Archive for March 5th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/20

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Happiness is like a kiss.  You must share it to enjoy it.”   —   Bernard Meltzer

(Hey, Bernie!  Of course a kiss has to be shared.  It takes two to tango, you know!  But, yeah.  Sharing your happiness is the best way to enjoy it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/05/20

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Visual Description:  Early Spring . . . garden-ing.

ORPEW  =  POWER,  LRODL  =  DROLL,  YMGUPR  =  GRUMPY,  SNRHIK  =  SHRINK   —   Giving us:  OWRDOGURNK

Clue/Question:  Before installing their new landscaping, they did some – – –

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Answer:  GROUNDWORK

(I guess I never noticed that groundwork was a compound word before.  Maybe they should make compoundword a compound word.  Why not?  I guess today’s Jumble answer is a literal/figurative pun.

No new clue words today.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I was able to see them all immediately though.  The answer letter layout was a nicely cryptic ten letter jumble.  It did a good job of disguising the final answer.  I’d have to attribute the cartoon’s dialog as the big clue to the final answer.

Fine suburban couple cartoon.  I didn’t initially pick up on the back of the pickup.  I just thought everything was on the ground.  Maybe, this is a new house for the couple!  How nice for them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/04/20

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Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Been a while since we’ve seen a quote from Hank!  I stayed away from the author, so this was a fairly challenging solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Jumble Spoiler – 03/04/20

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Visual Description:  Slitherin’ and slingin’.

SEEEG  =  GEESE,  TEYNR  =  ENTRY,  LHRBEA  =  HERBAL,  LUTTEO  =  OUTLE  —   Giving us:  GEEENHRBOLT

Clue/Question:  Anacondas feel at home in tropical South America because they – – –

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Answer:  BELONG THERE

(The same reason why I belong here, in suburban New York!  I’m not a maniac, but I do have a healthy fear of snakes.  I think the fear is more culturally driven, because most snakes are harmless.  And, most are just as afraid of you as you are of them.  But, the big monster snakes, like anacondas, pythons, and boa constrictors don’t seem to be afraid of much.  Ugh!

No new clue words on this day.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “seeeg” and “teynr” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a fine eleven letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  Because of the phrasing of the clue/question I figured the second word was THERE right away.  From the GENBOL I was able to come up with BELONG.

Fine cartoon of what looks like an Amazon rain forest.  Before reading the dialog and the clue/question I was thinking this might be a Garden of Eden type Jumble.  Nope.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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