Archive for June 25th, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 06/25/22

Anthony Bourdain of 'Parts Unknown' on the Key to Happiness | Fortune

An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.     Anthony Bourdain

(I only came to know of Anthony Bourdain because my daughter has long been a big fan of cooking shows.  At first, I thought that he came off as kind of snooty.  But I really grew to admire the man.  He valued all cultures.  His “suicide” never really sat right with me.  I understand that he had a history of depression, but I think that his activist, justice seeking – especially with the Palestinian people – words and actions made him a number of enemies.  Intentionally silenced???  Something we’ll never really learn the truth to.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 06/25/22

Best Witch Of All Time The Wicked Witch Of The West GIF - Best Witch Of All  Time The Wicked Witch Of The West The Wizard Of Oz - Discover & Share GIFs

Visual Description:  East-bound & down?

DIHWT  =  WIDTH,  ENKLE  =  KNEEL,  DRYLAH  =  HARDLY,  NCATEC  =  ACCENT   —   Giving us:  WIDHKEEHADACCE

Clue/Question:  After casting so many sinister spells in a row, the evil witch had a – – –

Good Witch Versus Bad Witch - TV Tropes

Answer:  WICKED HEADACHE

(A classic movie pun!  That is unless some special interest group hasn’t determined that “The Wizard of Oz” is politically incorrect too.  That “little people” – or is it “vertically challenged” – bloc is getting bigger . . . well stronger by the minute, you know!  If/When that finally happens “TWoO” will be relegated to the cinematic scrap heap.  Yes, yes.  THAT old rant again.  We just accept too much crap-ola these days, and we shouldn’t.

All four of today’s clue words are charter members of the ralis95 clue word database.  But Mr. Hoyt has come up with four brand timeout? – can’t say spanking anymore – new jumbles to these clue words!  I think he must have access to my WordPress Tags, because he’s doing a bang-up job of coming up with new jumbles!  The answer letter layout is a flamboyant – well, it IS Gay Pride month – fourteen letter jumble.  But with all the C’s, D’s, and E’s, and the great visual clues, there really wasn’t much of challenge in getting the final answer.  At least not for anyone who has seen “The Wizard of Oz”.

Really cute cartoon!  I’ve never seen “Wicked”, so I don’t know if Nessarose Thropphas – the Wicked Witch of the East – has this scene in the show, or not.  But like her better known sister, it looks like she also commands a band of flying monkeys.  Her chaise lounge stand appears to be alive.  Ya know, I’ve never thought about this before, but does Glinda – The Good Witch of the North – have any siblings?  We’ll probably never know.  Back-stories about the bad guys are much more interesting.  Billie Burke’s Glinda was beautiful, but ultimately boring.  Margaret Hamilton’s “WWotW” – later named Elphaba – was, and will always be, the show-stopper!  Unfortunately, it kind of type-cast her.  Not that she was leading lady material to start with, but always being “the witch” must have been painful.  Great Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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