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Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/20


How to Deal With Difficult Customers - Business News Daily

Visual Description:  Klueless Karen Kalling?


Clue/Question:  She called about her unusually high electric bill and asked – – –

When is the best day and time to call customer service? - Clark Howard

Answer:  LET ME SPEAK TO THE MANAGER!  No, just kidding.  It’s actually:  WATTS UP?

(Today’s answer was a real groaner of a stinky pun.  Noel Coward is spinning in his grave!  I’m relatively sure that he would agree with Samuel Johnson, with humor and wit essentially being interchangeable.

No new clue words today.  But, three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We have seen “beavo” at least once before.  No stumpers today.  The answer letter layout was a concise seven letter jumble.  It was sufficiently cryptic.

Great cartoon of a domestic couple.  We’ve all been there, paying the bills, and arguing with the various utility companies.  Even with all the lights on in the house you wouldn’t triple the usage.  Not unless you generally live like a bat!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/20

Noël Coward - Wikipedia

Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.”   —   Noel Coward

(For a whole lot of people, the impoverished and the diabetics to name a few, marmalade is a tremendous treat!  I’ve always thought that caviar was like the comestible version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.  Everyone pretends to be so impressed with it, in this case so they can appear to be sophisticated.  Blech!  I know that’s not the point of the quote, but if you want to see that, look up the Cryptoquote Spoiler of 10/23/19, because this is yet another re-run.  I hope everything is alright with our Rebecca!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/20

Rough Collie - zooplus Magazine

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.”   —   G. Norman Collie

(Will somebody please get this man a Wikipedia listing!  We’ve seen him before.  As a matter of fact we’ve seen this exact quote before!  Not all that long ago, on April 21, 2020.  I still like the quote, but a little variety would be nice.  Since there is no photo of the man, I give you this classic pup, forever known to me as a Dundee dog!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/20

Maths Odd & Even Numbers Posters by Ms Forde's Classroom | TpT

Visual Description:  The preeminent positive primary.


Clue/Question:  The first positive odd number considered itself to be – – –

Free Odd Number Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart  Library

Answer:  ONE OF A KIND

(Initially, this is a fine numerical pun!  Definitely not the first of its kind, but even so.  I guess you had to figure that number ones would be Type A personalities.  So, they have a bit of an ego problem!  No one goes around sporting # 2 foam fingers, do they?

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  However, all of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  For some reason I had to take a bunch of looks at “lored”.  Maybe, because I’m in denial?  I also enjoyed the jumble “ecctan”, although it didn’t take me long to pick up on the “accent”.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  The biggest clue was the obvious omission of the word ONE in the cartoon’s dialog.  They danced around it nicely though.

Cute animated numbers cartoon.  If any of them look odd, I’d say that number nine takes the cake!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/20

Audre Lorde: poems, essays, and short stories | Poeticous

Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”   —   Audre Lorde

(In an exceedingly judgmental society this is an important attitude for self-preservation.  If they ever do a biography of Audre, I think that Nancy Giles could play her.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/20

Using a Flea Collar? | ThriftyFun

Visual Description:  The infestation.


Clue/Question:  The dog with the flea problem told the small parasitic insects to – – –

Best Natural Flea Collar For Dogs - WebKu

Answer:  BUG OFF

(A modest little pun.  Just like a flea.  I would have thought that fleas were arachnids – like ticks – but the boys are right, they’re insects!  I guess both could infest a host animal at the same time, so I wonder if they would ever fight each other?  They’re both parasites, so maybe they just ignore each other.  I think dogs usually get fleas, and a lot of them, but ticks can be individual.  Ticks are nastier little buggers, in my opinion.  But, then again, I don’t remember my dogs having fleas.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have seen “goyfg” sometime before.  I was able to see all the clue words immediately today.  The answer letter layout was a simple six letter jumble.  I doubt than anyone struggled to get today’s final answer.

