Archive for December 28th, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/28/21

How Groucho Marx fell prey to elder abuse | PBS NewsHour

My mother loved children.  She would have given anything if I had been one.”   —   Groucho Marx

(Even though we have had this very quote before – and not all that long ago – I still found it a challenging solve.  Groucho was a very funny fellow.  I’m sure that there are other Groucho quotes worthy of the Cryptoquote.  How ’bout it, Becks?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to John Legend.  (Sappy balladeer dug by chicks, and used by guys to get said chicks.)

Jumble Spoiler – 12/28/21

How to Get Celebrity Endorsements — Even if You're Not a Huge Brand

Visual Description:  Celebrity endorsement.

RUSEH  =  USHER,  OPRDO  =  DROOP,  NAREBT  =  BANTER,  XTCEEI  =  EXCITE   —   Giving us:  USHDOOBTEXITE

Clue/Question:  They wanted to put George Foreman’s name on a grill, so they thought – – –

Celebrity Endorsement Deals With Insane Payouts

Answer:  OUTSIDE THE BOX

(Because . . . having George Foreman on the inside of the box makes absolutely no sense!  LOL!  I’ve been hearing this expression – think outside of the box – since sometime in the 1980s.  It comes from management consultants, and it just means to think creatively, or unconventionally.  Sometimes the idea has plenty of merit, but other times you really want to stay within the box.

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database . . . that only a very select few have access to!  I’ve been asked not to share it, so save yourself the trouble asking how to get it.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, although we have absolutely seen “xtceei” before.  The answer letter layout was a thirsty thirteen letter jumble.  I thought it was pretty challenging.  I was first going with HIS BOX, but that left me with UDOTETE.  When I swapped HIS for THE it left me with USDOTEI, and I saw the OUTSIDE.

Fun cartoon of some corporate types selling George on selling their product.  They came out about 27 years ago.  I know that we have one of those George Foreman Grills somewhere around here.  We even used it a time or two.  Meh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Edgar Winter!  (My favorite albino blues man!)

Belated Jumble Spoiler for 12/27/21

Amazon.com: Sun-Staches The Simpsons Lisa Simpson Character Shades Instant  Party Favor Costume Sunglasses UV400 : Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry

Visual Description:  Itchy and Scratchy!

ROOFG  =  FORGO,  PITNU  =  INPUT,  OTMDEH  =  METHOD,  NWENIR  =  WINNER   —   Giving us:  OITONN

Clue/Question:  Animated shows will continue to be produced as long as viewers – – –

The Simpsons Halloween Costumes

Answer:  TOON IN

(A marvelously stinky pun!  Kids love cartoons, just as dads – sometimes secretly – do.  Most moms seem to think that they’re silly wastes of time.  They also don’t seem to be too fond of any live-action slapstick humor, or over-the-top bawdy humor.  I remember my Mom not liking The Three Stooges and Jerry Lewis.  My wife doesn’t care for the Stooges, or almost anything Jim Carrey does.  She even finds it hard to suspend belief watching the “Home Alone” movies.  I just laugh myself silly!

All of the clue words have been used in previous “Jumbles”.  Three of Monday’s jumbles appear to be new, however we’ve definitely seen “nwenir” before.  I was in a little hurry yesterday morning, and had to back into “input”.  Good thing the final answer was so obvious.  The answer letter layout was a simple six letter jumble.  I was completely in tune with where the guys were leading us.

Awesome send-up cartoon of the longest running American animated series . . . without pushing the limits of copyright and trademark infringement!  The famous dad was supposed to be 36 years old, according to an episode that showed his driver’s license.  And, I believe that would make him 64 going on 65, as the show has been on for 32 years.  Apologies for this being late.  We were visiting visiting family for much of the day, and later I had to join my MNF pals!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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