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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/18

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A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or fortunes.”   —   Joseph Addison

(Hmm.  Shouldn’t it be HAS, instead of HAVE?  OR is not a collective, like AND, so “cloudy day” and “a little sunshine” would be singular, right?  I HAVE, you HAVE and they HAVE, but he, she and it HAS.  Right?  It’s a nice long quote, that took some work to solve.  And, there is truth to it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/18

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Visual Description:  Starting a victory garden?


Clue/Question:  When it came to tilling the soil by hand, he was – – –

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Answer:  GUNG HOE

(An earthy pun!  As all stinky puns are.  Only a seven letter long answer, but maybe not that easy, if you’re not familiar with gardening tools, and this expression.  Gung Ho is a popular expression of enthusiasm, particularly of the United State Marines, but it has kind of changed from its Chinese origins.  I can still see its positive link though.

No new clue words today, yet all of the jumbles are coming up as new.  None of them tripped me up today.  The answer letter layout was smartly cryptic.  Especially, for being only seven letters long.

Nice domestic, suburban cartoon.  The guy appears to be wearing a visor.  He’s got either rosy cheeks, or a little smudge of dirt on them.  And, his trousers legs are covered in dirt.  You can see a little added emphasis to the hoe also.  And, if you look closely, you can see they both seem to be wearing work gloves.  They do help cut down on blisters.  Nice little Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/18

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It’s always been the woman’s disadvantage to be older, never the man’s.”   —   Jane Fonda

(Wake up, Jane!  It might affect you ladies a little earlier, but eventually ageism affects us all.  But, welcome to the Cryptoquote Club!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/18

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Visual Description:  Exclusive angel.


Clue/Question:  She needed a blood transfusion.  Luckily, the patient’s boyfriend was – – –

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(A romantic pun, for a Friday.  There’s even a certain relationship about it.  Love is a matter of the heart.  And, what does the heart do?  It pumps the blood throughout our bodies.  There you go!  Thank you, Captain Obvious!

Somehow, the clue word “slyly” is coming up as new.  It seems kind of familiar though.  Perhaps we’ve seen it since the last version of the ralis95 clue word database was released???  My copy is read only, so I can’t add to it, and therefore . . . I dunno.  We definitely haven’t seen it with this particular jumble, I can tell you that.  If it’s truly new, I guess the boss man will have to update for it.  We have seen the jumble “plutip” before.  I was able to see all the clue words right away today.  The answer letter layout was another dandy of a jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

Nice hospital room cartoon.  The patient even is wearing one of those ID bracelets that they give you.  I’ve lost track of how much blood I’ve donated throughout my life.  It’s got to be about 13 gallons, or so.  I started when I was 18, and I’ve been doing it pretty steadily for about 43 years.  There used to be more of an appreciation for it, but they don’t do as much as far as recognition goes, nowadays.  Many companies used to entice their employees to donate, by offering them some small reward, or even a personal day.  And, three or more donations in a year would generate some kind of bonus reward.  And, they used to give out pins when you reached different gallon levels, and you might be listed with other gallon level donors, in some kind of news letter.  Now, it’s more wham, bam, thank you ma’am.  Hit the road, Jack!  Part of the problem is that there doesn’t seem to be any centralized records of the donations.  But, part of it is they’ve just become too cheap, and lazy, to recognize the effort.  I still do it, because I know it’s necessary.  But, the lack of gratitude is a little disheartening.  Such is 21st Century America, I guess!  Be well and do good, friends.  Donate blood!  The top picture would definitely entice me!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/18

Nobility is defined by the demands it makes of us – by obligations, not by rights.”   —   José Ortega y Gasset

(He lived in Spain during some very turbulent times.  He had a great perspective on all the things that were going on around him.  Cool dude.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 08/16/18

Visual Description:  After NOT sleeping on the plane ride!


Clue/Question:  After upgrading to lodgings with two bedrooms, they would have – – –


(Very familiar stinky pun!  I’m pretty sure we’ve had a version of this pun in the past.  Not the recent past, mind you, but I’m almost positive it’s been used before.

None of the clue words are coming up as new, however all of the jumbles appear to be so.  The toughest one for me was “denki”.  The others I got immediately.  Excellent answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious about it, at all.

Cute cartoon.  I’ve never stayed at a hotel room/suite with bunk-beds, but I’m sure that they’re out there.  I am disappointed to find that *bunkbeds* is not an acceptable compound word!  What’s up with that???  The world is run by idiots!  LOL!  Short and sweet today, word-nerd bunkies!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/18

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.”   —   Somerset Maugham

(I don’t know why, but I frequently confuse Somerset Maugham with Evelyn Waugh.  I guess because they were both British writers, with similar sounding names.  I should probably read at least Maugham.  He appears to have been a genius.  I wonder if he inspired Michael Crichton???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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