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Cryptoquote Solved – 11/29/22

Julia Child and Martha make Croquembouche | Julia child recipes,  Croquembouche, Birthday cake flavors

Taking ‘naps’ sounds so childish.  I prefer to call them ‘horizontal life pauses.’”   —   Unknown

(The busters from the country and the hitters from the shop, everybody wants to do the horizontal bop.  —  Bob Seger  Today’s quote sounds, to me, like it would be from someone like a Julia Child, or a Martha Stewart.  Someone on the snooty side.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Cryptoquote Solved – 11/28/22

Cowboy Bebop OST - Waltz for Zizi (1 hour loop) - YouTube

Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?”   —   A Waltz for Zizi, “Letter to November”

(Very interesting.  I don’t know if this is from a poem, or a song.  And if this is a single person, or a group.  I couldn’t find anything definitive.  Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable welcoming who/whatever A Waltz for Zizi is.  But I do like the line.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 11/27/22

Tyson Stars in Great Names Visit - News - Hamilton College

Visual Description:  Neil . . . giving his spiel.

SJATUD  =  ADJUST,  BLOLYD  =  BOLDLY,  BMMEEL  =  EMBLEM,  WEYLEA  =  LEEWAY,  PRCTIS  =  SCRIPT,  RFOOTG  =  FORGOT   —   Giving us:  AJSDLEBELASRTOO

Clue/Question:  When it comes to providing Earth with heat, light, etc., the Sun – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (4-letters)  (1-letter)  (7-letters)  (3-letters)

The Cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson - POLITICO Magazine

Answer:  DOES A STELLAR JOB

(A great Jumble pun!  And a fairly challenging one.  Assuming this is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – not to say there aren’t other African-American astrophysicists – he has become this generation’s Carl Sagan.  He doesn’t specifically credit Sagan as his inspiration to become an astrophysicist, but he does remember the day in 1975 that Carl Sagan invited the then 17 year old to come up to Ithaca, NY to visit Cornell University.  Both of them have received criticism for their celebrityhood, but they both have inspired – and continue to inspire – a lot of kids to pursue careers in the sciences.  Neil has already outlived Carl by 2 years.  All he needs now is his own snappy catch-phrase!  A la “Billions upon billions!”

We didn’t discover any new clue words today.  They’ve all made it around the Sun numerous times.  Five of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  The only one we’ve definitely seen before is “bmmeel”.  Strangely enough, there are SIX words on the ralis95 clue word database that begin with EMB.  Could there be another – undiscovered – one out there?  The jumble “weylea” made me look a couple of times.  The answer letter layout was a fine fifteen letter jumble, fantastically cryptic!  I was able to extract A and JOB right away.  From the SDLEELASRTO the word DOES appeared.  Then, from the LELASRT, the pun word STELLAR shone bright!

Great cartoon of the astronomy lecture.  Maybe it’s at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, or maybe he’s guest lecturing at some high school or university.  Pretty sure it’s not a major anniversary of Neil’s birth!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 11/26/22

Women's History Month | Spotlight on Mary Ann Evans aka George Eliot - Blog  - Free Library

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”   —   George Eliot

(Thank you, Ms. Evans!  This is so true.  All our pets ask of us is to love them.  Be well and do good, friends.)      YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/26/22

California Wildfires: Peanuts' Charles Schultz Home Ruined | Time

Visual Description:  Jeff’s mentor.

CRKUT  =  TRUCK,  KLASF  =  FLASK,  LOCLSR  =  SCROLL,  NJRIUO  =  JUNIOR   —   Giving us:  TUKFSKSCOJIR

Clue/Question:  Charles Schulz drew Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown – – –

Early Charles M. Schulz artwork

Answer:  JUST FOR KICKS

(Happy hereafter birthday to America’s most iconic cartoonist!  It didn’t dawn on me – initially – that it was his birthday, until I did the Celebrity Cipher.  I always do the Jumble first.  More often than not they go with a celebrity – living or not – whose birthday it is.  For guys like Jeff I’m sure that it’s practically a sacred day of observance!  Even though he died more than 22 years ago, you can still see the comic strip “Peanuts” in a number of newspapers.  And you can still find the television holiday specials somewhere on TV.  Ironically, today’s Celebrity Cipher speaks of learning to not discuss religion – among other things – yet a major scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is heavy with religion.  Maybe he learned that lesson later in life?

We have all classic Jumble clue words today, with all new jumbles!  The only one I had to look at twice was “loclsr”, but I saw “scroll” quickly enough.  The answer letter layout was another terrific twelve letter jumble.  Beautifully cryptic, but for me the “J” kinda gave it away.

