Archive for February 14th, 2021

Valentine’s Sunday Cryptoquote – 02/14/21

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Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.”   —   Robert Frost

(Loosely a Valentine’s Day quote???  Love is often described as hot.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Valentine’s Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/21

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Visual Description:  The mood of the day.

LNHECC  =  CLENCH,  RDENOV  =  VENDOR,  OAFTMR  =  FORMAT,  CIRWEK  =  WICKER,  ADRISU  =  RADIUS,  XETETN  =  EXTENT   —   Giving us:  CLVEORTWKRUSEE

Clue/Question:  After Cupid shot his arrows at the couple, they – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (4-letters)  (10-letters)

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Answer:  WERE LOVESTRUCK

(Very appropriate Valentine’s Day pun!  It took me a few looks to get the final answer.  All the past tense language of the clue/question led me to the first word likely being WERE.  From there I played with the CKLRSTV and EOU to come up with LOVESTRUCK.  It never occurred to me that lovestruck was a single word.  And, what’s funny is WordPress is allowing it in Answer, but it just flagged it here – twice – as being misspelled!  So, it looks like the Limeys – sorta – agree with me!  LOL!

All of today’s clue words are old friends.  Five of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  Hoyt has definitely used “cirwek” before though.  It took me a few looks to see both “vendor” and “format”.  The answer letter layout was a challenging fourteen letter jumble.  After assuming WERE, I had to write out the remaining consonants and vowels in alpha order to get to LOVESTRUCK.  Third time!

Cute cartoon of Cupid attacking people in a city park.  Could be NYC’s Washington Square Park.  Does Chicago have a park with an arch???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/13/21

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A recipe is only a theme which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.”   —   Madame Benoit

(That’s why you shouldn’t get too caught up in measuring every single ingredient in a recipe.  They’re just templates, and you are allowed to – even expected to – improvise and experiment.  Just be careful not to go too overboard with certain ingredients.  This is our first quote from the illustrious Madame Benoît!  We welcome the culinary author to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Saturday Jumble – 02/13/21

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Visual Description:  You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They’re out of order!”

IMNUS  =  MINUS,  SYOBS  =  BOSSY,  REKLEN  =  KERNEL,  ANIDUS  =  UNSAID   —   Giving us:  MNSBOSYKEEUNSI

Clue/Question:  The store run by the baboons failed because of all the – – –

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Answer:  MONKEY BUSINESS

(This is why we can’t have nice things!  LOL!  Monkeys will be monkeys, just as boys will be boys.  That doesn’t excuse Brett Kavanaugh though!  Monkeys gotta do their thing, just as a tiger can’t change his stripes.  Just as you can’t expect seventeen Republican senators to convict one of . . . their own!  At least Mitch McConnell finally spoke some truth . . . despite voting to acquit.  Perhaps he is warm-blooded after all???

As expected . . . there were no new clue words this day.  However, three of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  The only one I can confirm definitely seeing before was “syobs”.  That always reminds of psy-ops!  I know a lot of you are in a kind of state of denial about these kind of things, but believe me, they definitely take place.  And, more often than most of us would think.  I had a little trouble with “anidus”.  I’ve never been a fan of UN words as Jumble clue words.  To me they’re almost as lazy – s/b ineligible – as plural words with an S.  The answer letter layout was an unusually long – for a Saturday – fourteen letter jumble!  Fortunately, the Jumble just screamed MONKEY BUSINESS to me.

Really amusing cartoon!  Despite it being a store scene, it put me in mind of a couple of movies.  The – really old – one is SO politically incorrect, that bringing up the title would raise some hackles.  But, the other one is “And Justice for All”, starring Al Pacino and Jack Warden.  It also starred Christine Lahti, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, and Craig T Nelson!  And, a guy named Thomas Waites, who was in one of my favorite movies, that I first saw on VHS in like 1981 or ’82, “The Warriors”!  He’s now an acting teacher in Philly-delphia!  Anyway, I’ll always remember the scene in “And Justice for All” where Al goes off.  Great movie.  I think I have a copy of it somewhere.  Either VHS, or DVD.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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