Archive for November 2nd, 2021

Belated Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/31/21

Who Murdered Ichabod Crane? Solving the Mystery of Washington Irving's “The  Legend of Sleepy Hollow” – Cemetery Gates Media

Visual Description:  Ichabod Youngman!

LATAOF  =  AFLOAT,  JASUDT  =  ADJUST,  GTRIFH  =  FRIGHT,  DAAOGP  =  PAGODA,  REFTER  =  FERRET,  GUTOHH  =  THOUGH   —   Giving us:  FLADSIGHODAFEEHUH

Clue/Question:  After hearing the jokes, Sleepy Hollow’s famous horseman – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (7-letters)  (3-letters)  (4-letters)  (3-letters)

33 Headless Horseman Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

Answer:  LAUGHED HIS HEAD OFF

(A wonderful Halloween Jumble pun!  I’m not particularly fond of Halloween landing on a Sunday though.  In the fall, Sundays are the holiest of holy days.  It is the one day to come together – – – and watch professional football.  And, with that comes the drinking of beer and eating foods that I really shouldn’t be eating.  I’ll casually watch the Saturday college games, but when it comes to Sunday – – – I’m all business.  There are the few teams that I root FOR, and the numerous teams that I root AGAINST.  The only times that it’s not cut and dry is when it’s two teams that I despise, playing each other.  Like Dallas vs. New England, or either one of them vs. Tampa Bay.  Then I have to decide which one to ROOT root against!  LOL!

All very familiar old clue words.  Four of the jumbles came up as new, for me.  We’ve definitely seen both “refter” and “gutohh” in earlier Jumbles.  I was able to see them all right away.  The answer letter layout was a spook-tacular seventeen letter jumble.  I didn’t think there was anything obvious about it.  The many clues made solving the final answer relatively easy.

Super-duper period piece cartoon!  It looks like a tavern from the late 1700’s – early 1800’s.  I think that Washington Irving would approve.  It’s a good thing that cat has good reflexes.  Maybe I’ll join the boys in a flagon of ale!  Happy Halloween, everybody!  Trick or treat!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/31/21

Hillel the Elder - Jewish History

What is hateful to you don’t do to another.  This is the whole Torah; the rest is commentary.”   —   Hillel

(That really is all you really need to know, folks.  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  All the rest is pompous piety and magical story time.  We’re all children of the universe.  No need to quibble over theoretical exclusivity.  We are all equal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/02/21

Want To Be More Creative? Turn To Henry David Thoreau | by John P. Weiss |  Medium

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(It certainly beats living in the past, or constantly stressing about the future.  I always think of autumn when I think of Thoreau.  Sauntering on a crisp fall day.  Just enjoying the wild wonders of the natural world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Bobby Dall, of Poison!

Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/21

4 Reasons a Romantic Gatlinburg Vacation is Better in the Fall

Visual Description:  Foliage falling.

IVDIV  =  VIVID,  LYEAL  =  ALLEY,  ESYPEL  =  SLEEPY,  AWELYE  =  LEEWAY   —   Giving us:  VVALLSEEEEA

Clue/Question:  Autumn is the time of year when the – – –

Autumn Fall Season Romance Young Stock Footage Video (100% Royalty-free)  17426593 | Shutterstock

Answer:  LEAVES LEAVE

(‘Tis the season!  Traditionally, my favorite time of the year.  When you’re walking, hand in hand down the sidewalk, with your first real girlfriend, on a chilly autumn day, sloshing through the piles of musky, crunchy autumn leaves, and you stop to look into each other’s eyes, and then melt into each other’s warm lips – – – what could possibly be better?  Is it sunny, is it cloudy, is it gently raining?  Who cares!  You’re in heaven, my friends.  Until then, I think that I liked each season about equally.  But now autumn calls to me, like an alluring siren’s call, taking me back to those halcyon days of my burgeoning coming of age.  Each season has its attributes, but autumn always fells me.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Yet, all of the jumbles have come up as new for me.  The only one to give me trouble was “esypel”.  I wanted ELYPSE to be a word!  Isn’t that a classier spelling than ellipse???  The answer letter layout was an Elysian eleven letter jumble.  And, it works so much better when you correct ELYPSE to SLEEPY.

Great cartoon of some teens raking leaves.  Not sure if that’s supposed to be someone’s dad, or their coach, but he appears to be supervising.  Condolences to Jeff for Michigan falling to Michigan State.  It was a hard fought, tough game.  What are you going to do when a guy named Kenneth Walker III scores five rushing touchdowns?  I think the kid shocked the world!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Fieldy, of Korn!  (lwc’s favorite band???  LOL!)

 

Jumble Spoiler – 11/01/21

The Moffatt Girls: FREEBIE: A-Z Handwriting Practice Pages! | Preschool  learning, Kids education, The moffatt girls

Visual Description:  Positive reinforcement.

CABKA  =  ABACK,  TYEPT  =  PETTY,  SSUHAQ  =  SQUASH,  GFRUIE  =  FIGURE   —   Giving us:  AATTSSHIGR

Clue/Question:  She was learning to write the first letter of the alphabet and got – – –

Review of My First Ticonderoga. – PENCIL REVOLUTION!

Answer:  STRAIGHT AS

(Good for you, sweetheart!  Nobody likes crooked A’s!  It’s a good thing that schools at least still teach printing.  They don’t seem to care about handwriting – also called “cursive” – much these days.  Remember those monster, fat pencils that we all learned to write/print with?  I seem to remember them all being black when I was a kid.  Supposedly, young children don’t have the dexterity to write with the standard, thinner pencils, so that’s what the fat ones are for.  I guess my kids must’ve used them, but I remember my using them when I was a tyke, for sure.

None of this day’s clue words were new.  We’ve seen ’em all before.  Only one of the jumbles is coming up as new, as we’ve seen “cabka”, “tyept”, and “ssuhaq” in previous Jumbles.  “Aback” is the very first word on the world famous ralis95 clue word database!  Can you guess what the very last word on the list is?  No?  Then I’ll tell you.  It’s ZOOMED!  Hey, David L. Hoyt!  I got one you haven’t used yet.  How about ZOUNDS?  It’s a little Shakespearean, but it is in all the dictionaries.  No charge, cuz!  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  I liked how the A’, T’s and S’s all repeated.  I think the cartoon’s visual might have been the biggest clue to the final answer.

Great kitchen table family scene cartoon.  Mom and Dad are as pleased as punch, making the little girl proud of her accomplishment.  I liked the little box of crayons on the table, and also the little flowered backpack on the other kitchen chair.  A fine Monday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Belated Birthday to Anthony Kiedis, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers!


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