Archive for March 11th, 2023

Jumble Solved – 03/11/23

House boat for sale -

Visual Description:  Disappointment snafu.


Clue/Question:  They missed their chance to buy the boathouse, but they weren’t going to – – –

OCMD Inlet Jetty Tower Photograph by Shera and Bill Fuhrer - Pixels

Answer:  DWELL ON IT

(Yes.  I know.  One of the guys screwed up the clue/question, but it’s an understandable mistake.  It should say “houseboat” and not boathouse.  You can actually live on a houseboat, but you would keep your boat in a boathouse.  So, you couldn’t really dwell on a boathouse.  I suppose you could dwell in it though.  Unless you’re completely inflexible I think that you probably saw past this – rare –  minor mistake.

All of today’s clue words are classic old favorites.  However, all four jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  No real stumpers though.  The answer letter layout was nifty nine letter jumble.  Nothing about it gave the final answer away.  The leading nature of the clue/question made for a quick solve.

I enjoyed the cartoon of the older couple looking at a houseboat that they had hoped to purchase.  No newspaper delivery on Saturday for me, so I had to print it out from the e-edition.  I lose a lot of detail that way, but I liked the gull, the SOLD sign, the couch, and what looks like a WELCOME mat.  I also like the light/marker on the  . . . is it a jetty, or a breakwater?  I get them mixed up.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/11/23

Haruki Murakami Says He Doesn't Dream. He Writes. - The New York Times

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.”   —   Haruki Murakami

(I get the whole mind over matter aspect of this quote.  But I’m sure that a whole lot of people going through chemo and radiation treatments, for cancer, would beg to differ.  I remember reading James Clavell’s “Shogun” –  well, most of it – back in 1980, and being astonished by the outlook of feudal Japan, compared to that of most European societies.  Before I could finish reading it – it’sover 1100 friggin’ pages – the 9 hour television miniseries, starring Richard Chamberlain, went on the air.  While reading it I did pick up a decent amount of Japanese words and sayings.  But that was almost 43 years ago, and I’ve forgotten most of it.  Getting today’s author took a little work.  There were eleven leftover consonants to play with to get the H, K and M, but I was able to suss them out.  We’ve had at least one quote from him before, so something got stuck in the ol’ cranium!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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