Archive for July, 2019



Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/19

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Visual Description:  “Now I lay me . . . “

CTAFE  =  FACET,  NRLEI  =  LINER,  DOLDOE  =  DOODLE,  DDDEEW  =  WEDDED   —   Giving us:  AELNOODWDD

Clue/Question:  The computer programmer loved his new pillow because it was – – –

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Answer:  DOWNLOADED

(That it is!  No arguing with that.  Sure, it’s a stinky pun, but it is accurate.  Are they making down pillows again?  I thought that those were things of the past.  My mom clung to her down pillows, but by the time she passed they were awfully worn.  Very thin, and feathers would leak out regularly.

Hoyt has snuck another new clue word into today’s Jumble, in “wedded”.  I was a little surprised, but I don’t remember having seen it before.  Our old friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous database accordingly.  All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  I didn’t struggle with any of them though.  The answer letter layout was a splendid ten letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.

Nice domestic scene of some probable millennials.  They appear to be clueless about down pillows.  Before all these various foams came along, down pillows were pretty much the norm.  They seem to eager to pay top dollar for them though!  I wonder if they have any plans to bring back the rotary dial telephones???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/19

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I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”   —   Flannery O’Connor

(I can’t tell if she said this tongue-in-cheek, or if this was the way she actually wrote.  Sounds pretty humorous to me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Listen, Mr. President

A letter to the U.S. President, by a neighbor from the north!

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Donald TrumpU. S. President Donald Trump (the grio.com)

Dear Donald,

We’ve had it, and I hope sincerely that you are not reëlected. Millions of Americans and millions of human beings on Planet Earth have to suffer paralyzing and deadly heat waves, while you dismiss “climate change” as “fake news.”

I would also like to speak to you about the fate of women in your country. Do not think for one minute that a woman should always be exposed to unwanted, not to mention yearly, pregnancies. Open planned-parenthood facilities, so women never have to undergo a life-threatening and unwanted abortion. The life of a woman is dear to her, dear to her husband/partner, and dear to her family. Let women be.

As well, tackle doctors. They deserve an excellent salary, but in no way do they need to be very wealthy. They may well be more compassionate than you thought…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/25/19

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We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”   —   George Bernard Shaw

(Definitely a little tongue-in-cheek, but not all that far from the truth.  Even the smartest of us are fairly simple creatures.  Either that, or as a race we are possibly . . . insane!  We do seem to keep expecting different results, from doing the same darn things!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/25/19

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Visual Description:  It coulda been anybody’s any number. (But, it wasn’t.)

CVOTE  =  COVET,  LDAAS  =  SALAD,  PAOTUI  =  UTOPIA,  ARFELT  =  FALTER   —   Giving us:  COSDUPATE

Clue/Question:  The 104 satellites launched by India on a single rocket would get – – –

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Answer:  SPACED OUT

(I’m sure our Indian readers – and general space geeks – already knew this, but this actually happened in February of 2017!  They broke the Russian’s record of 37 satellites on a single rocket, back in June of 2014.  I can’t remember if I ever heard of it, or not.  We are constantly inundated with stories of:  investigations, and scandals, and domestic shootings, and international atrocities, that I just might have missed this story.  Or, it was a here today, gone tomorrow kind of story.  Maybe Anthony Weiner did another massively stupid thing the next day???  Whatever.  The Indians currently hold the record.

No new clue words today.  Maybe Hoyt is getting to the end of his list!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “ldaas” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a nice nine letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer very well.

Fine cartoon of a couple of Indian gentlemen at their launch site.  Must be big-wigs!  Apparently it is the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in SriharikotaSriharikota is a barrier island in the Bay of Bengal.  I wonder if it’s a popular tourist attraction, like Kennedy Space Center in Florida, or the Johnson Space Center in Houston.  No doubt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/24/19

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A new broom sweeps clean, but an old brush knows the corners.”   —   Irish Proverb

(Even though the L had to be either the A or the I, it took me some time to get this one rolling.  This is one of those old sayings that you generally only hear part one.  The brush part was new to me.  Of course, I’m not Irish, but I’m often mistaken for having Irish heritage.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/19

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Visual Description:  Chuck I and Ferd mapping things out.

PEWTS  =  SWEPT,  OZAKO  =  KAZOO,  RLDALO  =  DOLLAR,  GIRWIN  =  WIRING   Giving us:  WEKODLWRN

Clue/Question:  After the Western Hemisphere was mapped in the early 1500s, it was the – – –

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Answer: KNEW WORLD

(Maybe not really known, but Magellan drew what he knew!  A lot of the earliest maps were a little comical, but some came awfully darn close to what we eventually came to know.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “ozako” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  Nothing really jumps out at you.

The cartoon is a great historical period piece.  Both King Charles I of Spain, and Ferdinand Magellan are fine likenesses.  Ferd never made it back to Spain, to confirm what the Americas looked like, as he was killed in the Philippines.  Out of the five ships and 270 men who sailed off from Spain only one ship and 18 or 19 men returned.  It was one heck of a voyage.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/19

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If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat!  Just get on.”   —   Sheryl Sandberg

(Cute, nice smile, net worth of US$1.7 billion, AND a Democrat!  I wonder if she needs a boyfriend???  I can be very discreet . . . if she can.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/19

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Visual Description:  Only with siblings.

VEEAL  =  LEAVE,  ONHRO  =  HONOR,  TECRIM  =  METRIC,  GOMYGS  =  SMOGGY   —   Giving us:  EAHRETISM

Clue/Question:  When the brothers took turns wearing their grandfather’s watch, it was a – – –

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Answer:  TIME SHARE

(A pun-ctual stinky pun!  Why these two bros are by the shore is neither here nor there, as far as this Jumble goes, but I’m guessing there is some kind of personal connection to Jeff going on here.

None of today’s clue words came up as new today.  ralis95 can rest easy.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “veeal” having definitely been used before.  The only one to give me any trouble was “tecrim”.  I even attempted to back into it, but without the missing ETI the final answer was far from apparent.  I went back to it.  I didn’t have to write out dozens of combinations, or anything.  It just finally clicked.  I guess I’m just the typical American, who can’t seem to think metrically.  We WERE making progress back in the ’70s and early ’80s, but Uncle Ronnie pulled the plug on the metrification board.  Almost all of the products that we buy are in both the Imperial and Metric measurements, but we’re skewed to the Imperial.  Looks like it’s the US, Liberia, and Myanmar, holding the line on the Imperial System!  What a motley crew!

Cool cartoon.  Friends of Jeff’s?  Possibly twins?  Any excuse to squeeze in the classic sinking sailboat is always alright by me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/22/19

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Wise men never sit and wail their loss; they cheerily seek how to redress their harms.”   —   William Shakespeare

(I always stunk at Shakespeare!  I can only guess that this is from “The Merchant of Venice”.  Can anyone either verify, or redress, my presumption?  Considering that he is one of the most often quoted writers in the English language, we don’t get a lot of Shakespeare quotes here at the Cryptoquote.  Perhaps Rebecca is trying to avoid the trite and predictable?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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