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Jumble Solved – 09/09/22

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96: A look at her life as British royalty | Fox  News

Visual Description:  Charles in charge?

SIPOE  =  POISE,  SOLSF  =  FLOSS,  MRYIGL  =  GRIMLY,  GUIAAN  =  IGUANA   —   Giving us:  PIEFOSGRIMIGUN

Clue/Question:  The king who began ordering people to pay more taxes, levies, etc. was an – – –

Queen Elizabeth Dies: Charles, Now King, Says Death Of Mother Moment Of  Greatest Sadness

Answer:  IMPOSING FIGURE

(Yes, it’s good to be the king!  And boy, the guys couldn’t have timed this Jumble any better.  What with good ol’ Liz kicking the royal bucket at age 96 yesterday.  I could give a horse’s patootie about the British monarchy, but her 70 year reign was certainly one for the record books.  For many/most of us she was the only British sovereign we’ve ever known.  So finally, it’s going to be Chuckie’s turn.  At age 73, he will be the oldest to ever accede to the throne.  From beloved to reviled???  I’m sure that there are still many folks who blame him for his failed marriage to Princess Di, and possibly her resulting death.  And, many aren’t crazy about the home-wrecking, divorced “commoner” that he eventually married too.  Maybe now Americans can get over their perverse fascination with the Royal Family.  What am I saying?!  Those ninnies are still going to love William and Kate.  And, Harry and Meghan.  And, all the pomp and ceremony that goes along the monarchy.  It’s hard to believe that we fought a war to gain independence from those inbred clowns!  But I digress.

All of today’s clue words are relative commoners.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “sipoe” and “solsf” in previous Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was the foremost fourteen letter jumble in quite some time!  It contained a portion of one of today’s clue words, in GRIM.  But it was wonderfully cryptic!  All I knew going into it was that the first word – of the final answer – was going to start with a vowel, which was a help.  I thought the final answer was one of the most intelligent puns in a long time!

The cartoon is a great medieval throne room scene.  Gotta love the period costumes!  Only a king – or a queen – could impose his/her will on his/her subjects like that.  Thankfully, today most monarchies are largely ceremonial.  But still . . . it’s good to be the king!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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PS.  I do not personally harbor any ill will towards towards Camilla.  Stuff happens in one’s life, and after all . . . love is love.     YUR 

Cryptoquote Solved – 09/09/22

E.E. Cummings | American poet | Britannica

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”   —   E.E. Cummings

(Maybe I should’ve written out his name in all lower-case letters?!?  One of the best known, and important, poets of the 20th Century, his first wife was also his cousin!  That’s a little odd, but also the marriage did not last long, only 2 months or so.  His second marriage only lasted three years.  He did much better with his common-law wife, Marion Morehouse, around 28 years.  He died from a stroke at only 67.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it was smoking related, but that’s just conjecture.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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