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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/17

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”   —   Rosa Parks

(Timely quote, especially considering the horrific chain of events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend.  As much as I hate racism and bigotry, I support the First Amendment’s rights of free speech, and peaceable assembly.  Unfortunately, the white supremacists assembly was anything but peaceable!  But, neither was a sizable segment of the counter protesters.  The videos I watched of the clashes of the two groups were very disturbing.  The police, and the local leaders, did a horrible job of keeping the two groups separated.   We don’t yet know if the nutjob, who used his car as a deadly weapon, acted as an agent for some of the white supremacists leaders, or was acting solely on his own, for his personal sick and deluded inclinations.  Perhaps the more confrontational counter protesters were infiltrated by anarchists, or white supremacists in sheep’s clothing, but it seems that so much of the bloodshed and death could have been avoided with a more robust police presence.  Truly, a black eye on 21st Century America.  I put a lot of the blame, for all the hostilities, on how “political correctness” has gotten out of control.  Zero tolerance – one sided – policies run contrary to the American spirit that Evelyn Beatrice Hall summed up in her famous quote:  “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”  We can, and must, do so much better people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/17

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Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.”   —   Lou Rawls

(The late, great Lou Rawls!  It’s hard to imagine that he’s been gone for over 11 years!  He had a funny scene on My Wife and Kids, as a Proctologist about to give Damon Wayans a colonoscopy.  It was actually a dream scene, but it was very funny seeing him sing into the scope You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  

Jumble Spoiler – 08/15/17

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Visual Description:  Winner, winner . . . 

AREOP  =  OPERA,  CEFTA  =  FACET,  CUGORH  =  GROUCH,  LIMYTE  =  TIMELY   —   Giving us:  OPEFCOHTLY

Clue/Question:  The chickens were tire of life on the farm and wanted to – – – 

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Answer:  FLY THE COOP

(Most likely the origin of the expression!  More or less.  All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  And, three of the jumbles came up as new.  Surprisingly, we’ve seen “cugorh” before.  Great jumble.  Even “areop” took me a few seconds.  The answer letter layout made for a dandy of a jumble.  And, the cartoon is a wonderful bucolic? prison scene!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/14/17

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Visual Description:  Carpool Carry-on-ee.

GITMH  =  MIGHT,  NIFAT  =  FAINT,  CUBELK  =  BUCKLE,  MURNEB  =  NUMBER   —   Giving us:  MITAIULENME

Clue/Question:  They drove at 60 MPH, and his annoying passenger was talking a – – –

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Answer:  MILE A MINUTE

(Fine pun!  No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new.  We’ve definitely seen “nifat” and “murneb” before.  The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble.  It gave nothing away.  I like the contrast of Mr. Perky vs. Mr. I’m Not Havin’ It!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/14/17

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You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”   —   Elizabeth Gilbert

(If she was going to go “gotta” I’da thought she’d gone “oughta”!  But, because of “gotta” I kinda debated if I should do the Ts first, or the As.  In the fourth word I accidentally put a T where I shoulda put an A, so I was wonderin’ what the heck the word WETRING was!!!  Was this some kinda slang, that I was not up on???  It took a few looks before I saw my error.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/13/17

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Visual Description:  Multitasking failure.

CCINIO  =  ICONIC,  OCYNTO  =  TYCOON,  RUYGEN  =  GURNEY,  HOUTAR  =  AUTHOR,  TOCXIE  =  EXOTIC,  SUNEGI  =  GENIUS   —   Giving us:  IICTONUNEARXICGES

Clue/Question:  He fell off the treadmill because he wasn’t – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words  (10-letters)  (7-letters)

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Answer:  EXERCISING CAUTION

(Wow!  A nice challenging Sunday Jumble!  And, a decent pun!  We actually have a new clue word today, in “gurney”.  Ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database.  And, all of today’s jumbles came up as new.  That’s always a little surprising.  I had to back into two of today’s jumble words.  One was my old nemesis “tycoon”, and the other was today’s new addition, “gurney”.  Fortunately, I was able to figure out the Jumble’s answer from IICARXICGES.  Even with only one “E”, and no “N” I could see EXERCISING.  Then CAUTION just made sense.  Great cartoon!  Guys like him always bug me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/13/17

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(Well, an original “idea” should question conventional wisdom.  I guess that qualifies as “dangerous”.  I love his rebellious nature, but I find it hard to warm up to the man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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