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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/21

Lake Gropey-Gone Days! Garrison Keillor Canned for Sexual Misconduct - The  Rush Limbaugh Show

Second violins can play a concerto perfectly if they’re in their own home and nobody’s there.”   —   Garrison Keillor

(Then I guess the difference between second and first violin must be . . . confidence!  It’s a good thing this guy is bright!  Hoo, boy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/21

Pin by Tracey Wozniak on Writing Notebooks | Benjamin franklin quotes, Ben  franklin quotes, Writing

Visual Description:  Ben showing some Thomas.

GOEAVY  =  VOYAGE,  NWENIR  =  WINNER,  XTOIEC  =  EXOTIC,  BLAIEV  =  VIABLE,  GLRUAF  =  FRUGAL,  SELYIA  =  EASILY   —   Giving us:  VGENNEIIBEGLESI

Clue/Question:  Some people may have been doubtful about bifocals, but – – –

Pre-Answer:  Thee Words  (6-letters)  WAS  (9-letters)

The Evolution of Glasses | Sutori

Answer:  SEEING WAS BELIEVING

(Ben was THE Man!  Statesman, inventor, lady’s man!  And, I hear he could hold his liquor too!  Is it any wonder they put him on the C-note?!  I hate trite phrases, but his invention of of bifocals was a . . . game changer!

No new clue words today.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, for me, but we’ve definitely seen “nwenir” sometime ago.  The only one that I even hesitated on was “selyia”.  Katrina struggled a bit with “goeavy”.  Mr. Hoyt gave us an answer letter layout that was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble, but today’s answer came a heck of a lot faster than last Sunday’s!

Another excellent period piece cartoon from Mr. Knurek.  Not sure who the dude in the wig is, but he’s reading what I put up at the top of this spoiler.  Tons of fun, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/24/21

Double celebration for Clown Round - Suffolk Artlink

Visual Description:  Clowny Children’s Clinic.

TWIHSC  =  SWITCH,  DIONGI  =  INDIGO,  CREBHA  =  BREACH,  PUOAEQ  =  OPAQUE,  NDYEOK  =  DONKEY,  NLFELA  =  FALLEN   —   Giving us:  STCIIGBRAOPDKEFA

Clue/Question:  The entertaining children’s doctor had a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (3-letters)  (2-letters)  (11-letters)

Fun and laughter just what the doctor ordered

Answer:  BAG OF PEDIATRICKS

(Very sneaky Jumble pun!  I think this might have been an easier solve had there been a hyphen between PEDIA and TRICKS.  I got BAG OF right away, but I couldn’t do anything with STCIIRPDKEA.  So, I wrote out the consonants and the vowels, separately, in alpha order.  My daughter and I both thought TRICK had to be part of it, but didn’t see how, for a while.  Finally, looking at the DPSAEI, it finally hit home.  Yes, my daughter got it first!

No new clue words.  Five new jumbles, but we have seen “diongi” before.  They were all great jumbles, but I was able to get them right away.  The answer letter layout was a super sixteen letter jumble.  For me, it disguised the final answer very well.

Amusing cartoon.  It put me in mind of “Patch Adams”, starring Robin Williams.  This summer Robin will be gone seven years!  Hard to believe.  He was such a talent.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/21

Cato The Elder Quotes. QuotesGram

We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to despise them.”   —   Cato

(This kind of struck me funny, so I looked up the quote.  Every entry that came back had the word DISREGARD instead of DESPISE.  That definitely makes more sense to me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/21

Mary Waldrip Obituary - Montgomery, AL

Just when you think you’ve graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course.”   —   Mary Waldrip

(Kind of exhausting, sure.  But, that’s also what makes life the pleasure that it is; you’re always learning something new!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/21

I Toured the 'Brady Bunch' House and It Did Not Go As Planned | by Joel  Stein | GEN

Visual Description:  A dad *torturing* his kids.

