Archive for June, 2020



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/25/20

Jeremy Taylor

Observe yourself as your greatest enemy would do, so shall you be your greatest friend.”   —   Jeremy Taylor

(This is our first quote from Jeremy Taylor, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  So, we welcome Jeremy Taylor to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/25/20

A Guide To The Glaciers Of Alaska And How You Can See Them

Visual Description:  Before it’s all gone!

CLIDH  =  CHILD,  ITDLO  =  DOILY,  TALHHE  =  HEALTH,  SUEAAN  =  NAUSE  —   Giving us:  CDDIYHEANAA

Clue/Question:  When they went hiking on the Alaskan glacier, they – – –

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska - YouTube

Answer:  HAD AN ICE DAY

(Temps keep increasing, and glaciers keep melting.  Lindblad, Oceania, and Norwegian Cruise lines better book ’em while they can!  In the not too distant future there’s only going to be tropical cruises.  Of course, some of those lesser islands might might just disappear.  I wouldn’t go buying cruise stocks as a long-term holding.

No new clue word today.  Although all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  It’s been a while since we’ve been able to say that,  The answer letter layout was a wonderful eleven letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.

Fine cartoon of a couple trekking near the Alaskan coast.  Maybe even I’ll get up there before the glaciers are gone!  Hey, you never know.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/20

Napoleon I | Napoleon Bonaparte Wiki | Fandom

Great men are like meteors; they glitter and are consumed to enlighten the world.”   —   Napoleon

(Very sneaky with the author!  It actually took me about ten to fifteen seconds to come up with the P!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/24/20

4 Ways to Help Your Teen Do Well in Their High School Biology Class

Visual Description:  Biology lab.

NKLIB  =  BLINK,  TOODU  =  OUTDO,  UTLNEN  =  TUNNEL,  ILOOER  =  ORIOLE   —   Giving us:  IKOTTNLOIO

Clue/Question:  When the student couldn’t get the microscope to work, the teacher said she’d – – –

Parts of a Cell Learning Chart | Trend Enterprises | 9781587923012

Answer:  LO0K INTO IT

(Another simple . . . but good!  A bit of a groaner, but not a real stinker.  It’s kind of like teachers on the last week of the school year.  They’re there, but tests are over, and they’re just putting in the mandated number of days.

No new clue words today!  Nope, we’ve seen ’em all before.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new.  But, we’ve definitely seen “toodu” and “ilooer” in the past.  They were all quickies, for me.  The answer letter layout was a nifty ten letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it. 

Great science lab cartoon.  Very convincing microscopes.  It took me a second to see that that’s a poster of a cell, on the wall.  At first, I thought:  what a funky looking clock!  Mrs. Kent???  Is this supposed to be Kathy’s mom, or is/was Kathy a science teacher?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/20

Alexandre Dumas (père) | Random Phoughts

Kings will lose their privilege, as stars which have completed their time lose their splendor.”   —   Dumas, “Pere”

(This could apply to our Donald Trump.  He’s not actually a King, of course, but he seems to think that he is.  It looks like Rebecca got a little inventive with the author’s name!  Alexandre Dumas, the great 19th Century writer, was often called “Père“, which – strangely enough – is French for father!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/23/20

Women are buying more expensive watches than men, Watches of ...

Visual Description:  Buy and fly.

FONET  =  OFTEN,  RNIDG  =  GRIND,  SCOREC  =  SOCCER,  NTYMIU  =  MUTINY   —   Giving us:  OTGIOEMT

Clue/Question:  She bought the new wristwatch, and then it was – – –

Breitling Women's Watches | Breitling

Answer:  TIME TO GO

(Eh!  A little too simplistic to even qualify for a stinky pun.  The best thing I can say about it is that I think it took the full combination of the buyer’s dialog, the clue/question, the final answer slot layout, and the expression on the buyer’s face, to get the answer.  I know that some of you solvers are a little less visual in solving these Jumbles.

Unless this has come up on some Sunday in the past, I believe that we are seeing another new clue word today, in “soccer”!  It will soon be joining the other Jumble clue words on the world famous ralis95 clue word database!  Two new jumbles, but we’ve definitely seen “fonet” and “rnidg” in the past.  The answer letter layout was an admirable eight letter jumble.  By itself, it gave nothing away.

