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Belated Jumble Spoiler – 12/09/21

What's Slowing Down India's Fast-Track Courts

Visual Description:  Case overload.


Clue/Question:  With so many cases on the docket, the court system was experiencing – – –

Night Court: Where Are They Now? | ScreenRant


(Thankfully, these probably aren’t trial by jury cases.  The judge can make her decisions based on a number of factors and plea appeals/deals.  But the sheer numbers have a way of slowing the wheels of justice.  And, in many cases justice isn’t always served.

No new clue words this day.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new this day.  Strangely, it took me a few looks to unscramble both “oliog” and “tmreta”.  The answer letter layout was an excellent eleven letter jumble.  The final answer did not jump right out at me, like it usually does.

Fine municipal/family court scene.  We have the harried judge, perturbed bailiff, and worn out stenographer.  Kind of reminiscent of the old “Night Court” series, back in the 1980’s.  Sadly, I think the majority of the cast of that show has died.  I think that Bull & Roz – two of the bailiffs, Dan Fielding, and Billie – who preceded Christine – are about the only cast/characters still with us.  Sad.  It was a good show.  Supposedly, there’s a reboot of “Night Court” in the works.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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PS.  Sorry about the delay in posting.  I had a minor domestic crisis that threw my day way off.  All’s well now.   —   YUR

Apologies for WordPress FFFing up my Jumble Spoiler of 12/06/21

They did it again, and I don’t have the time to redo it properly!  This newer version of WordPress really SUCKS sometimes!!!   —   YUR

Curtain Raiser

Big oil was told in 1959, by Edward Teller, that fossil fuel usage would melt the polar ice caps. In 1965 their own Frank Ikard said: “Carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere by the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas at such rate” that by 2000, heat unbalances will “cause marked changes in climate.” These guys make the tobacco companies look like “health nuts”! — YUR


Done With the Double Talk, Colltalers

With all the pomp of a country club outing, the world’s 20 richest economies won’t fund some new coal projects and may get to net-zero emissions “by or around mid-century.” Keep your shirts on yet for the thrilling COP26 climate meeting. Big Oil is not worried though, and the Supreme may help it.
The murderous big white thug rampage of Jan 6 at Capitol Hill also had help but from members of Congress and White House? Shocking. Minnesota may dissolve its police department? Tantalizing. But Brazil Senate’s call to indict President Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity? A bit unsurprising.
We open in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the devastating testimony of Majid Khan about the torture and sexual abuse he endured since the 2003 Iraq and Afghanistan invasions. It’s the first time an al-Qaeda operative speaks out about what went on in the many U.S.-run “black sites” around the world…

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Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/21


Jumble was invented in 1954, so it can be hard finding new words to – – –


I just wrote a VERY extensive post for today’s Jumble.  I added an appropriate video, and wanted to add another video, but I didn’t hit Enter after the first one, so I hit the Undo icon – as I’ve done numerous times in the past – but instead of just removing the video, WordPress ERASED my ENTIRE post!  I was hoping against hope that it was saved somewhere as a Draft, but just the blank came up.

I had given high praise to both of the guys for the great puzzle, and did a whole thing on Xenon, but it was all for naught.  Thanks for nothing WordPress!  I don’t have the time, or inclination, to recreate all that I wrote because I’m pissed off.

Xenon appears to be new, and perhaps mutant.  All the jumbles came up as new.

Sorry guys.

Jumble Spoiler – 10/27/21

Michigan vs Michigan State Prediction, Odds, Spread, Date & Start Time for  College Football Week 9 Game

Visual Description:  Jeff’s prediction.


Clue/Question:  When the #1-Ranked team lost to the underdog, some fans were – – –

Key Matchups: Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans - Maize n Brew


(Actually, Michigan is ranked a little higher than Michigan State.  Michigan is ranked #6, and MI State is ranked #8.  And both teams are currently undefeated, at 7-0.  But a lot of the early part of the season is played against the lesser teams.  We are just entering the real meat of the season.  The game is in East Lansing, so State should hold a slight edge.  It’s one of college football’s better rivalries, and it should be a really good game.  Big Ten football at its best!

All of today’s clue words are long time residents of the ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “slepl” having definitely been used before.  No real head scratchers today.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  I believe that Butspepeyust is going to be the next pharmaceutical medication to hit the market.  It’s the new miracle drug to treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures.  Ask your doctor if Butspepeyust is right for you!

