Archive for February 18th, 2022

Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/22

Jousting Knights Wall Art, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Wall Peels | Great  Big Canvas

Visual Description:  Joust kidding!

HFETT  =  THEFT,  BNUTL  =  BLUNT,  MCNETE  =  CEMENT,  NIYAML  =  MAINLY   —   Giving us:  TETLNTEMEMAIL

Clue/Question:  A brave knight wearing a suit of armor ready to do battle is an example of – – –

Airplane shorts | Christopher Peter

Answer:  METTLE IN METAL

(We haven’t had a good homophonic pun in a little while!  I like it.  I rarely, if ever, use the word METTLE.  It’s a great word, and it should be used more often.  I wonder if this Jumble idea was suggested to the boys?

All the clue words were very familiar to the Jumble world.  However, all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  None of them tripped me up though.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous thirteen letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  I was a little surprised how quickly I got the final answer.

Fun cartoon of a medieval jousting tournament.  For some reason, the squire reminds me of Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs, played by Stephen Stucker, in the movie “Airplane!”.  I love the scene where it’s all going a little crazy, but then it’s suddenly black!  The lights come back on, and Johnny’s there with the plug in his hand saying:  “Just kidding!”.  Hilarious!  In the relatively small newspaper version of the Jumble it looks like the queen is sticking her tongue out at the hero knight!  What’s it look like to you guys using the app?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Dennis DeYoung of Styx!

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/22

20+ Best Publilius Syrus Quotes, Thoughts and images in February 2022 -  PAGE 3 - Statustown

He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another’s mishaps.”   —   Publius Syrus

(Sure!  Half of learning and growing is realizing what NOT to do.  And, how do you do that, but by observing other’s mistakes.  I had a difficult time getting this one started.  No A, or I, or THE.  I toyed with ANOTHER’S being SHOULDN’T for a few seconds.  Figured the Z was the S, but still couldn’t get any traction, until I concluded the NZ was IS.  That got me to WISE and WISDOM, and then to WHO.  Very few E’s in the quote!  It turns out they got the author’s first name wrong.  It’s actually Publilius, and we’ve had him at least once before.  I didn’t realize this until I went to Google him.  But many manuscripts contain the erroneous spelling.  He was a Syrian slave, brought over to Rome, and eventually freed and educated.  I like the quote above too.  It surely applies to all the legalized sports gambling we’re now seeing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Happy birthday to Zac Cockrell, bassist for Alabama Shakes!


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