Posts Tagged 'Valentine’s Day'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/14/20

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Do you want to meet the love of your life?  Look in the mirror.”   —   Byron Katie

(I . . . again . . . thought this was a guy!  Who names a girl Byron?  But, it seems that we’ve had a quote of hers before.  While I agree that in order to love others, we need to love ourselves.  But, I think this quote takes it just a little too far.  And, is not really an appropriate quote for Valentine’s Day.  Definitely not romantic.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/20

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Visual Description:  Gramps is starting to lose it!


Clue/Question:  He tore off the top page of the page-a-day calendar to keep it – – –

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(Today’s final answer was a Valentine’s Day gift to all of us.  It felt more like a Monday Jumble, than a Friday one.  But, they all can’t be stumpers, can they?  If anyone is checking into the blog today, it’s probably not for the answer.  They just want to see what I have to say about it.

Well, we do have yet another new clue word today, in “rarer”.  I was definitely surprised not to find it on the ralis95 clue word database, along with rarefy, rarely and rarity.  If we have had it before it likely came in a Sunday Jumble.  But, maybe we’ve just never had it before today.  Two of the jumbles came up as new, with “teypt” and “dguter” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic, for an eight letter jumble.  A lot of things made solving the final answer easy.

Fine cartoon of an older couple, living in a warm climate.  Maybe they’re on a tropical isle, with no access to television, radio, newspapers, or internet.  They won’t ever let you forget what day is coming up!  Maybe that’s why Gramps was so caught off guard by the holiday.  Granny was definitely on top of it!  Enjoy the day folks!  As always, be well and do good.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/19

Visual Description:  Washington Square Arch meetups.


Clue/Question:  The pigeons had been married for years but were still – – –


(Supposedly, pigeons mate for life.  But, it’s kinda up to the hen to resist the advances of the more dominant cocks.  Because the cockier cocks always want a little more.  Ain’t that always the way?!  But, by and large, they do mate for life.  I basically know squat about pigeons, but this is what I read.

We have a brand new clue word today, in “viewed”.  Our old pal, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database once again!  Its jumble “eewidv” gave me the most trouble.  I didn’t try all that hard to solve it, and backed into it.  The cartoon caught my eye.  The jumble “pomho” is new but we’ve seen both “leyid” and “yalvel” before.  The answer letter layout was a fine 10-letter jumble, but being Valentine’s Day the answer did kind of jump off the page.

Great cartoon of lovers under, and atop, the Washington Square Arch, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.  It’s one of the more iconic locations in NYC.  A great place for a rendezvous.  I hope that everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Valentine’s Day Cryptoquote – 2018

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There is never a time or place for true love.  It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”   —   Sarah Dessen

(But, apparently there is some kind of appropriate age gap for love, from what her Wikipedia page says.  Some people forget that girls generally mature earlier than guys.  First physically, but ultimately mentally as well.  My 30 year old son acts more like a teenager still, while my 26 year old daughter is a very mature young woman.  But, Ms. Dessen is an accomplished young writer.  And, she is new to the Cryptoquote!  So, welcome, Sarah!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my readers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/14/18

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Visual Description:  Coffee shop courtin’.


Clue/Question:  When he gave her a heart-shaped sugar cookie, she thought it was – – –

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(WHAT?  A SUGAR COOKIE!  Where’s the CHOCOLATE, bub?  This is Valentine’s Day, not Christmas.  Oh, well.  It’s the thought that counts.  And, maybe she’s one of those rare females who don’t like chocolate.  There are a few of them.  And besides, red frosting on a sugar cookie looks better than on a chocolate one.

I was REALLY surprised to find that two of today’s clue words are coming up as new!  Both “alley” and “victor” are not on my most recent copy of the ralis95 – world famous – clue word database.  And, it’s from November of 2017, so it’s not very old.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  The word “seize” goes against the ‘I before E, except after C’ rule.  I’m sure there must be some kind of loophole in that rule.  The answer letter layout was an awesome jumble.  It gave nothing away.

Ya know, Millennials call those hats “beanies”.  Those aren’t beanies!  They’re toques, or tuques, and sometimes tukes!  From my Doug and Bob McKenzie days!  When I was a kid, they were called either watch caps, or just knitted hats/caps.  Beanies were always those funky – read ugly – little hats that college kids wore.  They were more like yarmulkes, and covered pretty much just the tops of your head.  But, the kids are calling ’em “beanies” now, so we folk who know better don’t argue with ’em, cause that just makes us old!  Any who, I hope everybody has a Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Valentine’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2015

Jane Hood (née Reynolds), by unknown artist. S...

Jane Hood (née Reynolds), by unknown artist. See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have an unknown author, but there is strong evidence it was first published before 1923 (based mainly on the NPG’s estimated date of the work). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine.”   —   Thomas Hood

(From the portrait of his wife I’d have to say she was not impressed with this.  A stern and sullen looking witch!  The guy died, unexplainedly, at the age of 45.  Seeing her, I think I know why!  Hopefully, all you guys have cheerier Valentines!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Valentine’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/14/11

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”   — William Shakespeare

(Happy Valentine’s Day, Everybody! So, I’m reading and re-reading this line from Shakespeare.  And, I’m thinking:  Oh, crap!  Here is yet another thing that I never realized, in all of my life.  Cupid is BLIND!!! So, I scour all the images that Google has on Cupid, looking for some indication that he is – physically – blind.  Of course, I don’t find anything, because it’s just me – again – being too damn literal!  Besides “blind” I was taking “painted” way too literally.  I see, now, that Bill was just taking poetic license, and was just equating Cupid with love, itself.  And, of course, that love is blind.  I get.  I appreciate it.  But, this is yet another example of why I have little patience with poetry.  It’s probably also why I’m not all that good in the games that people play.  I’m no doctor, although I would play one on TV, but maybe this is why I identify with Dr. Temperance Brennan, on “Bones“.  Now, she is literal . . . to the nth power, but I can relate to how she sees many things as . . . nonsensical.  Now, go out and get some flowers and cards and candy for your sweetie.  Because, they’re not going to buy your “rationality” story.)   — YUR

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