Posts Tagged 'Veterans’ Day'

Jumble Spoiler – 11/11/20 Veterans Day

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Visual Description:  Another reason to like Ike!

CNIEM  =  MINCE,  SLEYT  =  STYLE,  PRILSA  =  SPIRAL,  PONCAY  =  CANOPY   —   Giving us:  MNESTESIRACNPY

Clue/Question:  Making Nov. 11an official holiday to honor veterans was a great idea – – –

A time to honor the brave

Answer:  IN MANY RESPECTS

(Excellent pun!  And, a challenging Jumble answer.  It took me a couple of minutes to see it.  Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the end of The World War, back in 1918, it was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.  I suspect there was a practicality aspect to the name change too.  WWII had ended less than nine years before, and the Korean Conflict ended just about a year prior to the name change.  I think they were trying to avoid a WWII *armistice* day and a Korean *armistice* day, etc.  This provided a way to acknowledge the contributions of all our nation’s veterans, on a single day.

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve definitely seen “poncay” before.  I thought that “sleyt” was a pretty slick jumble.  It tripped me up for a minute or so.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive fourteen letter jumble.  I had to read and re-read the clue/question a few times before I was able to see IN MANY.  From the ESTESRCP I was able to come up with RESPECTS.

I think Jeff drew his inspiration for his cartoon/drawing from the photo that I posted.  I can see those three men standing behind Ike in that photo.  The flag too!  Very good likenesses.  You can thank a veteran any day of the year, but this is their official day of recognition.  They deserve our respect and gratitude!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/11/18

Visual Description:  Self-service pump?

LOLFAR  =  FLORAL,  LIPEMP  =  PIMPLE,  NIHYNW  =  WHINNY,  LDUEDM  =  MUDDLE,  REFTER  =  FERRET,  SRAGSY  =  GRASSY   —   Giving us:  FOLIMLWHIDDLFEERS

Clue/Question:  The oil driller who didn’t have a single employee – – –

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

Answer:  DID WELL FOR HIMSELF

(Well, well, well!  You don’t say!  The old oil well strikes again!  Isn’t that peachy keen?  We’ve had a very good week of Jumbles, haven’t we?

I hope that ralis95 is checking his email this morning, because we have a new clue word in “muddle”!  He can add that to his world famous clue word database.  However, that was one of five words that I saw right away.  The only one that I stumbled on, had to skip and come back to, was “feret”.  Ironically, that is the only jumble that has been used before.  The other five came up as new.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive 17-letters long.  And, it was a masterful jumble, that gave absolutely nothing away.  Because of the two F’s, I first thought that the answer was going to be DID WELL OFF . . . something.  I was thinking HIMSELF, but the remaining letters I had had an R, and lacked an F.  So, that turned me on to FOR, and off of OFF.  Which makes much more sense, anyway!

Great cartoon.  I think Jeff really enjoys drawing oil wells, because he always does such a good job of it.  The open toolbox was a nice touch.  A very satisfying Jumble, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.   Today is Armistice Day!  Better known since around World War II as Veterans’ Day, where we acknowledge the service of all those who served in all our branches of the armed forces, both the dead and the living.  But, because we already have Memorial Day, I feel this is more a day for appreciating the living veterans, and current members of our armed force.  Regardless of our feelings about the merits of so many of our military involvements, it is imperative that we all remember that our veterans and current military personnel do not make policy.  They serve . . . all of us . . . for love of country.  And, for that we owe them our highest debt of gratitude.   —   YUR

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Veterans’ Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2017

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There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”   —   Alexander Hamilton

(There is definitely an added incentive when you are the underdog, fighting against a larger oppressor, for your freedom, and your way of life.  This is something that the super powers have largely forgotten, but should always bear in mind.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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