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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/20

Amazon.com: Artemus Ward (1834-1867) Npseudonym Of Charles Farrar ...

I am saddest when I sing.  So are those who hear me.  They are sadder even than I am.”   —   Artemus Ward

(America’s first stand-up comedian!  He was likely the inspiration for Josh Billings and Mark Twain!  Dude died of tuberculosis though.  At only 36!  I’m sure he probably had a passable singing voice.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/01/20

 

Similar to "Race for a Dollar," Trading Up asks kids to roll die ...

Visual Description:  A coin class clown?

REUVC  =  CURVE,  TOHOP  =  PHOTO,  FNELEN  =  FENNEL,  EEESDC  =  SECEDE   —   Giving us:  CRPOTNNEEE

Clue/Question:  Pennies make up 1/100 of a dollar.  That’s – – –

 

WHY WAS THE COMPOSITION OF THE PENNY CHANGED AND WHY DO WE ...

Answer:  ONE PERCENT

(Another fine stinky pun!  But, it makes me wonder how much longer our government is going to issue/mint pennies!  Copper is too expensive, and the cost of minting them exceeds the value of the coin.  Even using zinc and food coloring!  Or, whatever.  I think a lot of us probably have a pretty big stash of pennies somewhere in our houses.  The *pure* copper ones are probably worth at least 2¢ each!  The newer ones?  Eh!

No new clue words today.  But, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  Solving them was easy money, for me.  The answer letter layout was a de-cent ten letter jumble.  Nothing counterfeit about it.  Remember laughing – or sneering – at the yokels who would say “cash money”?  Little did we know how prescient they were with their redundancy!  Credit, debit and pre-paid cards.  PayPal, Venmo and Zelle.  Then, there’s Bitcoin, Litecoin, and a whole new slew of cryptocurrencies out there!  Crap that is beyond my ken.  Who knew that the rubes would be proven “correct”?  Well, I guess the increased popularity of Country music and NASCAR should’ve been a big hint.  Hey!  I’m an aging Rocker, who still says “cash is king!”  Pretty soon you’ll be able to see yer dear ol’ uncle at yer local tar pit.

Cartoon?  Teacher, rugrats, money.  I think that says it all.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/20

Would Camus' Sisyphus want Basic Income? — Musing Mind

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.”   —   Albert Camus

(Camus could be a real weird dude!  I think he kind of believed that absolutely nothing matters.  Those durn absurdists!  Be well and do good, friends.  Because, I think it does matter.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/20

South America - Lessons - Tes Teach

Visual Description:  Avoiding the Drake Passage around Cape Horn.

NTIJO  =  JOINT,  SYKAH  =  SHAKY,  TBRITE  =  BITTER,  PURTAB  =  ABRUPT   —   Giving us:  INTSHKITRAT

Clue/Question:  To name the body of water Magellan traveled through, she needed to – – –

CAPE HORN: CAPE HORN: HOW A TRADING MONOPO HOW A TRADING MONOPOLY ...

Answer:  THINK STRAIT

(An excellent stinky pun!  And, it’s both a nice history lesson and a geography lesson.  Most of us are so far removed from school that we probably need a refresher course, as to where it is.  It’s way down near the bottom of Chile and Argentina, and it cuts through more mainland Chile and Tierra del Fuego, which is an archipelago, that is part Chilean and part Argentinian.  The strait provided a somewhat safer way to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific, than taking the Drake Passage.

There were no new clue words today.  However, all of the jumbles did come up as new.  No stumpers, for me today.  The answer letter layout was a cryptic eleven letter jumble.  If you had forgotten your history/geography lessons then you might have struggled some to get the final answer.

Fine classroom cartoon.  It looks like it’s likely a high school class, but that’s just my guess.  I like the map.  Jeff even threw in Las Malvinas, better known to English speakers as the Falkland Islands.  Fun Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/29/20

ARTHUR BUGS BAER & FAMILY S.S.QUEEN MARY OLD PHOTO 1938 | #103674378

A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the fence but doesn’t climb over it.”   —   Arthur “Bugs” Baer

(Respect the sanctity of the fence!  We haven’t had a “Bugs” quote in quite a while.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/20

 

Walsh signs marijuana ordinance at City Hall ceremony - The Boston ...

