Archive for May 4th, 2021

Jumble Spoiler – 05/04/21

The Queen's Guard at The Tower of London | Queens guard, Tower of london,  Royal guard

Visual Description:  The changing of the sentries.

NARDG  =  GRAND,  NRASL  =  SNARL,  VTIRED  =  DIVERT,  BSCAAU  =  ABACUS   —   Giving us:  GDSNDRTAAU

Clue/Question:  The protectors at Buckingham Palace can’t sit down on the job, so they – – –

The Queen's Guards Faint During Trooping the Colour Ceremony | PEOPLE.com

Answer:  STAND GUARD

(Very punny!  Besides not being able to sit, they’re also not supposed to speak, or show any emotion.  They’re supposed to be very stoic.  I don’t if they still allow tourists to get up close to them, but people used to try to get them crack a smile.  They’re supposed to keep a stiff upper lip, don’t ya know!  The majority of them remain stone-faced, but occasionally one will crack up.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appear to be new.  None of them tripped me up at all today.  The answer letter layout was tasty ten letter jumble.  Fairly cryptic.  But today’s final answer wasn’t the stiffest of challenges.

Cute cartoon of tourists taking pics of The Queen’s Guard.  I seem to remember there was a heat wave last Summer, where – at least – one of the guards passed out from heat stroke.  The tall fuzzy hats are made of bearskin, and they’re both heavy and hot!  I wouldn’t be surprised if their red tunics were made of wool too.  Traditions persist in the face of logic and sanity!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Mike Dirnt!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/04/21

Vesak festival: What is it and how do Buddhists celebrate Buddha Day or  Wesak? - CBBC Newsround

Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly; nothing in this world can be long enjoyed.”   —   Buddha

(So, take every opportunity to really live – and appreciate – your time in this world.  Whether or not there is anything beyond there is one thing that’s for sure, none of this stuff is coming with you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Soozie Tyrell!


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