Archive for June 11th, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 06/11/22

35 Things to Do On Kaua'i | TravelPulse

May there always be tradewinds behind you, rainbows above you, and aloha all around you.”   —   Kauai Blessing

(I think they used Kauai in the filming of the television show “Lost”.  Boy, the writers of that show just kept digging themselves into a deeper and deeper hole, didn’t they!  At the end of season 1, or 2, they asked – on Facebook, I think – if people knew why things were so strange, and I said because no one survived the crash, and everything was like a weird dream.  They assured me that: no, they were actual survivors, and yada yada yada.  But I think, in the final episodes, it was that they all died.  I don’t know.  The last few seasons were very convoluted.  And disappointing.  But the cast was always compelling.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  It now looks like it’s going to be a muddy track today, so We The People is more heavily favored.      YUR

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Jumble Solved – 06/11/22

Belmont Stakes 2022: Odds and analysis

Visual Description:  The old heave-ho!

OPSLI  =  SPOIL,  USMEA  =  AMUSE,  DCLDUE  =  CUDDLE,  VIDLER  =  DRIVEL   —   Giving us:  SPLAMUECULDEL

Clue/Question:  The tug-of-war was going well until he – – –

Nest - Horse Profile - BloodHorse

Answer:  PULLED A MUSCLE

(Dems da breaks!  Warming up might’ve helped, but age is always a factor too.  Weekend warriors are more prone to injury than kids, and professionals.  My last sports related injury was when I pulled my hamstring, running out a base hit, during a friends and family softball game.  Actually, that was the only time in my life that I’d had a hamstring injury.  I was 49, and it took quite a while to recover from.  Besides the hammy injury, I also got a wicked sunburn that day!  I never learn.

We have seen all of today’s clue words before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen both “opsli” and “vidler” in previous Jumbles.  I’m getting better at guessing whether “drivel” ends in EL or LE.  Maybe like the I before E except after C rule there’s an L before E except after V rule???  Anyone know?  The answer letter layout was a thirst-quenching thirteen letter jumble.  It did a fine job of disguising the final answer.  I figured on MUSCLE right away, then I PULLED A complete answer.

Great cartoon of the tug-of-war!  Just pulling the flag across the water barrier is not enough though.  Somebody, or bodies, has to get wet!  It’s not looking like today’s Belmont will be a sloppy track, so I guess it’s still fairly wide open.  I wanted to SEE the horses that are running, but everything that came up just had the odds, the jockeys, trainers, and stable colors.  No pictures!  What is up with that?  You used to be able to bring up an article that would at least have links to a photo of each horse.  But I couldn’t find one.  If anyone can point me to a comprehensive site I would greatly appreciate it!  I do know that Creative Minister is a gray horse, and it looks like Barber Road may be one too.  From my very limited knowledge of the horses, I like Barber Road and the filly, Nest.  She has a really great pedigree/lineage, and a great trainer, who usually does well at The Belmont.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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