Archive for November, 2019

Jumble Spoiler – 11/30/19

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Visual Description:  Arriving at Keflavik International Airport.


Clue/Question:  Can most people correctly pronounce the name of Iceland’s capital?

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(Especially for Americans, who can barely speak just English!  By and large, we’re an arrogant, lazy lot.  We kinda figure that everyone else should just learn English . . . dag nab it!  I’ve seen/heard a few different pronunciations of Reykjavik.  Sometimes it is with a silent J.  Sometimes the J is kind of pronounced like a EA, or a Y.  And, sometimes the Icelanders pronounce the K more like a G.  And, some claim that you’re supposed to roll the R a bit!  So, it can be a little funky to pronounce.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “debia” and “gitams” in the past.  I promise not to preach the proper pronunciation of “foyer” this time.  Some folk got a little uppity last time.  The answer letter layout was a fine twelve letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it. 

Fine cartoon of the Icelandic airport.  I like the plane at the ramp, and the plane taking off.  Also, the folks with wheeling their carry-ons, and the Arrival/Departure board in the background.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/29/19

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Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children.”   —   Sam Levenson

(He looks like he was a very jolly fellow!  Great sense of humor.  Known for a lot of great quotes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/29/19

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Visual Description:  Lumbering in Long Beach harbor!


Clue/Question:  Howard Hughes built the “Spruce Goose” out of wood and was able to – – –

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( . . . and even fly the plane . . . for about one mile, at an altitude of about 70 feet.  Then she was never flown again!  To date, the H-4 Hercules – aka “The Spruce Goose” – still can boast the largest wingspan of any airplane ever built, at 97.5 meters!  That’s 106.6 yards, or almost 320 feet!  They’ve compared it to the VVS/Starfleet Gagarin-class exploration cruiser, which you can Google, but it’s not real.  It’s a silly “Star Trek” science fiction vessel, but it’s written up almost as if it’s real.  Dumb nerds!

There were no new clue words today  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “bilia” sometime before.  At first, I thought it was going to be labia.  But, I thought: Whoa!  Why would Hoyt use THAT word?  Although, it very well could be a Jumble clue word.  Just not the most family friendly of words.  Explaining it to the kiddies could be a little . . . forward.   The answer letter layout was an interesting ten letter jumble.  It disguised the final answer from me for a while.  I love historic Jumbles, but the answer wasn’t the greatest pun.  Sure, the plane was built from wooden boards, but . . .

Great period piece cartoon!  The year is 1974!  I could use a good MovieTone News clip here.  Jeff added some Long Beach Harbor backdrop to the cartoon.  Very cool.  Ooh, found a clip!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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I just read this tonight, so I haven’t tried it. But, I like the idea! — YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/28/19

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To give thanks in solitude is enough.  Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go.”   —   Victor Hugo

(But, it’s always a little more satisfying with friends and family!  I wish you all a joyous Thanksgiving!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/28/19

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Visual Description:  Passing the sweet potatoes.


Clue/Question:  When asked if she was enjoying the sweet potatoes, she said – – –

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Answer:  YES, I YAM

(Nothing stinky about a Thanksgiving Day pun!  Today is a day for the pungent savory aromas of the sumptuous banquet of giving thanks.  The thanks for family and friends, and simply for being alive.  And hopefully, for remembering all those less fortunate than you.  It’s a good time to reach out to those who may be alone, and let them know they matter.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of today’s jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “chayt” and “caypfi” sometime before.  They all came quickly for me.  The answer letter layout was a modest seven letter jumble which got the job done.

A fine cross-generational family feast scene cartoon!  The young son has typically loaded up on rolls and a little meat.  Definitely a little picky, if he doesn’t like orange food.  I wonder if he likes pumpkin pie?  My favorite.  I bet he’d pass on the sweet potato pie!  Too orange, and a little too sweet for my taste too.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Jumble Spoiler followers!  Be well, be thankful, and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  A special thanks to David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek, for continuing the great Jumble tradition.  They’re a great team that give us great puzzle pleasure.     YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/27/19

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Communication is a skill that you can learn.  It’s like riding a bicycle or typing.”   —   Brian Tracy

(Fair enough!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/27/19

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Visual Description:  Kathy’s NOT having it!  Well, she’s having the baby, of course.  But, she’s NOT having any of Jeff’s “encouragement”!


Clue/Question:  Having a baby can be a lot of work because it’s – – –

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(Can be???  You mean sometimes it’s nothing but a thang?!!  I think all mamas who read this might take issue with that wording!  Send all your complaints to David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek, c/o Tribune Content Agency . . . somewhere in Chicago, IL. 60607.  Nah!  Forget that.  If you want to register outrage these days you can’t do it by snail-mail, you’ve got to do it via the cyber-webs.  Make it go bacterial, or some dern thing.

Hey, guess what, kids?  No new clue words today.  Ralis95 can rest easy.  However, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  I had a brain fart on “vinyl”  and tried to spell it VYNIL!  Must be all the Nyquil I’ve been taking . . . or something.  Nice, big, fourteen letter jumble for the answer letter layout.  It did a great job of disguising the final answer.  I was almost going to break it down to vowels and consonants, but the answer just kind of hit me.  Like it usually does.

Great cartoon of the obstetrics unit, and Jeff and Kathy.  Going back a bit.  Would he have been videoing the procedure from his cell phone back in those days?  Did cell phones do that in 2003?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Fun Stuff – The “Speaking” Dog

This is a non-political reblogging! Just for fun! — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/26/19

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”   —   Buddha

(Let’s hear it for the jolly, chubby, bald dude!  No offense to any of my Buddhist readers.  This guy looks like he’s all about love.  Nothing vengeful about him.  Always love others, but also don’t forget to love yourself.  Both today’s Cryptoquote and Jumble reference love and affection.  Two of life’s best attributes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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