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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/17/18

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”   —   Francois de La Rochefoucauld

(Sadly, this is true.  The world could be such a marvelous place, if we could all overcome our fears.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/17/18

Visual Description:  NASA briefing.


Clue/Question:  When the space probe approached Pluto, mission control said – – –

Answer:  SO FAR, SO GOOD

(I’m not sure who is going to be more excited about this Jumble, lwc or ralis95!  But, I do know that it is a popular recurring theme with David and Jeff!  Astronomy and space exploration are always quite fascinating subjects.

Somehow, we have another new clue word, in “closed”.  I thought that its jumble was very challenging, but I was quite surprised to NOT find it on the ralis95 clue word database.  It will – very soon – be a new addition to it!  I also thought that “blloga” was a great jumble.  We’ve seen “sudeo” on numerous occasions.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  It sounds like some word from Middle Earth.

Fairly standard cartoon today.  It was nice that Jeff switched it up, and gave us a woman scientist.  We’ve been seeing a lot of Neil deGrasse Tyson lately.  Is this Voyager 2?  Whatever it is, it’s pretty cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/16/18

No pain GAIN is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.”   —   Latin Proverb

(It’s all Greek to me, folks!  Or, at least Latin, in this case.  Can one of my smarter readers put this in to plain language for me?  I’d much appreciate it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/15/18

A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”   —   Washington Irving

(I guess it’s a use or lose it kind of thing.  I used to have really great stinging arguments with a super conservative co-worker, back in the day.  A sharp tongue though can get you in trouble, and hurt a lot of feelings.   Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire, but you should always strive for civility.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/18

Visual Description:  Bandshell bravado.


Clue/Question:  To get the symphony ready for its big performance, it would take a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words   “(7-letters)-(2-letters)”  (6-letters)


(This pun . . . was like music to my ears!  A classical effort, from our two Jumble gentlemen.  Conducted with style and flair.  Very well orchestrated, indeed.

And, on the seventh day, ralis95 rested!  Yes, there were no new clue words this day.  However, five of the six jumbles do appear to be new, with “sleuuf” the only one definitely having been used before.  I had to skip, and come back to “cacure”, in order to get “accrue”.  And for about a second, I was considering uncoop before I realized the clue word was “coupon”.  Maybe I’ve been cooped up in this house too long!  Hoyt’s answer letter layout was a dynamic, harmonic instrumentation of Jumble magic!  Neither of the answer words stood out in it.

Jeff neatly captured the feel of a symphony orchestra and its conductor.  Especially the conductor, with his turtleneck shirt, his bald pate with scraggly hair on the sides and back, and of course his baton.  I’m a little surprised that the score on the music stand does not read:  Jumble Cantata in E Major, or something similar.  The guys usually don’t miss an opportunity for a plug!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/14/18


Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.”   —   Jane ZANE Grey

(Such a tragic ending for such a well-educated young noblewoman.  She reluctantly accepted the crown, and ended up being called a traitor, and later executed.  At least this is something Meghan Markle shouldn’t have to worry about!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Never mind!  It’s Zane Grey, and not Jane Grey,!  It kind of makes sense when you consider the “as the years multiply” part.  See some of the comments for more.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/14/18

Visual Description:  The marathon match!


Clue/Question:  After the outfielder ended the 15-inning game, he was ready to – – –


(Other than the unnecessary – and slightly misleading – apostrophe, this was a great Jumble.  It’s a little ironic that it’s coming on the heels of the marathon Semifinal match at Wimbledon, between the American, John Isner, and the South African, Kevin Anderson.  After six hours and 35 minutes the South African prevailed.  That kind of beating will probably add to the unlikelihood of Anderson upending Djokovic in the Final match.  But, I’m about as casual a tennis fan as there is, so I don’t really care all that much who wins it.  I think there was probably more interest in the Women’s Final, which recently concluded, with Angelique Kerber upsetting Serena Williams.  Even though she lost, Serena won a moral victory, seeing as how she reached the Finals, just 10 months after delivering her baby.  And, at the ripening age of 36.  Congrats to both women!

We have another new clue word today, in “cache”.  Our buddy, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  I hope all this updating isn’t wearing him out.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, with “zimea” and “treeso” having been used before.  I still think they are superior jumbles!  The answer letter layout was definitely cryptic.  The cartoon stuff and the leading nature of the clue/question is what led me to the answer.

The cartoon was really fun, with the moon high in the sky, and the clock showing 1 O’clock.  And, it is clearly the outfield.  I’m guessing that those are visiting fans in the stands, who are celebrating, as the Home team has the last at bat.  But, the scoreboard/clock makes it look like the Jumbles are the Home team!  Hmm!  Could we be looking at both a grammatical error, AND a Jumble – sorta – continuity error?  LOL!  Ain’t I a stinker???  I know my grammar and punctuation are far from perfect, but I just like getting my digs in, when I can!  I think this was a fairly tough Jumble , for a Saturday!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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