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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/03/23

Victor Hugo Portrait | Art and Design Portfolio | James Colmer

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”   —   Victor Hugo

(I guess this is saying that you have to work at loving . . . and being loved.  The beautiful flowers are there, but it takes the efforts of the bees, going from flower to flower, gathering nectar, to make the honey.  I used to work with a gentleman named Victor Urgo.  Great guy.  Truly a gentleman.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/02/23

What does a co-producer do on “Louie”? Steven Wright explains his role on  the FX series – The Comic's Comic

Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island, what book would I bring:  ‘How to build a Boat’.”   —   Steven Wright

(Always a very funny guy!  I haven’t seen him on television in a while, but I hear he still does stand up comedy.  I see the Celebrity Cipher is continuing with their tributes to Jeff Beck.  They must be big music lovers over there!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 03/02/23

Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, 0.21 oz, Pack of 2 – Baby e  Toys

Visual Description:  Adhering to their friendship.


Clue/Question:  The containers in the two-pack of Elmer’s Glue were happy they could – – –

Dlisted | Hot Slut Of The Day!


(They’re hoping that their binding friendship can endure!  Would today’s Jumble answer be considered more of a sticky pun?  Fix on that for a moment.  If they’re produced together, and shipped together, I think they can be secure in their staying affixed.  Other than some crafters, aren’t these glue sticks pretty much used by children anyway?  I don’t think these glues are meant to be permanent.  These two make fast friends though.  We had the regular Elmer’s white glue when I was a kid, but the main thing in elementary school was school paste.  I’m not 100% sure it was Elmer’s, but it sounds right.  I remember tasting it, as it smelled pretty good.  Some of you are thinking:  Oh, THAT explains everything!  LOL!

Of course, all of today’s clue words are on the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But Mr. Hoyt has definitely used “hurtt” in at least one previous Jumble.  The answer letter layout was a thirsty thirteen letter jumble.  Not “thirsty” in that nasty way that the kids are using the word these days though.  I thought it was nicely cryptic.  But the cartoon and the clue/question gave me a lot to latch onto.

Cute cartoon of the two-pack pals.  Once upon a time, Elmer’s was the male counterpart – husband – to Elsie the Borden cow!  But I hear they got a divorce in 1994.  Hey, old timers!  Remember LePage’s mucilage glue?  It came in a glass bottle with kind of a red rubber nipple/applicator.  Was this the stuff made from horse hooves, or was that something else?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 03/01/23

Basketball league recruiting attorney-athletes for new season - The Indiana  Lawyer

Visual Description:  Basketballing barristers.


Clue/Question:  When the two attorneys talked business while playing basketball, it was a – – –

Mac McClung - First Dunk - 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest 🔥 - YouTube


(A wonderfully stinky pun!  And, speaking of stink, I think both of these guys are in dire need of a shower!  But, they’re not really talking law.  They’re just talking smack!  It’s what guys do when they’re competing.  Gals too, I suppose.  Not being a gal, I can’t say for sure.  With guys it’s more like a goofy kind of psychological warfare.  Make him laugh a little bit, or even a little pissed off.  As long as he loses a little focus.  I remember playing one-on-one with my buddy Danny G., right around the time of “Doctor My Eyes”, by Jackson Browne.  Whenever he had the ball I’d start singing “Doctor . . . my ba- alls!”  He’d break up, and I’d either steal the ball, or he’d muff the shot.  Hey, I needed an edge.  I’m a terrible dribbler.

It’s been a while, but yes.  We’ve seen all these clue words before.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “rufyr” and “roswor” previously.  I was able to see all the clue words straight away.  The answer letter layout was a terse ten letter jumble.  I thought it was craftily cryptic.  This time I saw COURT right away, then OF LAW.

Fine cartoon of the counselors of the court, unwinding after a tough week of torts and contracts and cases.  They used to say that white men can’t jump, but at the recent NBA All-Star Weekend a relatively diminutive – 6′ 2″, 180 lb – Mac McClung won the Slam Dunk contest, beating out the creme de la creme of the NBA.  Supposedly he’s got ball some handling problems, but this is one white kid that CAN jump!  If the NBA can’t find a home for him maybe he could join the Harlem Globetrotters!  They could use a little diversity.  LOL.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 03/01/23

55 Most Inspiring Madonna Quotes (2023) | Wealthy Gorilla

Power is being told you’re not loved and not being destroyed by it.”   —   Madonna

(I guess there was always the love her/hate her thing with Madonna.  Maybe, since a little before she came along, I have not been a fan of that kind of Pop music, so I was never a fan-boy.  But I always appreciated her moxie, and I always found her very easy on the eyes.  Now that she’s getting older she’s been getting a lot of flack for the work she has had done, and for trying too hard to appear youthful.  Growing old is tough on all of us, but probably more so for sex symbol/celebrities.  I say give her a break.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  How are you liking all the Jeff Beck tributes at the Celebrity Cipher, hal?   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 02/28/23

Fitness Center & Yoga Studio - SoJo Spa Club

Visual Description:  Popular gym.


Clue/Question:  The owner of the successful fitness center was making a – – –

Fitness Center - Red Rock Spa by Well & Being


(Boy, I need to get back to the gym!  I just shoveled about 5 inches of wet snow today, for the first time all winter, and my back is killing me.  I did work up one heck of a sweat though.  Lemme tell ya, I was plenty stinky when I finished.  But, I did have a nice sense of accomplishment.  This has been the freakiest winter I can remember.  No snow . . . until today!  Well, there was one time where we got just about an inch, back in November, but that’s still autumn.  Usually, I have to shovel at least five or six times each winter.  Very strange.

