Posts Tagged 'Puzzles'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/20

Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled? | JSTOR Daily

I am as bad as the worst, but thank God, I am as good as the best.”   —   Walt Whitman

(Realizing that we all are a mixture of good and bad is both humbling and reassuring.  Not counting the narcissists and sociopaths, of course.  Unfortunately, it appears that these two personality disorders are increasing in modern society.  We just need to recognize them for what they are, before we go electing them to public office.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Yesterday, I failed to welcome William Hutton to the Cryptoquote Club.  Sorry, Bill.  Belated welcome to the club!   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/20

Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool | Drilling - Kick ...

Visual Description:  Earth rapists.


Clue/Question:  The company specialized in drilling for water, oil and natural gas and was – – –




(A very masculine, suggestive, stinky pun.  Or, maybe it’s just me.  You guys know how I’m in touch with my feminine, tree-hugging side.  Plus, I’m just getting cranky AF in my old age!  Ask yer kiddies what AF means.

No new clue words today.  ralis95 is hunkered down today, in the air conditioning, sipping whatever damn cocktail he pleases!  It’s 97° where he be, heading to 99!  But, of course it’s a dry heat.  Yeah, right.  When it’s that hot it is just friggin’ hot.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  The answer letter layout is a fine nine letter jumble.  At first, it made me think that the second word might be DOWN.  But, I couldn’t do a thing with ILGLE.

Fine construction themed cartoon.  Is drilling considered construction?  Once you’ve gotten to what you were drilling for you’d have to build the rig.  So, I guess, indirectly, drilling could be considered construction.  Lot’s of stories out there of how nature is benefiting from our pandemic lock-down.  Too bad it’s probably just a temporary respite.  The earth deserves a break.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/27/20

Written in Birmingham's history: The story of William Hutton ...

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.”   —   William Hutton

(Do you hear that, Mr. President???  Please . . . someone explain it to him.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/20

Planning a Trip to the Grand Canyon: Everything You Need to Know

Visual Description:  Too close for comfort.


Clue/Question:  When the kids got too close to the rim of the Grand Canyon, their parents were – – –

The Grand Canyon Skywalk The #Grand #Canyon #Skywalk is a ...

Answer:  SCARED $H!TL3$$  Well, maybe just – – – ON EDGE

(My wife can’t look at some of the hiking photos that my daughter takes!  And, my daughter is almost 29!  With little kids it’s simply a matter of curiosity.  The big ones do it mostly for shock value.  I don’t trust my balance anymore.  For me to get to the rim, I’d have to crawl on my belly, like at a boot camp obstacle course.

No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appear to be new.  No head scratchers for me today.  Today’s answer letter layout was a concise six letter jumble.  It did the trick though.

The Grand Canyon is a very popular Jumble theme.  Jeff does a fine job of drawing it for the cartoons.  Do they let you walk right up to the rim like that, or is this just artistic license?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/26/20

Photos: Zig Ziglar's 12 most inspirational quotes

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.”   —   Zig Ziglar

(Hilarious!  A little misguided, as whales are not fish, but comedians rely on certain words for laughs.  They always call chimpanzees monkeys, because the word monkey is a funnier word . . . according to some.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/26/20

Fortune and Story" Activity Launches at Disneyland via Play Disney ...

Visual Description:  Avoiding the copyright issues?


Clue/Question:  Getting Penny Marshall and Tom Hanks to star in the 1988 film was a – – –

Fortune Telling All-Seeing Trump Zoltar Stalks NYC Street Corners ...

Answer:  BIG DEAL

(“Big” was such a sweet movie.  The grown up Josh Baskin was played perfectly by Tom Hanks.  And, the movie was directed perfectly by Penny Marshall.  I miss Myrna Turna – probably Turner, but you know those Noo Yowka accents!  Wikipedia kinda downplays this as her first role that brought her recognition, and jumps immediately to “Laverne and Shirley”.

We appear to have a new clue word today, in “filth”.  We’ve definitely had filthy before, but “filth” is not on the January version of the ralis95 clue word database.  Strangely enough, we’ve had the jumble “hlifty”.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “olaka” having been used before.  Fine seven letter answer letter layout jumble.

I like today’s Tom Hanks better than last week’s!  Good Penny Marshall.  I was a little surprised that Jeff felt he had to alter the name of the fortune telling machine.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/25/20

William Osler (1849–1919) | Art UK

Look wise, say nothing and grunt; speech was given to conceal thought.”   —   William Osler

( . . . unh!)   —   YUR

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