Archive for August, 2022

Jumble Solved – 08/31/22

15 Best Things to Do in Prague Czech Republic » Local Adventurer

Visual Description:  New friends of Old Town Square.

LPITO  =  PILOT,  CHKIT  =  THICK,  DUCOYL  =  CLOUDY,  ZPEULZ  =  PUZZLE   —   Giving us:  ITTHCCOUZE

Clue/Question:  They’d heard good things about Prague, so they went there to – – –

Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic: Three-minute guide

Answer:  CZECH IT OUT

(I always like a good travelog Jumble!  They broaden our horizons!  I’ve never been to the Czech Republic, but I’ve heard really great things about Prague, from folks who have been there.  Lots of great museums and galleries.  And, plenty of Gothic churches and cathedrals, and of course that beautiful astronomical clock!  It’s very cosmopolitan, and lots of the citizens can speak English, which is a big help to American tourists.

I’d say that Hoyt has semi-officially given up on giving us new clue words, as we’ve seen all of these ones before.  WordPress might just be acting up, but all of today’s jumbles appear to be new, though I wouldn’t swear to that.  The only one that gave me any pause was “ducoyl”.  The others kind of jumped off the page at me.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  By itself not obvious.  But with the great cartoon, and seeing they were in Prague, and the quotation marks in the final answer slots, they all made for a quick solve.

Great cartoon of the tourists in the Old Town Square section of Prague!  That astronomical clock is a sight to behold.  What an engineering marvel!  Yeah, Prague is on my list.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/31/22

Walt Disney Actually Lied About Creating Mickey Mouse - Inside the Magic

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”   —   Walt Disney

(Good ol’ Uncle Walt!  Walt, and all the other early animators, relied on real artistry.  They painstakingly created wonderful works of art.  Today’s animation is just too gimmicky, with a heavy reliance on a 3-D appearance, which is all accomplished with computer graphics.  That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the occasional animated movie, because I still do.  But it’s just not the same as the older stuff that really shines for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumbled Solved – 08/30/22

The 10 best courtroom dramas | Culture | The Guardian

Visual Description:  Court casualty.

TOLCU  =  CLOUT,  RADKN  =  DRANK,  ARBNRE  =  BARREN,  VNETIR  =  INVERT   —   Giving us:  LOTDRAARRINER

Clue/Question:  For the inexperienced young attorney, the learning process was – – –

Lawyers What Mistakes Do TV And Movies Make

Answer:  TRIAL AND ERROR

(A great stinky pun, and one that caught me a little off guard.  I didn’t pick up on it right away, so it took me a little trial and error!  The word ORDER was running around in my head, but so was AND, and there was only the one D!  I had to rewrite the answer letter layout into vowels and then consonants, in alphabetical order, to see the word TRIAL.  That got me to the popular phrase!

No new clue words today, but it looks like all the jumbles are coming up as new.  I was able to get all of them right away.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous thirteen letter jumble.  For me, it gave absolutely nothing away.

Great courtroom scene cartoon.  Jeff has given us the judge, opposing council, and even a few of the jurors.  Yes, I should’ve seen the final answer sooner, but no cheap shots, folks!  We will have order in the court of Uncle Rave!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/30/22

Orville Wright - Dayton Innovation Legacy

If birds can glide for long periods of time, then why can’t I?”   —   Orville Wright

(We tend to give all the credit to the Wright Brothers for the first manned – powered – flight, in 1903, but most of us don’t realize that a little less than a hundred years before Sir George Cayley “flew” the first – unmanned – glider.  By 1849 he had built one that carried a 10 year old boy – distance unknown.  And, by 1853 he had built one that carried an adult employee approximately 900 feet.  Much farther than the Wright Brothers’ 175 feet!  But of course the Wright Brothers plane was powered by a small engine, whereas Cayley’s glider was not.  George died in 1857, but he greatly influenced the Wright Brothers in their designs.  So, I guess we gotta give it up to old George, for man’s initial soaring with the birds.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/29/22

Remembering Charles Bowden- Aperture Foundation NY

Summertime is always the best of what might be.”   —   Charles Bowden

(Okay.  This appears to be the first of the journalist’s quotes to make it to the Cryptoquote.  So we welcome Charles Bowden to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 08/29/22

Par 3 Golf Course For Sale | Unique Properties

Visual Description:  Scant in-between, of tee to green.

