Archive for August 22nd, 2017

Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/17

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Visual Description:  Cutting through the keen-edged confusion.

AONPI  =  PIANO,  ZOKAO  =  KAZOO,  HELMUB  =  HUMBLE,  DRANTS  =  STRAND   —   Giving us:  PAOKOOHULSTR

Clue/Question:  She was shopping for just the right knife and was keeping a – – –

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Answer:  SHARP LOOKOUT

(Great pun!  Definitely no gimme!  A clutter of cutlery.  Pointedly challenging.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve undeniably seen “drants” before.  Hey, ralis95!  On page 1 of your world famous clue word database, in the third section – or fifth column, there is a Word “akooz”, with the Alpha Equivalent of “kazoo”.  I think somehow the *words* just got switched.  The answer letter layout was exceptional.  There was nothing obvious there, at all.  At first I was thinking words like KEEN and EYE, but clearly there was not an E or Y to be found.  I finally saw SHARP, but when I went to write in the answer I started writing in SHARP OUTLOOK.  I caught myself after the first two letters of OUTLOOK, and changed it to LOOKOUT.  But, how wrong would SHARP OUTLOOK be, as valid answer to this Jumble?  Sure, it’s a bit of a stretch, but is it necessarily wrong?  Hmm.  The cartoon has more of a gun store vibe!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/22/17

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Science is the best idea humans have ever had.  The more people who embrace that idea, the better.”   —   Bill Nye (The Science Guy)

(I wonder if they can trace back to the first person to employ the earliest forms of scientific method.  It couldn’t have been all that long ago, could it?  For those who like to accuse those of us who value science, as it being our religion, I say:  Knock yourselves out, chuckleheads!  I’ll take logic over magic any day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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