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Super Bowl LIII Jumble – 02/03/19

Visual Description:  NFC warmup to the Big Show!


Clue/Question:  The quarterback’s performance was improving with – – –

Pre-Answer:  Three Words   (4-letters)  (7-letters)  (3-letters)


(Excellent football pun.  Only stinky if you’re not a fan.  SO much to like about today’s Jumble.  First, and foremost, there is NO Tom Brady!  LOL!  Although, I wouldn’t mind seeing a Jumble with his missus, Giselle.  She is smokin’!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  Yet, all of their jumbles are coming up as new.  I was trying to come up with deceive, before I saw “device”.  But that was the only one to give me pause.  Some of my favorite clue words today, in “placid”, “goatee”, and especially “absurd”!  I just love that word!  The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble.  It disguised the final answer perfectly.

Super cartoon!  That coach does not look familiar, but we can let that slide.  I’m hoping to see plenty of completions from Jared Goff to Robert Woods.  But, I’m also hoping to see Todd Gurley run wild.  And, I’d love to see Ndamukong Suh sack Mr. Brady, and then extend his hand and revive that famous Johnny Cash line:  “How do you do?  My name is Suh!”  Sorry, Pats fans.  As a Bills fan, I despise the Pats.  Should be a good game, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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You Once Belonged

I was planning on writing something on this 50 year anniversary, but it slipped my mind(?). Good thing an even better writer followed through on it! — YUR


50 Years Ago Today,
Beatles Called it Quits

It was the last time they played together but no one knew it then. Their first public performance in over three years. And yes, it’s now been half a century ago. If they used to make us feel forever young, now they date us. But so does life.
It’s likely that great part of the living today wasn’t around then yet. And countless who were, have already ended their journey. For those in between, though, what a feeling having had The Beatles around to create the soundtrack of our early dreams.
John Lennon, PaulMcCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, were concluding one of the most recounted musical trajectories of all times. And way before their century was over too, they’d inscribed their names at the heart of an entire generation.
They were as important for their…

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(ralis95) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/27/19

Visual Description:  Herd of word-nerds.


Clue/Question:  The returning Scrabble champion guaranteed another victory by saying – – –

Pre-Answer:  Six Words  (3-letters)  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)  (2-letters)  (2-letters)  


(What do you think?  Are arrogant nerds annoying, or merely amusing?  I’m definitely a nerd, but I am mega-cool.  Plus, I’m one heckuva handsome, hunky dude.  And, on top of it all, my humility is boundless!  Yes, yer uncle is the total package.  LOL!

Hey!  Guess what?  We have a new clue word today, in “heyday”!  For some reason, I saw this compound word right away!  Our old pal ralis95 may add it to his world famous clue word database.  The jumbles that threw me for a minute or so were “aifurn” and “nlavad”.  All six jumbles came up as new today.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular 17-letter jumble.  I didn’t struggle with it, but there also was nothing obvious about it.  I would not blame anyone for having a tough time getting the answer.

The champ looks a little like Andrew Luck!  I’m watching the Pro-Bowl.  That’s one of Jeff’s boys.  I always like to see it when Jeff and David end up in the cartoon.  It has been a while though.  I haven’t played Scrabble in a long, long time.  Don’t know how good I’d be.  I’d probably hold my own.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

PS.  I feel like the M&M from their Christmas commercial!  “He does exist!”  LOL!   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/06/19

Work is work if you’re paid to do it, and it’s pleasure if you pay to be allowed to do it.”   —   Finley Peter Dunne

(It???  Is he talking about something specific?  Strange quote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Spoilers Delayed – 11/23/18

I’m going to my sister’s for a second Thanksgiving, so you guys are on your own.  The Cryptoquote was easy, but the Jumble is a bit of a challenge.  Good luck to all!      YUR

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Curtain Raiser

A good read. — YUR


The Burning Season Is On, Colltalers

There are some fair assumptions we may now make about the catastrophic wild fires in California: they came to stay; they’ll get worse; they are, indeed, direct result of climate change. Oh, and that we’re behind the curve and still unprepared to control them.
Apart from that, last week’s headlines belonged to two other man-made disasters, whose impact we’re beginning to grasp, even if not that startled by either of them: proof that Facebook is politically biased (shock!); and that Brexit won’t work (double shock!).
Unlike what some accused The Beatles of once pretending to be, Facebook is now more popular than that famous Dec. birthday boy. So the NYTimes exposé about how the mammoth social media concern was, all along, concerned only about maintaining its sheer dominance, never mind Russia’s attacks on the U.S. 2016 elections and democracy, came as a surprise to…

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Curtain Raiser

We need to reject the politics of fear! And, I think our government could use a healthy infusion of estrogen. Get out and vote tomorrow, friends! — YUR


We Need a Record Turnout, Colltalers

Climate change, immigration and asylum rights, healthcare, women’s choice, racial and sexual rights, gun control, wage and labor reform, voting rights, plus your own picks. By now, most Americans should have this down. Now let’s go voting them on Tuesday.
Before anything, billions around the world believe we’ll do the right thing. Sharing values of solidarity, independence of mind, and compassion, they’ll stand with us when we say no. And the suddenly global-relevant U.S. midterm elections can deliver just that.
The diminished importance implied on the title has nothing on the reality of these massive election, though. All 435 House seats are technically up for grabs, along 35 of the 100 Senate seats, 39 governorships, and an onslaught of measures and initiatives – pot expanding legalization, freedom of religion, and animal rights, among them – to be decided by federal, state or local communities.

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