Archive for April, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 04/30/22

Siding with 'Dirty Harry' on the Use of Violence in Movies - CURNBLOG

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”   —   Clint Eastwood

(Is this really a Clint Eastwood quote, or a Clint Eastwood as “Dirty” Harry Callahan quote???  This kind of sounds like a line from one of his movies to me.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 04/30/22

What Is a Links Golf Course?

Visual Description:  What an approach!


Clue/Question:  She had tried to reach the par 5 in two shots for years.  She finally did it, – – –

Couples Jamboree | Events | Treetops Resort


(Very impressive!  Both the Jumble pun, and the golf accomplishment!  Getting on the green of a par 5 in two shots is no small feat.  Not that I’m an active golfer, but I have golfed, and I don’t remember getting on one in two shots.  Of course there are some par fives that some might consider long par fours – a short par 5 – and you have a better chance of getting on in two with those.

All familiar old clue words today.  It’s definitely been a while since we’ve seen “garble”!  All of today’s jumbles have come up as new though.  The answer letter layout was a tenacious ten letter jumble.  It kept me in the dark, until I rewrote it as consonants :  GLLNSTT and vowels:  AAO.  That helped me to see the answer . . . at long last!

Great cartoon of a couple golfing.  I don’t really recognize them as famous, but the man kind of looks like an older Chevy Chase.  This looks like a links course to me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 04/29/22

Highland Park, Rochester NY - Lilacs by Stacy West

April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire.”   —   T.S. Eliot

(I think that old Thomas Stearns Eliot could’ve benefited from some Prozac, or Zoloft!  LOL!  I think that “The Waste Land” was required reading in high school, but I got by – more or less – by just listening to the class discussion.  I know I didn’t actually read it.  My sub-vocal reading “skills” made me shun certain books.  Not sure why *cruelest* was misspelled, but I do see the quote with both spellings.  Be well and do good, friends.  Enjoy the lilacs!)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 04/29/22

Scientists trace 2002 Sars virus to colony of cave-dwelling bats in China |  Sars | The Guardian

Visual Description:  “To the Bat-Cave, Robin!”


Clue/Question:  When bats turned the small cave’s chamber into a shrine, it was a – – –

Stalagmite Chronicles Climate Whiplash in California's Past | Inside Science


(I love the alliterative stinky puns!  Puns and alliteration go together like . . . well, I don’t know, like cheesy amateurish poetry?  How’s that sound?  Like limericks, or rap/hip-hop music.  Didn’t the early Christians kind of hang out in grottoes and catacombs, back when the Roman Empire wasn’t cool with the new religion?  So, there must be some hallowed hollows out there!  Right?

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lihew” and “owsno” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fourteen letter jumble.  Marvelously cryptic.  From the clue/question word “shrine” I was able to come up with HALLOWED.  And from the WHLOOL the word HOLLOW filled the void!

Fun cartoon of the bats in the cave.  Not sure if those are a couple of stalagmites on the cave’s floor, or piles of guano!  I really like the little altar they erected for where the Bat-Signal shows up!  I’m not sure what those two things in front of the altar are.  Damn you Gannett, for shrinking the Jumble!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 04/28/22

Rare drawings by boxing great Muhammad Ali sell for nearly $1m - BBC News

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(The Greatest!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 04/28/22

How to Avoid a Midlife Crisis: Choosing the Right College Major – Promise  Learning Blog

Visual Description:  Senior planning?


Clue/Question:  Talking about what type of job she’d eventually have was becoming her – – –

Why Family Dinners Still Matter - Ministry to Parents


(She does seem fixated on coming up with a career path!  I guess some kids are like that.  From things they excelled at in high school, or just from some kind of lifelong dream, they have a strong idea for what they want to major in.  Or, at least they think they do.  Experiences have a way of changing one’s mind.  Me?  I entered college as a totally certain, and fully committed, Undecided major.  I didn’t have a clue as to what I was going to do.  All I knew was that I had to be in college.  But a good number of kids who thought they knew what they wanted end up changing their majors.  Stuff happens!

Familiar friend clue words.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “nulego” before.  And, I had a little trouble seeing “lounge” again.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular thirteen letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Great kitchen table family scene.  That’s where so many of life’s decisions are made.  A wonderful Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 04/27/22

Meister Eckhart on Art as Meditation - Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, that would suffice.”   —   Meister Eckhart

(Ya gotta love a practical theologian!  To me, just to be thankful in life – for life – is really what matters.  Too many people get caught up in formal prayers, and Bible/Koran/Torah/the Vedas/the Tripitaka/what-have-you passages, but then seem to forget the value of the simple thank you.  Appreciation for life’s little kindnesses are universal.  The words are great, but sometimes just a wave, or a smile, convey the meaning just as well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 04/27/22

Skydiving in CT - Video and Photo Packages

Visual Description:  Low cost . . . high value!


Clue/Question:  When they reduced the cost of skydiving lessons, customers loved the – – –

4 Planes Every Skydiver Should Know About


(Good one!  When you’re free falling at up to 120 MPH you don’t really smell anything, so it would be tough to call this a stinky pun.  I’ve only done it once, and I’m not sure when/if I might do it again, but it was a blast.  I’m sure that the price has increased quite a bit since 2005, but the experience was worth it.  When you’re a novice you really should do a tandem jump, with a pro attached to your back.  Once you get the hang of it, solo jumps are much cheaper.  I’ve got a nephew who’s jumped about 100 times!

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  But surprisingly all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  I was able to see them all immediately this morning.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  I thought that it disguised the final answer beautifully.  The clue/question was just the perfect setup, in my opinion.

Great cartoon of the jump plane, the two paying customers, and perhaps the instructor.  Looking out the door there appears to be three, maybe four, folks who have already jumped and are in free fall.  That fourth one could be a bird I suppose.  They’ll all be landing somewhere out in some rural area.  I like that sign by the foot of the door.  They could add to it:  It’s a Real Doozy!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 04/26/22

Ben Franklin, Horny Founding Father – William C. Kashatus

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(I’m sure we’ve all been there . . . on both sides of the equation.  Even the best guests disrupt the routine of the hosts . . . and vice versa I guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 04/26/22

17 Unique Illustrations of Herons, Bitterns and Egrets ideas | fine art,  art, illustration art

Visual Description:  At Dr. Burdock‘s.


Clue/Question:  The doctor that treated herons, egrets, cranes, flamingos, etc. had a – – –

Intera Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool, 63'' Diameter Large Collapsible Wading  Pool Pits Ball Pool Portable Bathing Swimming Tub XL Kiddie Pool for Dogs  Cats and Kids Indoor & Outdoor Use, Blue -


(Classically stinky pun!  But it also seemed like a fresh idea.  A bird specialist veterinarian with a wading pool in her waiting room.  I’m sure that all the old birds flock to her.  But not necessarily the swimming birds, like ducks, geese, loons, storks, etc..  Just the ones who like to stand around in the shallower waters.  It’s a good thing that they all have those longer legs!

All of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles do appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “voemi” before.  The only one that I had any difficulty with was “raohut”.  It took me a few looks to see “author”.  The answer letter layout was another tidy ten letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic, but the combination of the cartoon and the quotation marks in the final answer slots made for a quick solve.

Really cute cartoon!  Flamingos really stand out with their hooked beaks.  Cranes are probably the biggest of the others.  But herons, egrets and cranes all have some similarities.  We’ve got some great blue herons that occasionally fly over the house.  Every time I see one it reminds me of a pterodactyl!  They are pretty huge.  And a little freaky.  Great Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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