Archive for July, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 07/26/22 Jordan Christian Levan: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks,  Kindle

People with disabilities do not need to be fixed; they need to be accepted for who they are.”   —   Jordan Christian

(From a champion of the challenged!  I’m not sure I agree 100% with him, but if the disability is one that can’t be fixed, then sure.  If it CAN be “fixed” then why not “fix” it?  But this looks to be the young man’s first quote to be used at the Cryptoquote, so we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)    —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved (Late) 07/25/22

Portrait of Cecil Day Lewis by Robert Buhler on artnet

Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.      C. Day Lewis

(Daniel’s father???   Nah!  Some sappy British poet.  But he was Poet Laureate for a time!  This appears to be the first C. Day Lewis quote at the Cryptoquote, so we welcome him to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Well, it should’ve been yesterday, but I was only half here.  Oops!  I spoke too soon.  He was Daniel Day Lewis’ father!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 07/25/22 (Late)

How you can Be Sure That Your Roofer Won't Do a Bad Job | New Baltimore, MI  Patch

Visual Description:  Roofer madness!


Clue/Question:  If they were going to repair the roof before the next storm, they’d need to – – –

How to Check a Roofing Contractor's License in All 50 States


(“How you gonna do it if you really don’t wanna climb by standing by the wall?  Get your back up off the wall.”  Dat’s Kool . . . & The Gang, baby!  I used to be good at “Name That Tune”.  But now, with all the Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Harry Styles, etc. songs I just draw a blank.  And, you can pretty much totally forget about anything Rap, or Hip Hop!  I got Monday’s Final Jeopardy Rock & Roll Hall of Fame question – Stevie Nicks – but I whiffed on Friday’s Final Jeopardy Inaugural question, because I was thinking it was Tennessee’s gubernatorial inaugural ball, and NOT Al Gore’s Vice Presidential inauguration!  So, I thought it was Paul Simon’s “Graceland”, but the answer was Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”!   And, I was SO sure I was right!  Oh, well.

We’ve seen all these clue words before.  Three of the jumbles came up as new for me, but we have seen “gfyog” before.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  I think the spacing of the final answer slots was my biggest clue.

Fine cartoon of a home owner, with a leaky roof, and a couple of roofers.  Nice storm clouds on the horizon.  And, a cute puppy dog pressing up against the window.  Sorry for the late posting.  Some days just get away from you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 07/24/22 The Raymon Troup Studio Family Tree Chart, 5-6 Generations,  Scrapbook Size, 12x12 Inches (Ivory): Posters & Prints

Visual Description:  Really branching out.


Clue/Question:  Learning about your ancestors makes it possible for you to see your – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (6-letters)  (5-letter’s)  (5-letters)

5 Reasons to make a family tree with your family


(A possible tie-in to an NBC television show, airing tonight, called “Who Do You Think You Are?”???  Sponsored by Jumble??? You know our guys.  Always looking to broaden their brand!  Newspaper, books, mugs, games, internet . . . our guys know how to make a buck!

The world famous ralis95 clue word database has confirmed that all of today’s clue words have been previously used.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, with only “psooep” having definitely been used in prior Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular sixteen letter jumble.  By itself I don’t think it gave a thing away.  The cartoon, and the whole ancestry theme, made for a quick solve though.

Very interesting cartoon.  When the characters look like this – very specific – you know that they’re either famous, or at least friends of one, or both, of the guys.  The name Gillett is not ringing any bells for me though.  Maybe some of you can make out more of the detail on his computer screen.  It’s too small in my paper.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 07/23/22

Cosmos: how the creator of Family Guy remade Carl Sagan's pivotal TV series  | Astronomy | The Guardian

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.   —   Carl Sagan

(The country – and the entire world –  seems to be sorely lacking in love these days.  So much rancor and divisiveness everywhere you look.  Countries cracking down on basic liberties.  Corporations punishing those who dare to unionize.  The rich getting richer, as the wealth gap continues to increase.  Don’t expect any help from Joe – The Schmo – Manchin.  The only thing that matters to him is getting re-elected in his grimy little state.  To Hell with the rest of the country! seems to be his message.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 07/23/22

pécheur lotus Regard top 5 female tennis players tourner autour pression  durée de vie

Visual Description:  Celebratory feast.


