Archive for March 15th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/15/17

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We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day.  I learn, even at my position, every single day.”   —   Chanda Kochhar

(Okay, yes.  I had to Google the quote to come up with the author’s name.  I freely admit it.  I’m an aging, WASP-y American male, and sometimes foreign names throw me for a loop.  Especially, when they are people I’ve never heard of  before.  Generally, it’s an okay quote, but it does have a condescending ring to it.  It doesn’t matter how big or small you are when it comes to continuing to learn.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/15/17 (The Ides of March)

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Visual Description:  Pedestrian scene.


Clue/Question:  Customers arrived at the new shoe store – – –

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Answer:  ON FOOT

(Classic, stinky pun.  Kinda like the gym socks you’d leave in the gym locker all year!  Pee-yew!  They could nearly walk off on their own. 

There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles did come up as new.  We have seen “faret” before.  No complaints with the answer letter layout.  With such a short, obvious answer, it really didn’t make much a difference anyway.  The cartoon is great, with the Chicago skyline in the background, and Jeff’s classic slacker wearing the WILCO tee shirt.  It’s also a nice little tribute to Jeff’s daughter!  A good no-brainer for the day after the March blizzard of 2017!

I need to express an apology to the two ladies at the ShopRite parking lot, on Monday.  It was the day before the blizzard, and I went out to get rock salt for the sidewalk and driveway, plus a few groceries.  It was still early enough where there were still plenty of parking spaces, and I pulled into one two rows from the store.  The car in front of me started to pull out, so I checked to see that there was no one waiting to take her spot, and I proceeded to pull forward into her spot.  It’s always nice to be able to pull out of a spot without having to back up!  As I get out of my car, I notice the lady still hasn’t made the final turn to leave, and she rolls down her window and says:  “That’s not nice.”  Then, I see a car, that must have just pulled up, with a lady exclaiming:  “Really?”  I said:  “You’ve got to be kidding me!”  The first lady said:  “She wanted the space.”  Since I was already out, and the car was locked, I said:  “She can go around and take the space I just came from.”  They continued the guilt trip, so I threw my hands up in the air, and I said:  “J.F.C.!  I’ll move it.”  I think some/most of you can figure out what J.F.C. stands for.  If not, too bad.  As I go back to my car to back up for her, she yells:  “Never mind.”  and pulls off.  I didn’t feel bad for getting the space, and I still don’t, but I do feel bad about the way that I reacted.  I don’t think that I “stole” the second lady’s spot, because no one was there when I made my move, but I easily could have been more gracious, kept my mouth shut, and just got back in my car, to give her the spot.  I think I just over-reacted to what I perceived to be their over-reaction.  Anyway, I regret my actions, and I’m putting my apology out into the ether . . . net.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

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