Great cartoon of – mainly – disappointed college students, leaving the stadium, after the big game.  I think the one guy celebrating is about to get his butt kicked!  Why is it usually the fat guy that ends up going shirtless?  Do they sell beer at most college stadiums?  So, I guess Jeff’s team is going to win by 1 this weekend.  As long as it’s a win, baby!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Garry Tallent, of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band! (It ain’t football, but it applies to all jocks.)

Jumble Spoiler – 10/19/21

Meet the Beatles for Real: The Beatles and American Bandstand

Visual Description:  Early Fab Four interview.


Clue/Question:  When asked if “She Loves You” would be a hit song, The Beatles said – – –

The Beatles Love Me Do 50 years on: Stuart Maconie on October 5, 1962, the  day the Swinging Sixties began - Mirror Online


(Talk about an ear-worm kind of song!  Even though I was only six years old when the song came out, I remember the huge impact it had here in the U.S.  The radio stations played it so much, and it was just so catchy that you’d be playing/hearing it in your head, long after actually hearing it.  My younger cousin, Doug, actually ended up crying, because he couldn’t get the song out of his head.  And, of course it was mainly the “Yeah, yeah, yeah” part!  My Mom, and the older generations, were pretty dismissive of The Beatles, when they first came out.  They weren’t fond of Rock and Roll in general, and they couldn’t stand their “mop-top” hair!  But the younger generations just ate them up!  Good times.

We seem to have a brand new clue word today, in “heyday”!  I double checked the world famous ralis95 clue word database, and it was nowhere to be found.  So, our good friend finally has a little updating to do!  And, all four of today’s jumbles are coming up as new.  I was able to see them all immediately though.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  But with all the repeating letters, I doubt that anyone struggled to get the final answer.

Super cartoon of the Fab Four.  From the top left, clockwise, we have:  George, Ringo, John and Paul.  I’m not 100% sure, but that might be Dick Clark interviewing them.  Definitely not Ed Sullivan!  I was at a 65th birthday party this past Friday, and they had a Beatles tribute band performing.  They were very good, and they got the party dancing.  Pretty good likenesses too.  And, yes, I did dance.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Todd Park Mohr, of Big Head Todd and the Monsters!

Child Abuse

I think we need national, and international, standards when it comes to “the age of consent”. And, no group should be able to marry off their children until they reach the age of consent. — YUR

Alonge Bukola

Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact between a perpetrator and a child. Some forms of child sexual abuse include:

  • Exhibitionism, or exposing oneself to a minor
  • Fondling
  • Intercourse
  • Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing the minor to masturbate
  • Obscene phone calls, text messages, or digital interaction
  • Producing, owning, or sharing pornographic images or movies of children
  • Sex of any kind with a minor, including vaginal, oral, or anal
  • Sex trafficking
  • Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child’s mental, emotional, or physical welfare.

How can I protect my child from…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/21

Lance Mannion: The successful don't work any harder than the failures

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.”   —   Will Rogers

(Better to be a kook, than a crook!  There is no honor in taking advantage of anyone, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Birthday to the marvelous Johnny Mathis!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/07/21

Marie Osmond

If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”   —   Marie Osmond

(It usually takes a little bit of time to realize that you’re going to laugh about something that didn’t quite go as planned.  And, it takes that little bit of time for the sting to wear off.  But that Marie Osmond is truly an American girl!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!

Jumble Spoiler – 08/16/21

The Jolly Green Giant - YouTube

Visual Description:  From the valley of the jolly . . . Ho, ho ho . . .


Clue/Question:  They grew Iceberg, Romaine, Butter and Leaf, and the supervisor was the – – –

The Wild Reed: Engelbert Humperdinck: Not That Easy to Forget


(It’s good to have a title!  Back in the day when I was gainfully employed, mine was Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.  I was actually kind of a jack of all trades . . . master of none!  Those days were fun.

All of today’s clue words are welcome reruns.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we have definitely seen “tuseg” sometime before.  “Afdur” always reminds me of Englebert Humperdink.  Some of you will know why.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive thirteen letter jumble.  Unusually large for a Monday.  And, wonderfully cryptic.

Fine farm scene cartoon.  It looks like she may be training some new pickers.  Boy!  Since the pandemic, good help has really been tough to find.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Tim Farriss of INXS!

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