Clue/Question:  The meal eaten by the winner of the tennis tournament included – – –

Golden Bulls Tennis set for Charlotte City Classic - Johnson C. Smith  University Athletics


(A fun silly Jumble pun.  But that’s what the weekends were made for.  Possibly a little – politically correct – patronizing, but that is kind of where we are in society these days.  Someone complained to Jeff some months back, and it looks like he has made it a crusade to push the issue, which – of course – is his prerogative.  I am 100% on his side, but it does get a little tedious even for me.

Not surprisingly, there were no new clue words today.  Although, it does appear that all of today’s jumbles are new.  Regardless, I saw all the clue words instantly.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble, but the word BIG kind of stood out to me, which made getting the final answer a slam.

Fine cartoon of the victorious women’s tennis celebration meal.  And, what a meal it is!  A big burger, an entire chicken, some round things on a plate . . . maybe meatballs.  The details on my printout version is pretty lame.  The winner’s trophy is on the floor, next to her tennis racquet.  They need the room on the table for all that food!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 07/22/22

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines Hotel - overview

Visual Description:  Back to basics.


Clue/Question:  The couple stayed at a remote bed & breakfast.  They wanted to be – – –

The Rustic Inn in McCall, ID | Expedia


(A fantastically – stinky – Friday Jumble pun!  And, one of the longer final answers for a non-Sunday Jumble.  It looks like they’re staying at The Grizzly Adams’ B&B.  And, maybe they’re going to have to catch their breakfast themselves!  They better hope that they don’t become a bear’s breakfast!

All familiar old clue words today.  Although, it has been quite a while since Hoyt has used “midst”.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen both “innoo” and “campit”  in previous Jumbles.  I think Hoyt inn-advertantly broke one of his own rules!  One of his jumbles is part of the final answer!  Oh, well.  A fabulous fourteen letter answer letter layout jumble.  But I think with the quotation marks, and all the repeating letters, this became a pretty quick solve.

Great cartoon of the rustic hostelry.  It looks like the mountain man is so back to basics that he uses a quill pen and an ink-well.  I would not expect much in the way of amenities.  Their wake-up call is probably a rooster.  But at least no one should be bothering them.  Fun Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 07/22/22

Sally Ride Is Getting Her Own Forever Stamp | Live Science

The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.   —   Sally Ride

(Either part of a longer quote, or maybe just a short answer to a reporter’s – or a child’s – question.  Sally was the first female American astronaut.  And, even though she was married to a fellow astronaut for nearly five years she was the first astronaut known to have been LGBT.  Tragically, she died of pancreatic cancer at the early age of 61.   This looks to be the first Sally Ride quote to be used at the Cryptoquote, so we welcome her to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 07/21/22

Buzz Aldrin's Son Tells His Side of the Story - The Atlantic

Some things just can’t be described.  And stepping onto the moon was one of them.”   —   Buzz Aldrin

(Ol’ Buzz is one of the few who can say this.  Buzz is 92 years old now, and this appears to be his first quote at the Cryptoquote.  So, we welcome Buzz Aldrin to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 07/21/22

Annual Boardroom Summit & Peer Exchange - Corporate Board Member

Visual Description:  Unfettered capitalism.


Clue/Question:  When the company’s board members voted to raise prices, the – – –

BEIRAT – Newly Created Advisory Board is the Mouthpiece for Members and  Customers at Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg – IRU


(A nice, sing-songy Jumble answer!  The Jumble pretty much said it all, so I won’t bother going off on a rant.  But you all know I could!

We have seen all of these clue words in the past.  But it’s looking like all of the jumbles are coming up as new, at least for me.  I thought that both “rbete” and “nyregt” were nicely cryptic.  The answer letter layout was a doozy of a dozen letter jumble.  Not a classic pun, but I was able to pick up on it right away.

Fine cartoon of a corporate boardroom.  These folks look too happy to be raising prices, but with the current supply chain issues, the resulting inflation, and rising fuel costs, a lot of restaurants have been forced to raise their prices and/or add a surcharge to their bills.  We had it good for a VERY long time, and economic downturns are inevitable.  But we will get through it, with a little belt tightening, and some common sense.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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