Archive for August, 2017



Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/17

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Visual Description:  The gifted grease-monkey!

CLIFEK  =  FICKLE,  OILERO  =  ORIOLE,  MYSSET  =  SYSTEM,  NUMMIE  =  IMMUNE,  RUUPES  =  PURSUE,  ALXEEH  =  EXHALE   —   Giving us:  FIKOOLSTIMNRSLE

Clue/Question:  To be an expert mechanic requires – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (4-letters)  (5-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  FINE MOTOR SKILLS

(Definitely not a gimme!  I got all the words immediately, and wrote down the answer letter layout.  CBS Sunday Morning was on the tube, and the kitchen was very active, and all I was seeing was TOOLS.  I gave it to my daughter, and she immediately saw TOOLS, but also saw FINE.  That left KIMRSL, which I’m pretty sure can’t be made into a word.  So, following breakfast, I took the paper into the reading room.  In there I saw the alternative to “engine”, and my SKILLS kicked in!  All of the clue words are old favorites, but five of the jumbles came up as new.  It looks like they’ve used “nummie” before.  I’d say that today’s answer letter layout was amazingly cryptic!  It had me going!   Fun cartoon.  It looks like Jeff’s Jumble Jag is leaking oil.  But, it looks like the master will work his magic soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/17

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Photography doesn’t teach you how to express your emotions; it teaches you how to see.”   —   Bereniece Abbott

(Either Rebecca, or my newspaper, erroneously spelled Berenice’s name with an additional E.  I knew it didn’t look right, but my paper had:  YDQDCPDED.   I also think the first “how” might be a little extraneous.  We had a quote from Berenice not too long ago, so I recognized her name.  She knows what she’s talking about, so who am I to argue with her?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/17

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Visual Description:  Valuable vinyl.

SOCRS  =  CROSS,  LECRI  =  RELIC,  VRUDEO  =  DEVOUR,  SUPMCA  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  CROREIDERCPS

Clue/Question:  The classic vinyl albums were selling for – – –

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Answer:  RECORD PRICES

(I think this one was designed to stump just about everybody under the age of 40!  I let a nephew of mine have my vinyl collection, some years ago, for five bucks!  I’m sure there were a few that would have been fairly valuable if I had sought out a collector.  I know I had Jefferson Airplane’s Takes Off, and either Volunteers, or Surrealistic Pillow.  Maybe all three.  I was never that big into them to begin with.  I think my Mom bought them for me for Christmas, one or two years.  And, either she just liked the name of the band, or some salesman recommended them to her.  I was too young to appreciate them, at the time.  I was more into The Monkees, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and Three Dog Night.  Ooh, and The Archies!  Not a real band, but they did have a monster hit.  “Sugar Sugar”.  At 10, 11 and 12 I was like most kids.  I was more into Pop, than serious Rock.  I’ll give you some 60’s Pop after this is finished.

We actually have a new clue word today, in “cross”.  Across is on the ralis95 clue word database, but not “cross”.  I was quite surprised.  I guess it will be a new entry shortly!  All of the jumbles came up as new today.  That doesn’t happen every day.  All the jumbles came to me right away today.  The answer letter layout did a great job of keeping the answer hidden.  It was another case of:  which word are they trying so hard to avoid?  The cartoon is a beauty.  Jeff put himself in it, wearing a WILCO tee-shirt . . . of course.  The clerk is wearing a Clash tee, as he’s holding Led Zeppelin’s first album.  It looks like Jeff is holding a Beatles album, but I could be wrong.  This one was a lot of fun, for a guy like me.  I hope most of you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/17

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Giving up doesn’t mean you’re weak.  Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.”   —   Taylor Swift

(Wow!  I have to admit this is a pretty good quote.  Are we sure she wasn’t paraphrasing someone else?  Either way, I still can’t be bothered by her kind of music.  Sorta country, sorta pop.  Yer uncle is an alt rocker.  I felt bad for the whole Kanye interruption thing, but I’m sure that made her bigger than she was at the time.  So, that very easily could have been orchestrated.  I always felt the same way about John Travolta’s messing up Idina Menzels’s name.  Adela Dazeem???  C’mon!  That wasn’t even close.  Had to be a set up.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/17

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Visual Description:  Liberty Call, Liberty Call!

