Archive for July 28th, 2020

(Belated) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/26/20

Biography: Blaise Pascal (via Wikipedia.org) - Bathtub Bulletin

If Cleopatra’s nose had been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have been different.”   —   Blaise Pascal

(Is this because he himself had a fairly prominent proboscis?  Because I don’t see where he was going with this!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/26/20

A bay thoroughbred racehorse in a paddock. Head turned. photo by ...

Visual Description:  Panic in the paddock!

UUTOGD  =  DUGOUT,  HALWET  =  WEALTH,  DIBSEE  =  BESIDE,  SFINOU  =  FUSION,  TNDOEE  =  DENOTE,  GLUEED  =  DELUG  —   Giving us:  DTWAHBDSIDTEDLE

Clue/Question:  After buying so many horses, the owner of the horse farm was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (7-letters)  (4-letters)  (4-letters)

 

Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse - The Horse Owner's Resource

Answer:  SADDLED WITH DEBT

(Ooh!  A great stinky pun!  I’m getting the scent of leather, horsies, and manure.  Smells like . . . VICTORY!  Hopefully, for our over extended horseman at least.  If he doesn’t get a win he’s going to have to sell one, or more, of his horses.  Either way though, he’s learning a valuable lesson.  Kind of the equine version of not counting your chickens before they’re hatched.

There were no new clue words this day.  Four of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “dibsee” and “glueed” sometime ago.  Sadly, I had to back into “fusion”!  The answer letter layout made for a grand fifteen letter jumble.  If the owner wasn’t saddling the horse, for the jockey, this might have been a more difficult solve.

Great cartoon of a horse farm.  I guess the owner has at lest five of them.  Not quite sure why the one behind the jockey appears to be already saddled.  I liked the pickup truck and the horse barns in the background.  Wonderful Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/20

Nude Against Daylight 1908 Painting By Pierre Bonnard

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.”   —   Pierre Bonnard

(Apparently, I know very little about Post-Impressionists!  But, that’s what Petey was!  The guy seemed to be a bit of a lady’s man too.  He bedded three of his “subjects”, and at least two of them were already spoken for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/20

GuinnessWorldRecords on Twitter: "#OTD in 2015, Bob Bretall's ...

Visual Description:  Man-child and Mrs. Killjoy.

ODIVE  =  VIDEO,  KEIHR  =  HIKER,  PXDUEL  =  DUPLEX,  SLIHVA  =  LAVISH   —   Giving us:  VDEHIEDELAS

Clue/Question:  He wanted to buy the bookcase, but his wife – – –

Bob Has 101,822 Comic Books

Answer:  SHELVED THE IDEA

(To never be discussed again!  Wives traditionally pooh pooh a number of bachelor holdovers.  That moose-head that looked so cool in your bachelor pad?  Uh-uh!  To the attic, or Good Will.  More and more wives are getting a little more lenient about our addictions to sports, but when it comes to our comic book collections, or watching The Three Stooges . . . fuhgeddaboudit!  Maybe it’s payback for our pulling the heads off our sisters’ Barbie dolls?  Maybe they are just so much more mature and sophisticated than us guys?   Naahhh!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, while we’ve definitely seen both “odive” and “keihr” in the past.  The answer letter layout is a wonderfully cryptic eleven letter jumble.  Without the clue/question, and the cartoon, this could have been a difficult solve.

Great furniture store shopping cartoon.  The wife’s expression kind of says it all.  They might still end up purchasing the bookcase, but it definitely won’t be for his comic books!  Sorry, pal.  Welcome to married life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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