Archive for April 4th, 2021

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/04/21

Vault W Artwork 'Homecoming Marine' by Norman Rockwell Painting Print on  Wrapped Canvas | Wayfair

Visual Description:  An Americana arcade.

YNELLO  =  LONELY,  RDAWTO  =  TOWARD,  DRHIBY  =  HYBRID,  DGLUES  =  SLUDGE,  TVAANC  =  VACANT,  RNAWID  =  INWARD   —   Giving us:  ELTOWHRSLEVCAIR

Clue/Question:  They purchased enough Norman Rockwell “Saturday Evening Post” artwork to – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (5-letters)  (5-letters)  

Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With"

Answer:  COVER THEIR WALLS

(For everybody under the age of 50, this is because Norman Rockwell works adorned the covers of the weekly magazine, “The Saturday Evening Post”, back in the heyday of weekly magazines.  It’s been around since 1897, and ran as a weekly until 1963.  From ’63 until ’69 it ran every two weeks.  They folded for a couple of years, and came back as a six editions a year thing.  I did not even realize that.  I thought they were dead.  One thing’s for sure, Norman Rockwell is dead!

All of today’s clue words are Jumble classics.  Nothing new.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we have seen “dglues” before.  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fifteen letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  I think the cartoon, its dialog, and the clue/question combined to give me COVER.  Then the rest was very evident.

Jeff did a great job of recreating some of the more iconic Rockwell covers!  It might be considered a bit kitschy to snootier types, but I think most people enjoy Norman Rockwell works.  They just take you back to a simpler, more certain time in American life.  The kind that so many of us long for.  Happy Easter, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/04/21

Bilinick: Dennis The Menace Cartoon Photos And Wallpapers

Y’know what’s good about computer games?  You don’t hafta pick ’em up when you’re finished.”   —   Dennis The Menace

(One of yer uncle’s all time favorite cartoon characters!  Actually, I became a fan of Dennis before I could even read, thanks to Jay North and the TV show!  Later on I read the comic books, and his comic strips in the funny pages.  I’m pretty sure there was also an animated series.  I could easily relate to his all-American boy image, with his cowlick and freckles.  And his slingshot poking out of his back pocket of his overalls.  He often had a frog in his front pocket, ever ready to pull it out to shove it in fussy Margaret’s face!  I even had nextdoor neighbors like the Wilsons.  I don’t THINK I was ever as naughty/annoying as Dennis was to them.  But . . . they DID move away.  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Happy Easter to all who observe it!  And, Happy end of Passover too!   —   YUR

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