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A missive from the Big Man!

…I (David L. Hoyt) have a new app out this weekend called WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER. I was wondering if you wanted to let your readers know about the app.

We’re sort of calling this weekend WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER WEEKEND! We’re pushing hard to get the word out today and tomorrow hoping that we make some sort of App Store list like “Hot” or “Trending.” It’s a long shot, but you never know. I basically take the money I make from apps and donate it to the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation, so I’m trying hard to get the word out about WSWT.

I’ve copied and pasted some info below about the app.

WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER is free to download and comes with 500 hand-crafted word search puzzles with more on the way! Plus there’s an awesome daily game.

For more information and links to the app stores, check out:


Word Search games are fun and challenging!  So, now you guys know!  I’m a bit of a Technosaurus, but don’t let that stop you guys!  Check it out, and spread the word.  The proceeds go to a good cause!  Play on, friends!   —   YUR

RALIS95 Holiday (Jumbles) Contest – Winners!!!

Hooters Bikini Contest. Annual bikini contest ...

Hooters Bikini Contest. Annual bikini contest live from The Jacksonville Landing Courtyard. May 28 2009. Nikkor H 85mm f1.8 + Nikon D60. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was a close call, folks!  All the entries were great, but some of them ran a little long of the 20 Words or Less requirement, as put forth in the contest post.  So, without further ado, here are the winners who will be receiving personal copies of the RALIS95 Clue Word Databases:

Cathy Anderson, Michael Felch, Vijay Natraj, Ian Gross, and our dear friend Jenn Schultz!

Thank you to all who played, or even thought of playing!  Happy Holidays to all!      YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/12/14

A salami sandwich

A salami sandwich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do not make a stingy sandwich; pile the cold cuts high; so you should see salami coming through the rye.”   —   Allan Sherman

(Funny quote!  A little shot at Robbie Burns?  My paper continued the author’s name with LAST WEEK’S QUOTE . . . I got so caught up with the puzzle that I ended up with ALLAN SHERMANYCKU before I realized what was going on.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 04/19/14


violin-case (Photo credit: JeremyOK)

Visual Description:  A form of string theory?


Clue/Question:  He wasn’t exactly sure what was wrong with the violin and needed to – – –

The Violin: Bridge

The Violin: Bridge (Photo credit: Shaylor)




IT’S A FIDDLE (Photo credit: RayMorris1)

(This was one of those ones where I’m really glad that I didn’t jump to the cartoon before unscrambling the clue words!  It’s a great pun, but not really much of a challenge.  None of the clue words were new, but all the jumblings seemed to be.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble in itself, but . . . like I said before.  Splendid cartoon!  Got me in the mood for some Charlie Daniels Band!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/10/14

François VI de la Rochefoucauld

François VI de la Rochefoucauld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not to talk of ourselves at all.”   —   Francois de la Rochefoucauld

(I think this would be better if he had started this with “Some” instead of “We”.  I know some – okay, many – people who behave this way, but I also know people who don’t feel that they have to talk about themselves.  Maybe Frankie wasn’t as self-assured as he led people to believe???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/14

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”   —   Nelson Mandela

(But first, someone needs to instill in you – or, you’ll need to develop on your own – a sense of self-confidence, in order to live the life you are capable of living.  Demonstrate to your children that you believe they can accomplish what they want to do.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR



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Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/14

Visual Description:  Outtake from an old Doublemint commercials?


Clue/Question:  When his twin brother started mimicking him, he was – – –


(Wow!  A 13 letter answer, on a weekday Jumble!  That’s fairly rare.  All the clue words were well-jumbled.  All the jumblings looked new to me.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I don’t think it made the answer obvious in any way.  The cartoon brings back some ancient memories for me.  Very cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/14

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”   —   Mahatma Gandhi

(It sounds so simple, and yet those are a big three to make agree.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/14


Will Rogers

Will Rogers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Know what you are doing.  Love what you are doing.  And believe in what you are doing.”   —   Will Rogers

(That’s a pretty big 3!  Starting with knowing makes a lot of sense, but knowing can be pretty relative.  And, if you love what you’re doing, you’d think it would – naturally – follow that you believe in what you’re doing.  Right?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  How do you think he got his hat to stay on this way???  Bobby pins?  Was this look just part of the comic image?   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/23/14

Cylinder vacuum cleaner for home use.

Cylinder vacuum cleaner for home use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner, then I’ll clean the house.”   —   Roseanne (Barr – The Domestic Goddess)


TV Guide #1886

TV Guide #1886 (Photo credit: trainman74)

(If the aliens were to come down and meet with Roseanne, I think they’d say – paraphrased – to her what they said to Woody Allen, in Stardust Memories*We enjoy your work.  Particularly the earlier, funnier stuff.*  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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