Archive for September, 2021



Jumble Spoiler – 09/25/21

7 Tips for Better Golf Course Anger Management - SOCAL Golfer

Visual Description:  Addressing the ball.  “Hello, ball!”

NIOGG  =  GOING,  SMYOS  =  MOSSY,  OGDTUU  =  DUGOUT,  TWHISC  =  SWITCH   —   Giving us:  GONMSSDOWI

Clue/Question:  The golfer’s erratic play on the course resulted in – – –

Bryson DeChambeau brings his long game to the Masters - Los Angeles Times

Answer:  MOOD SWINGS

(I don’t know for a fact, but I’d guess that a good number of heart attacks take place on golf courses!  The game/sport is one frustration after another.  Especially, for the average duffers.  Slicing it, hooking it, topping it, skying it, landing in the deep rough, landing in a sand bunker, landing out of bounds, landing in a pond or creek . . . or the ocean!  Even the pros can only control just so much.  Golf has been described as a good walk spoiled.  But the best explanation of golf I ever heard came from Robin Williams!  Look it up, and give it a watch.  It will crack you up!

All of today’s clue words have played through before.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be fresh out of the box.  All pretty straight forward.  No doglegs.  The answer letter layout was a thoughtful ten letter jumble.  I thought it was amply cryptic.  I guess I just picked up on the word “erratic”, because I saw the final answer quickly.

Fun cartoon of what looks like our guys on the golf course.  If it is, it looks like Jeff is the calm one and David is the hot-head.  Calm down, cuz!  I bet Bryson DeChambeau sucks at word puzzles!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

This is for lwc!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/25/21

Famous Alfred A Montapert Quotes 403 - YouTube

Be a good listener; listen eighty-five percent of the time.  Develop the art of listening.”   —   A. A. Montapert

(A successful 20th? Century author/philosopher, who lived for about 91 years?  The few photos of him appear to be 19th Century!  But no one has seen fit to put out a biography on the man.  Alfred Armand Montapert sounds like he has French ancestry, likely from France, but that’s just a guess.  This appears to be the first of his many quotes to make it to the Cryptoquote.  So, we welcome Monsieur Montapert to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/24/21

Oscar Wilde reclining on the rock. | Oscar Fingal O'Flaherti… | Flickr

To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist; that is all.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(It’s usually people who aren’t really satisfied with their lot in life who say things like this.  A lot of people just enjoy the simpler pleasures of life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

 

Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/21

How to Get a Deep Shine on Older Faded Paint | Body and Exterior Trim  Problem | MercedesSource.com

Visual Description:  Not exactly . . . the magic touch!

SUTJO  =  JOUST,  ALYLR  =  RALLY,  KTHESC  =  SKETCH,  MEBANO  =  BEMOAN   —   Giving us:  JUTRLLSKCBEOA

Clue/Question:  His son washed and waxed his car but did a – – –

What Are the Different Types of Wax for a Car?

Answer:  LACKLUSTER JOB

(But a BRILLIANT Jumble pun!  Kids today – okay, maybe every generation – learn that if you do a poor job of something, you’ll be less likely asked to ever do that task again.  For many kids, they will only do a good job of something that they really enjoy doing.  When it doesn’t interest them, or they’d rather be playing video games – or some damn thing – they’re not going to give it 100%.  You’d be lucky to get a 70% effort out of them.  Hopefully, they don’t carry this habit into their adult workforce.

Not surprisingly, all of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  But it turns out we’ve seen “kthesc” before.  None of them stumped me, though “bemoan” is probably not the most common word.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous thirteen letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic!  The second word of the final answer slots just screamed out JOB.  After checking off those letters it was easy to see that his effort LACKed LUSTER.

Fine father and son cartoon of an attempt at waxing the Jumblemobile.  I loved the turtle on the can of wax!  If our dynamic duo – Hoyt and Knurek – take the Jumblemobile for a spin, which one typically drives, and which one rides shotgun?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Sonny Turner of The Platters!

Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/21

Advice on Choosing a Bit for Your Horse

Visual Description:  The process of breaking them in.