In today’s cartoon, Mr. Schulz speaks of Charlie Brown’s optimism, but I see it even more as Lucy being the tiger who can’t change her stripes.  Maybe even to the extent of The Scorpion and the Frog.  Yep, I think Lucy would pull away that football even if it killed her!  All in all, I think that Jeff chose the perfect hero to emulate.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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PS.  Apologies for missing the bigger picture, folks!  Thanks to my newspaper NOT being physically delivered on Saturday anymore, I did not even see that this is the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s birth!  I go straight to the three puzzles – that I’m forced to print out – and then close down the window, because if I leave it up for long it slows down the computer terribly.  I just came back to read the Funnies, and saw the multitude of tributes to the great man.  My paper carries 17 comic strips and panels, and of them 14 paid tribute to Mr. Schulz.  15 of 18 if you include the Jumble!  Great going, guys!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Solved – 11/25/22

50+ Best Walt Disney Quotes on Life, Dreams and Family - Parade:  Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”   —   Walt Disney

(I think the bigger part of courage here is confidence.  The more confident you are in your abilities the more courageous you can be.  Generally speaking, confidence is not innate.  It has to be taught and/or nurtured.  A little caution is fine, but not to the extent where it creates doubt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/25/22

 

Bob Dylan sells his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony

Visual Description:  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s protegé.

GUHLA  =  LAUGH,  CDYIE  =  DICEY,  MCTMIO  =  COMMIT,  RIPLSA  =  SPIRAL   —   Giving us:  LAHDCECOMSPI

Clue/Question:  Bob Dylan was able to write more than 600 songs because he was – – –

American Folk Legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Concert With Gail Steiger and  Jett Montana | Kudos AZ

Answer:  ACCOMPLISHED

(Not really much of a Jumble pun.  More just a statement of fact.  Maybe a little redundant?  Whatever, it didn’t even raise a mild chuckle.  Dylan has certainly been doing it a long time though.  He’s been performing for more than 60 years.  I remember when he pissed off the folk purists by switching to electric guitar.  Well, they shoulda known . . . “The Times They Are a-Changin'”!

All of the clue words are members of the ralis95 clue word database.  Two of the jumbles are coming up as new for me, but we’ve definitely seen both “cdyie” and “mctmio” in previous Jumbles.  No stumpers today.  The answer letter layout was a tremendous twelve letter jumble.  Despite its crypticness, I was able to come up with the final answer immediately.  Maybe the COM part clued me in.

Fine cartoon of Jeff and his hero Jeff Tweedy, and some woman, at a Bob Dylan concert.  It’s definitely not Kathy, and there doesn’t seem to be any women in Wilco, so maybe it’s Jeff Tweedy’s wife?  Or, maybe another band that Jeff follows.  Maybe Jeff is a fan of The Lounge Kittens.  We’ll never know!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 11/24/22

Pooh & Piglet | Friends are Family We Choose Square Sticker | Zazzle

Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”   —   A.A. Milne

(Today is the BIG day for gratitude!  What are you guys thankful for?  I’m thankful for the blessings of my family . . . past and present.  I’m also thankful for my friends, my readers . . . and my Wally dog!  Happy Thanksgiving, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 11/24/22

A Thanksgiving Recipe for Success in the Family Business - Family Business  Advice

Visual Description:  The Knurek Family Thanksgiving.

LEWLD  =  DWELL,  GNOOB  =  BONGO,  LOIPWL  =  PILLOW,  CEBUTK  =  BUCKET   —   Giving us:  DLBGPOBUE

Clue/Question:  They served a fantastic Thanksgiving turkey that was about to be – – –

Thanksgiving Family Conflict – and How to Avoid It – The Cougar Daily

Answer:  GOBBLED UP

(Gee!  What an original Jumble pun!  LOL!  Oh, well.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  You might remember that I started this post yesterday, but stopped when I realized that I was . . . getting ahead of myself.  I hope everyone is having a good Thanksgiving.  I am.  My daughter made a lovely meal.  It was just immediate family, but we all enjoyed ourselves.  One of my football teams won, and one lost.  Now, we’ll see what happens with the night game.

All of today’s clue words are Jumble classics, all residing on the world famous rali95 clue word database!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “lewld”some time in the past.  They all came to me very quickly.  The answer letter layout was a nifty nine letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.  The clue/question was just so leading though.

Great Knurek family Thanksgiving feast cartoon.  It looks like Jeff just can’t wait!  I like that he included a kid’s table.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve experienced that.  The only one I recognize is Kathy.  Perhaps Jeff will enlighten us to the other Thanksgiving participants.  Perhaps not.  Anyway, fun day before Thanksgiving Jumble . . . at least for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 11/23/22

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends. - William Butler Yeats

Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.   —   William Butler Yeats

(A bit of poetry that even I can understand and appreciate.  Nothing is more important than family, but it’s great to have good friends.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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