up on the answer from the quotation marks.  I know I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/17

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You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.”   —   Samuel Butler

(It doesn’t necessarily have to be “faith” in a higher power.  It can faith in yourself.  Faith in your teammates.  Or, just faith in your fellow man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/17

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Visual Description:  The Canasta brothers.

ZADDE  =  DAZED,  NALST  =  SLANT,  TOOLIN  =  LOTION,  MURSEM  =  SUMMER   —   Giving us:  DAEDSLALOOSMME

Clue/Question:  The twins turning 80 didn’t want a party, just the – – – 

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Answer:  SAME OLD, SAME OLD

(They just as likely – maybe even more so – could be playing Bridge.  Canasta just sounds like a card game that 80 somethings would play.  Any 80 somethings out there want to weigh in on this?  There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles were new.  We’ve definitely seen “nalst” and “mursem” before.  The answer letter layout looked a little imposing at first, but it really didn’t take me long to see the answer.  A 14-letter answer, for a non-Sunday Jumble, is very impressive.  I can see some of you getting caught up in something more card related, for the answer.  The repetitive nature of the answer does play into the twin aspect.  Cute cartoon.  The one brother seems a bit more robust than his twin.  Maybe the littler one is suffering from osteoporosis.  He probably shouldn’t have smoked so much, and he should have drank more milk!  LOL.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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