Archive for May, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/31/18

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For many of you who maybe don’t have it all figured out, it’s OK.  That’s the same chair that I sat in.”   —   Will Ferrell

(Our second Will Ferrel quote in 10 days!  Figuring it out is half the battle.  The other half is fighting for it.  be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/18

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Visual Description:   Pup pup rip it up!


Clue/Question:  Questioning the dog about the ripped-up newspaper was – – –

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(Excellent stinky pun!  For a couple of minutes, this morning, I couldn’t think of the word rhetorical.  My mind was a blank.  I was getting the gist of the Jumble, but the word was eluding me.  Lack of sleep has that effect on me sometimes.  But, come it did . . .  eventually.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old favorites.  But, all of their jumbles came up as new.  “FEYAST” gave me a little pause.  I was thinking FEASTY, but it sounded like something from Festivus – for the rest of us, so I ruled that out, and saw the “safety”.  The answer letter layout did a splendid job of hiding the word TORE, which is the punniest part of today’s answer.  Even though I struggled a bit for the answer word, I did figure that the first part was RE.

Fun domestic cartoon, with a naughty pooch.  Of course the dog didn’t eat the Jumble!  LOL!  I liked the photo on the wall of the couple – and puppy – in younger days.  Another great Jumble.  The top pic’s dog looks like my Wally . . . if he’d lose 30 lbs!  The GIF is a blonder version of my Ginger!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/18

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Do what you love at least a little bit, and if you have to do something else to support what you love, do it.”   —   James Franco

(Our first quote from my favorite stoner!  At least he always looks like he’s a little stoned.  He’s a fine actor, and enjoys his life.  It’s made him a target of a *certain popular movement*.  Christ!  Who hasn’t been named as “inappropriate” by now?  If they were to interview a certain D. B., I’m sure that they’d come for yer uncle.  If I were big enough for the media to bother with.  It was more of a “Gone With The Wind” kind of scene actually.  But nowadays, even that movie is considered politically incorrect.  Stop the world!  I want to get off!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/18

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Visual Description:  At the Sleepy Hollow company picnic?


Clue/Question:  Sleepy Hollow’s infamous horseman was able to help his tug-o-war team – – –

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(Back to a good, old fashioned, stinky pun! Pun haters around the world are groaning in anguish.  And, I love it!  I prefer the simpler things in life.  I mean, how many dry-witted English, puzzle/word games are out there, anyway?  None that I would enjoy, I’m sure!

No new clue words today, yet all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I saw the first three immediately.  I considered UNLENT for the fourth, before I narrowed in on TUNNEL.  The answer letter layout did a nice job of concealing the answer.  It was another superlative jumble.

I think Jeff is trying to single-handedly keep this Washington Irving story alive, for the world to appreciate.  It’s his go-to HEAD theme.  Maybe, for a future sleeping, or bowling, pun he could draw up something with Rip Van Winkle!  That would make yer uncle smile!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/18

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We have, if we’re lucky, about thirty thousand days to play the game of life.”   —   Arianna Huffington

(Kind of a sobering thought, as I’m creeping up on my 22,265 day.  If we go by the averages, I’m staring down my last 8,000 days!  The clock is ticking!  The sands of the hour glass are starting to run out for me.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been trying to recruit me for a long time.  Maybe I should give in!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/18

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Visual Description:  Kickin’ off the pounds!


Clue/Question:  She loved losing weight and seeing pounds vanish – – –

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(Burning more than she’s consuming.  That’s the ticket!  A nice little Tuesday morning, after a holiday Monday, Jumble pun.  We actually have a *new* clue word today, in “hotter”!  Our good buddy, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database.  You’da thunk that “hotter” would’ve been in there LONG ago, but no!  Here’s a hint for Hoyt:  COLDER is not in the database either!  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve seen both “cigni” and “relhab” before.  And, “relhab” was the only one that caused me to pause!

The answer letter layout was a magnificent jumble!  It gave nothing away.  It was the leading nature of the clue/question, combined with the cartoon’s dialog, that led me to the answer.

Nice domestic bedroom scene cartoon.  Our heroine appears to be an Adam Vinatieri fan!  Currently, Adam’s the oldest active player in the NFL, as the Kicker for the Indianapolis Colts.  He’s 45, and he holds a number of scoring records.  Definitely a future Hall of Famer!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/18

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Getting involved in issues you care about and fighting for them can reshape our country, and I guarantee it will reshape you.”   —   Elizabeth Warren

(I don’t consider Liz a “carpetbagger”.  Even though she’s originally from Oklahoma, she actually lived – and taught – in Massachusetts for around seven years before she ran for the Senate.  She is highly intelligent, and extremely capable.  Welcome to the Cryptoquote Club, Ms. Warren!  Be well and do good, friends.)    —    YUR

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Memorial Day Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/18

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Visual Description:  Military base Memorial Day cookout.


Clue/Question:  He was a cook in the military and was proud to – – –

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(A very honorable pun.  All of today’s clue words are veterans of earlier Jumble campaigns, as are the jumbles “muytm” and “ronpev”.  The other two jumbles appear to be new recruits.  All of them were relative tenderfoots.

The answer letter layout was a monster of a jumble.  14 letters long, and nicely camouflaged.  

The cartoon shows our men and women soldiers, in their digies, about to sit down to some Memorial Day barbecue.  But, the cook has called for a moment of silence.  Must be 3:00 PM!  It is one fine cartoon.  I hope everybody has stopped to remember that today is much more than a day off of work, or school, and that around 1.1 million men and women have given their lives in defense of our country.  It is most definitely a big deal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/18

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Visual Description:  Brickyard bona fide braggadocio.


Clue/Question:  With so many race car drivers, 300,000 spectators, TV coverage, etc., the Indy 500 is – – –

Pre-Answer:  Six Words  (1-letter)  (3-letter)  (2-letter)  (4-letter)  (5-letter)  (2-letter)

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(Wow!  A 17 letter, six word answer!  I think that might be some kind of record.  None of today’s clue words are new, and only three of the jumbles appear to be.  We’ve seen “aaappy”, “garfeo”, and “toshoe” before.  I had a bit of difficulty solving “aartek”, but I saw “trowel” from “rewlto” right away.

The answer letter layout was one of Hoyt’s jumble masterpieces!  For me at least, it hid the key word TRACK very well.  I figured on A LOT TO, but at first I thought the sixth word was going to be AT.  After writing out KCPFREKEO I saw my error, and what the two big words should be.

Great cartoon of the track and the race.  I think it’s going on as I type this post.  I might get a chance to tune in to it.  Right after I finish watching some paint dry . . . and some grass grow.  Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/27/18

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Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.”   —   Harry Truman

(One of our very few man of the people Presidents!  Talk about having “greatness thrust upon them”!  He was Vice President for less than 3 months before he had to take over, following FDR’s death.  And, less than 4 months later he had to make the decision of using the atomic bomb, to bring about a swifter end to the war with Japan.  And he had to deal with Stalin and Churchill for partitioning Europe, following Hitler’s defeat.  And, deal with Communist China and Korea, and a general who though he knew best!  That’s not all, but that’s quite a bit, for a former haberdasher from Independence, MO.  The man was also known for a lot of great quotes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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