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Jumble Solved – 09/22/22

Meet the Galesburg grad who is assistant groundskeeper with MLB's Oakland  Athletics

Visual Description:  Girding one’s lawns?

ADMYL  =  MADLY,  SWLAH  =  SHAWL,  GRAFOE  =  FORAGE,  CRORGE  =  GROCER   —   Giving us:  MADHAFAEGOE

Clue/Question:  The groundskeeping crew finished prepping the field early and was – – –

Women Shaping a New Path Among a Rich Baseball Tradition - The New York  Times

Answer:  AHEAD OF THE GAME

(A wonderful, seasonally appropriate, stinky pun!  There are only about ten or eleven regular season games left, and then we enter the Major League Baseball playoffs.  Well, some of us do.  The rest of us will probably watch just for the love of the game.  Will we see a subway series?  That would go over well in the greater metropolitan New York City area, but I doubt the rest of country would find it as appealing.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database, although most of them haven’t been seen in a while.  All of the jumbles were coming up as new, for me.  The answer letter layout was an elegant eleven letter jumble.  I thought it gave nothing away.  I think I just picked up on the direction of the clue/question, and the word “early”.

Great cartoon of the stadium maintenance people, standing at the pitcher’s mound.  I like the guy laying out the batter’s box lines around home plate.  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Solved – 09/22/22

Elephant with smoking jacket by Dreekzilla on DeviantArt

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.”   —   John Donne

(Those 16th-17th Century poets were a little out there, weren’t they?!  I highly doubt this poem is why the Republican party adopted the elephant as their symbol.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google


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