Archive for September 3rd, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/03/21

Gustave Courbet's “The Desperate Man” Is the Ultimate Self-Portrait of the  Artist as Mad Genius - Artsy

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”   —   James Baldwin

(For a while they referred to that as “going postal”.  Then “terrorists”.  Now – at home – they call most of them “domestic terrorists”.  We can’t afford to keep on creating these desperate people.  Can’t we give them something to live for?  Be well and do well, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/03/21

The co-stars of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) pose in character: Karin Dor as  Helga Brandt, Donald Pleasance as Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Mie Hama as  Kissy Suzuki. - 9GAG

Visual Description:  James Bond nemesis.

YANRO  =  RAYON,  TVIOP  =  PIVOT,  TUUSNJ  =  UNJUST,  NNARYC  =  CRANNY   —   Giving us:  RANPIUSTCRA

Clue/Question:  It was obvious that the happy, long-haired kitty was a – – –

The ultimate accessory for a nasty boss (cat not included): Black leather  chair used by James Bond's arch-enemy Blofeld sells for $16,000 at auction  | Daily Mail Online

Answer: PURRSIAN CAT

(Ernst Stavro Blofeld!  I always liked the original – Donald Pleasance – Blofeld over any of the other Blofelds.  He had a really great creepiness.  And, there’s something about the first one you see that always kind of stays with you.

There were no new clue words today.  But all of the jumbles came up as new for me this morning.  It took a couple of looks for me to see “rayon”.  It’s a man-made textile, so it didn’t sound like it could be a regular word.  Maybe when it first was produced it wasn’t considered a regular word.  But it’s been around for over a hundred years, so it’s pretty common.  The answer letter layout was an elusive eleven letter jumble.  Marvelously cryptic!  You knew the three letter word was going to be CAT.  And, the hyphenated en-quoted word was easy to figure out.  Especially with Stavro saying “He sounds so content.  Good kitty.”

Fun cartoon of the “You Only Live Twice” villain, stroking his long-haired kitty-cat, sitting in that big wacky black chair.  I don’t really remember that much about the movie though.  I’m sure that it was entertaining, for the devotees of James Bond movies.  I was only a casual fan.  What is going on with that globe in the background?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/02/21

www.nmlegis.gov - /sessions/13 Regular/Senate Photos 2013/

Strive to be a person of value, and success will undeniably follow.”   —   Nenci Rodriguez

(Okay, Google keeps redirecting me to a Nancy Rodriguez, a Senator from New Mexico.  Maybe, this is a Spanish spelling of Nancy?  I don’t know.  Very attractive lady though!  Regardless, we welcome Ms. Rodriguez to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Belated Jumble Spoiler – 09/02/21

Dodge County Swap Meet | Dodge County Fairgrounds

Visual Description:  Some place I’ve never experienced.

LUVAT  =  VAULT,  RNIKB  =  BRINK,  PRXIEE  =  EXPIRE,  GRINIO  =  ORIGIN   —   Giving us:  VATRKEIEOG

Clue/Question:  There were 100 people at the swap meet, – – –

Fresno Swap Meet holds grand opening in northwest Fresno - ABC30 Fresno

Answer:  GIVE OR TAKE

(I’ve been to a number of flea markets before, but never to an actual swap meet.  I’m sure they exist, I’ve just never been exposed to one.  So, you drive to this gathering place, with something you no longer want, in hopes of trading it to someone for something that you do want?  Sounds like Commie Crap, to me!  JKLOL!  Actually, it sounds like a very neighborly way of transacting business.

All of the clue words already reside on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “luvat” and “grinio” in earlier Jumbles.  I believe they all came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was tenacious ten letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  The pun just seemed to come to me though.

Fun cartoon of the bartering event.  I can’t really make out much, except for the folding tables, but I do see someone with a guitar!  I think the kid is holding some kind of Jumble game, or puzzle.  And, one guy is using a milk crate for a seat.  Well, it’s directly behind his butt.  Much smarter than these kids who build a pyramid with them, then challenge someone to climb it!  I guess the trick, at these swap meets, is to find something of comparable value, so no one feels cheated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

I was just talking to my stepson about this Nancy Sinatra song, backed by The Wrecking Crew!  Those guys were responsible for SO many hit songs of the ’60s and ’70s!


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