Archive for August, 2019



(Late) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/19

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The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”   —   Ida B. Wells

(That’s the way it should work at least.  Nowadays, most people just wear shades.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Late) Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/19

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Visual Description:  Bike guy.

THAMC  =  MATCH,  PHEDT  =  DEPTH,  CLIPDA  =  PLACID,  CETTED  =  DETECT   —   Giving us:  MHDEPLDEET

Clue/Question:  He refurbished bicycles in his spare time so he could – – –

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Answer: PEDDLE THEM

(Nice homophonic pun!  No new clue words today.  Two new jumbles.  We’ve seen both “phedt” and “cetted” some time in the past.  The answer letter layout was a great ten letter jumble.  Nice, old-school cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/19

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There is only one quality worse than hardness of the heart and that is softness of the head.”   —   Theodore Roosevelt

(I guess some sweeties are more dummy than they are rocket scientists.  But, no one likes a genius who is an uncaring bag-o-douche either!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On this day, in 1965, Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham died in Chisolm, MN, at the age of 87.  I thought that he was just a made up character for “Field of Dreams”.  Never knew that he was real!   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/19

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Visual Description:  “On the road again.”

GAUTOE  =  OUTAGE,  DASLNA  =  SANDAL,  WRTMAH  =  WARMTH,  GRUYSA  =  SUGARY,  GAFOER  =  FORAGE,  FCINET  =  INFECT   —   Giving us:  OTSDAWHRGARFRIT

Clue/Question:  The instructions for painting the lines on the road were – – –

Pre-Answer:  One Hyphenated Word  (8-letters) – (7-letters)

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Answer:  STRAIGHTFORWARD

(And, that’s how I would describe today’s Jumble!  Nothing complicated about it.  For me, it was an effortless solve.  How ’bout you guys?

There were no new clue words today.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new though.  Only “gautoe” has definitely been used before.  I did not have to hesitate on any of these jumbles.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fifteen letter jumble.  I don’t see where it gave anything away.  But, I did see the answer right away.

I love the cartoon.  The road reminds me of the rolling county and state highways I often use when traveling through the Finger Lakes region of Upstate/Western, NY.  “Take me home, country roads.”  Lots of great wineries up there, folks.  And, craft breweries too!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey Jeff!  Today is your buddy, Jeff Tweedy’s 52 birthday today!   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/24/19

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”   —   Anonymous

(Tried and true is always very comforting, but you should always be open to trying new things.  Even Brussels sprouts!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/24/19

 

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Visual Description:  Pulling the plug on the primary pitcher.

NOCEL  =  CLONE,  WROFN  =  FROWN,  YEILSA  =  EASILY,  RREEGM  =  MERGER   —   Giving us:  CLEFOWEILMEER

Clue/Question:  For the struggling starting pitcher, being replaced was a – – –

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Answer:  WELCOME RELIEF

(A wonderfully seasonally appropriate stinky pun!  Very often the starting pitcher does not want to be pulled.  But, other times he knows that he’s either spent, or just doesn’t have it that day.  When you have a good bullpen, getting the hook can be a welcome relief.

Apparently “clone” is a new clue word!  Our buddy, ralis95, can add it to his world famous clue word database.  All of today’s jumbles came up as new, but I was able to see them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was an impressive thirteen letter jumble.  It hid the final answer very nicely.  I’m sure that most baseball fans had no trouble getting the answer though.

Great baseball cartoon.  The crusty coach pulling the young hurler, who just doesn’t have it anymore that day.  And, the wily veteran – who’s got the Catfish Hunter look – is relieving him.  I wonder.  Are the Jumbles a farm team of the Tigers, or Cubs???  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/19

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Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.”   —   O. W. Holmes

(I guess some guys don’t seem to have enough faith in their ideas to actuate them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/23/19

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Visual Description:  Seize the book!

DYUMD  =  MUDDY,  COTTE  =  OCTET,  CRUEHB  =  CHERUB,  NROMES  =  SERMON   —   Giving us:  UDDOCTCEUBSEON

Clue/Question:  They started producing books with pages and were – – – 

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Answer:  BOUND TO SUCCEED

(An excellent pun!  Were they binding books during the days of the Roman empire?  I guess I never gave it any thought before.  I suppose it is possible.

I really thought we had seen “sermon” some time before, but the ralis95 world famous clue word database says otherwise.  It’s “new”!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “cotte” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive fourteen letter jumble.  It did a fine job disguising the final answer.

Great cartoon of ancient Rome.  A nice triumphal arch, maybe a Pantheon, and the Colosseum!  Great Friday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/22/19

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The function of leadership is to produce leaders, not more followers.”   —   Ralph Nader

(Despite being a brilliant individual, Ralph lacked the charisma that most followers today look for in a leader.  Plus, the real powers that be don’t appreciate outsiders.  Some Democrats blame him for the 2000 loss to Duh-bya, but most of us know that the fix was in that year.  And, now we whine about “the Russian influence”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/22/19

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Visual Description:  Soirée by the Seine.

LYUFL  =  FULLY,  AEEST  =  TEASE,  GARULF  =  FRUGAL,  MNIOOD  =  DOMINO   —   Giving us:  FLTEEFGAINO

Clue/Question:  When they saw the Paris tower lit up at night, they – – –

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Answer:  GOT AN EIFFEL

(Sacre bleu!  What a stinky pun!  But, I like it,.  And, it works.  Pretty much anywhere you go in Paris you’ll get an eyeful.  There’s a lot to see there.  Of course I’ve never been there, but maybe some day.  Lots of unrest there the last few years, with the yellow vest protestors.  It’s similar to the Occupy Wall Street movement, but even more intense.  Macron is similar to Trump, in that he appears to cater to the rich, so much of their anger is directed at Macron’s tax policies.  The movement seems to be spreading to other countries as well.  But, we don’t have to time to get into politics.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  I thought “aeest” was a beautiful “tease”.  But, “mniood” nearly knocked me over, before I spotted “domino”.  The answer letter layout was a masterful eleven letter jumble.  If you didn’t pick up on the gag right away, this might have been tough to solve.  The quotation marks definitely helped!

Great cartoon of the Eiffel Tower, at night.  I like the river boat passing by.  And, the reflection of tower and lights in the water.  Very romantic!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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