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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/20

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Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.”   —   Tom Stoppard

(Sounds fair enough.  Happy President’s Day, everybody!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/15/20

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Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”   —   Source Unknown

(A very good quote.  I have a tendency to take myself a little too serious, but I can laugh at myself at times.  Much healthier than calling yourself a friggin’ idiot!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/14/20

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Do you want to meet the love of your life?  Look in the mirror.”   —   Byron Katie

(I . . . again . . . thought this was a guy!  Who names a girl Byron?  But, it seems that we’ve had a quote of hers before.  While I agree that in order to love others, we need to love ourselves.  But, I think this quote takes it just a little too far.  And, is not really an appropriate quote for Valentine’s Day.  Definitely not romantic.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Christmas Day Jumble Spoiler – 12/25/19

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Visual Description:  Christmas morning with the kiddies.

ANIYR  =  RAINY,  EEGVR  =  VERGE,  SREYDS  =  DRESSY,  PTIEOT  =  TIPTO  —   Giving us:  RNEEDSTPE

Clue/Question:  The kids awoke to find gifts under the tree and loved the way they were – – –

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Answer:  PRESENTED

(I don’t know guys.  I think this particular Jumble answer may have been re-gifted!  But, it’s a good, stinky pun anyway.  Reminds me of Christmas at my house . . . twenty some years ago.

No new clue words on this day.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “sreyds” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  It was nicely cryptic.

Great cartoon.  Mom and Dad are clearly not awake yet.  The kids no doubt got them up at the crack of dawn.  I don’t mind that aspect of Christmas being in my past!  We’ve also gotten to the point where we mostly give gift cards.  There are a few wrapped presents, but nowhere’s like the old days.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Christmas/Hanukkah Cryptoquote – 12/25/2019

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Keep the good tidings and friendship of the holiday in your heart all year long.”   —   The Puzzle Editors

(Maybe we should all make this our primary New Year’s resolution!  Saving money, losing 20 lbs, and going to the gym more often should be further down the list.  Right???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Easter/Passover/Whatever Else Is Out There!

Enjoy your holiday, or just your day, with friends and family!  Today’s spoilers will be posted either later this evening, or some time tomorrow.  Be well and do good, friends.      YUR

PS. Keep the good people of Sri Lanka in your thoughts and prayers!      YUR

A Message for Us All

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That includes you too, Antifa!  Heed the words of a great man.  Hate and confrontation just make matters worse.  Be well and do good, friends.   —   YUR

A *Dedicated* Imitation!

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As Charles Caleb Colton once famously said:  “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”.  So, I guess I should be flattered that someone has created a blog, powered by WordPress no less, with the web address of:  JumbleAnswers .com.  

It’s a little hard to determine how long it has been around, but the posts do bear a striking resemblance to my Jumble Spoilers.  Maybe, it is written by someone who once frequented unclerave.wordpress.com, but objected to my politics, or sense of humor, or something.  The commentary portion, especially, reads very much like mine.  She – because it looks like it might be written by someone named Angela – even makes references to Hoyt and Knurek.  I’m not sure if they endorse the blog, or not.  In the few posts that I read I did not see them commenting . . . but who knows.

The – quasi-official looking – blog states that it has 800 something “Followers”, but each one of its posts has either zero, or 1 or 2 – at most, that I could see – “Likes”.  I can understand this, as a good number of the “Followers” may not be on WordPress themselves, but each post seems to have a surprising number of comments.  After reading a number of the comments though, I got the strange feeling that the blog’s creator is just having a conversation with them self!  It looks a little too much like a controlled call and response, to me.  Maybe it’s just me.  Maybe I’m just jealous???  LOL!

Anyway, it is out there, friends.  So, give it a look, and give me your impression of it.  If nothing else, let it be noted that Yer Uncle doesn’t mind a little competition!  Although, I’m a little surprised that they are getting away with the name!  Hmm.

Be well and do good, friends.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


  YUR

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Memorial Day Jumble – 2017

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Visual Description:  Somber remembrance.

XBREO  =  BOXER,  PYMET  =  EMPTY,  CLAPAA  =  ALPACA,  COSTEK  =  SOCKET   —   Giving us:  EREPYPACST

Clue/Question:  We can never truly compensate those who fought for our country, but we can – – –

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Answer:  PAY RESPECT

(Beautiful sentiments.  I was quite surprised to see that “boxer” was NOT in the ralis95 clue word database!  Boxcar and boxing are , but not “boxer”.  Ralis95 has a little updating to do!  The clue word “empty” spells out in alphabetical order, and we’ve seen “costek” before.  The answer letter layout was a delightful jumble.  Nothing obvious there.  The cartoon was very appropriately solemn.  An earnest portrayal of Arlington National Cemetery.  Note the Lincoln and Washington Memorials in the distance.  Be well, dear friends.  Our young soldier is doing good.)   —   YUR

Season’s Greetings Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/24/14

Have a Happy Christmas and enjoy this Holiday Season.”   —   Your Puzzle People

(Sounds like warm and wise advice to me!  Be . . . joyful and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR


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