Archive for May, 2019

Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/19

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Visual Description:  High-end haberdashery.

SIJTO  =  JOIST,  TTUNA  =  TAUNT,  SIBNHA  =  BANISH,  PUYLPS  =  SUPPLY   —   Giving us:  OITTUTBISUL

Clue/Question:  The new tuxedo rental store was designed by its owner and – – –

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Answer:  BUILT TO SUIT

(I like it.  It’s a little different, but still a good pun.  I wonder if any/many of you struggled with it.  A nice way of closing out the work week.

“Su-prise, su-prise, su-prise!”  Where is Gomer Pyle, when you need him?  “Would you believe . . . ” – Maxwell Smart – that “supply” is a *new* clue word?  Well, apparently it is.  Our wise old friend, ralis95, will soon be adding this everyday word to his world famous clue word database.  Three of today’s jumbles are coming up as new, with “ttuna” having definitely been used sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a DANDY eleven letter jumble.  All the T’s and U’s helped to get the final answer.

Nice outside shot of a commercial clothing venture.  Our boy, Jeff, is as good a cartoonist, as our friend Hoyt is a wordsmith puzzler!  Two top-notch pros, who exemplify good teamwork.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/31/19

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For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.”   —   Janet Frame

(Kind of a puzzling quote, until you read a little of her life story.  Apparently, she had spent some years in a psychiatric hospital, and was just days away from having a lobotomy, when – fortunately – she won a major literary award for her short stories, giving her a reprieve.  I’m fairly sure that her doctors had convinced her that the lobotomy would be for her own good.  Boy!  Did she dodge a bullet there, or what?!!  Another great reason to not blindly believe all that you’re told, people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/19

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In America, there are two classes of travel:  first class, and with children.”   —   Robert Benchley

(Old Bob’s sardonic wit would probably not play well today, with the current parenting . . . *style* of most parents.  I don’t have time to vent on the subject, so I’ll just leave it at that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/19

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Visual Description:  Not for sissies!

RAHFW  =  WHARF,  SSLAA  =  SALSA,  CISLEP  =  SPLICE,  TOSHOE  =  SOOTHE   —   Giving us:  WAFSASIESTH

Clue/Question:  The client had little choice but to listen to her trainer who did things – – –

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Answer:  AS SHE SAW FIT

(Surprisingly difficult, for me.  You’d think, that with four short words, this would have been a piece of cake.  But, no!  Of course it didn’t help that I initially thought one of the three letter words had to be THE.  But, at least I was on the right track with AS.  I kept re-reading the clue/question, and finally the light bulb came on.

There were no new clue words today.  But, a couple of the jumbles appear to be new, with “sslaa” and “toshoe” having definitely been used before.  It took me a couple of looks to figure out “cislep”.  I love the jumbles that make a one syllable word look like two!  The answer letter layout was a dandy eleven letter jumble.  It is probably why I struggled to get the final answer.

Nice gym cartoon.  It’s reminding me that I need to wrap up these spoilers, so I can get my workout in today.  After a few months of not checking, I weighed myself the other day, and was pleased to see that I’m still under 200 lbs.  I cut out cardio six months ago, and have been so-so un-serious about my diet, so 197 was a pleasant surprise.  Like the trainer’s tee shirt says:  NO PAIN, NO GAIN . . . and sometimes just no gain!  Which definitely works for me.  A little muscle gain, but no weight!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/19

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An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.”   —   Fred Allen

(Fred was a very funny and quotable guy.  He died shortly before I was even thought of, but I’ve always enjoyed his quotes.  He’s becoming a staple of the Cryptoquote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/19

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Visual Description:  What’s my motivation for this scene?

RULBB  =  BLURB,  LOWDR  =  WORLD,  LEYREF  =  FREELY,  ZILSEZ  =  SIZZLE   —   Giving us:  BLRWDFEEILE

Clue/Question:  Before starting the new ad campaign, the underwear model was – – –

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Answer:  WELLBRIEFED

(That’s the short of it, folks!  When I was growing up, there was just no question about it.  Guys wore briefs.  Boxers were for old guys.  So, I wore briefs well into my thirties.  Then, my oldest step-son clued me in to boxers.  I guess they were starting to come into fashion again in the later ’80s.  Plus, he pointed out how less restrictive they were.  So, I gave them a try . . . and I’ve never gone back.  I’ve heard tell, and seen, these things call boxer-briefs.  But, they’re just longer versions of briefs.  Some people might like how they accentuate your tush, and such.  Butt, it’s underwear!  Who the heck is going to see them?  Plus, my boys long to be free!

All of today’s clue words were comfy old boxers.  Three of the jumbles did come up as new, with “leyref” having definitely been used before.  I found them all to be be light and breezy.  The answer letter layout was clean, like the underwear your mama always told you to wear . . . in case you get into an accident, or something!

Great photo staging scene cartoon.  The photographer is displaying what she wants the model to display.  She’s trying to keep things short and sweet.  Nice mid-week Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/19

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I’ve married a few people I shouldn’t have, but haven’t we all?”   —   Mamie Van Doren

(I always kind of confuse her with Jayne Mansfield.  Both were bleached blond bombshells, in the Marilyn Monroe mold.  Jayne died in a tragic car accident at the age of 34, but Mamie is still with us, at the age of 88.  Good for you, Mamie!  We welcome Mamie to the Cryptoquote club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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