Archive for May 2nd, 2021

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/02/21

1914 Elbert Hubbard Portrait Photo Print for Sale

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(Truer words have never been spoken!  You can’t worry about doing it right the first time.  Occasionally, some do.  But that’s called beginner’s luck.  You have to be willing to fail, maybe even make a fool of yourself.  That’s how we learn.  That’s how we grow.  Thinking you won’t do it, unless you can do it perfectly is a fool’s game.  You can almost always do it better anyway.  But you need a starting point.  Lessons learned later in life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/21

Strawberry Party Punch | Wishes and Dishes

Visual Description:  Refreshing fruity drink.

EUSNNE  =  UNSEEN,  DHDNIE  =  HIDDEN,  CREEON  =  ENCORE,  BNOOGL  =  OBLONG,  WASRPL  =  SPRAWL,  PAAPER  =  APPEAR   —   Giving us:  USHDECELNSPAPA

Clue/Question:  She used fresh fruit to make her own juice and was – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (7-letters)  (2-letters)  (5-letters)

The Bizarre History of 10 Common Sayings | Punch and judy, Puppets, Puppetry

Answer:  PLEASED AS PUNCH

(Pretty proud of herself too!  Punches can be very refreshing, and some can pack a wallop.  I think older generations are more into alliteration than younger ones.  I saw today’s answer immediately.  But when I handed this over to my daughter to solve, it took her a little time, and a hint or two.  She acted like she’d never heard the expression before.  And, maybe she hadn’t.  The phrase/saying comes from the old Punch and Judy puppet shows, where the violent Mr. Punch is always very pleased with himself after beating, or killing, someone.  Today his shtick would be considered highly misogynistic.

All well-worn clue words today.  However, all six of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  No head scratchers for me though.  Not even “unseen”.  Maybe I’m over my UN thing?  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fourteen letter jumble.  I guess for folks not familiar with the phrase this was a challenging jumble.

Great backyard party scene.  Seems to be a tropical/Hawaiian themed party, with the pineapple, the leis, and tropical prints.  I like the tray of pigs in a blanket.  Ooh!  Maybe they’re something wrapped in bacon!  That works too.  I hope all had a fine time.  Some punches will have sherbet in them.  That makes them extra sweet.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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