Archive for September, 2021

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/21

Country Creek Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

Visual Description:  Despoilers of God’s Green Creation!


Clue/Question:  Turning their property around the creek into a campground created a – – –

Index of /fe/Bob-Ross


(Hopefully, they can prevent the RVs from dumping their waste into the creek!  You need to be oh so careful when it comes to our precious waterways.  Clean water is soon going to be the most valuable natural resource.  We already have too many pipelines transporting filthy crude oil in this country.  Very soon we’ll be needing pipelines to transport water from the Great Lakes to the western states, because the Colorado River is drying up!  And, the western coastal states will probably need to build desalinization plants too.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “zarec” and “mehet” before.  The answer letter layout was a remarkable thirteen letter jumble.  Marvelously cryptic.  The Clue/Question and the cartoon’s dialog made for a quick solve though.

Nice creek scene cartoon.  I don’t know if Otyokwa Creek is a real creek, but that is what the sign appears to say.  Sounds like it could be a Native American word, but I don’t know.  Do we have any Native American’s in the house???  Maybe David or Jeff will give us some kind of explanation?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Lombardo, of 10,000 Maniacs!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/21

Lance Mannion: The successful don't work any harder than the failures

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.”   —   Will Rogers

(Better to be a kook, than a crook!  There is no honor in taking advantage of anyone, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Birthday to the marvelous Johnny Mathis!

Belated Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/21

Bertrand Russell: Man's Peril - Scraps from the loft

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to citizens of a democracy.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(Boy, old Bertie definitely knew his shit!  For those of you who have followed this blog since the early days, you know that I am wont to say:  You have to read between the lines, folks!  Politicians, and the corporate media, are masters of eloquent BS.  So much of what they say is mis, and dis, information, designed to keep us kind of numbed, and in the dark.  Besides some of the garbage that they spew, you also have to listen for the things that they’re NOT saying.  No one seems to question WHY anything anymore.  Just that it’s tragic, and so and so are the bad guys, and we’re the good guys, and our thoughts and prayers are with . . . whoever.  The more we can realize this the better our democracy will be.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Jerry Lee Lewis!

Belated Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/26/21

6 things cabin crew will never tell you once you're on the plane | The  Independent | The Independent

Visual Description:  Aaah, this is yer Captain speaking . . .


Clue/Question:  Breakfast for passengers in first class included bagels with – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (5-letters)  (6-letters)

A (French) Toast to Airplane Breakfast - The Inflight Dish


(Gee!  For First Class prices, you’d think they might offer a variety of cream cheeses.  Like vegetable, chives, strawberry or blueberry, smoked salmon, or some kind of nuts!  Do they do walnut cream cheese?  I wouldn’t know, because I don’t care for cream cheese on my bagels.  I know, for some people, you HAVE TO put cream cheese on bagels!  It’s like one of the Commandments, or something, for them.  But IDGAF what those folks say.  It doesn’t appeal to me, whatsoever.  Pasty garbage!  Just give it to me with butter.  When I was avoiding fat, I’d have them with jelly.  But that only works with plain, or raisin bagels.  I think with onion, or garlic, or salt, or everything bagels, jelly would be disgusting.  I bet peanut butter would be good on plain or sesame bagels too.  But that’s not my bag.  The point being that people should eat their bagels the way they want to, and societal convention be damned.

All of the clue words are already on the ralis95 world famous clue word database.  Yet, all of the jumbles are coming up as new!  I don’t remember struggling to get any of them though.  The jumble for “splice” seemed designed to make you think of eclipse, but just for a second.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive sixteen letter jumble.  Despite the quotation marks, I immediately went with CREAM CHEESE – because I’m so conditioned – and then came up with the PLANE for PLAIN pun.

Fine onboard first class cartoon.  All the people look like they’re happy to NOT have their knees against the seat in front of them!  Oh, for the days when airline travel was enjoyable for the average Joe!  During the lock-down, all the airlines had the perfect opportunity – with all the grounded aircraft – to reconfigure all of their planes’ seating, to make them more comfortable for all.  I doubt any of them did though.  And, they wonder why there is so much hostility on so many flights!  Take out a row, or two, of seats in Economy, so people can move their legs, and relax!  Is that so hard to understand?  Stop being such greedy pigs, you colluding cretins!  Be well and do good, friends!)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad!  (Another great tune from when I was 12/13!)

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/21

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel – Easter Brunch Buffet – Omelette Station –  NomList

Visual Description:  Nice hotel breakfast!


Clue/Question:  The breakfast buffet was opening, and the omelet chefs were ready to – – –

Yukon Hotels on Twitter: "Our amazing #MothersDay brunch menu this year  includes: - Omelette Station with made to order omelettes - Carving Station  with roast beef and our house made au jus -


(Hey!  You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs . . . right?!!  Ever since I crossed over from my years of Pre-Diabetes, to full blown Type 2 Diabetes, I’ve been eating eggs almost every single morning!  And, sometimes more than once a day too!  Good thing I love eggs.  This always puts me in mind of Billy Crystal’s Howard Cosell/Muhammad Ali/Larry Holmes “I Like Eggs” routine.  Billy did fantastic impressions, but in today’s environment the PC Police would likely shoot this down.  I’m going to give it to you guys anyway.  For those of you who still have a sense of humor . . . enjoy!

