Posts Tagged 'Muhammad Ali'

Cryptoquote Solved – 04/28/22

Rare drawings by boxing great Muhammad Ali sell for nearly $1m - BBC News

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(The Greatest!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/06/22

A Family Vacation at Majestic Dude Ranch Colorado

Visual Description:  Tender foots(?) at a dude ranch.


Clue/Question:  After two hours on horseback, they were done.  Two hours was just the – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  “(4-letters)”  (6-letters)  (2-letters)  (4-letters)

For Sale: Roy Rogers' Trusty Horse, Trigger : NPR


(With a carefully placed hyphen, this could easily have been a double pun.  Instead of just being a pun on right, with “ride”, they could have used a-mount, to make it a double horse pun.  With puns being – purportedly – one of the lowest forms of humor, why not go all in?  Two riders, two horses, why not two puns?  Seeing as how Hoyt is the relative rookie here at the Jumble – LOL – I guess we’ll just have to give him a pass.  But you better shape up, cuz.  Rumor has it that Jeff has approached Stephan Pastis about replacing you.  Don’t you just love rumors???  Especially the ones started by Yer Uncle Rave???  LOL!

There were no new clue words today, although SPOOK is still available.  I’m wondering now if Hoyt is trying to avoid any word that might be considered politically incorrect.  I just checked, and CHINK is also not on the ralis95 clue word database.  But strangely enough SLANT is!  Maybe, that particular word pre-dates Hoyt’s tenure with the Jumble?  I don’t know.  I did notice that SPADE also hasn’t been used.  But just because a handful of common/everyday words have been used as racial slurs, at one time or another, is it wise to ignore/exclude them?  Shouldn’t the legitimate usage outweigh the slang?  I’d like to think that intellect should prevail over emotion, but apparently I’m in the minority in these matters.  But I digress.  Half of the jumbles are coming up as new for me.  However, we have definitely seen “votemi”, “cacure” and “dolume” at some point in past Jumbles.  The answer letter layout was a stupendous sixteen letter jumble.  Absolutely nothing obvious about it on its own.  The final answer slots’ layout, and particularly the one with quotation marks, made for a surprisingly quick solve.

Loved the cartoon of the “Jumble” dude ranch!  A couple of great horsies, watering down, after the two hour ride.  It looks like the wife is holding her backside!  With my bony butt I have a hard time sitting in a wooden chair!  Don’t know how long I could stand being on horseback.  Great Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, folks.  “Happy trails to you!”)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/16/17

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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(The Champ was more than the brash, rhyming taunter that he wanted everyone to see.  He had depth, and could be quite eloquent.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy 83rd Birthday, to my Dad in heaven!  Miss you, Dad.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/14

A pair of Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves, on dis...

Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(Perseverance is one thing.  Having a corner man who cares enough about you to throw in the towel, when you’re getting your ass beat in, is another.  Except for the rarest of occasions, I say it’s always best to live to fight another day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/13


English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World ...

English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(The man was able to make bombast into a veritable art form!  Once in a lifetime you see someone this luminescent.  Once in a bunch of lifetimes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/12

Lakhovsky: The Convesation; oil on panel (Бесе...

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If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.”   —   James Whistler

The Andalusian by Whistler

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(Sounds a little like he was a bit of a control freak.  You definitely need, at the very least, two people to make it a conversation.  Otherwise, it’s just a monologue.  But, I can sympathize with trying to have a quiet conversation while others around you are speaking loudly.  Be well, do good . . . and be considerate of others, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Yesterday, a commenter indicated my Cryptoquote Spoiler – or maybe just the quote itself – was incorrect.  My spoiler WAS correct, but that doesn’t mean that the quote that the Cryptoquote people used is correct.  Baudelaire was French, so something could have been lost in translation.  To me, it makes much more sense the way the Cryptoquote people laid it out.  You don’t need to be amusing to speak OF (or ABOUT) yourself.      YUR


English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World ...

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PPS.  A Big Happy Birthday to one of my personal heroes,  Muhammad Ali!  The ALL-TIME Heavyweight Champeen of The World turns 70 today!  Rock on, Mo!  You always were, and will always be, The Greatest of All-Time!  Rumble, young man!  Ahh!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/15/10

Muhammad Ali, bust portrait / World Journal Tr...

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It’s just a job.  Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.  I beat people up.”   — Muhammad Ali

(The Greatest . . . of All Time!!!  I think that I shall never see, a heavyweight as awesome as Muhammad Ali.  With punches that flurried, and dazzling footwork.  His head feints and windmills turned tough guy to jerk.  His taunts were delivered, half grimace – half smile.  He knew he could goad you and stir up the bile.  He’d attack then retreat, because all the while.  Though your power be mighty, there was no denial.  He knew The Sweet Science was more about style!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/03/10

I am the astronaut of boxing.  Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots.  I’m in a world of my own.”   — Muhammad Ali

(I can’t think of anyone with a greater combination of talent, intelligence, good looks, determination and sense of humor as this giant of a man.  Even without him saying it himself, he was – and is – and will always be . . . The Greatest . . . of all time!) —   YUR

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