Archive for December 28th, 2019

Belated Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/19

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Visits always give pleasure – if not the arrival, the departure.”   —   Portuguese Proverb

(It kind of depends on who the visitors are, and how long they stay.  It looks like this is our first Portuguese proverb!  Cool!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Jumble Spoiler – 12/23/19

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Visual Description:  Planting the seeds of knowledge.

ENHOY  =  HONEY,  LRIEN  =  LINER,  PLUCTS  =  SCULPT,  CAJEKT  =  JACKE  —   Giving us:  HNELINSULAT

Clue/Question:  Acorns turn into oak trees.  That’s the explanation – – –

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Answer:  IN A NUTSHELL

(Warning:  This Jumble was produced in a facility that processes tree nuts!  Some people are so allergic to peanuts and other nuts these days, and it’s no joke.  Anaphylaxis can be deadly.  When I was growing up it was inconceivable to be so allergic to something as simple as a peanut.  Perhaps man’s evolution has peaked, and now we’re devolving???  It seems like all forms of tolerance these days are shrinking as well.  That could also be a sign of our decline.  At least scientists are working on making those allergic types more tolerant.  Once they get that down, maybe they could work on our other declining tolerances?

All of this day’s clue words were already on the ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve seen both “enhoy” and “plucts” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a great eleven letter jumble.  Nothing about it was obvious.

Nice classroom cartoon.  It’s kind of hard to gauge the age of the students.  They might be middle schoolers.  I’ve always liked acorns.  They just look cool, and feel great in my hand.  And, they have great potential.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 12/22/19

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Visual Description:  Family holiday tiff.

GTIPSO  =  SPIGOT,  SEEPOX  =  EXPOSE,  PTMRIO  =  IMPORT,  REDDEG  =  DREDGE,  VAHNEE  =  HEAVEN,  CIREEF  =  FIERCE   —   Giving us:  SIOPSEIRTRDEAEFRC

Clue/Question:  When each of them thought they were going to plan Christmas dinner, it was a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (6-letters)  (3-letters)  (8-letters)

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Answer:  RECIPE FOR DISASTER

(I seem to remember this as being a tough solve!  I think it took me a while to catch the plan/recipe connection.  I’m pretty sure the ugly and disaster connection was a little more evident to me.

This Jumble did present us with a new clue word, in “spigot”.  Hopefully, our friend ralis95 will be entering it into his world famous clue word database.  The jumbles all appeared to be new, but none of them stumped me.  The answer letter layout was a super duper seventeen letter jumble.  Nothing about it was obvious to me.

The cartoon is a great holiday scene, complete with a Christmas tree, a wreath, and a couple of really great ugly Christmas sweaters.  I hope they weren’t given to the ladies by Gonzo from the Muppets!  The ladies are arguing over turkey, or ham, but for Christmas I prefer prime rib!  Yum!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/22/19

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If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.”   —   Heinrich Heine

(LOL!  I guess it’s not the easiest language to learn.  You’d think that it could help in learning French, Spanish and Italian.  And, Portuguese too.  But, it’s considered a “dead language” because no country speaks it anymore.  Other than some in the Catholic church, and scientific classifications it’s rarely seen.   I can barely speak my own language.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/28/19

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Visual Description:  What’s the story, morning glory?

RUENT  =  TUNER,  GENIT  =  TINGE,  BLLOGA  =  GLOBAL,  WOSIND  =  DISOWN   —   Giving us:  TNETNGLOBIOW

Clue/Question:  When asked when he’d be done writing his new short story, the author said – – –

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Answer:  IT WON’T BE LONG

(Wonderful pun!  I love it.  I wonder at what point a short story becomes long?  The author reminds me a little of Stuart, the comic book store owner, on “The Big Bang Theory”.

No new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles are new, but we’ve seen both “blloga” and “wosind” before.  The answer letter layout was an impressive twelve letter jumble.  The spacing of the answer slots helped me get the final answer.

Fun cartoon.  Looks like the author is Skyping, or Facetiming with his publisher.  It looks like he’s written a good amount.  And, of course he’s a Jumble fan!  He’s got his own mug!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/28/19

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Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.”   —   Betty Bender

(Not a lot on this lady.  She is likely the writer who lives in Columbia, TN.  Very positive quote though.  We welcome Ms. Bender to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Hope I picked the right photo.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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