Archive for December 30th, 2021

Jumble Spoiler – 12/30/21

Volunteer Guide to Marathon Water Stops - Sports Backers

Visual Description:  The pause that refreshes.

INNOU  =  UNION,  GSYOG  =  SOGGY,  LOWHOL  =  HOLLOW,  NCRAYA  =  CANARY   —   UOGGHLCNA

Clue/Question:  They passed out water at the marathon so the runners could – – –

Drinking on the Run — Buffalo Marathon

Answer:  CHUG ALONG

(Run run run.  Glug glug glug.  Run run run.  These water stations are life savers to these marathoners.  Some of the runners just chug it, while others douse themselves with it . . . especially when it’s hot.  And, some drink some of it and wear the rest.  Different strides for different glides!

As usual – these days – there are no new clue words.  But three of the jumbles are coming up as new.  We have definitely seen “lowhol” before though.  They were all quick solves.  The answer letter layout was a naughty nine letter jumble.  I thought it was beautifully cryptic.  I was able to see ALONG right away, but I didn’t see CHUG as I forgot to include the C in my original answer letter layout!  I saw that I was short a letter, and re-examined the clue words.

Great cartoon of one of the marathon’s water stations.  The volunteers are a big help to the runners.  I thought the crumpled up cups on the ground were a nice touch.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Patti Smith!  (I don’t think that anyone would be running barefoot though!)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/30/21

Salient Features of Robert Frost Poetry

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”   —   Robert Frost

(Perhaps *being educated* would be more apt than “education”.  Because “education” is more of a process, than an “ability”.  But either way, you can be educated in something that is total crap.  Because if you were paying attention to it, and totally bought into it, you could be a complete – unwitting – buffoon.  I just find this quote to be a little odd.  Maybe, it’s about knowing better?  Because when I hear flat earthers and creationists speak I could easily lose my temper.  But I also know that that would be a waste of my time, because – generally – you can’t change how people have been indoctrinated.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Jeff Lynne!  (He co-wrote this song with Tom Petty, and sings backup on it.)


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