We’ve seen all of these clue words in previous Jumbles.  Only on of the jumbles is coming up as new, as we’ve definitely seen “lyset”, “topai”, and “alftun” in past Jumbles.  None of them tripped me up.  The answer letter layout was a thrilling thirteen letter jumble.  I thought it was wonderfully cryptic.  Nothing given away.

Great gym scene from our buddy Jeff.  I really like the name of the place on the window:  SWEAT SHOP!  Fun Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On this date in 1708 there was a slave revolt in Newton, Long Island.  In 1932, Richard Spikes invented/patented the automatic gear shift.  In 1943 “Porgy and Bess” opened on Broadway.  In 1945 NFL Hall of Famer Charles “Bubba” Smith was born.  In 1977 comedian Eddie “Rochester” Anderson died.  And in 1984 Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards.  Celebrate Black History Month!   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 02/28/23

The 'Ugly' Secret Behind Prince's Epic Guitar Solos

Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”      Prince

(What an awesome, multi-talented musician Prince was!  They say he could play at least 27 instruments!  He also composed songs made famous by other artists, like: Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”, The Bangles’ “Manic Monday”, Alicia Keys’ “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?”, and Tom Jones’ “Kiss”.  And he accompanied various artists, on guitar, like Madonna, Chaka Khan, and Cyndi Lauper.  Such a shame that he died so young.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Solved – 02/27/23

At 55 Plus - Love this quote from David Bowie - who else... | Facebook

Gentleness clears the soul, love cleans the mind and makes it free.”   —   David Bowie

(Definitely not a lyric from one of his many songs.  At least not one that I know of.  It must be from an interview that he did.  I miss Bowie.  He was always one of my favorite Rock Stars!  A cutting edge performer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Solved – 02/27/23

The Brady Bunch" Click (TV Episode 1971) - IMDb

Visual Description:  Seventies sitcom situation.


Clue/Question:  She still had a lot of clothes left to iron but would – – –

How well do you know Alice from The Brady Bunch?

Answer:  PRESS ON

(A Classic stinky Jumble pun!  From a semi-classic television show.  “The Brady Bunch”  was about as corny a TV show could get, but many/most of us watched it anyway.  My primary interest was Marcia, because she was a cutie/hottie, around my age.  She’s only a year older than me.  But I also had my eye on Carol Brady.  Hey, if Barry Williams – aka Greg – had a crush on her, why not me???  I mean she was no Shirley Partridge – I always loved Shirley Jones – but Florence Henderson was still a looker.

As you’ve probably guessed, there were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  However, we have definitely seen “kopre” in an earlier Jumble.  I got them all without a struggle.  The answer letter layout was a slight seven letter jumble.  But it was decently cryptic.  I saw ON first, then warmed up to PRESS.

Great cartoon!  But, at first glance, I though that Alice was John Mellencamp!  Or, possibly Willem Dafoe!  Of course, this was before I read the dialog or clue/question, but those were my first impressions.  LOL!  Great Carol Brady haircut and ’70s blouse!  That Alice had a lot of responsibility in the Brady house, although I can’t remember Carol working.  I know that Mike was an architect, but what the heck did Carol do?  Especially, with Alice doing all the housework!  Strange.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On this date in 1872 Charlotte E. Ray became the first Black female lawyer in the U.S.  And on this day in 1902, opera singer Marian Anderson was born.  In 1964 civil right champion Anna Julia Cooper died.  And in 1988 Debi Thomas became the first African American woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics!  Celebrate Black history Month, folks!   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Solved – 02/26/23

This Hourglass Flips Itself | Hackaday

Visual Description:  The clock is ticking!


Clue/Question:  She’d need to hurry to buy a new sports watch while it was 50% off because – – –

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

Hourglass or sand timer in front of a beatiful clear sunrise or sunset  Stock Photo - Alamy


(A good stinky pun.  Kind of new, so I guess it’s a running gag without being a running gag . . . if you know what I mean.  I don’t want to advertise for any specific company, but isn’t there at least one watch out there that syncs with your cellphone, that does all that and more?  And I think that Dick Tracy foretold this some 60-70+ years ago!  For you young’uns, Dick Tracy was a popular, square-jawed detective in the funny papers . . . back in the day.  Kinda like Batman without the cowl and cape.  He had a slew of repeating villains that he had to contend with, like Pruneface, Flattop, Tiger Lily, The Blank, The Mole, and Mumbles, just to name a few.  I suppose it could still be an active comic strip, but I haven’t seen it in a number of years.

All six of today’s clue words are on the ralis95 clue word database.  Four of the jumbles are coming up as new, for me.  But we’ve definitely seen “canune” and “pimira” in previous Jumbles.  I was able to see them all immediately.  The answer letter layout was a spectacular seventeen letter jumble!  As a jumble I thought it was brilliantly cryptic.  But with all of the clues, from the salesman’s line, to the countdown clock behind the woman, to the urgency in the clue/question, I knew the final answer in an instant.  I didn’t even need to check off any of the letters.

Fine cartoon of the jogger shopping for a sports watch, in a sporting goods store.  The other sports equipment are fairly subtle, but you can make out the basketball backboard/hoop/net, some kind of a net/goal, and some golf clubs.  And the salesman dressed like a referee was a nice touch.  Fun little Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  On this date in 1869 the 15th Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote – for Black men at least, not sure about Native Americans or Asians – was sent to the states for ratification.  No women had the right to vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920!  And voter suppression all over the country made – and still makes – it difficult for minorities and women to actually vote.  And in 1926 Carter Woodson started Negro History week, the forerunner of Black History Month.  In 1933 actor/comedian Godfrey Cambridge was born.  And in 1966 Andrew Brimmer was appointed the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve Board, by President Lydon B. Johnson.  Celebrate Black History Month!     YUR

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