Archive for September 18th, 2017

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/08/17

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LAND IS THE SECURE GROUND OF HOME, THE SEA IS LIKE LIFE, THE OUTSIDE, THE UNKNOWN.” – STEPHEN GARDINER

(This is our first quote from Stephen Gardiner, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s a great quote.  I would’ve thought it had come from some famous navigator, but no.  Again, many thanks to our good friend, hal, for sending in this misplaced Cryptoquote and Jumble!  Saved me from having to look for them in the library!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/08/17

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Visual Description:  A celebratory baseball team?

Solved Clue Words: BOTCH; WINCE; BOTANY; WEEKLY

(Guessing on the)  Giving us:  BOWNONWY

Clue/Question:  The baseball team’s winning streak continued – – –

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Answer:  WON BY WON

(Many thanks to our buddy, hal!  No new clue words for this day.  I don’t remember the jumbles so I can’t tell if any of them were new.  As hal mentioned, it seemed to coincide with the Cleveland Indians tying, or setting, the AL win streak record.  Boy, that was sure something!  My memory of this Jumble are very shaky, so I’ll end my comments here.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/10/17

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He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.”   —   Abraham Lincoln

(I wonder what blowhard old Abe was referring to?  I love a good backhanded compliment.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/10/17

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Visual Description:  Either Northern New York, Vermont, or some other place in Northern New England.  Maybe Canada.

CUHPAB  =  HUBCAP, HUYRLO  =  HOURLY,  LARTEL  =  TALLER,  TRUPYI  =  PURITY,  DXELUP  =  DUPLEX,  RENKLE  =  KERNEL   –   Giving us:  BCHOUTERITDPKNE

Clue/Question:  The first profits they made from maple syrup were a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (3-letters)  (6-letters)

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Answer:  DROP IN THE BUCKET

(Cute pun!  Definitely not a gimme.  We have a new clue word in “hubcap”!  Our dear friend, ralis95, will need to add this to his world famous clue word database.  I think it’s the first new word in a while.  The other five are old favorites.  The jumble “lartel” has been used before, but the other five are new.  The answer letter layout was a super jumble in its own right.  Nothing obvious about it.  Great cartoon too.  If you have the reduced size one you might not be able to see the little deer in the background, having a little sip of sap!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/17

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.”   —   Melody Beattie

(I know I don’t have a lot.  But, I’m thankful for what I’ve got.  That’s all you can really ask for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/09/17

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Visual Description:  Stud muffin’s ego.

DUYDM  =  MUDDY,  SORAE  =  AROSE,  KRIHNS  =  SHRINK,  PRUBAL  =  BURLAP   —   Giving us:  MDDYAOESHINLAP

Clue/Question:  Male models with successful careers are – – –

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Answer:  PAID HANDSOMELY

(Wow!  No wonder J.A. has been pushing for me to post the missing days.  This was a tough solve!  I was not seeing it for a few minutes.  At first I thought the first word might be MADE, but DYOSHINLAP wasn’t doing anything for me.  So, I turned my attention to the Cryptoquote.  Piece of cake!  When I came back, I picked up on the alliteration of “pretty penny”  in the cartoon’s dialog, and thought that PAID made perfect sense.  The MDYAOESHNL didn’t exactly scream HANDSOMELY, but after re-reading the clue/question, a bell went off in my little noggin!  None of this day’s clue words were new, but three of the jumbles were.  Hoyt has used “prubal” before.  Obviously, I was very impressed with the answer letter layout.  There was nothing conspicuous about it, for me.  Great cartoon.  The guy is very studly, and I’m guessing the lady is his agent.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  This is from last Saturday.  I had completed last Friday’s, but I was in too much of a rush to get on the road, so I didn’t post it.  And, I didn’t pack it because I knew I wasn’t going to have access to a computer for a few days.  I dropped it in my recycle bin on the way out to the car.  Fortunately, my wife saved all the newspapers from Saturday on, so at least I can provide the 9th and 10’s puzzles.  Sunday the 10th is next!  Then, I will break down and read the comment/answers that hal wrote in, to give you Friday 9/8’s puzzle answers.     YUR

PPS.  A little beefcake for the ladies today!  LOL!   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/17

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The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.”   —   George Bernard Shaw

(Old George is lucky he didn’t have to deal with the tabloids and the paparazzi!  But, I think most of us want to know the hows and whys – and dirty details – of deaths and scandals.  It’s just human nature.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/17

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Visual description:  If yer “uncle” was a real estate mogul.

