Archive for February 1st, 2022

Jumble Spoiler – 02/01/22 (Xin nian kuai le!)

local-surfer-girl-hawaii – CBCM SURF

Visual Description:  Surf’s up, wahines!

NLNIE  =  LINEN,  ASYHT  =  HASTY,  WREVES  =  SWERVE,  FMLUEF  =  MUFFLE   —   Giving us:  LIEATSWMLE

Clue/Question:  The ocean’s undulations were making it possible for the surfers to have – – –

Shaka Blue Large Sticker – CoastalEdge2120

Answer:  A SWELL TIME

(A totally gnarly stinky pun!  It was bitchin’!  It was aggro!  It was akaw!  It was tubular!  But in the ocean . . . you can only smell the salty sea air!  But if you can ride the waves, without wiping out, it smells like . . . victory!  Damn.  I’ve already exceeded my daily number of exclamation marks.

The clue words were all wonderful old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be newcomers, but we’ve definitely seen “nlnie” before.  The answer letter layout was a tenacious ten letter word.  It had me fooled for a while.  Was it A something SWIM?  Was it A SWEET something?  I broke down, and decided to write out just the vowels, and then the consonants.  That helped me to see SWELL.  I had a swell time solving this. 

Boatloads to like with this cartoon.  A cool surfer dude.  Some attractive wahines.  No jakes.  And, some macking waves.  Not only that, but way up in the left-hand corner, in-between some waves, a teeny tiny sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Classic.  I would like to wish all of my readers a Kung Hei Fat Choi, as it is the Lunar New Year today.  The year of the Tiger.  Best wishes for a prosperous New Year, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to Patrick Wilson of Weezer, and Jason Isbell!  (I’m allowed an extra exclamation mark for birthday greetings.)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/01/22

The buyer has need of a hundred eyes, the seller of but one. - IdleHearts

One who buys needs one hundred eyes; one is enough for him who sells.”   —   German Proverb

(German?  Italian?  It’s been said!  So many issues and concerns when you’re the buyer!  We haven’t had ANY proverbs in a while, let alone a German proverb.  A fairly challenging solve!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthdays to Exene Cervenka of X, and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT!  (Enjoy the dichotomy!)


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