Archive for August 22nd, 2022

Cryptoquote Solved – 08/22/22

Famed humorist, columnist Russell Baker dead at 93

Ah, summer.  What power you have to make us suffer and like it.”   —   Russell Baker

(Clever guy, that Mr. Baker!  The longer days are definitely a plus.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 08/22/22

Video: American Airlines Flight Attendant At SFO Almost Hits Baby, Makes  Mother Cry: SFist

Visual Description:  Passenger complane-ts!

CTSER  =  CREST,  CIBKR  =  BRICK,  RUTAME  =  MATURE,  NARSIP  =  SPRAIN   —   Giving us:  RESBRCAUESPIN

Clue/Question:  With so many demanding passengers, the flight attendant was feeling some – – –

Airline breaks silence after cabin crew 'hit mum holding child with  stroller'

Answer:  CABIN PRESSURE

(No doubt!  The airlines certainly don’t make passengers feel comfortable, and all that welcome or respected these days.  But the flight attendants are not responsible for any of this!  They are essentially as much the victims of the airlines’ greed as we the riders are.  According to CBS News:  Seat width is down as much as four inches over the last 30 years. Seat pitch has shrunk from about 35 inches to 31 and in some cases as little as 28 inches — allowing airlines to add more seats they can then sell.  So, narrower seats for a population that is generally larger/heavier, and from 4 – 7 less inches of legroom so they can squeeze even more of us fatties on their stinking planes.  And you rarely see an empty seat, because they purposely overbook almost all of their flights.  So, besides the loss of comfort, there are also some serious safety concerns in the – unlikelihood – of some kind of emergency.  But none of the flight attendants are responsible for any of this.  Very often they are short staffed, so occasionally there are less of them to give service to us.  Being rude, and/or impatient, with them is both unfair and unproductive.  So, try a little compassion when dealing with them.  Just be patient and polite.  Save your anger for writing a nasty email to the airlines’ corporate offices.  Let them know you’ll take your business elsewhere if they don’t make improvements.

We’ve seen “sprain” recently, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen the other three.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “cibkr” and “narsip” sometime in the past.  Making “narsip” a two syllable jumble is a clever ruse of a one syllable clue word.  The answer letter layout was terrific thirteen letter jumble.  Expertly cryptic!

Great cartoon of the harried flight steward, with the complaining/entitled passengers and a wailing infant.  I wonder who he considers the bigger baby?  LOL!  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.  —   YUR

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