Archive for June 14th, 2020

(belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/13/20

Christopher Hitchens (Author of God Is Not Great)

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”   —   Christopher Hitchens

(Interesting fellow, Mr. Hitchens.  Died fairly young, at the age of 62!   Esophageal cancer sounds like a horrible way to go!  This appears to be the first of his quotes used in the Cryptoquote.  So, we welcome him – posthumously – to the Cryptoquote Club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(belated) Jumble Spoiler – 06/13/20

Oct. 24: Vintage Christmas Tree Painting Party

Visual Description:  Spiffy tree soiree.

HECPE  =  CHEEP,  CRSFA  =  SCARF,  LUTDON  =  UNTOLD,  LLRPUA  =  PLURAL   —   Giving us:  CEPSARULDPLU

Clue/Question:  When the forest’s conifers had a party, they got – – –

Get your fill of Pigpen at latest Charles M. Schulz Museum exhibit ...

Answer:  ALL SPRUCED UP

(Another old expression that my Mom always used!  And, it’s a positive thing to say to someone.  “You look all spruced up!”  Much nicer than: “Well, you clean up nicely.”  As though you’re normally Pigpen, from the Peanuts comic strip, or something?  That line might apply to some cowboy who just came in off the range – or to some homeless wino – who’s just been freshly shaved and dressed.  But, otherwise, that’s hardly a compliment.

I’m hoping that ralis95 caught this on his own, yesterday, but we had a new clue word in “cheep”.  That’s what the birdy says!  Cheep, cheep!  He’ll have to add this to his world famous clue word database.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “lutdon” before.  And, wouldn’t you know, it was the only jumble to give me any trouble.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to back into it.  The answer letter layout was an impressive twelve letter jumble.  If you weren’t familiar with the expression, you might have struggled to get the final answer.

Cute cartoon of animated conifer trees!  They look like they’re branching out.  Nothing shady going on.  Well, it is night time.  I like that Jeff made the squirrels into little waiters.  I hope the spruces have some acorns . . . to tip the squirrels!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/14/20

Hubert H. Humphrey for President | Busy Beaver Button Museum

I’m like the little boy who learned how to spell ‘banana’ and never knew when to stop.”   —   Hubert Humphrey

(When my son was little we kinda did the same thing with “Miami”.  Maybe not exactly the same, but we got a lot of laughs out of it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/14/20

 

What are 6 parts of the plant that we eat? Stems? Flowers? What ...

Visual Description:  Produce clerk work.

SNSAOE  =  SEASON,  CRAIGL  =  GARLIC,  SSEVUR  =  VERSUS,  LONELP  =  POLLEN,  NLAHED  =  HANDLE,  CEITKL  =  TICKLE   —   Giving us:  SESARLVSLEHDETKE

Clue/Question:  They just received more celery and asparagus, so the store employee – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  “(2-letters)-(7-letters)”  THE  (7-letters)

What fruits and vegetables have edible stems? - Quora

Answer:  RESTALKED THE SHELVES

(Very cute, stinky pun!  You can also add fennel, Swiss chard, fiddleheads, and rhubarb to the list of vegetables that come in stalks.  I’ve loved rhubarb since I was a little kid.  My next-door neighbors, the Storantz’s, grew it in their garden, and they’d give it to my mom and dad.  They’d boil it up with sugar, or something, and make this tangy, tasty, gloppy stew.  It is rich in potassium and also contains Vitamin C and calcium.  Sometimes you see it mixed with strawberries, in pies.  Tasty stuff.

I’m seeing no new clue words today!  No need to roust ralis95.  Four of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “lonelp” and “nlahed” at some point in time.  I thought the jumble for “versus” was fairly challenging.  The answer letter layout was a splendid sixteen letter jumble.  By itself, it wasn’t obvious.  The quotation marks and the hyphen were the biggest clues, for me.

Great grocery/supermarket produce aisle cartoon.  The lower shelf looks like it could be fennel.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever had fiddleheads before.  Maybe, in a salad?  WordPress does NOT like the word “fiddleheads”!  Maybe the Brits call it something else???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Black Lives Matter

I love this post! It is succinct and to the point. We all need to do better. Peace. — YUR

Rain Coast Review

I believe that we should all pay attention to the people who make up our world. They are not invisible. Their pain should be all of our pain. Discrimination against one is discrimination against all.

Unequal treatment of people of all descriptions is a fundamental failing of the Canadian system of police work. Black Canadians are many times more likely to be harrassed and ultimately punished, sometimes by an unjustifiable death.

The murder of black men by police authorities in the United States is not unique to America. We must learn to see it in our home cities and provinces. There are far too many black people murdered in Canada, indeed in British Columbia, by government which is supposed to represent all of us, not just the privileged few. I believe we should each put our bodies in harms way to protect the innocent, even protect the guilty. Being drunk…

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