Visual Description:  City Hall signing.

EUNOC  =  OUNCE,  VGLAE  =  GAVEL,  YOKEND  =  DONKEY,  DLEAPD  =  PADDLE   —   Giving us:  OEGEDODD

Clue/Question:  When she signed her property over to become a park, they thanked her for her – – –

Readers Write: Racial covenants bill, City Hall security, PolyMet ...

Answer:  GOOD DEED

(Cute, stinky pun.  Great way to ease in to the work week.  I’m a lot tired, so I’m just going to keep this short.

No new clue words today.  But, all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a great eight letter jumble.  The final answer just kind of jumped out at me though.

Nice civic minded cartoon.  Maybe that’s the park we’ve seen in a number of recent Jumbles.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/20

Kenneth Tynan | Discography | Discogs

Though every actor’s ambition is to stop the show, his instructions are that it must go on.”   —   Kenneth Tynan

(The dude died young, of pulmonary emphysema.  Cigarettes will do that to you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/20

Amazon.com : Women's Gymnastics Olympic Team USA Biles Raisman ...

Visual Description:  Precious Metals Moment.

ANGUAI  =  IGUANA,  LITUAR  =  RITUAL,  SYFOLT  =  SOFTLY,  YATARS  =  ASTRAY,  SLIVHA  =  LAVISH,  STIFYE  =  FEISTY   —   Giving us:  IGNRITSFTTRISHFS

Clue/Question:  She hung up her gold medals before the others because she wanted to put – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words  (5-letters)  (6-letters)  (5-letters)

U.S. Women's Foil Team Earns World No. 1 Ranking For First Time Ever

Answer:  FIRST THINGS FIRST

(Excellent Jumble pun!  But, of course we won’t be seeing any Olympics this year.  Nope!  The COV-19/Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has put the kibosh on that, for this year.  Hopefully, we will be able to have them in 2021.

Perhaps we’ve seen it on some previous Sunday, but the word “softly” is coming up as a new clue word.  I sent an email to ralis95, so he can update his world famous database.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “slivha” sometime in the past.  They all came to me pretty quickly.  The answer letter layout was a super sixteen letter jumble.  I first tried FINISH for the middle word, but it used two of the three I’s!  I did see FIRST though.  GTTRS was just nonsense.  Then, I thought the middle word might be STRING, which brought me back to FIRST.  But, the remaining letters gave me SHIFT.  FIRST STRING SHIFT didn’t make any sense, in this context.  Finally, I saw THINGS, which gave me the proper final answer.

Fine cartoon of an Olympic athlete.  It’s hard to say what sport is her specialty.  The hair up made me think gymnastics, but she could also be an ice skater, or track athlete.  Or, maybe she’s a fencer!  Not enough info to make an educated guess.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/27/20

Robert Orben – Art of Quotation

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”   —   Robert Orben

(A very clever/funny man!  And, still kickin’ it at 93!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/20

Lodo - Play Mile High

Visual Description:  Americana.

VIWEA  =  WAIVE,  DLOYD  =  ODDLY,  NHIYNW  =  WHINNY,  GMOYSG  =  SMOGGY   —   Giving us:  AVEODLHNNSOG

Clue/Question:  The kids wanted to play baseball.  Luckily, there were plenty of – – –

THINK TWICE BEFORE PLACING GIRLS ON CO-ED TEAMS | Kids and Sports

Answer:  GLOVES ON HAND

(Gotta love this Jumble!  It’s both seasonally appropriate and politically correct.  I don’t think I have to explain the pun aspect of this answer to anyone.  Do I?

There are no new clue words today.  But, surprisingly, only one new jumble, as we’ve definitely seen “viwea”, “nhiynw” and “gmoysg” in the past.  Maybe that’s why I had no trouble with any of them.  The answer letter layout was a beautifully cryptic twelve letter jumble.  The final answer letter slots were my biggest clue . . . right off the bat.

Great youth baseball cartoon.  It sorta has a “Bad News Bears” or “The Sandlot” vibe to it.  A great Jumble for a Saturday . . . in the park.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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