GHNYUR  =  HUNGRY,  DLEEPD  =  PEDDLE,  HELIAN  =  INHALE,  GLUESD  =  SLUDGE,  OYNERD  =  YONDER,  BOBEWL  =  WOBBLE   —   Giving us:  HULEIHLSLGYOWB

Clue/Question:  He purchased the land to build the skyscraper because he wanted to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters)  (3-letters),  (4-letters)  (4-letters)

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Answer:  BUY LOW, SELL HIGH

(Ah, yes.  Pretty much the goal of every type of investor!  Did you fine folks catch the name on the Coming soon sign?  RAVE TOWERSIf yer uncle had Donald Trump’s money, he could burn his!  He could definitely pay off all his debts, that’s for sure.  Of course if I were that rich I would have to be a major philanthropist.  Yeah, I’d be funding scholarships, feeding the poor, building schools and infrastructure in under-developed nations, and protecting animals . . . and the environment!  You’d see PBS shows sponsored by The Uncle Rave Foundation!  Just like Rockefeller, Ford, Robert Wood Johnson, Alfred P. Sloan, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations! 

All of today’s clue words are old favorites, however all of their jumbles came up as new.  I thought that “helian”, “gluesd”, and “oynerd” were excellent jumbles.  The answer letter layout did a nifty job of concealing the answer.  I didn’t see where they were going with this for a couple of minutes, but then I saw the word BUY.  After that, it all fell into place.  Besides the fantastic sign, I also liked the drawing of the developer.  Reminded me more of Donald Trump Jr., than his dear old dad.  Tons of fun, and it certainly brought a smile to yer dear ol’ uncle’s face!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/17 (1st things 1st)

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Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.”   —   Max Frisch

(A man of many talents!  But, I don’t necessarily agree with this statement.  I mean if he had made it to today, and was commenting on cell phones and such, I would have to agree with him, to a large extent.  But, there are many aspects of the universe that we couldn’t possibly experience without technology!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/17 (1st things 1st)

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Visual Description:  A hunky bug eradicator.

ROSYR  =  SORRY,  BREYR  =  BERRY,  TIEPOC  =  POETIC,  BETEAD  =  DEBATE   —   Giving us:  SOBEPOTAT

Clue/Question:  The clever Hungarian exterminator named his new company – – –

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Answer:  BOOTAPEST

(One of THE most clever Jumble puns, in a long time!  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new.  They’ve definitely used “rosyr” before.  And, “berry” is another word that spells out in alphabetical order!  And, I didn’t struggle with “poetic”, for a change.  I guess it’s becoming second nature to me.  The answer letter layout was a challenge.  It took me a while to see the answer.  I figured PEST was one of the four letter words, and I had to write out OBOAT to get the rest of the answer.  You could argue I should’ve known that the middle word was A, but I couldn’t rule out the possibility of B, considering the hyphens, and that it was a play on words.  Sorta like WEED-B-GONE, ya dig?!  I also thought the answer letter layout might’ve been  portion of David’s lunch that day; a bottle of SOBE and a bag of POTATo chips!  Cute cartoon.  I really didn’t pick up on the dude’s big boots until much later, but I also like the bugs crawling up the wall, behind the lady.  I went to college in Western Pennsylvania, and we had a number of kids of Hungarian ancestry.  They would refer to themselves as either bohunks or hunkies.  Supposedly, the terms are “derisive” and “offensive”, but they seemed to wear them as badges of honor.  My last college girlfriend was a hunky.  I just Googled her last name, and I saw a photo of a young lady – see above – who has to be her niece!  I remember she had a brother, name Alan.  The resemblance is unmistakable!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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