LEYJL  =  JELLY,  CUPOH  =  POUCH,  GONEHU  =  ENOUGH,  TRHAWM  =  WARMTH   —   Giving us:  ELLOHEOWH

Clue/Question:  When they stepped up to the tee on the short par three, they could see the – – –

Best par 3 golf holes in British Columbia | RVwest

Answer:  WHOLE HOLE

(Yeah.  The entire enchilada, baby!  Does “whole hole” qualify – phonetically – as alliteration???  Sounds like it should, to me.  Not the toughest of Jumble answers.  But hey!  It’s a Monday.  The guys are just trying to take it easy on us.

All of today’s clue words are already on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “cupoh” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine – front nine, or back nine – letter jumble.  Decently cryptic.  But this should’ve been a pretty quick solve for all of us.

Fine cartoon of the couple approaching the very short par three.  Someone else is teeing off in the background.  That’s it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 08/28/22

5 questions for Suffern Middle School teacher

Visual Description:  Primarily grade school.

DFLIED  =  FIDDLE,  GEEINN  =  ENGINE,  SOLONE  =  LOOSEN,  CLAAAP  =  ALPACA,  SMCIYT  =  MYSTIC,  SALIYE  =  EASIL  —   Giving us:  LEEISNLAAMSTESY

Clue/Question:  The meaning of “basically”, “chiefly”, “fundamentally” and “inherently” are – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (11-letters)  THE  (4-letters)

Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit

Answer:  ESSENTIALLY THE SAME

(Those are some of my favorite words!  You don’t want to always use the word “basically”, because then you start to sound like those athletes, spouting all the safe sports clichés!  I think all their agents and PR people coach them to speak this way.  Don’t be controversial!  Or, honest!  Kinda boring, actually.  It almost makes me miss the days of big mouths, like Rickey Henderson, Deion Sanders and Terrell Owens, amongst others!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Four of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we have seen “solone” and “claaap” in previous Jumbles.  I didn’t struggle with any of them today.  The answer letter layout was a fantastic fifteen letter jumble!  Beautifully cryptic!  I wasn’t seeing the final answer, until I wrote out the vowels and consonants, in alphabetical order.  That’s when ESSENTIALLY came to me.  And the AMES brought me to SAME.

Classic classroom cartoon.  The kids look like either middle school, or high school.  I think the clue/question should’ve used IS instead of ARE, but I doubt many folks care all that much about it.  Actually, a little bird clued me into this.  I probably would have missed it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/27/22

Anne-Maria Yritys on Twitter: "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I  die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers #quote  https://t.co/excf99G9Jy" / Twitter

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”   —   Will Rogers

(A sentiment that I can definitely get behind!  In my newspaper the author’s name followed a different cipher than the quote.  Very strange.  How about you guys?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 08/27/22

Dracula Is the King of Racist & Homophobic Media | by Shourya Agarwal | An  Injustice!

Visual Description:  Romanian royalty reception.

UNYTT  =  NUTTY,  CUORC  =  OCCUR,  SCMOUT  =  CUSTOM,  VENNEU  =  UNEVEN   —   Giving us:  UTTOCCSOUNN

Clue/Question:  To determine the number of noblemen in attendance, they needed to – – –

La dentellada les hizo eternos: los rostros de Drácula en el cine | El  Correo

Answer:  COUNT THE COUNTS

(Bloody Marys for the house!  Maybe some Sangria, as well?  A lot of these Eastern Europeans have kind of a shady reputation!  No offense to any of my readers.  I wonder if Vladimir Putin drinks blood?  He’s a pretty sinister dude, ya know!  He was a big muckety-muck in the KGB before entering politics.  So, he’s always got dirt on his rivals, and he knows how to manipulate certain people.

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  I struggled some in getting “custom”.  Writing out the letters in alphabetical order seemed to help me in getting it.  The answer letter layout was an energetic eleven letter jumble.  Fairly cryptic, but seeing the OUN accelerated the count down for me!

Cut cartoon of the noblemen get together.  Jeff is taking some liberties with the period clothing, as the story of Count Dracula takes place in the 1890s, but Vampires are supposed to be eternal.  So, maybe these are various noblemen he’s met . . . through the ages.  But it looks like he’s already started a body count!  Fun Saturday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/26/22

Mitch Hedberg Print - Etsy

A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”   —   Mitch Hedberg

(Took a little time to get this one started!  It’s not every day you see a quote about waffles.  We’ve had Mitch before, but I couldn’t complete the author’s name.  Good thing he was in my Tags!  Dude died from a speedball overdose, at the age of 37.  What a senseless waste!  Stay away from those hard drugs, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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