Archive for July 23rd, 2020

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Road trips pick up in U.S. as coronavirus restrictions ease ...

The Missus and I will be making a little pilgrimage this weekend.  The spoilers will be temporarily suspended, but I will – as usual – eventually catch up!  Be well and do good, friends.      YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/20

Jonathan Van Ness: HIV is manageable 'in the way that diabetes is ...

You’re strong, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.”   —   Jonathan Van Ness

(A quote that will surely endure the ages!  It made for a fairly challenging solve though.  This is our first quote from the Queer Eye reboot guy.  So, we welcome Jonathan Van Ness to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/20

Ship shape: luxury cruise line Seabourn launches the Encore ...

Visual Description:  What everyone takes a cruise for.

RYUMK  =  MURKY,  YOEGO  =  GOOEY,  NLEDAT  =  DENTAL,  RBYEAK  =  BAKERY   —   Giving us:  ROODNBA

Clue/Question:  He wanted to play chess but needed to get an opponent – – –

Carnival Beverage Recipes - Carnival Cruise Lines - CRUISIN

Answer:  ON BOARD

(A fine, legit pun.  Everything seemed above board.  Except maybe our chess enthusiast.  Most folks who go on cruises are looking for a little fun in the sun . . . and lots of food and drink.  Playing chess is fairly far down on my cruise to-do list.  But, to each their own.

No new clue words today.  All of the jumbles came up as new for me.  “I thought that “nledat” was an interesting jumble.  I started to go Billy Ray on “rbyeak” for about a second, then I thought better.  The answer letter layout was a balmy seaworthy seven letter jumble.  Decently cryptic too.

Loads to like in the cartoon.  Deck chairs and sun-wear.  A fruity cocktail in hand, and the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  A classic Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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