Archive for December 8th, 2022

Jumble Solved – 12/08/22

Matador gored in the butt by raging bull

Visual Description:  Beware the cape!

DUTOO  =  OUTDO,  MTYUM  =  TUMMY,  TARGEH  =  GATHER,  OYNENA  =  ANYONE   —   Giving us:  ODTMARAO

Clue/Question:  The bullfighter welcomed people to his home at his – – –

Matador gored through neck in very first bullfight

Answer:  MATADOOR

(E-eww!  And blech!  This is a pun only a mother, or father, could love.  It must have been suggested by a child.  It kinda works, but only in a childish way.  But there is a level of originality to it, so I’ll give the guys credit for that.

We have a four for four, for our matador.  All four clue words have been used before, but all four jumbles are new to our door.  It actually took me a couple of looks to see “gather”, but the other words came to me heretofore.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  Very nicely cryptic.  The layout of the final answer slots, with the hyphens, made for a quick solve though.  That and figuring they were going for a play on matador.

Great cartoon of the bullfighter’s entrance way.  He’s in his work clothes . . . I guess he just got home from work.  I liked the doormat, and his bull doorknocker.  And, off in the distance, you can see the shadow of a bull.  Is this some kind of ironic pet?  Or, is this a bull looking for revenge, for the killing of his father?  Kind of a bovine Inigo Montoya?  Hmm.  Bullfighting does not thrill me.  I’m not a fan of any “entertainment” – no matter how steeped in culture it is – where an animal is killed.  If I go, I’ll root for the bull!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Solved – 12/08/22

Jodi Picoult: “Fiction is a really important tool”

The world is a place where the extraordinary can sit just beside the ordinary with the thinnest of boundaries.”   —   Jodi Picoult

(The extraordinary are all around us, folks!  We all have our talents, even though some of us keep them hidden under a bushel basket.  Don’t underestimate anyone.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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