Archive for February, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/29/20

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Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.”   —   D. H. Lawrence

(You can only spend so much time preparing.  Then, you’ve just gotta do it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/29/20

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Visual Description:  High flying fling.

SETUI  =  SUITE,  DLAMY  =  MADLY,  EETRTL  =  LETTER,  PLOJYA  =  JALOPY   —   Giving us:  UIMADTTEJP

Clue/Question:  When offered a chance to go skydiving on Leap Day, they – – –

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Answer:  JUMPED AT IT

(Happy Leap Day, everybody!  I don’t remember making a fuss over it before, but it looks like everyone is this year.  So, here we are.  It’s only once every four years, so why not?  No lesson today.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we have definitely seen “plojya” before.  The answer letter layout was a fun ten letter jumble.  It didn’t give anything away.

Fun skydiving cartoon.  I like the view outside the plane door.  And, I like the Go-Pro on the one girl’s helmet.  A satisfying Leap Day Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Today in Black History – February 28

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Phyllis Wheatly was invited to General George Washington’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA, on this date in 1776.  Wheatly had written a poem in his honor.

The play Porgy and Bess, starring Todd Duncan and Anne Browne, opened on Broadway on this date in 1943.

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, comedian, died on this date in 1977.  Anderson performed over 30 years on both radio and television, with Jack Benny.

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/20

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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”   —   Unknown

(I love a good plain spoken quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/20

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Visual Description:  Getting what you pay for?

FINYU  =  UNIFY,  VOREC  =  COVER,  RUMTIA  =  ATRIUM,  RFTEER  =  FERRET   —   Giving us:  IFYCORARMFRT

Clue/Question:  Babies were bawling in coach, but business class was a – – –

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Answer:  FAR CRY FROM IT

(Ooh, a beautiful stinky pun!  I love it!  I’ve flown first class a couple of times.  It was a long time ago though.  I didn’t have to pay for it!  It was back in the days when airlines frequently overbooked their flights.  Both times I was flying solo, and I gave up my seat so a family could sit together, and they bumped me up to first class.  It was very sweet.  I don’t think that could happen in today’s airline environment.

We have a new clue word today, in “unify”.  Ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database again!  All of today’s jumbles came up as new, and I thought all of them had a certain degree of difficulty.  The one that I had the least difficulty with was “rfteer”.  The answer letter layout was a great twelve letter jumble.  But, I had less trouble getting the final answer than the first three jumbles.

Fine airline cartoon.  Babies crying on a plane are the worst!  But, there’s not much you can do about it.  Ear plugs, or noise canceling headphones, are about all I can think of.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/20

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One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.”   —   William Ellery Channing

(It has a nice ring to it, although I’m not sure I completely agree with it.  A short, amusing story about a specific incident doesn’t usually tell you everything about a person’s life.  This was a fun solve though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/20

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Visual Description:  “Meet George Jetson!”

LGEIA  =  AGILE,  LEYDI  =  YIELD,  NAASTO  =  SONATA,  HPIRSM  =  SHRIMP   —   Giving us:  ILEYELSTSR

Clue/Question:  The developers of the new hover car were working – – –

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Answer:  TIRELESSLY

(Gotta love it!  A true groan inducing, stinky pun!   We’re not quite up to automated/driverless cars yet, and we’re going to leap into hovercars???  What could possibly go wrong?  LOL!  No, the notion is fascinating, but I can’t imagine the insurance industry relishing the idea.  Not just crashing into each other, but then crashing to the ground!  Hoo-boy!

All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles came up as new.  No real stumpers, for me.  The answer letter layout was a nice ten letter jumble.  It was plenty cryptic.  The cartoon’s dialog were the biggest clue.

Very cool cartoon.  Maybe Jeff should work as a designer for the automotive industry.  The developers truly look exhausted.  I’m not sure what the one thing on a stand in the background is.  Great 21st Century Jumble though.  How soon before we actually see something like this?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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