Archive for January 1st, 2022

Jumble Spoiler – 01/01/22

350+ Happy New Year 2022 Wishes for Family and Friends

Visual Description:  New year . . . new job!

TOCSU  =  SCOUT,  SEBEO  =  OBESE,  TBETOL  =  BOTTLE,  REFYLE  =  FREELY   —   Giving us:  SOUOSOTTFR

Clue/Question:  After alphabetizing all the books, the librarian was – – –

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Answer:  OUT OF SORTS

(Cute pun to start the new year!  I sincerely hope that everyone’s year is off to a pleasant start, and that 2022 brings us all Health, Hope and Harmony!  These are the three H’s that we are in dire need of, with this awful Covid pandemic, the Chinese and Russians flexing their muscles, and the political and social polarization going on in our country.  We can’t just wish for these things though.  We’ll need to put some effort into achieving a couple of these things.  We can be proactive and get vaccinated and boosted, and wear a mask in indoor public spaces, to mitigate getting Covid.  And, we can listen to each other, instead of screaming at each other, when it comes to political and social issues.  We can do it, if we try.

No new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  No stumpers for me.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  The number of O’s, T’s and S’s made for a quick solve of the final answer.

Nice cartoon of a couple of librarians, at work, in the library.  The one definitely looks more tired than anything else.  Yesterday I was out of sorts, but I’m better today.  And, at least now I’m all caught up!  Too bad that both Penn State and Michigan lost their bowl games.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/01/22

Andrew Carnegie's Surprising Legacy - HISTORY

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.”   —   Andrew Carnegie

(If you’re not fond of oysters you might actually prefer getting the shell.  Especially if there’s a pearl in it!  But there also is value in nacre, aka mother of pearl.  It has an iridescent luster, and can be used in watch faces and in jewelry, and stuff.  I’m sure that some of you have heard of pearl-handled pistol grips.  Ooh, fancy!  I hope that everyone survived New Year’s Eve, and are having a restful New Year’s Day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Belated New Year’s Eve Cryptoquote “Spoiler” – 12/31/21

GM Futurliner Scrapbook - Charles F. Kettering

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”   —   Charles Kettering

(I did not solve this Cryptoquote, as I did not have access to it.  See the belated Jumble “Spoiler” for 12/31/21.  I guess this was Charles’ way of saying every day is a new day, and the past is the past.  Fitting for New Year’s Eve day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Paul Westerberg of The Replacements! (One of the first, and probably the best of, alternative rock bands that came out of the 1980s!)

Belated New Year’s Eve Jumble “Spoiler” – 12/31/21

25 Best New Year's Eve Party Ideas: Themes, Food, Decorations

Visual Description:  Party revelers!

BLYOB  =  LOBBY,  LUBBR  =  BLURB,  RPCEPO  =  COPPER,  KBEYAR  =  BAKERY   —   Giving us:  LOBLUBPPEBEY

Clue/Question:  The enthusiastic New Year’s Eve party guests drinking champagne were – – –

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Answer:  BUBBLY PEOPLE

(Something yer Uncle Rave definitely is not!  I will drink the swill, but I’m just not into sparkling wines, of any kind.  I know there are good champagnes and bad champagnes, and I’ve had both, but it just doesn’t float my boat.  If I were ever to go on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, and he pulled his either or quiz on me, when he gets to flat or sparkling I would definitely answer flat.  I don’t care for bubbles in my water, or in my wine.  They’re fine in soda/pop and – of course – in beer, but for me that is completely different.  Of course I’ll toast with champagne, but I never look for a refill.

All of this day’s clue words have been used numerous times in other Jumbles.  However, all four jumbles appear to be new.  I saw them all immediately.  I did this Jumble fairly late in the day, as my newspaper was not delivered – by design – and the E-edition was somehow corrupted on the newspaper’s website.  I spent a lot of time on the phone, trying to get some satisfaction, but it was all an exercise in futility.  I spoke to four different people on their Technical end, all in The Philippines.  The first one was a woman on a really crappy line.  We couldn’t really hear each other, and she didn’t sound like she’d be any help at all.  The second was a much better connection with a woman named Corinne.  Much better connection, friendly, but all she could suggest was for me to reboot MY computer and try again!  I’ve used the E-edition enough times over the last few years to know that the issue wasn’t on my end, but I did as she said.  She couldn’t stay on the line, so of course I had to call a third time, after that – SURPRISE – didn’t work, and I got some guy who was terribly condescending, and wouldn’t let me get a word in edgewise.  I had to raise my voice and talk over him to tell him what I was doing step-by-step, and the SOB apparently hung up on me.  The fourth time I got a woman named Ann, who FINALLY acknowledged that here was a problem ON THEIR END.  She couldn’t tell me if it was going to be resolved that day, or not, but I thanked her anyway.  I actually got this Jumble by seeing that Jeff Knurek had posted it to his Facebook page!  I know I could have gone to the Jumble website, but I was in no mood to do so.  I think the Arkansas Democrat Gazette is no longer free, so I didn’t bother to go there, for either the Jumble or the Cryptoquote.  I could have posted this last night, but because of all the hassle I went through, and some domestic drama that has put a damper on our home, I just wasn’t in the mood.  Again, no physical newspaper today, but at least the E-edition is working again!  Oh, yeah!  The answer letter layout was a tenacious twelve letter jumble.  I saw BUBBLY right away, and from the LOPPEE the word PEOPLE appeared.

Fine cartoon of New Year’s Eve party revelers, from what I remember.  People drinking and telling jokes and such.  I hope that everyone made it through New Year’s Eve safe and sound!  Because of the resurgence of Covid, I hope that all/most of you kept it smaller and lower key.  We definitely did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Burton Cummings of The Guess Who!  (A great ’60s rock band out of Canada.)


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