Archive for May 28th, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/21

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If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.”   —   Yiddish Proverb

(I don’t think I buy into the destiny aspect, but you can “drown” in as little as a teaspoon of water.  As a small child, I did actually “drown” once.  Thankfully, a lovely Asian lifeguard dove down to the bottom of the deep-end, and saved my life.  The drowning aspect was a little confusing to my four year old brain, yet strangely peaceful.  Luckily, I couldn’t have been down there too long.  As a result though, I did have an aversion to putting my head under water, for quite a long time.  That made learning how to swim a bit of a challenge.  I did learn though!  Although, I never was able to master the turning of my head, to take air in, and then blow it out with my face in the water.  My brain-o says No bueno to that!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Gladys Knight!  (This was also a CCR song.)

Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/21

Slackline con obstáculos ninja para niños | Deja de Pensar

Visual Description:  Backyard junior Olympics.

AVEEL  =  LEAVE,  EGMIA  =  IMAGE,  VLYTIE  =  LEVITY,  DCLDOE  =  CODDLE   —   Giving us:  LAIMLECD

Clue/Question:  They weren’t made of gold, silver or bronze, but the top three awards were – – –

Resultado de imagen de Make A Kids Obstacle Course | Kids obstacle course,  Outdoor fun for kids, Backyard obstacle course

Answer:  MEDALLIC

(I completely get the play on metallic.  This makes for a great Jumble punswer.  But, what I don’t get is why – when you Google “medallic” – do a decent number of dictionary definitions come up for the *word*?  I don’t ever remember seeing this as a word before, but they all say:  adj. “of or pertaining to medals”.  I usually complain that WordPress is a stodgy Limey bastard when it comes to some misspelled words.  But this time I’m in complete agreement with them.  And, for once, I disagree with Merriam-Webster!

No new clue words today.  But some we haven’t seen in a while.  I almost got suckered into writing ALEVE . . . again!  The persuasive power of marketing!  All of the jumbles are coming up as new though.  The answer letter layout was an easy-going eight letter jumble.  Definitely not obvious though.  Once again, it was the combination of the cartoon and the quotation marks that led me to the final answer.

Great cartoon of some imaginative kids.  When I was a kid one of the big kids organized this kind of track and field competition.  It wasn’t exactly the Olympics, but there were a lot of different events.  I was actually pretty fast back then too.  I remember back then I could run barefoot in the street.  My feet were nicely calloused, and we never worried about broken glass, or anything, because our neighborhood was so clean and safe.  Nowadays, when going outside barefoot, if I step on the tiniest pebble, on my sidewalk or driveway, I see friggin’ stars!  The only thing I don’t miss about walking around barefoot is stubbing my big toe!  I did that all too often.  Ouch!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Fogerty!


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