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Jumble Solved – 06/03/23

beachside bar - Picture of Presidential Suites Punta Cana, Dominican  Republic - Tripadvisor

Visual Description:  Tropical refreshment stand.


Clue/Question:  The tavern installed solar panels on the roof in order to – – –

Best Beach Bars in the US Worth Drinking At - Thrillist


(Ooh!  An alternative energy stinky pun!  Gotta love it.  I’ve kind of cooled it on electric vehicles, as the mining of all the necessary minerals/elements is creating new environmental concerns.  The world’s supply of cobalt, nickel, lithium carbonate, and manganese is just as finite as crude oil and natural gas.  And extracting all those elements are creating new dangers to the workers, and are poisoning water supplies.  And, the energy needed to produce the batteries – typically – comes from coal burning power plants!  Plus EV batteries are very expensive to replace, and they’re not easy to recycle, and all the heavy metals are toxic to the environment so they can’t just go in a landfill.  At least the hybrid cars have much smaller batteries containing all of those elements.  I think that I’d also feel safer in a hybrid than a pure electric vehicle.  And, even though EVs are less likely to catch fire, their fires are much harder to put out . . . completely, as they often reignite!  Oy!  We need one of those geniuses to come up with viable hydrogen vehicles!

I’m not sure how this is possible, but it appears that RHINO is a new clue word today!  Our good buddy, ralis95, will have to add it to his world famous clue word database.  The other three are old friends.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “lsdaa” in a previous Jumble.  The answer letter layout was a sleight seven letter jumble.  I saw the word BAR right away.  Yer Uncle has a nose for those kind of things.  But RSAY quickly gave me RAYS.

Great cartoon of a beach-side bar!  Very inviting.  The bartender looks like she’s been around the block a few times!  LOL!  Hey, my favorite bartender is just about my age, and I think she is swell.  It’s been a while, but Jeff has given us the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  Always a welcome sight!  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 06/03/23

Mahatma Gandhi Art Print by Creatiive Art | Society6

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.”   —   Mahatma Gandhi

(Don’t you just love Gandhi quotes?  So direct and uncomplicated!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 06/02/23

Yosemite's Grove of Giant Sequoias Reopens After Month-Long Fire Closure |  Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

Visual Description:   A tree that needs to be re-named.


Clue/Question:  The 275-foot tall Sequoia with a trunk measuring 36 feet in diameter was – – –

Giant Sequoia - Save the Redwoods League


(Another familiar, stinky pun!  Not recently, but I believe we’ve had “TREE-MENDOUS” as a final answer sometime before today.  It’s a good pun.

We’ve seen all four clue words before.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “rudgo” and “stules” in earlier Jumbles.  “Stules” was a minor “tussle”.  The answer letter layout was elegant eleven letter jumble.  Carefully cryptic.  The quotation marks and the hyphen in the final answer slots made for a quick solve.

Great cartoon of the great tree, in the great state of California!  It just shouldn’t be named for a terrorist and a war criminal.  They should also rename Jackson Square in New Orleans.  I don’t care if he became President, he was a criminal too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 06/02/23

75 Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes on Life & Love - Parade:  Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays

My mother shed [sic] her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.”   —   Maya Angelou

(I don’t know . . . maybe Maya was already quite elderly when she said this.  It just comes off as addled.  I do see that the 3rd intransitive of the verb can mean: to pour out, but she could have just said that, or maybe used the word showered.  Great lady, but this was a miss for me.  Be well and do good, friends.     YUR

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Jumble Solved – 06/01/23

790+ Kid In Candy Store Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images -  iStock | Candy shop, Possibilities, Overwhelming choices

Visual Description:  All-day sucker fans.


Clue/Question:  The kids just bought giant lollipops and planned to finish them – – –

Kids in a candy store | Research World


(Definitely an Americanism, that the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers know well, and just might pass with the Gen X-ers.  My kids are Millennials, and they don’t know half of the expressions that us older folks use.  They’re always asking for explanations, and some of them are hard to explain, because we just heard them so often . . . without explanation.  But, what I don’t get is how these younger folks just accept acronyms, without knowing/understanding what they stand for.  My mind screams:  That’s NOT a word!  What does it stand for?!  And, they’re like:  I don’t know.  What’s it matter?  Sometimes I think that the world is changing a little too fast.