Fine jewelry counter cartoon.  Nice attention to detail.  And, I like the expression on the buyer’s face.  Not Jumble Hall of Fame material, but the Time theme ones are usually pretty easy to get.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/21/20

File:Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.jpg - Wikimedia ...

God pardons like a mother who kisses away the repentant tears of her child.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(Hmm.  The day after Father’s Day.  We’ll see how long this continues.  I wonder if Rebecca was physically, or sexually, abused by her father?  Maybe, he was too strict?  Maybe, he was abusive to her mother?  Or, maybe he just abandoned them?  She most definitely shows an anti-male bias in a lot of her quotes selections.  Very unfortunate.  I hope she gets help for this.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/22/20

Duke's bowling alley | A sweet old-school bowling alley ...

Visual Description:  Perfect retrospection.

ENUQE  =  QUEEN,  SAYSS  =  SASSY,  MMLUEB  =  MUMBLE,  LEOVRT  =  REVOLT   —   Giving us:  EENAYMMROL

Clue/Question:  To show his grandson where he bowled a perfect 300 game, they went to – – –

Fridays with Grandpa | Parker Schaffel

Answer:  MEMORY LANE

(Bowling was never really my forté.  With a little practice, I’m atleast respectable, but I’ve never come close to a 300 game.  I’ve never been able to develop the proper spin, necessary to pick up the more difficult spares.  My brother and I used to bowl a lot when we were in our teens and early twenties.  He usually beat me.  It’s a lot of fun.

I was dumbfounded when I consulted the ralis95 clue word database, and found out that “sassy” is a new clue word!  That word seems to be everywhere!  But, apparently not in the Jumble world.  Hopefully, the A/C is working well at ralis95’s house, as they’ve been experiencing a massive heatwave.  They’re flirting with a week’s worth – or more – of near 100° temps!  With no real break until Sunday-Monday!  All of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  The answer letter layout was another nifty ten letter jumble.  Not obvious, but the final answer came to me right away.

Great cartoon of a bowling alley.  I remember both Brunswick and AMF when it came to bowling.  It looks like Gramps’ bowling days are over.  I guess all things must pass.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Crappy!) Father’s Day Cryptoquote – 06/21/20

Daddy's Here! Why Fathers Call Themselves 'Dad' Around Children ...

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”   —   Joseph Conrad

(On any other day, I would find this quote quite humorous.  It’s a little dig at men, and it was coined by a man.  But, to use it as a quote, on Father’s Day, I find this to be exceedingly insensitive and insulting!  I’ve never had a problem with Rebecca Kornbluh’s feminist bent, and I understand people carrying emotional baggage, but this is beyond the pale.  She should be ashamed of herself!  And, she should apologize to her readers.  Just who the Hell does she think she is?!

For all the people out there who enjoy doing the Cryptoquote, and love/d their fathers, or love being fathers, I would like to apologize for today’s selection.  It takes quite a lot to offend yer Uncle Rave, but she surely succeeded at offending me.  Better luck next near!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Father’s Day Jumble – 06/21/20

Father And Son Riding A Bike Together Stock Photo, Picture And ...

Visual Description:  Too cute . . . for two!

CLUEKB  =  BUCKLE,  SCTTHI  =  STITCH,  EEEDCX  =  EXCEED,  TINKET  =  KITTEN,  SLFEUU  =  USEFUL,  RZHADA  =  HAZARD   —   Giving us:  KLSTIEEEKINUFLHAR

Clue/Question:  The boy and his dad both enjoyed bright, clear days.  It was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (6-letters)  (4-letters)  “(3-letters)”

Untitled

Answer:  LIKE FATHER, LIKE SUN

(Great little Father’s Day, and first full day of Summer, pun!  When you’re a father – or mother – your world revolves around your son, and/or daughter.  Humans are naturally heliocentric.  It took more than a millennium and half for the Catholic church to accept it, but they eventually . . . came around.

Thankfully, we have no new clue words today!  Happy Father’s Day to ralis95 though!  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “tinket” before.  No real stumpers, for me.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The answer layout slots and the punctuation were the big clues for me.

I do believe we’ve seen this park before!  We’ve seen this clock tower in the last week or so.  You can clearly see the sun in the sky.  And, a real heart-warming way the dad and son are looking at each other.  A great Father’s Day Jumble!  Thanks, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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