All old reliable clue words today.  But, surprisingly, all of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  Even so, I was able to get them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was an elegiac eleven letter jumble.  Of course that is hyperbole, but I dig alliteration, folks!  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer though.  My first inclination was that the first word might be EGG.  But I wasn’t digging the flow.  I saw GET, and CRACKING came right after that.

Nice cartoon of the hotel’s breakfast buffet station.  Definitely better than the “Continental Breakfast” that some lesser hotels offer.  It seems that morning has broken.  No, we’re not doing that song!  But I did enjoy seeing the very tiny classic sinking sailboat on the horizon, with the sunrise.  It looks like it’s going to be a glorious day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Mike Pinera of Blues Image!  (Probably my favorite song from when I was 12/13!)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/21

Buddy Hackett & Johnny Carson Joke Around, Part 1 on the Tonight Show  Starring Johnny Carson - YouTube

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it.”   —   Buddy Hackett

(Most of today’s mother’s would be aghast and dismayed by this quip/truism!  Far too many will bend over backwards, making their “little darling” a special, individual meal.  I remember a number of occasions where I was told to: “Sit there until you eat it.”  Or, I could go to my room without.  There used to be very little mollycoddling.  Take it or leave it was the order of the day.  No one said you had to like it, but you either choked it down, or you went hungry for a night.  No kid ever starved to death with this method.  “Remember all the starving children in China/India!”  I always offered to send my calves liver to them!  That never worked.  Oh, well.  We welcome Buddy Hackett to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Payne of Asia! (- the band, not the continent.)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/21

Calvin Coolidge - HISTORY

The school is not the end but only the beginning of an education.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(“Silent Cal” was born on the 4th of July, way back in 1872!  He was Warren G. Harding’s Vice President, and succeeded him in August of 1923, after Harding’s fatal heart attack in San Francisco.  Cal was visiting his family home in Vermont at the time, and took the oath of office by kerosene lamp in the family’s parlor, becoming the 30th President.  He was generally considered fairly ineffective, and many believe his economic policies led to the 1929 stock market crash, which kicked off the Great Depression.  But apparently, he was an advocate of racial equality!  So, I guess he wasn’t all bad.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to C.J. Chenier, a Zydeco master!

Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/21

WATCH: A Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra rehearsal as you've never seen it  before | Bournemouth Echo

Visual Description:  Orchestral maneuvers.


Clue/Question:  The “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and “Suite No. 2 in B Minor” would be played – – –

11 Facts About Johann Sebastian Bach | Mental Floss


(Both brilliant and incredibly stinky, at the same time!  This might have been a tough solve for those who have no appreciation for classical music.  Fortunately, I do have rudimentary knowledge of classical music.  Very rudimentary, but just enough to remember Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos”.  I might even have a CD of Bach pieces.  Nope.  Just checked.  A lot of other great classical musicians, but no Bach.

All of today’s clue words can be considered classics, as they all reside on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, though we’ve definitely seen “mnhau” in earlier Jumbles.  Got ’em all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a triumphant ten letter jumble.  A well thought out, cryptic jumble!  Of course the quotation marks, and the conductor’s comment were the big clues, for me.

Very typical looking conductor.  I remember the orchestra conductor at my kids’ high school.  He looked just like this!  The first violinist’s joke was also a big clue.  I was never a big fan of Baroque period music.  Maybe that’s why I don’t have any Bach CDs!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to A.J. Croce, son of Jim Croce!  (I always loved this song.)

Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/21

Teller (magician) - Wikipedia

Visual Description:  Two non-Kosher friends.


Clue/Question:  They sat together with a bowl of pork rinds and – – –

South Park's Cheesy Poofs exist, at least temporarily


(Crunchy fat that is!  I don’t eat them regularly, but I do like me some pork rinds!  Especially the barbecue flavored ones.  Or, the spicy hot ones.  Plain are okay too, but I prefer them with a little zing to them.  They go great with beer!  Just like potato chips, pretzels, peanuts, corn chips, and of course Cheesy Poofs!  Yeah, I can’t imagine pork rinds – deep fried pork fat – being too good for the old ticker.

We have seen all of today’s clue words in previous Jumbles, and they’re all on the ralis95 clue word database.  All four of the jumbles appear to be new though.  I saw them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  Deliciously cryptic!  But I got the final answer quickly.

I have no idea who the guys are in this cartoon.  Famous ex somebodies from the Midwest, I guess.  I know it’s not, but the balding guy reminds me of Teller, of Penn and Teller.  So, that’s why I’m giving you the picture of him.  I’m sure the all knowing Jumble Historian will chime in with who Jeff was drawing, and the connection to barbecuing and pork rinds.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/21

B.C. Forbes on stock market crash (1929) - YouTube

A business, like an automobile, has to be driven in order to get results.”   —   B. C. Forbes

(Then I guess ol’ Bertie Charles Forbes would not be in favor of self driving cars!  This appears to be the first B.C. Forbes quote to make it to the Cryptoquote.  He was a financial journalist and founder of Forbes Magazine, and father of Malcolm Forbes.  So, we welcome B.C. Forbes to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Happy birthday to both Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and Meat Loaf!

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