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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/09/17

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(Very good advice, Dave!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 10/09/17

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Visual Description:   The road not taken?


Clue/Question:  They were able to get away from the porcupine because the porcupine was a – – – 

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(Wow!  Not easy for yer dear old uncle.  It took a while for me to come up with the final answer, because I didn’t even realize that “slowpoke” was a compound word!  I would have spelled it out as two words.  I still want to know what body comes up with these kind of designations.  No new clue words, today.  Hey ralis95!  Check your email for Sunday’s Jumble.  Three new jumbles, with “lapowl” having been used before.  The answer letter layout had me stumped for a while.  Great cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I might miss a few days spoilers, as my mom just passed.  We’ll see how things go.     YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 10/08/17

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Visual Description:  Zoo vet specialists.


Clue/Question:  When the elephant developed a skin problem, they brought in a – – – 

Pre-Answer:  One Word  “(18-letters)”

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(Possibly, THE longest single word answer in the history of The Jumble!!!  But . . . what the heck do I know?  I’m just a guy who posts the spoilers.  We appear to have a new clue word today, in “zipper”.  I hope our dear friend, ralis95, is reading his emails this evening!  The only old jumble is”nidsig”.  A few of these jumbles took more than a single look.  Nice job, Hoyt.  And, the answer letter layout was a supercalifragilisticexpealidosious – or something close to that – jumble!  Great cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/08/17

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Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention.”   —   Margaret Mead

(I guess Maggie never heard that it takes two to tango?  And, even after the deed is done, many species rely on the efforts of the father.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/07/17

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Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.”   —   Isabelle Holland

(Our first Isabelle Holland quote, since I’ve been post these spoilers.  I think it’s hard to argue this sentiment.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 10/07/17

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Visual Description:  Love for sale.


Clue/Question:  When asked if she wanted a ring made of gold or silver, she said – – –

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(I like this stinky pun!  I was always into rocks and minerals, as a kid.  And, I almost got into Geology when I was in college.  But, I went a different way, and now I post puzzle spoilers!  We have another new clue word today, in “wicker”.  Our long time pal, ralis95, will have to – once more – update his world famous database.  Two of the remaining jumbles were new, with “fridta” having definitely been used before.  I thought today’s answer letter layout was inspired!  I’m sure it was the quotation marks that locked down the answer for most of you.  They did for me.  Fine cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

The Contemporary Mystery of Uranus

Perfect example is the VP over at CBS, who said she didn’t feel all that bad about the Las Vegas shooting because most country music fans are republican! And, she was dumb enough to say this on Facebook! I kinda doubt that Steven Paddock was an ultra-anti-country music critic anyway. The woman at CBS had allowed her politics to overtake her empathy. — YUR

It Just Popped Into My Head

I find it hard to fathom

the stupid shit that comes

out of people’s mouths

on almost frequent occasions,

like their brain

doesn’t connect to their mouth

and anyone with even a simple

sense of logic

or common sense

would throw up the big stop sign

to their jaw

before spewing some of the dumbest,

least empathetic words

I’ve heard

in this lifetime.

If only we still

believed in Santa,

who could install

some kind of tripwire

from our reckless thoughts

to our vocal cords.

It’s OZ

and the scarecrows are everywhere:

they’ve mated with the Tin Woodsmen

to create a hybrid species

of thoughtless, heartless zombies

whose sole purpose

is to get to the wizard,

regardless of who is puddled

in their path.

And of course,

I’m only speaking of adults,

who should honestly

behave much better,

tsk tsk tsk.

The children I work with

are the most earnest

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