CUTHH  =  HUTCH,  TUCOL  =  CLOUT,  EMNOYK  =  MONKEY,  BMFLUE  =  FUMBL  —   Giving us:  HUHCTMONFBL

Clue/Question:  When it came to TV episodes of the Brady family, there were a – – –

Greg, Peter & Bobby Brady - Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries

Answer:  BUNCH OF THEM

(One of the dopier – yet now iconic – sitcoms of all time!  Maybe because it was one of the first sitcoms that was more kid driven.  Maybe because of the very catchy theme song.  Personally, I was a big fan of Marcia Brady!  That Maureen McCormick was hottie, fo sho!  It’s kind of sad that all of the adult actors from the show have died.  Fortunately, all of the kid actors are still with us.

There were no new clue words today.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but I can confirm that we’ve seen “cuthh” and “tucol” before.  I don’t think they were tough today.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful eleven letter jumble.  The clue/question and the dad were the big giveaway for me.

Fun cartoon of the old show.  I like how Jeff drew the horse statue, and the vase, from the show!  If you Google:  “interior of the Brady Bunch house” you’ll see that the horse statue is in a lot of shots of the living room.  He also gave the little girl on the couch a doll that looks like Mrs. Beasley, from the show “Family Affair”.  Great job, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/29/21

Pin on Best of Television, The

Visual Description:  NOT Bob Newhart!

GNTIE  =  TINGE,  GAAED  =  ADAGE,  RYELEM  =  MERELY,  TAISHU  =  HIATUS   —   Giving us:  TIGDAMEETUS

Clue/Question:  To come up with revenue projections, the owner of the inn – – –

Best of the net: Know Particular places to go | Travel | The Guardian

Answer:  GUESTIMATED

(Great pun of a pun . . . I guess!  Or, should that be a sonuva pun?  An estimate is usually based on a certain amount of knowledge.  When you really haven’t a clue you make more of a guess-timate.

There’s No Vacancy at the ralis95 clue word database, but that doesn’t matter at all today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve seen “gntie” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was an enigmatic eleven letter jumble.  But something about the quotation marks and the hyphen brought me the answer like a bellhop looking for a big tip.

Cute cartoon of a couple running an inn.  I’d rather have seen Mary Fran and Bob Newhart, but I guest that’s been done before.  Great show though.  I haven’t seen it since the series ended.  I wonder if it’s on MeTV or the COZI channel?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/21

Wilson Mizner Biography, Wilson Mizner's Famous Quotes - Sualci Quotes 2019

If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.”   —   Wilson Mizner

(I know we’ve had a couple of Wilson’s quotes in the past.  Not this one, but this quote still seems very familiar to me!  Never mind, I just found it.  We have had this exact Mizner quote, but way back in May of 2010!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/28/21

On James Baldwin's Dispatches from the Heart of the Civil Rights Movement ‹  Literary Hub

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”   —   James Baldwin

(More than offsets:  “Do as I say, not as I do”!  Kids definitely benefit from good role models.  We should all strive to be one.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/21

 

With George Martin

Visual Description:  John, Paul, Pete & George.

FRATG  =  GRAFT,  MNHAU  =  HUMAN,  SOYMLT  =  MOSTLY,  ATDRIE  =  TIRADE   —   Giving us:  GFHOUSTIR

Clue/Question:  Brian Epstein knew what to do after seeing the Beatles, because he had – – –

The Cavern Club on Twitter: "On this day 1962 - The Beatles gave their  138th lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club. This was their 244th  overall at The Cavern. The following day

Answer:  TO FIRE PETE BEST    Wait!  That’s a lot more than nine letters!  I bet it was FOURSIGHT

(I always felt kinda bad for Pete.  But, it seems that Brian Epstein and George Martin knew what they were doing.  I’ve read that Pete was a little too dour for John, Paul and George.  And, Ringo fit in much better with their comical charm.  I think it was George Martin who actually decided to fire Pete anyway.  I guess this was after Stu Sutcliffe had left the band to go back to art school.  And, what a tragic end for that young man!

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen “soymlt” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic!

Brian is the one on the left, and George Martin is to his right.  This looks like a scene from the famous Cavern Club, in Liverpool, England.  Fun Jumble down memory lane!  Be Well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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