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Jumble Solved – 06/30/22

Gender Divide in Bald Eagles - The Center for Conservation Biology

Visual Description:  Wounded wing.


Clue/Question:  The eagle had pulled a muscle and was – – –

Everything you need to know about the city's newest pet: Rover the bald  eagle


(This is my third attempt to post this.  WordPress is futzing things up again.  It keeps going to some “Autosaving” mode, and won’t allow me to Publish.  This happened a few days ago too.

No new clue words.  Three new jumbles, but we’ve seen “ryowr” before.  They all came to me immediately.  The answer letter layout was thirteen letters long.  Lots of O’s.  The final answer slots layout made for a very quick solve.

Great cartoon of a pair of bald eagles.  Very scenic background too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 06/27/22

How to identify common breeds of dairy cattle - Farm and Dairy

Visual Description:  Meadow muffin myths.


Clue/Question:  The story the cow as telling was a – – –

Breeds of Dairy Cows | Dairy cow breeds, Dairy cattle, Cattle farming


(Young calves are so bull-ible!  But I guess it’s just like how any child can be taught to believe in something, when it comes from a trusted, loving parent!  Why would Mommy/Daddy EVER lie to me???  It’s called tradition, little ones.  It starts very early, and is oft repeated.  And, the more you hear it the more you’ll accept it as truth.  . . . Regardless of those pesky facts . . . like science and reasoning.

Lately, the clue words are always striking a chord of familiarity!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but it seems we’ve seen “cwiet” at least once, maybe even twice, before.  The answer letter layout was a novel nine letter jumble.  Cryptic enough on which for some to chew their cud!  The layout of the final answer slots, with those quotation marks, along with Mama’s storytelling, made for a quick and creamy conclusion.

Cute cartoon of the dairy farm scene.  I’m guessing that they’re either Holsteins, or Ayrshires, but I was out sick on the day that my class field trip went to the dairy farm, so I couldn’t say for sure.  But I’ve done a lot of driving through dairy country!  And, I probably stepped in a cow-pie, or two, while taking walks with my Dad and aunts, visiting my grandparents.  Perceptibly, stepping in poop does NOT make me an expert on cows though!  Fun Monday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Curtain Raiser

Wes covers a multitude of issues with his shotgun approach. Many things that you’re NOT going to see/hear on our corporate media. He cares! We all should. — YUR


Outside Rational Discourse, Colltalers

A Russian troop buildup at Ukraine’s border and a U.S.-led rush to war are our newest global nightmares. But concerns about such a tragedy foretold are still to reach the White House. And old foes Covid, climate change have not let out yet, and neither has the national debt, now topping $30 trillion.
But America’s biggest woe now is ignorance: as in a butterfly preservation center forced to close by thugs who believe it’s a sex trafficking facility! And in Israel, an Amnesty report on its “apartheid state” shocked, shocked authorities just as its army killed a Palestinian man holding a U.S. passport.
We hit the ground running in New York where the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists presented its newest issue of the so-called Doomsday Clock. We’re now at the short distance of 100 seconds to midnight, which marks the end of civilization as we…

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/22

How to Refinish Wood Furniture | HGTV

Visual Description:  Parental patience.


Clue/Question:  When her son put his hand on the wet lacquer, it added a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (9-letters)  (5-letters)

Timeline for Your Hardwood Floor Refinishing Project - Seer Flooring


(If I had done this, when I was a tyke,  I’m pretty sure I would’ve been shellacked!  But that was a long, long time ago.  Corporal punishment has been gradually growing in disfavor over the last six decades.  Many today seem to treat it like a capital offense.  Those folks seem to have zero tolerance for it, while many still ascribe to milder corporal punishment.  Many of those who think that all forms of corporal punishment are “harmful” to the child, refuse to even raise their voices with their children.  In my personal experience, with these kind of parents, their kids still demonstrate aggressive and antisocial behavior, which – ironically – is the argument for eschewing corporal punishment!

All of today’s clue words have been used before.  Four of the jumbles are coming up as new, but we’ve definitely seen both “ssuime” and “sancio” in previous Jumbles.  The only one to trip me up was “sancio”.  Definitely a psychological block kind of issue!  But at least I didn’t have to back into it!  The answer letter layout was a fabulous fourteen letter jumble.  Fittingly cryptic.

Cute cartoon of the Knureks, back when Cam was just a wee lad.  I wonder if they still have that coffee table?  It would be something to hand down to Cam some day.  A real conversation piece!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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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!

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