Archive for August 10th, 2021

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/21

The Latest in Dog Training - K-9 Specialist

Visual Description:  Non-Dog Day dog.

TEDONR  =  RODENT,  DAYRLH  =  HARDLY,  GUHNOE  =  ENOUGH,  SOWHOH  =  WHOOSH,  LUURYN  =  UNRULY,  SECCSA  =  ACCESS   —   Giving us:  RTDLNUOOHRLACE

Clue/Question:  When she wanted the dog to go for a walk in the heat of the day, the dog got – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (3-letters)  (5-letters)  THE  (6-letters)

Stick Man: Reluctant Dog stock vector. Illustration of mutt - 29945803

Answer:  HOT UNDER THE COLLAR

(And, you can’t tell this dog:  “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat.”  When it’s around 100° – or more – it is unbearable during daylight.  When it gets dark at least you lose the radiant heat.  I have never been a fan of the heat, whether it’s humid or dry.  When it’s cold I can always find something else to put on.  But, with the heat, there’s only so much one can take off.  This global warming is too much, folks!

All old reliable clue words.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “luuryn” before.  I think “sowhoh” was the toughest one for me.  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fourteen letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  Maybe, because of the cartoon dog, I got HOT and COLLAR right away.  The RDNUE gave me the UNDER.

Cute cartoon of a very agitated dog, and his frustrated owner.  You don’t mess with the king!  Rex has more sense than the lady who thinks all she needs is a friggin’ hat!  He knows his tootsies can’t handle the hot asphalt and concrete.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/08/21

Good breeding shows itself most where to an ordinary eye it appears least.”   —   Joseph Addison

(Which is why you can usually spot the nuveau riche a mile away.  They’re usually more ostentatious.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/10/21

Amazon.com: 11x14 Mounted Canvas Art Print - Personalized Thank You Gift  for Parents Hodding Carter Quote Two Lasting Bequests Mother of Groom Bride  Family Wedding Poem - With Gift Wrapping LTC-C1122: Posters

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:  one is roots, the other is wings.”   —   Hodding Carter

(Yes, we had this quote a little over ten years ago!  And, I still have a great print of this quotation in my home, by Sam Flores.  It shows a stylized adult speaking to a child, while standing upon the roots of a large tree, whose trunk opens up to a canopy of various birds on the wing.  It’s not word for word the same as the above, but apparently there are a few recognized variants of this marvelous sentiment.  And yes, I copied most of this from the 06/18/11 spoiler!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/10/21

This Entomologist Has a Travel Warning: Always Put Your Suitcase in the  Hotel Bathroom | Apartment Therapy

Visual Description:  Lessening the furrowed lines.

TYNER  =  ENTRY,  DBEIA  =  ABIDE,  NSOLOE  =  LOOSEN,  RICBEK  =  BICKER   —   Giving us:  ERADSECE

Clue/Question:  It was clear the shirt had been folded, but after being ironed, the wrinkles would – – –

Luggage Garment Bags | Bed Bath & Beyond

Answer:  DECREASE

(Ooh!  We’re back to a classic stinky pun, are we?  I remember the good laugh we had when my wife wanted me to stop wrestling with a buddy.  She said:  Your clothes will become crumpled!  Sure, it’s a valid synonym for wrinkle, but it’s generally used to describe a piece of paper, not clothing.  My wife is a piece of work.

Does anyone suspect that we had any new clue words today?  Are we going to notify ralis95 to update his world famous clue word database?  Nah!  Same ol, same ol!  Three of the jumbles came up as new for me, but we have surely seen “dbeia” before.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  It was more than sufficiently cryptic.  And yes, today I do see the pun in the word, my friend!

Fine scene of a couple who have just checked into a hotel room.  When it comes to dressy shirts and nice pants I like to use a garment bag.  I suppose some airlines might frown upon them these days, but they’re really great when you drive yourself.  But still, it’s nice that the hotel is equipped with an ironing board and iron.  They say you should never put your suitcase on the bed.  Don’t ask me why.  Always use that little foldy thing with the straps.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/21

Mayra O. Rubio - Neighborhood Loans

Your past does not define who you are, it’s only muscle that you are building for your future.”   —   Mayra Rubio

(Very nice quote from a newcomer to the Cryptoquote page!  We welcome this lovely young – and accomplished – woman to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/21

lemonade stand - Lisa Storms | Diy lemonade stand, Kids lemonade stands,  Kids lemonade

Visual Description:  A thirst quenching proposition!

MILTI  =  LIMIT,  DRETN  =  TREND,  SOLFIS  =  FOSSIL,  ATUBYE  =  BEAUTY   —   Giving us:  LITNDSSLAT

Clue/Question:  They were successful at marketing their lemonade because they didn’t – – –

Marc's Lemonade Stand – That CRM Blog

Answer:  STAND STILL

(Aahh!  That really hit the spot!  I think it’s an American rite of passage for just about all kids to have a lemonade and/or Kool-Aid stand.  I know me and my brother, and probably a neighbor or two, had a few when I was a kid.  Especially, June 13-16, 1968, for the  U.S. Golf Open!  My neighborhood was just outside the entrance to Oak Hill Country Club, so we got a lot of foot traffic.  My older brother even charged people to park on our lawn.  I believe he got $5 a pop, and that was good money for a 12 year old kid.  I also sold golf balls that I had fished out of the course creek.  Yeah, those were the days!  I was just reminiscing with some old childhood friends at that memorial service that I just went to.  We were saying that we basically had a Norman Rockwell childhood.  Clearly, not everyone in America had it so good in the late 1960s, but that just made us realize how fortunate we actually were!

It might sound like a broken record, but there were no new clue words this day, but two of the jumbles appear to be so.  We have definitely seen both “milti” and “solfis” in earlier Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a tasty ten letter jumble.  It hid the final answer nicely.  The five and five of the final answer slots made for a quick solve.

Great retro cartoon of kids running a lemonade stand.  I don’t think anyone has sold lemonade for 25¢ a glass in ages!  I think we probably charged 25¢ back in 1968!  This was a fun trip down memory lane.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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