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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/20

Amazon.com: Ludwig Van Beethoven Composer Print PosterMusic should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”   —   Ludwig van Beethoven

(I guess Ludwig was a little on the macho side.  Beautiful music can bring tears to my eyes.  This appears to be our first Beethoven quote at the Cryptoquote.  So, we finally welcome the master composer to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/20

Interesting facts about the Roman Forum | Ancient roman architecture,  Ancient rome, Ancient architecture

Visual Description:  The gathering place.

FJYIF  =  JIFFY,  TUHMO  =  MOUTH,  OIRRRM  =  MIRROR,  CRUPES  =  SPRUCE   —   Giving us:  FFMOMORRUE

Clue/Question:  Ancient Romans wanted a large public square, so they built a – – –

The Forum - Ancient Rome: The Forum and Sports

Answer:  FORUM FOR EM

(Kind of a homophonic pun.  Sounds good to me.  Give ’em Hell, Hoyt! 

It looks like David L. has given us yet another new clue word in “jiffy”.  Our friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “crupes” before.  The answer letter layout was a tasty ten letter jumble.  It kind of spoke to me though.

Fantastic cartoon of ancient Rome.  But, I guess for the characters, this is all new to them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/13/20

South Carolina football: Lou Holtz recalls Hurricane Dennis | Charlotte  Observer

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.”   —   Lou Holtz

(Appropriate football quote for the first Sunday of the 2020 NFL season.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/13/20

Come join us for Social Knitting | Hemstitched Heirlooms

Visual Description:  Yammerin’ about yarn.

HNLIFC  =  FLINCH,  SLODHU  =  SHOULD,  RAAEKT  =  KARATE,  DULRYE  =  RUDELY,  CILAPD  =  PLACID,  RITMOP  =  IMPORT   —   Giving us:  FLNSHOKTELYACIIMT

Clue/Question:  Three generations knew how to make sweaters by hand in this – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  “(7-letters)-(4-letters)”  (6-letters)

Knitting with the Ladies

Answer:  CLOTHESKNIT FAMILY

(I struggled some with this one, and I didn’t really solve it myself, so I didn’t have anything clever to impart.  It seems like a waste of my time half the time anyway.  So, the heck with it.

As mentioned before, “rudely” came up as new, but as it turned out it was used once before on an earlier Sunday Jumble.  Ralis95 knows about it now.  Five of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “cilapd” in the past.  None of the six jumbles stumped me.  But, the seventeen letter jumble that made up the answer letter layout did stump me.  I started out thinking the first word was FASHION.  Then, it looks like I actually had CLOSELY-KNIT, but it left me with FHTAIM.  Since I wasn’t feeling it, I gave it over to my daughter.  I guess she saw KNIT FAMILY, which left her with CETOHSL.  From there she saw CLOTHES.  Good one.

Nice cartoon of a warm and cozy family scene.  Heart warming.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/16/20

Mike Newton Artist—Voltaire 1694-1778

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:  it says more, and in fewer words than prose.”   —   Voltaire

(Yeah, sure.  If you have a magic decoder ring.  For me, most poetry is an inside joke.  And, I’m always looking in from the outside.  But, at least with today’s Jumble and Cryptoquote we hit FEW, FEWER, and FEWEST.  That’s gotta count . . . for absolutely nothing!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google and Mike Newton Artist

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/20

New Yorker Cartoonists Gather for Cartoon Bank Event | Inkspill

Visual Description:  Inside joke.

LIEPX  =  PIXEL,  IRRVE  =  RIVER,  SEFWET  =  FEWEST,  NTFNAO  =  NONFAT   —   Giving us:  PILRIFETOF

Clue/Question:  They had the police artist’s silhouette sketch and looked for someone who – – – 

Set Of Silhouettes American Presidents. Stock Vector - Illustration of  business, closeup: 142771124

Answer:  FIT THE PROFILE

(I don’t know, but I don’t think you could call this pun a groaner.  It’s definitely not stinky.  If there is such a thing as a legitimate acceptable pun then today’s Jumble would probably qualify.

