Archive for April, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/19

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Being glamorous is about strength and confidence.  It’s black and white  –  dramatic.”   —   Catherine Zeta-Jones

(It also helps to be drop-dead gorgeous, like she is!  But, what do you guys think though?  Halitosis?  Funky B.O.?  She can’t possibly be perfect.  LOL!  We welcome the lovely one to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/19

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Visual Description:  Primates on the merry-go-round!

NKUYF  =  FUNKY,  BAMMO  =  MAMBO,  PRANDO  =  PARDON,  NNUEKS  =  SUNKEN   —   Giving us:  UNYAMORDOKEN

Clue/Question:  The baboons rode the carousel at the amusement park because they wanted to – – –

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Answer:  MONKEY AROUND

(Well, it is their nature!  Comedians always say that monkey is a funnier word than chimp, or ape, so they routinely – and erroneously – call chimpanzees monkeys.  That just burns my biscuits!  Personally, I think the word baboon is funnier than monkey.  But, monkey has become the more generic go-to word for pretty much all primates.

All of today’s clue words are already members of the ralis95 database.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I always struggle with “mambo”.  I always try to make it momba, thinking of mamba – the dangerous African snake.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive twelve letter jumble.  It hid the answer very nicely.

Fun cartoon of a merry go round.  Cute baboons.  Especially the baby riding on the mom’s back.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/19

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I was the first woman to paint cleanly, and that was the basis of my success.”   —   Tamara de Lempicka

(Despite my Art History classes, in college – which I did excel at – I cannot say I remember her.  I see she was big in the Art Deco movement.  Known for her stylized nudes, and portraits of aristocrats and other wealthy people.  Madonna is a big fan/collector of her work, and she has used some of Lempicka’s works in some of her videos and movies.  Cool, huh?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/19

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Visual Description:  Oh, HAIL no!

PENIT  =  INEPT,  PRIVE  =  VIPER,  GFSNUU  =  FUNGUS,  DEMEIP  =  IMPEDE   —   Giving us:  ETVENSID

Clue/Question:  To see proof that the car wasn’t well-cared-for, he looked at the – – –

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Answer:  EVIDENTS

(Super Monday pun day!  This car was either caught in a major hail storm, or it was stored/parked by a driving range, for a period of time.  Or, maybe a jealous spouse had at it? Either/any way, nobody wants to buy a badly dimpled car.  Especially, from a sleazy looking cat like that.

I don’t think I really have to tell you that there were no new clue words today.  I’m pretty sure you’ve seen these all before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, with “penit” and “prive” having definitely been used before.  For only being eight letters long, the answer letter layout made for a fine jumble.  The hyphen and the quotation marks were the big – non-visual – clues.

Great used car lot cartoon.  Of course this isn’t Uncle Rave’s Used Cars, because you know he’d never try to sell you a car like that!  LOL!  And, he’d never employ a sleaze-ball like the salesman depicted.  Only gently pre-owned vehicles, sold by clean shaven, all-American sales professionals at Uncle Rave’s!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/19

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Until you understand a writer’s ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.”   —   Coleridge

(Very sage advice.  STC sounds like he was objective and open minded.  Seems like ages since we’ve seen a Coleridge quote.  Let’s see some more.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/19

 

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Visual Description:  Herbal mentor and pupil.

HORDSU  =  SHROUD,  FLITLE  =  FILLET,  PRMYUG  =  GRUMPY,  ASYARL  =  SALARY,  TECOIP  =  POETIC,  DANECN  =  CANNED   —   Giving us:  SHOFIEGRMSAYOTNNE

Clue/Question:  The chef was at the point in the preparation where it was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  “(5-letters)  (3-letters)  (9-letters)

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Answer:  THYME FOR SEASONING

(Truly, an aromatic pun!  I can’t cook, but I love the flavor and smell of thyme.  Great in soups, stews, sauces and marinades.  And, it goes great with poultry, fish, lamb and veal.  Now, I’m getting hungry!  It’s a member of the mint family, and Simon & Garfunkel sang about it – along with parsley, sage and rosemary – in the song “Scarborough Fair”.  A very pretty, lilting and soothing melody.

No need to bother our old friend ralis95, as all of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Howbeit, all of their jumbles appear to be new.  I did not stumble on any of these jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a brilliant seventeen letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer beautifully.  The clues – when, moment, and point – were in the cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question.

Great scene of a restaurant kitchen.  It’s a little hard to tell what the chef is sauteing.  It looks like it could be fish, or a chicken or veal cutlet.  And yes, this is making me hungry again!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/27/19

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Visual Description:  Shore enough!

LYALR  =  RALLY,  SRNOW  =  SWORN,  VCNASA  =  CANVAS,  TVICEA  =  ACTIVE   —   Giving us:  RALSWOCASACTE

Clue/Question:  The rain had stopped.  They could go to the beach now that the – – –

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Answer:  COAST WAS CLEAR

(Excellent weekend Jumble pun!  And, plenty to like . . . and see . . . by the sea.  These couples should have a relaxing day, with the sun, the salt air, and the wind gently blowing.  And, no crowds!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  No need to bother ralis95.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  None too tough though.  Very nice thirteen letter long answer letter layout.  It made for a very impressive jumble.

You can tell Jeff had fun drawing this cartoon.  He snuck in a lot of detail, like some kind of seabird, some seaweed, a starfish, and a sea shell.  And, maybe the tiniest classic sinking sailboat on the horizon I have ever seen!  Great stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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