Archive for March, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/18

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Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where you renew your springs that never dry up.”   —   Pearl S. Buck

(This is the first Pearl S. Buck quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers!  I don’t know if they knew each other, but I always associate her with Eleanor Roosevelt.  I suppose just because they were contemporaries.  Happy Easter and Happy Passover!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/18

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Visual Description:  Big rig wig’s digs.

CORUC  =  OCCUR,  SUYFS  =  FUSSY,  SLONES  =  LESSON,  MUMENI  =  IMMUNE   —   Giving us:  CCUFSSLESSIMUE

Clue/Question:  The tractor-trailer driver did OK for himself and was – – – 

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Answer:  SEMISUCCESSFUL

(Ten four, good buddy!  Breaker one nine, you got yer ears on?  Keep an eye out fer Smokey.  Heck, they may even have a bear in the air!  Mid to late ’70s CB radios were all the rage.  I think the truckers didn’t appreciate all the attention from us four-wheelers.  The fad ran its course, as they all do.

Tried and true clue words today.  Three new jumbles, with “suyfs” having already been used.  The answer letter layout had me stumped for a few minutes.  I tried to go with SELF-, but I couldn’t see what to do with CCUSSSIMUE.  But, there was enough there for me to make out SUCCESS.  And then the bells went off.

Great cartoon!  I bet Jeff is a fan of the eighteen-wheelers.  I like the old gag on the sign in the background:  EAT FOOD  GET GAS.  Lots of fun.  Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all of those who celebrate the holidays.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/18

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Visual Description:  S’il vous plait. (Not seafood plate!)

ORTGU  =  GROUT,  UDEFG  =  FUDGE,  MILNEB  =  NIMBLE,  CRAFEA  =  CARAFE   —   Giving us:  ROFGEIMBCRE

Clue/Question:  Teaching rude students to say “Thank you” in French class made her – – –

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Answer:  BEG FOR MERCI

(Trés bien!  Le Jumble, c’est trés gentil, mes amies!  Mais, pas de nouveau . . . er, clue words.  Mais But, all the jumbles came up as new!  I saw all of the clue words right off though.

The answer letter layout was magnifique!  A very cryptic jumble, to be sure.

Classic classroom cartoon.  A very harried teacher, and an incorrigible class-clown, with an appreciative audience.  Beaucoup d’amusement!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/18

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Spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”   —   Susan L. Taylor

(Spending too much quiet time alone gets you talking to yourself, and even arguing with yourself!  So, remember folks, all things in moderation.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/18

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Visual Description:  Tribute to Walley World!

HNARC  =  RANCH,  DARTY  =  TARDY,  UQEAPO  =  OPAQUE,  OVENKI  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  RNCTDAENE

Clue/Question:  When the little boy arrived at the gates of the amusement park, he was – – –

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Answer:  ENTRANCED

(Marvelous stinky pun!  I loved it.  All of the clue words are already on the world famous ralis95 clue word database!  Yet, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I thought both “darty” and “ovenki” were a bit challenging.  I saw “opaque” instantly.

The answer letter layout was a super jumble.  Not obvious in the least.  I bet some of you struggled to see the answer.

The cartoon is great.  Most little kids love amusement parks.  I liked his wide-eyed look, and mouth agape.  I also like how this worked out to be an unintentional tribute to Daniel Joseph “Rusty” Staub.  He spent time with five different teams, spanning a 23 year career.  But, he spent nine years in two stints with the Mets!  He had 500 hits with four different teams.  No other player has done that in the major leagues.  He also hit his first home run before his 20th birthday, and his last homer after his 40th birthday.  Only Ty Cobb, A-Rod and Gary Sheffield have also done that.  The Montreal Expos retired his number, and he’s in the Mets Hall of Fame.  He was beloved wherever he played, but Mets fans will always consider him one of theirs!  A little ironic that he died on opening day.  He was smiling down on my boys though, as they defeated the Cardinals this afternoon, 9 – 4.  Many baseball fans will always remember “Le Grand Orange”.  Rest in peace, Rusty.  Love you, man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Tough Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/18

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Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”   —   Stefan Banach

(Very nice.  But it comes from a very anthropocentric point of view.  Man discovered mathematics, more than created it.  If anything, mathematics created us, and everything else in the universe.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/18

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It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people.  But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.”   —   Tyler Perry

(I thought we’d had a Tyler Perry quote recently, but apparently not.  Maybe, it’s just because I’ve seen him on television a lot lately.  Forgiveness is a great thing, but apparently only for individuals.  Countries seem to be allowed to hold onto grudges and malice for generations.  I guess it depends on which ones have the capacity to forgive . . . and whether that benefits them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Today is Lady Gaga’s birthday.  It looks like our Cryptoquote friends were off by a day.     YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/18

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Visual Description:  Galileo, Galileo Figaro!

POMET  =  TEMPO,  KAWET  =  TWEAK,  MOLANS  =  SALMON,  KELPIC  =  PICKLE   —   Giving us:  TEOEAKSAOKLE

Clue/Question:  When telescopes were invented, people were excited to – – –

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Answer:  TAKE A LOOK-SEE

(Very cute.  Not really a stinky pun though.  None of today’s clue words are new.  But the jumbles went two and two.  We’re seeing “kawet” and “molans” anew.  Trust me, that’s true.

The answer letter layout was a masterful jumble.  It defies inspection, even under a microscope!   I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled to get today’s answer.

The cartoon is a wonderful period piece.  Early 1600s.  It could be one of those Dutch guys, because they came up with the first telescopes.  But, Galileo came up with a much better one, without ever seeing either of the ones the Dutch dudes’ created.  This one earns the UncleRave seal of approval!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/18

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Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer.”   —   Lady Gaga

(A lot of people pooh poohed her performance with Metallica, but I thought that it put an exclamation point on her multiplicity!  She can sing old standards with Tony Bennett, her modern funky pop stuff, and even belt out a heavy metal ballad.  The woman’s got chops.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Birthday to my son, Derek!  And, also to Fergie, Nathan Fillion, Quentin Tarantino, and Michael York.   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/18

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Visual Description:  The Family Man’s night off.

SIYFH  =  FISHY,  EARPO  =  OPERA,  LNEATG  =  TANGLE,  PARSNI  =  SPRAIN   —   Giving us:  ISOPETLSN

Clue/Question:  The tips of the darts were dull, so throwing them at the dartboard was – – –

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Answer:  POINTLESS

(Ahh.  A keen pun, indeed!  All of the clue words have shown up before, while all of the jumbles are of the more!  I’m betting that “parsni” was the one that gave trouble, by hiding a single syllable with that of a double.  The others were well done.  Just not as much fun.

The answer letter layout was a prize winning jumble!  If not for the clue/question I’m sure some would stumble.  Or, maybe even fumble.  The skills of David Hoyt should all make us humble.

The cartoon was crisp, and ever so clear.  Like that of a pilsner, and not of a witbier.  I think that as often as the darts may be dull, the dartboard itself can be as hard as a hull.  Jeff is no loser, that’s abundantly clear.  But, it looks like this time he’s buying Bill’s beer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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