All four of today’s clue words are on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Surprisingly, all four jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  None of them caused me to pause though.  The answer letter layout was a tasty twelve letter jumble.  I thought that it was wonderfully cryptic.  With the hyphen in the final answer slots – and the fact that I’m older – made for a lickety-split final answer.

Great cartoon of kids in a candy shop.  I guess there are still a few of them around.  Mostly they’re just candy counters at drugstores, or at the checkout aisle at supermarkets and big-box stores.  The girls remind me of a couple of neighbor girls, Malke and Shandy, or as I like to call them Chatty Cathy and Barbie Doll.  They are 9 and 8 years old.  A good number of the Orthodox Jewish kids are afraid of dogs, but these girls love coming up to me and my Wally boy.  I have to keep reminding them that even though Wally is friendly, he’s still a dog, and just might bite if he’s startled.  Rescues from hoarding situations are a little different than most dogs.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 06/01/23

The Way of Art | Art is not a thing; it is a way. ~Elbert Hubbard

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(I’m not sure that I agree with this.  At least not 100%.  First off; I don’t think my friends always understand me, and second; I like to think that – at least some of – my “enemies” can be reached, through reason and logic.  But, I’m pretty sure that we’ve had this quote before.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 05/31/23

Hungry? Utah wildlife officials suggest catching this 'tasty' invasive  species | The Hill

Visual Description:  Freaking for frogs.


Clue/Question:  They were watching a fascinating documentary about frogs that was – – –

Hungry Invaders: American Bullfrogs – Wildlife Leadership Academy


(A very amusing Jumble pun!  But, this answer does sound very familiar too.  I couldn’t say WHEN we’ve had it before, but I’m pretty certain that we HAVE had it before.  Maybe it wasn’t in the context of a family watching a documentary, but “ribbiting” rings a bell.

All four of today’s clue words are on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “prieg” and “barjeb” in previous Jumbles.  They all came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was nifty nine letter jumble.  Decently cryptic.  I think that the quotation marks were the big clue in getting the final answer.

Great cartoon of the family activity.  This documentary must be on live TV, since mom doesn’t want to miss any of it.  If they were streaming it they could just pause it and come back to it later.  I know that mom gave the negative response to dad’s question, because I can’t imagine the kids saying NO to ice cream!  I don’t think I ever have.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 05/31/23

Unsheltered author Barbara Kingsolver looks back at her most memorable  works |

Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place.”   —   Barbara Kingsolver

(Hopefully, that is just for a few things . . . and not for everything.  I remember hearing about a people out there – either somewhere in South America, or in some South Pacific island – where smiling is considered an aggressive act, because you’re bearing your teeth!  How natural is it – for most of us – to automatically smile upon meeting someone?  Wow!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 05/30/23

LIV Golf as It Looked Inside Trumpworld - WSJ

Visual Description:  Jeff’s friends.


Clue/Question:  His 300-yard drive off the tee was way out of bounds and – – –

Pros, amateurs pair up, tee off 3M Championship | Sports |

Answer:  LONG GONE

(This doesn’t look like Oak Hill Country club!  Probably some club in Indiana.  But then again, these aren’t pros.  They’re just duffers, like most of us who occasionally pick up a golf club.  I think that most pro golfers were pretty much born with a club in their hands.  A lot of us remember seeing those videos of Tiger Woods as a 3 year old.  I think the younger you start, the better your chances of becoming proficient at the sport.  But, like with everything, there are exceptions to the rule.

All four clue words are familiar old friends.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me, but we’ve definitely seen “guymg” and “nnnaco” in previous Jumbles.  My eyes were playing tricks on me, and I originally wrote down GUMMY instead of MUGGY!  I didn’t realize it until I wrote down the answer letter layout, and attempted to solve the final answer.  A second look fixed that.  The – real – answer letter layout was an easier eight letter jumble.  Now, the final answer made sense!

Fine cartoon of a couple of Jeff’s buddies, trying to play golf.  If you want to know exactly who they are I guess you’re gonna have to visit that other site, as Jeff has sworn off all affiliation with this blog.  Of course, who they are really don’t matter much to any of us.  They’re just a point of trivia . . . unless you are related to either of them.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 05/30/23

Miles Davis - JazzTimes | Scribd

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”   —   Miles Davis

(I’m not exactly sure what Miles is talking about, but I think – generally – that singers, and other musicians, try to emulate a certain performer/style, especially when they are starting out.  It takes some time to develop a sound that is you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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