GIFNE  =  FEIGN,  CROUC  =  OCCUR,  LABEVI  =  VIABLE,  GATIMS  =  STIGMA   —   Giving us:  EINOURVBSTA

Clue/Question:  Seeing the bridle with its mouthpiece made the young horse – – –

100 Golden Palominos Rose Parade - YouTube

Answer:  A BIT NERVOUS

(Just a bit?  If I were the horse, I’d probably wonder if I’d be able to eat with that in my mouth!  My experience with horses is fairly limited.  But I have a cousin who used to compete in rodeo events, in her younger days.  And, she’s had horses her entire life.  My uncle – her dad – was a pretty well known cowboy, in some circles.  I remember seeing him ride in a couple of the Rose Parades, with a team of Palominos!  Very cool!

We have seen all of today’s clue words before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “crouc” and “gatims” in earlier Jumbles.  They all came to me quickly, but I guess “labevi” took the longest to get.  The answer letter layout was another David L. Hoyt special eleven letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic, but the final answer was a quick solve for me.

Another great cartoon from our good friend Jeff.  A fine horsie, and a great drawing of a bridle.  We Jumble devotees are lucky to have Mssrs. Hoyt and Knurek providing us with quality puzzles.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Bruce Springsteen!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/21

Three Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin : 13.7: Cosmos And  Culture : NPR

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.”   —   Charles Darwin

(That’s a little harsh, Chuck!  All of us have our priorities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Ani DiFranco!

Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/21

White Wolf : Pride of lions cuddle up in adorable photos in South Africa

Visual Description:  Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty!

DJEGU  =  JUDGE,  FIYNT  =  NIFTY,  MARHEP  =  HAMPER,  CDROOT  =  DOCTOR   —   Giving us:  JDNIYAPEDOR

Clue/Question:  The group of lions they considered to be their family was their – – –

Lion pride - License, download or print for £5.00 | Photos | Picfair

Answer:  PRIDE AND JOY

(Aaw!  Look at all those pretty kitties.  They’re just chillin’, like one big happy family.  Of course they’re probably well fed, after finishing a fresh kill.  Possibly an antelope.  Perhaps a springbok.  Or, maybe even a wildebeest.  They are all very satisfying.

Believe it, or not, it looks like Hoyt has given us a new clue word in “nifty”.  It’s not currently on the ralis95 clue word database, and since it’s only five letters long . . . it couldn’t have been used on some previous Sunday.  And, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was an earnest eleven letter jumble.  It was very nicely cryptic.  But the final answer came to me immediately anyway.

Really great cartoon.  Lions sometimes look like big house cats.  But don’t climb over the barrier at the zoo, to try to pet them . . . or to take a friggin’ selfie!  You might think they want to play, but to them you’re just prey.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Joan Jett!

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/21

Evelyn Nesbit – Super Model, Sex-Goddess, and Bona-fide Celebrity -  Recollections Blog

Life will give you what you ask of her if only you ask long enough and plainly enough.”   —   E. Nesbit

(Hubba, Hubba and . . . Hubba!  This young woman was extremely sultry!  She was a model and an actress, and part of a tragic love triangle, that became the trial of the century back in the early 1900s.  This is her first quote at the Cryptoquote, so we welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/21

Diderot (The Philosophes: Thinkers of the Enlightenment) - YouTube

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.”   —   Diderot

(I’d be hard-pressed to remember when I last used the word “pithy”!  But it was nice to see Denis after all this time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/21

Claddagh ring - Wikipedia

Visual Description:  Jeff and Kathy, sittin’ in a tree!  K I S S I N G !!!

SRHHA  =  HARSH,  NIOAP  =  PIANO,  DLIFED  =  FIDDLE,  GLANOL  =  GALLON   —   Giving us:  HAHNODDGAN

Clue/Question:  For the happy couple, being in love and taking walks together – – –

Claddagh Embroidery - Womens Premium T-Shirt | Century Hypermarket

Answer:  GO HAND IN HAND

(Just like two peas in a pod!  I bet they’re each thinking:  I’m Claddagh I met cha!  I’m pretty sure their two kids, Cam and Sydney, are glad they met too!  The Missus and I are coming up on our 35th wedding anniversary too.  Holy mackerel, where has the time gone?  It seems like only yesterday I was kissing her at the bar at The Underground.  She had just gotten through telling me how she was through with men!  LOL!  True story.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  I got them all instantly.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “dlifed” sometime before.  The answer letter layout was an earnest eleven letter jumble.  But the final answer was pretty obvious.

Cute cartoon of Jeff and Kathy, wearing his and her Claddagh tee shirts.  Taking a walk in their town park, with their little clock tower.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Tyler Stewart of Barenaked Ladies!  (This song always reminds me of my son when he was around 10 or 11 years old!)


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