Archive for July, 2018

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/18

What is it that disappears when you make a U-turn?  A parking space.”   —   Source Unknown

(This is part of the driving branch of Murphy’s Law!  It’s a good thing, for me, that civilization has brought us to where we are, because my predatory skills are sorely lacking.  Even though the women were supposed to be the gatherers, while the men were the hunters, I’m ALWAYS losing a parking spot to some sneaky woman!  I just don’t have those instincts.  I almost always end up parking in the hinterlands, and have to trek in from the boonies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/18

Visual Description:  Why some team owners suck!


Clue/Question:  The baseball team was moving and the jersey seller was about to – – –


(ALL OF THEM!  Don’t worry.  I won’t go into a long winded rant on this subject.  But, you know I could.  Good stinky pun, based on a popular old saw.

No new clue words today.  But, all of the jumbles came up as new.  None of them gave me any trouble.  The answer letter layout was the best jumble of the day.  A very cryptic, 12-letter jumble!  Not obvious at all.

Fine cartoon.  You can see the stadium across the street from the store.  Fortunately this doesn’t happen all that often, but it happens more than it should.  The team owner is going to make money regardless.  But, all the small businesses, that came about because of the team, are the ones that suffer.  But, the Pegulas are good owners.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/18

There are three things you can do in a baseball game.  You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”   —   Casey Stengel

(That’s nearly a Yogi-ism!  Boy, Casey certainly had a long life in baseball.  Starting as player back in 1912, and finishing up as a manager – for the NY Mets – in 1965!  Both the Mets and Yankees retired his #37, and of course he’s got a plaque in Cooperstown, at the HOF!  Congrats to Chipper, Jim, Vlad, Jack, Alan, and Trevor for this weekend’s induction to the Hall.  Time marches on!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/18

Visual Description:  Jeff and the pups.


Clue/Question:  When the Jumble artist sketched his work area, it included a – – –


(That’s a little sneaky, stinky pun.  He’s definitely looking at his desk, but it’s not so obvious he’s concentrating on his desk drawer.  But the word DESK kind of jumped out at me.  From RERWAD I was able to come up with DRAWER, and hence the pun.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “rover”.  Meaning a wanderer, or someone who roves.  NOT the clichéd name of a dog!  So, it looks like our good friend, ralis95, has a new word to add to his world famous clue word database.  This has been a busy quarter for him.  We’ve seen the jumble “fiwts” before, but the others seem to be new.  The answer letter layout was a mighty fine jumble.  Mighty fine.

Great cartoon.  Jeff’s got his POI tee-shirt on, and there’s a WILCO poster on the wall.  But, the stars of the cartoon have to be the two sleeping pooches.  You can never go wrong with sleeping dogs.  Good clean fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Uncle Rave and all the ravettes!

A missive from the Big Man!

…I (David L. Hoyt) have a new app out this weekend called WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER. I was wondering if you wanted to let your readers know about the app.

We’re sort of calling this weekend WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER WEEKEND! We’re pushing hard to get the word out today and tomorrow hoping that we make some sort of App Store list like “Hot” or “Trending.” It’s a long shot, but you never know. I basically take the money I make from apps and donate it to the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation, so I’m trying hard to get the word out about WSWT.

I’ve copied and pasted some info below about the app.

WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER is free to download and comes with 500 hand-crafted word search puzzles with more on the way! Plus there’s an awesome daily game.

For more information and links to the app stores, check out:


Word Search games are fun and challenging!  So, now you guys know!  I’m a bit of a Technosaurus, but don’t let that stop you guys!  Check it out, and spread the word.  The proceeds go to a good cause!  Play on, friends!   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/18

Why does a woman work to change a man’s habits and then complain he’s not the man she married?”   —   Barbra Streisand

(Irony?  Paradox?  Some women just relish in the exercise in futility.  I guess the lesson is to not marry someone who you think you need to improve.  A little ironic that the Sunday Jumble and the Sunday Cryptoquote both deal with marriage.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/18

Visual Description:  The catered affair.


Clue/Question:  The wedding reception was awesome!  The newlyweds were happy to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters),  (5-letters),  AND  (2-letters)  “(7-letters)”


( . . . for tomorrow we die!  No, no, no!  This is a happy, happy occasion!  But chances are the bride, and some others in her party, have been die-ting, leading up to the big day!  They want to look just right in their dresses.  And, to be fair, I’m sure a few of the gentlemen also tried to drop a few lbs, to look dapper in their suit, or tux.  It probably would have been easier, for all parties involved, if they had just eloped.  But, big business does their best to SELL us all on the idea of having to have the fairy princess experience.  Heaven forbid we say NO to that blatant con job!  It’s not always the bride who wants the big wedding though.  Sometimes the insistence on the big wedding is the desire of one, or both, set of parents.  Occasionally, it’s the groom who wants it!  But generally, guys could give a hoot.  To each their own, I guess.

Absolutely no new clue words today!  However, five of the six jumbles came up as new.  Two of them stumped me, and I had to back into them.  Both “dariem” and “dyenob” did me in.  I considered married for “dariem”, because of the cartoon, but was short an R.  And for “dyenob” I was thinking embody, substituting the M for the N.  I couldn’t get past those erroneous ideas.  The answer letter layout was an ambitious 17-letter jumble!  But, because of the great cartoon, its dialog, and the leading nature of the clue/question, I was able to figure out the answer, even with six missing letters.  The layout of the answer blanks also came into play.

Great wedding reception cartoon.  The bride and groom, with interlocked arms, drinking a toast.  The floral centerpiece on the table in front of them.  The food and drink.  Just lots of great detail.  Nice Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/18

I am what I am, and I do what I do.  I expect nothing and accept everything.  And it makes life so much easier.”   —   Anthony Hopkins

(I gotta commend a guy whose personal credo borrows from Popeye!  There’s a cleanness to this kind of simplicity.  Our second Anthony Hopkins quote in one week!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/18

Visual Description:  Cell-ebrating perfection!


Clue/Question:  After bowling a 300 game, people wanted the bowler to – – –


(A stinky “Pin Pals” posing pun!  Not exactly the parnassian of poetry, but not bad for a prickly persnickety pragmatist, who prefers prose.  Actually, alliteration has very little to do with poetry . . . at least good poetry, that is.  Ima justa riffin’ . . . as Ima givin’ to livin’ wif wimen.  What???  My brain’s a little jumbled lately!

There are all old favorite clue words today!  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  They were all good, but none of them tripped me up at all.  The answer letter layout was a superlative jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The combination of the cartoon and the clue/question made getting the answer a breeze.

Fun cartoon.  Great depiction of a bowling ally, and a bowling team.  Cute bowling shirts!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/27/18

It’s raining, and the sky is dark; I love it.  To me, those are reassuringly English things.”   —   Kate Winslet

(So are boring foods and bad teeth, Kate!  Just kidding.  Okay, the food isn’t all that bad.  The weather you grow up with . . . is the weather you grow up with.  The world is experiencing unprecedented heat waves this year.  Even places where you don’t expect extreme heat, like Canada, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Japan and the Korean peninsula, are losing people to heat stroke and other heat related issues.  So, the next time there’s a cold spell – during the winter months, mind you – don’t go saying:  Well, so much for Global Warming!  Because you just sound . . . stupid!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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