Archive for January 17th, 2021

(Tough) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/17/21

How To Lay Sod Guide - The Home Depot

Visual Description:  The popular landscaper.

CRLAGI  =  GARLIC,  NIFTAN  =  INFANT,  CRNWEH  =  WRENCH,  CATDHE  =  DETACH,  COYCPU  =  OCCUPY,  DOTIUS  =  STUDIO   —   Giving us:  GLIFAREHDHOYST

Clue/Question:  The company known for installing the best new lawns was – – –

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

Sod Installation | Impact Landscapes LLC | 972-849-6443

Answer:  HIGHLY SOD AFTER

(Once I got it, I loved it!  But, hoo boy!  Getting the final answer was a piece of work, for me.  Not sure if Hoyt came up with this on his own, or if it was suggested by a fan, but I thought it was tough.  Both me and my daughter thought of SOD right off the bat, but neither of us could see it as being the pun word!  So, we toyed with TIL and FAR, and I thought possibly GRO, but no.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new for me.  All of the clue words came to me instantly.  It was the answer letter layout that threw me.  A beautiful fourteen letter jumble that had me stymied.  Finally, I wrote out just the consonants, in alphabetical order, then the Y – since it can go either way, then the vowels, in alphabetical order.  That’s when I saw HIGHLY, and I realized that SOD was a spoof on sought!  And, of course, the FRTAE came after.

Great cartoon of landscapers laying sod.  It was just a little hard for me to pick up the clue from the couple’s dialog.  Even though there was sod all over the place!  Great example of hiding in plain sight.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/21

Review: Artists in Love: Marilyn and Arthur Miller | Immortal Marilyn

The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.”   —   Arthur Miller

(No N’s in this quote!  Just something I noticed as I corrected PLAN to PLAY.  Something told me to check myself, and I’m glad that I did.  Arthur must’ve been one cool dude, to have been married to Marilyn Monroe!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/21

Julia Fletcher Carney - Digital Commonwealth

Little acts of kindness, little words of love make our earth an Eden like heaven above.”   —   Julia Carney

(A little on the schmaltzy side, and yet I like it.  A kind word, or two, can really go a long way in brightening someone’s day.  There’s just too much invective in the world these days.  Have we all forgotten what our mothers used to say?  If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!  Be well, do better, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 01/16/21

Couple in Camping with Campfire Stok Videosu (%100 Telifsiz) 18431779 |  Shutterstock

Visual Description:  Taking in the great outdoors.

DWRAA  =  AWARD,  SMURT  =  STRUM,  CYONPA  =  CANOPY,  WTRRIE  =  WRITER   —   Giving us:  AADSTMANOYWRT

Clue/Question:  When the campers heated up slices of bread on their campfire, they were – – –

Camping Games for Couples: Fun Activities to Do When Camping

Answer:  WARM AND TOASTY

(Breakfast of champions!  Unless you’re diabetic, then you have to go with your proteins.  But, toast can be very satisfying.  And, I miss the simplicity of just popping a couple of slices into the toaster.  Less to clean up too.

No new clue words.  Three of the jumbles did come up as new, for me.  But we’ve absolutely seen “smurt” before.  I was able to see all the clue words immediately.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  Nothing about it screams the final answer.  But the final answer did come quickly.

Gotta love the cartoon.  Four campers huddling by a roaring campfire, cooking up toast and coffee.  Pup tents nearby.  And, the sun rising over the treetops.  I liked the little tub of butter and bottle of honey on the little side table.  A fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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