Archive for August 10th, 2020

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/10/20

Brian Tracy (Author of Eat That Frog!)

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”   —   Brian Tracy

(Are you listening, Eeyore???  LOL!  It looks to me like Brian works out!  Good for him.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Why You Need to Ration the Fucks You Give — The Rewired Soul

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/10/20

CP through the Spiral Tunnels | RailroadForums.com - Railroad ...

Visual Description:  The BIG DIG.

MIRGE  =  GRIME,  THHUC  =  HUTCH,  SWRULA  =  WALRUS,  TOSEOH  =  SOOTHE   —   Giving us:  GREHUHWROTE

Clue/Question:  They started work on the mountain tunnel and would work until they – – –

The Spiral Tunnels: Viewpoint (The Rocky Mountaineer First Passage ...

Answer:  WERE THROUGH

(I can see the mechanical steel drill, but I’m not sure if John Henry is in there, competing with it.  Oh.  Am I allowed to bring up John Henry, or is that folklore now considered “politically incorrect”?  I wouldn’t think so, but what do I know?  I still don’t consider “Gone With the Wind” to be “racist”, but apparently a – very – vocal minority of a minority has proclaimed it to be so.  And, the rest of us are supposed to shut up about it!

All old reliable clue words today.  However, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I did not find any of them to be stumpers.  The answer letter layout is an elegant eleven letter jumble.  Hoyt’s GRE  HUH  WROTE looks like a statement in itself.  Kinda sneaky.

Great construction scene cartoon.  My presumption is that the tunnels are for trains.  Looks kinda like the Alps.  The blueprints were a nice touch.  Fine Monday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/20

Visual Description:  Really into it.

Above Avery , fly fishing on the St. Joe river by artist Mary ...

DNEATV  =  ADVENT,  LMGEBA  =  GAMBLE,  WDEPOR  =  POWDER,  SREYDS  =  DRESSY,  NYLUUR  =  UNRULY,  DLNNAI  =  INLAND   —   Giving us:  ADNGAWDDENRYIA

Clue/Question:  He was very anxious for his fishing buddy to arrive.  He was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (3-letters)  “(6-letters)”

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Answer:  READY ANDWADING

(Today’s Jumble answer was very . . . hip!  Nothing stinky about it.  It was as fresh as a mountain stream.  The only flies were the ones tied – expertly – to a hook.  Fly-fishing is definitely an art form.  It takes a lot more dexterity  and coordination than dropping a line in the water with some bait and a sinker.  I’ve never had the opportunity to try it, but it looks like fun.

All of the clue words have been used previously.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “sreyds” at one time or another.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful fourteen letter jumble.  As usual, Hoyt did not give anything away here.  For me, the big clues were the quotation marks, and the clue/question’s phrasing.

Fine Jeff cartoon of a fly fisherman, in his hip-waders!  He looks to be very patient.  The late arrival looks to be suitably attired, as well.  One obvious thing about the cartoon is that “A River Runs Through It”!  No one looks like Brad Pitt though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/20

The Deserted Village": A Poem by Oliver Goldsmith | Owlcation

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we may fall.”   —   Oliver Goldsmith

(Rumor has it, I was in a production of “She Stoops to Conquer”, when I was a freshman in college.  I have very limited memories of it though, as I was going through some MAJOR pain, due to a slipped/torn disc.  So bad that the director gave me some of his neuralgia medication.  Yikes!  STRONG stuff!  I’m told that at one point in the scene I spaced out . . . big time, and jumped ahead a page . . . or two . . . or three.  And, the guy – a friend/ex-roommate – who was in the scene with me had to talk me back to where I should have been.  I also jumbled/reversed the order of two words in one line that I was delivering.  Fortunately, the guy played along, and repeated my line to me, with a questioning tone – and a smile – that allowed me to correct myself.  Everyone would’ve been better off if I’d just acted with the pain!  And, this whole incident was completely lost to me, until I ran into my friend at a college reunion 15 years ago!  The brain is a funny thing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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