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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/31/23

KERMIT THE FROG "Someday we'll find it the rainbow connection" - CANVA –  Lexicon of Love Music Art

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.”   —   Kermit the Frog

(As voiced by Jim Henson!  But actually written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, for “The Muppet Movie”, way back in 1979.  Williams and Ascher are both still kicking, although I don’t know if they’re still collaborating.  They could be retired.  They’re both kinda up there.  Boy, that Paul Williams really wrote some memorable lyrics!  He wrote “Evergreen”, which Babs Streisand had a monster hit with.  He wrote “An Old Fashioned Love Song”, that was a big hit for Three Dog Night.  He also wrote “You and Me Against the World”, which was one of Helen Reddy’s biggest hits.  And a number of hits that The Carpenters had were written by Paul.  I remember when “Rainbow Connection” was being played on the radio, because of the “Muppet Movie”.  A very frazzled ballet instructor, named Suzanne, used to sing it when she was stressed, at the ballet school where we both worked.  I think she might have been having a bit of a nervous breakdown, or something.  She was extremely high strung!  Ah, the memories that these word puzzles elicit!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 03/31/23

Derek's job as a mattress tester might sound like a dream but it is not all  about jumping on beds - Wales Online

Visual Description:  A narrative of repose?


Clue/Question:  Daniel Hayes began making mattresses in Sealy, Texas in 1881, and the – – –

This Company Will Pay You $33,000 a Year to Test Mattresses Full-Time


(Ba-dum-tsss!  A Beautyrest stinky pun?  No, no, no!  That’s a Simmons product.  They’re Serta the same!  No, this is Sealy.  Why do the three biggest/best known mattress companies start with the letter S?  Even one of the relative newcomers, Saatva, starts with S.  Probably because the word sleep begins with S?  You sleep on a mattress, right?  Sleep on that, and get back to me.  LOL!

All four clue words are on the world famous ralis95 clue word database!  Today we had “soapy”, and a few days ago we had soupy.  Can SAPPY be far behind?  Hey, guess what, David L. Hoyt.  The word SAPPY has never been used as a Jumble clue word, and it meets all the criteria of a Jumble clue word.  Nothing politically incorrect about it either.  So, have at it, Cuz!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “scecas” in at least one previous Jumble.  They all came to me immediately this morning.  The answer letter layout was a trilling thirteen letter jumble.  Decently cryptic too.  But the clue/question was just so leading.

Great historical cartoon from our good buddy, Jeff Knurek.  I always enjoy his historical cartoons.  And very often I learn something new.  Like today.  I had no idea when the Sealy Mattress company got started, and that its name comes from the town where they were first made.  Were they the first mass-produced innerspring mattress?  I don’t know.  Guess it’s time to do some Googling!  Hey, fellow old folk!  Remember Li’l Abner?  He used to have a job as a mattress tester!  Fun-derful Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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