Poor Fido!  I guess when fleas are bad enough all the scratching leads to pain.  Then a flea bath is necessary.  These owners should invest in a simple flea collar.  An ounce of prevention, and all that stuff.  They could even go the more expensive route, of applications and injections, but the collars do a good job of keeping them off.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/20/20

Show Me One Jew - Benjamin Disraeli

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much are the three pillars of learning.”   —   Benjamin Disraeli

(All that I could add to this is that when it comes to learning I usually enjoy much!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/20/20

Steam Community :: :: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Visual Description:  A little before:  “I Like Ike!”


Clue/Question:  A command given by a an Army five-star general is – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (2-letters) (3-letters) (7-letters) (5-letters)

Dwight D. Eisenhower | Biography, Cold War, Presidency, & Facts | Britannica


(Excellent, obedient pun!  I guess this could be any time from World War II to 1952.  I think it’s hilarious that Ike “didn’t belong to any organized church until 1952.”  Gotta be a good God fearin’ man to run for President!  The U.S. will never get over its Puritan beginnings!

We actually have a brand new clue word today!  Unless Angela says we had it in an earlier Sunday Jumble.  And, that word is “toasty”!  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  Better send him an email.  All of the jumbles but “cronee” are coming up as new.  This is “cronee”‘s “encore” appearance.  I liked the jumble for “toasty”, but I didn’t suspect that the clue word would be new.  I had to take a number of looks at “cgaher”, before seeing “charge”.  The jumble made it look like a two syllable word!  The answer letter layout was a very impressive seventeen letter jumble.  Nothing obvious about it.  The clue/question, and the final answer slots were the big clues, for me.

Fun period piece, military cartoon.  You can’t possibly count the stars on the flag, but it just looks like a 48 state flag!  It looks like a fairly major cartoon inconsistency today, but I think it’s okay!  With lesser generals you see fairly large stars on their epaulets.  But, that’s only when it goes up to four-star general.  For the rare five-star general they do a circular cluster of five smaller stars.  So, no.  I don’t think Jeff made a mistake.  Maybe Ken, or someone can confirm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/20

Napoleon 2.0, Pensive | museum of wtf

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”   —   O.W. Holmes

(And, finishing up the third quarter of 2020, that is kind of a scary thought.  With the threat of a re-emergence of COVID-19, the rise of these right wing “militias”, our President resurrecting the racist call for “Law and Order” of the late 1960s, and our Attorney General saying that a Biden victory could only happen if the election were “rigged”, and threatening martial law, is right out of Orwell’s “1984”.  How could Barr possibly say something so stupid?  Has he not seen the poll numbers?  Most of the voters are unhappy with the way the current President has been ruining . . . running the country.  And, speaking of George Orwell, does this description of “Animal Farm’s” Napoleon sound like anyone we know?  He is described as “a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar” who is “not much of a talker” and has “a reputation for getting his own way”.  – – – Wikipedia  And, now we’ve even lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  With the same Senate that refused to hold a hearing, or vote, on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016, for nearly eight months, they now want to rush whoever Trump nominates for the opening before the election this November.  The only direction I am currently seeing us heading is known as backwards!  Our best hope is that our military will not heed Trump’s – potential – call for martial law, and they will uphold the election results.  Only then will we return to a forward direction.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler -09/19/20

Benjamin Franklin, the Composer – Polyphonic Archive - Institute for Music  Leadership

Visual Description:  Playing off yesterday’s Cryptoquote?


Clue/Question:  Ben Franklin was able to invent bifocals because of his ability to – – –

Benjamin Franklin Dies Ben Franklin | This Day in Tech History


(Again, yesterday’s Cryptoquote had both vision and eyes in it.  She has had a few references to eyes this past week.  I thought that this made for a wonderful pun.  Not stinky, in the least.  Very homophonic!  I like using that word, because WordPress doesn’t recognize it.

No new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “seyms” in the past.  None of them stumped me today.  The answer letter layout was a lovely ten letter jumble.  Wonderfully cryptic.  For me, the leading nature of the clue/question was the big clue.

Great historic, period piece cartoon.  Ol’ Ben definitely had an eye for the ladies.  But, he also had a healthy respect for intelligent women.  And, he often sought their council.  Some of today’s fem-ditto-heads would simply dismiss him as a sexist, but I’d disagree with them.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

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