Archive for May, 2017

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/17

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Righteous indignation:  your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(So true!  Every time I see some Congress person claiming that they are OUTRAGED, I just kind of shake my head.  We haven’t had an Elbert Hubbard quotation in quite a while.  Let’s hope we get a few more soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/17

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Visual Description:  Duffer’s doubter.


Clue/Question:  Did his wife think he’d be able to reach the green more than 300 yards away?

Pre-Answer:  Six Words  (2-letters) . . . (3-letters) (2-letters) (1-letter) (4-letters) (4-letters)

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Answer:  NO . . . NOT BY A LONG SHOT

(Wow!  I thought that every single jumble had a certain amount of difficulty, today.  We appear to have a new clue word today, in “hooves”.  It seems a little familiar, but if we did have it before we certainly didn’t have it with this particular jumbling.  It might have been before ralis95 was capturing some of the Sunday new words.  But, here it is now.  All ready to be added to his world famous clue word database.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, with “elagio” and “bustim” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic 16 letter jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Fun golf cartoon.  I know he takes it very seriously, and he’s very good at, but whenever I think golf cartoon I think of Bill Murray.  He is both irreverent and hilarious.  He never fails to crack me up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/17

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There’s no cure for ugly, but you can make yourself into a human optical illusion.”   —   Jenna Marbles

(It’s true.  No offense, but especially for women.  I’ve seen little film clips of a *beautiful* woman, who proceeds to remove her hair, her eye lashes, her makeup, and some teeth, only to reveal a very plain Jane.  I suppose guys can do it too.  I feel I look totally different if I don’t blow dry/style my hair!  I had to look up this Jenna girl, but it’s a little hard to describe her.  Ask your kid, or grandkid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/17

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Visual Description:  Future vet – hopefully – at the net.


Clue/Question:  The college tennis star planned to join the Army and was – – –

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(No new clue words, all new jumbles.  Saw them all immediately.  Nice letter groupings.  The answer letter layout was the best jumble, but the answer was pretty evident.  Swell cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/19/17

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Common sense and education are highly compatible; in fact, neither is worth much without the other.”   —   Donald G. Smith

(It’s always good to have a healthy balance of the two.  But, if you’re forced to go with one over the other, I’ll always side with common sense.  I’ve seen some very “educated” people make some really stupid mistakes!  And, some of them have trouble making run of the mill, logical leaps.  They have to map everything out.  It can be very frustrating dealing with people like that.  There seems to be a number of Donald G. Smiths out there!  There are a few who are very successful businessmen, and at least one of them is a philanthropist.  I always feel a little funny when I can’t give proper attribution.  I’m going to guess that it’s this guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/17

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Visual Description:  A little mustache mania.


Clue/Question:  The person in charge of the Mount Rushmore sculpture was the – – –

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(I’m pretty sure the guys create these a little further in advance, but it’s still kind of funny that I recently opined that most men with beards – and no mustache – look a little odd to me, with the rare exception of Abraham Lincoln!  Lo and behold, the guys gave us good old Abe, with a mistaken mustache today.  The mustache is almost an after thought for today’s gag.  There could have been a number of other errors that needed an order of immediate correction.  LOL!

All old favorite clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve seen “rahhs” before.  I thought both “ahobip” and “cebmeo” were great jumbles.  They both took a couple of looks.  The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble too.  Nothing obvious about it.  And, another masterful cartoon.  That is one great Gutzon Borglum!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/17

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Visual Description:  Burgeoning breadbasket.


Clue/Question:  In the 1880s, farms in the Midwest were – – –

Image result for corn fieldsAnswer:  CROPPING UP

(They made the nation what it is today!  A well fed nation is a strong nation.  But, too much of a good thing can result in a fat and lazy nation.  The U.S. has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, and the majority of the farm labor these days comes from less than legal immigrants.  Too many Americans think that they are too good for menial labor.  And, that seems to go hand in hand with a growing and disturbing sense of entitlement.  Sweat labor is good for the soul.  It builds character, and gives you both perspective and empathy.  I believe our country would benefit from a national program of mandatory service, for our high school graduates.  They would have the option of one of the branches of our military, or the Peace Corps, or AmeriCorps, or Habitat for Humanity.  Things of this nature.  They would earn a combination of funding for college, and/or college credits, and they would gain a truer sense of work and sacrifice.  So, vote for Uncle Rave, and I will make this happen!  LOL!

All of today’s clue words are old favorites, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I almost had to back into “utmost”, but it finally came to me after solving “gerbil”, which also wasn’t a gimme.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble, but I think the crowding of the Ps made getting the answer easier, for me.  Great cartoon.  Corn and potatoes.  Talk about your staples.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/18/17

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The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.”   —   Jacob M. Braude

(At first this looked like it was going to be a breeze, but I did get a little hung up, for a minute or two, before it all came together.  And, with the author, I considered BRALDE, BRAYDE AND BRAZDE, as well as BRAUDE.  Not a whole lot on the guy.  Seems he was a judge with a sense of humor, who wrote a number of books on humor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/17/17

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Visual Description:  Indiana wants me.  (Jeff’s feeling nostalgic.)


Clue/Question:  The people on the platform waving to the departing train were – – –

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(Maybe, a little before Jeff’s time?  A very nice period pun.  No new clue words, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  They’ve used “suyfs” before.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular jumble.  It gave nothing away.  The cartoon is great early 20th Century rail history.  Jeff’s hometown?  Kathy’s hometown?  Maybe Jeff will tell.  Yesterday’s Jumble drew a lot of attention.  I also pulled in 5 or 6 new followers,  so maybe they viewed a lot of the older spoilers.  That happens sometimes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/17/17

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A computer lets you make mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.”   —   Mitch Ratcliffe

(Looks like a nice guy!  Straight out of his LinkedIn profile!  Mitch is a journalist.  He gets paid to write stuff.  If anyone wants to pay me NOT to blog, I’m all ears!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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