CUPHO  =  POUCH,  ONRIY  =  IRONY,  LIPRAL  =  PILLAR,  GLIYHH  =  HIGHLY   —   Giving us:  POHIOYPARHIH

Clue/Question:  When the hula dancers entertained the sailors, the sailors said – – –

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Answer:  HIP HIP HOORAY

(I love it!  Great pun!  All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  And, three of the four jumbles have been used before.  Only “onriy” came up as new.  I had a heck of a time with “lipral” to “pillar”.  I had to skip it, and come back to it.  At least I didn’t have to back into it.  The answer letter layout swayed rhythmically, and gave us nothing but aloha!  A great Polynesian cartoon, with a possible volcano in the background and a setting sun.  Uh oh, Jeff gave us tiki torches!  He must have come up with this cartoon prior to the clashes and tragedy at Charlottesville.  But, he was “politically correct” in including a female sailor!  We have many, many women who serve proudly in all branches of the military.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Why NOT Hillary

Wow! I’m not a half-bad writer. LOL! I just found this post from March 20, 2008, because some spammer just attempted to post a reply to it. For people who wonder why I did not vote for Hillary Clinton this past November, this post goes a pretty long way to explaining my reasoning. Add in the fact that the DNC and the corporate media colluded to make her the presumptive Democratic candidate, from the very beginning, and completely dismissed and excluded Bernie Sanders, and you’ll get a good picture of why I felt no compunction to vote for her, despite her main rival being about as distasteful a candidate as I’ve ever seen! For the record, I cast my vote for Jill Stein, because the Green Party fits in with my memory of what the – now probably fully corrupted – Democratic party used to stand for. That and she wasn’t Donald or Hillary! Be well and do good, friends. — YUR

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First, let me say that I have voted twice for Hillary Clinton, as US Senator from New York.  She is an extremely intelligent person, who has more experience and connections, within the Democratic Party machine, than Barack Obama.  She has shown great courage, both in standing by Bill, during some very trying times, and in the face of all the flack she has taken over the years . . . mostly for being an opinionated woman.  While she was the First Lady the conservatives threw everything at her but the proverbial kitchen sink.  She IS a force to be reckoned with.

But, in this citizen’s opinion, she has sold out the Democratic Party, and is living up to the nickname that some have given her: Bush-Lite.  Why do I say that?  Well, consider the following:

She was one, of many, who voted to give George W. Bush the authority to…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/17

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You didn’t make yourself a poet – you entered a situation in which there was poetry.”   —   Derek Walcott

(Apparently, I’ve avoided those situations for the majority of my life!  So much of poetry is alien to me, and if you can’t readily understand it, you can’t write it.  I did compose a haiku a few years back, and it got a nice amount of Likes.  So, I guess even the blind squirrel finds a nut, from time to time!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/24/17

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Visual Description:  Boulder Bowlers.

IGAME  =  IMAGE,  GYROL  =  GLORY,  YEHHNP  =  HYPHEN,  RWASLP  =  SPRAWL   —   Giving us:  IGLORHHESRL

Clue/Question:  The bowlers who started placing bets were – – –

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Answer:  HIGH ROLLERS

(Technically, Boulder CO is a high desert area, and not an alpine area.  Although, they’re at the foot of the Flatiron mountains.  The biggest clue to today’s answer, for me, was the painted window sign of Alpine Lanes!  Luckily, I’m working with the full-sized Jumble today, and not the reduced-sized one.  For you unlucky ones, stuck with the reduced-sized one, you might not have made this out.  You could get the pun, even without the visual clue, but it might have been more difficult for you.  None of the clue words were new today, but two of the jumbles appear to be.  We’ve definitely seen “igame” and “gyrol” in the past.  And, “glory” is another one of those words that spells out in alphabetical order!  Superb answer letter layout.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  I like the kind of crazed look Jeff gave the gambling bowlers.  Friendly betting is one thing, but it can easily get out of hand.  Be well and do good, friends.)  —   YUR

PS.  Some spammer tried to post a comment that said they could make this site the #1 site on Google.  Type in “jumble spoiler” in Google, and see what you get!  Also, another spammer has been repeatedly tried to post this weirdly aggressive rant against Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and Emma Watson!?!?  It has come under various email addresses.  They’re both nonsensical and offensive, at the same time.  These things are why I have to manually approve the comments you read.  Some blogs seem to allow ALL comments.  If I could allow certain regulars’ comments to post automatically, I would.  I’m not sure if WordPress has the ability to do this.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/17

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If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”   —   Catherine Cook

(Don’t know who she is, but apparently she’s a child.  Or, at least very young.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/17

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Visual Description:  The intimate performance.

DEEWG  =  WEDGE,  LUYBK  =  BULKY,  DEELYI  =  EYELID,  NNCOAY  =  CANYON   —   Giving us:  WEKLYO

Clue/Question:  The pianist played for just a few people.  His performance was – – –

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Answer:  LOWKEY

(This looks like it’s aboard someone’s private yacht!  I think we’re seeing waves outside the window.  I love having the full-sized Jumbles, instead of the reduced-sized ones!  Ahh, wealthy hipsters!  Well, we had no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new.  They’ve definitely used “deewg” before.  I thought that both “deelyi” and “nncoay” were great jumbles.  Strangely enough, I’ve been dealing with an “eyelid” infection of some kind!  The answer letter layout was fine, for such a short answer.  The answer was a nice, stinky pun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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