Who woke up David L. Hoyt???  All of a sudden he’s giving us new clue words left and right.  Yesterday it was “local”, and today he’s given us “nonfat”!  The only jumble that gave me any trouble.  You know me and those silly compound words.  I would of thought that it would’ve been hyphenated.  Whatever.  It looks like some new work for our pal ralis95.  His world famous clue word database continues to grow!  All of the jumbles are coming up as new.  The answer letter layout was a tight ten letter jumble.  Before reading the cartoon, and the clue/question, I was pretty sure the three letter word was going to be OFF.  But, with the great cartoon, and the clue/question, I did a quick about face.

Today’s cartoon characters look a little too specific, including the guy in profile.  I’m guessing that they’re cartoonist friends of Jeff’s.  We may never know though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google, Inkspill, & Dreamstime

08202020 Convention Preview | Felltoons | Cartoons | Paul | AAEC

Boy!  They pegged this one right!  Nothing but ludicrous scare tactics and outright lies.  So sad that they think so little of their supporters.

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/15/20

Is this a real Shakespeare quote or a fake? | WhatsOnStage

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”   —   Shakespeare

(I’ve never noticed Cupid being painted, or otherwise depicted, as blind!  Love is blind, they say, but I never thought that Cupid was.  Is this just a funky 16th Century way of saying things?  Not an easy solve, for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/15/20

PPT - BONES PowerPoint Presentation, free download - ID:2133790

Visual Description:  The Osteology class.

COLLA  =  LOCAL,  GREEM  =  MERGE,  NPURSG  =  SPRUNG,  BLINEB  =  NIBBLE   —   Giving us:  OAEESRNBB

Clue/Question:  Her very basic approach to teaching students about the human skeleton was – – –

Forensic Anthropology - ppt video online download

Answer:  BAREBONES

(Gotta love it!  But, I don’t think Dr. Temperance Brennan would ever attempt to make a joke about bones.  She was a very serious forensic anthropologist.  Especially in the earlier episodes, of “Bones”, the Fox Television series that ran for about twelve years.  I was a big fan of the show.  Maybe BET could revive the series, using a black actress!  They could call it . . . Black Bones!  I kinda like the irony of the title.  Of course it wouldn’t have to be BET.  It could be any network.  But, they could probably get away with the title more than other networks.

Would you believe that Hoyt has given us a brand new clue word today?  Yep.  It turns out that they have never used “local” before.  We’ve seen LOCALE, but not “local” . . . until today!  Two of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “greem” and “blineb” before.  The answer letter layout was a fine nine letter jumble.  I didn’t find it obvious, at all.

Fine cartoon of a skeletal lesson.  All the students appear to be very attentive.  That’s very important if these kids are planning to become doctors.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/14/20

Portrait of Johann Caspar Lavater | Theologian, Portrait, Writer

He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to duty approaches sublimity.”   —   Lavater

(“All times”?  That’s a little harsh.  When I was a younger man, duty was more important to me.  But now, as I grow older, I’ll take my pleasures while I still can.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google

Jumble Spoiler – 09/14/20

How to Hatch Chicks With a Broody Hen

Visual Description:  Raring to go!

HIGET  =  EIGHT,  VORCE  =  COVER,  SNARKH  =  SHRANK,  APTINC  =  CATNI  —   Giving us:  EHTCESHACAP

Clue/Question:  When the chick was ready to leave its shell, it took the – – –

Baby Chick with Mother Hen : MadeMeSmile

Answer:  ESCAPE HATCH

(Great stinker of a pun for a Monday morning!  I haven’t heard anyone use the phrase “escape hatch” in ages.  It’s like right out of an episode of a 1960’s “Batman”, or maybe a James Bond film.  Or, maybe an old submarine movie, or Sci-Fi space epic.  I like these Jumble pun/answers that take me back to simpler times!

No new clue words today!  But, there was a new one in Sunday’s Jumble, if you’re reading this ralis95!  And, that word was “RUDELY” Back to today’s Jumble.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “snarkh” before.  The answer letter layout was a swell eleven letter jumble.  It doesn’t appear to be obvious, but the final answer did jump out at me.

Cute cartoon of a mother hen, and her soon to be fully hatched brood.  Chicken coops seem to be favored settings for a lot of Jumble puns.  We do seem to have a lot of egg idioms, adages, and proverbs.  And, of course there’s the age old question:  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Images courtesy of Google


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