Archive for August 12th, 2022

Jumble Solved – 08/12/22

Lockyer Valley farmers look to low-labour crops during worker drought | The  Courier Mail

Visual Description:  Lockyer Valley veggies.


Clue/Question:  Root vegetables in Australia – – –

Mulgowie Farming Company – Growcom


(Very cute pun!  What are some good root veggies?  Carrots, of course.  But also all kinds of onions, garlic, beets, rutabagas, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, radishes, yams, ginger, peanuts and more!  Probably, almost as many that grow above ground.  Lots of people say that all you need are vegetables, but most of us like, and benefit from, the animal proteins.  I don’t think I’d enjoy being vegetarian, and definitely not vegan.  But, like I always say . . . to each their own.

All four of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Only “rinwen” appears to be the new jumble.  We’ve definitely seen “rawor”, “rudgo” and “cddoee” previously.  They all came to me pretty quickly.  The answer letter layout was a thorough thirteen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The final answer slots, and just knowing Australia’s nickname, made for a quick solve though.

Fun cartoon of the Aussie farmers, and the animated vegetables.  Apparently, the Lockyer Valley, in Australia, is one of the ten most fertile farming areas in the world.  And, it’s known as “Australia’s Salad Bowl”!  Pretty cool what you find while writing these Jumble answers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 08/12/22

Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer - Los Angeles Times

People are so difficult.  Give me an elephant any day.”   —   Mark Shand

(Mark was a conservationist, a travel writer, and the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.  The dude really loved elephants!  But he was also quite the lady’s man.  There are plenty of pictures of him with lovely ladies on Google Images.  Hey!  He was wealthy.  But his life was cut short when he took a bad fall outside a Manhattan restaurant.  It was a blow to the head, but I don’t see any real details.  I figure he must have hit his head on a stone/concrete step, or something, and not just hitting his head on the pavement.  But, like I said, I can’t find any details.  All I know is that I slammed the back of my head on the driveway almost two years ago, when I was 63 &1/2, and I ended up with a MONSTER goose-egg, that took about a month to go down.  But I was fortunate that I didn’t lose consciousness, or anything, and I’m still around to tell the tale.  Mark was a couple of months shy of his 63rd birthday.  Although, the picture of him above makes him look much older, in my opinion.  This appears to be the first of his quotes to make the Cryptoquote, so we welcome him – posthumously – to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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