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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/13/17

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Every gift which is given, even though small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.”   —   Pindar

(When my buddy, Chris, buys me a beer at the bar, I’m almost brought to tears.  I had to write out the remaining letters, DJKPQXZ, to come up with the author.  But, it didn’t take long after that.  This appears to be our first Pindar quote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/17

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Visual Description:  Fishin’ musicians.

YAOLR  =  ROYAL,  UHNBC  =  BUNCH,  NASOSE  =  SEASON,  SLUDOH  =  SHOULD   —   Giving us:  OABNSSSO

Clue/Question:  The woodwind player went fishing with his buddy and hoped to catch a – – –

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Answer:  BASS SOON

(A nicely stinky pun.  Almost worthy of quotation marks!  All old favorite clue words, with two of the jumbles appearing to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “nasose” and “sludoh” before.  “Sludoh” puts me in mind of Play-Doh!  The answer letter layout was an angling little jumble too.  But, the cartoon’s dialog, and the clue/question, made getting the answer relatively easy.  I particularly liked how the *buddy*, sporting the cap with the eighth notes,  mentioned she was stuck in the reeds.  Maybe she’s a musician too.  And, I always like when Jeff shows fish just below the surface of the water.  Another fun Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/12/17

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The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”   —   G. K. Chesterton

(Teddy Roosevelt’s wimpier twin???  More of a Puff Rider, than a Rough Rider!  This was a very easy solve today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/12/17

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Visual Description:  Armed and dangerous!

NEMOY  =  MONEY,  GITID  =  DIGIT,  GTIYRT  =  GRITTY,  CNQEHU  =  QUENCH   —   Giving us:  NEDITGRIENH

Clue/Question:  With each tentacle holding food, the octopus – – –

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Answer:  EIGHT” HIS DINNER

(I didn’t get the final answer right away.  I got the clue words right away, but the answer didn’t register with me, for a minute or two.  Initially, due to the wording of the clue/question, I figured that the first word was past tense, and had to end in ED.  But then, I guess, the quotation marks clued me into the pun aspect of the answer, and I saw EIGHT.  From NEDIRN I quickly surmised DINNER.  Fun pun!  We actually appear to have a new clue word today, in “gritty”.  Our dear friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database.  We’ve seen the jumble “nemoy” before, but the other three seem to be new.  Definitely “gtiyrt”.  The answer letter layout was a master jumble.  I saw absolutely nothing obvious about it.  The cartoon is fantastic!  The octopus has a slice of pizza in one tentacle, shrimp in the next, then a fish sandwich, a hotdog, then – I guess – the sushi, an ice cream cone, a burger, and finally a dead fish!  And, he’s being observed by a nice puffer-fish.  And, in the background, you can see the wreckage of the famous – formerly sinking – sailboat!  So, this Jumble has lots to like.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/11/17

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It may be half full of water, precious in itself, but in the other half there’s a rainbow that could exist only in the vacant space.”   —   Alice Walker

(So, take THAT, you half-empty pessimists!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 12/11/17

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Visual Description:  Three generations trimming.

NYALM  =  MANLY,  DIYLO  =  DOILY,  TFROGE  =  FORGET,  TRATEO  =  ROTATE   —   Giving us:  MNDIGTRAE

Clue/Question:  They spent the day with their daughter’s children and had a – – –

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Answer:  GRAND TIME

(This has got to be either Jeff’s family, or some very close friends.  Maybe, he will enlighten us all.  None of the clue words came up as new, yet all of their jumbles did.  The answer letter layout was a splendid jumble.  I don’t think it gave a thing away.  I saw TIME first, then figured out GRAND!  The cartoon looks to be very personal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/10/17

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I prefer temperance hotels, although they sell worse liquor than any other kind of hotels.”   —   Artemus Ward

(I’d never heard of a “temperance hotel”, but that’s what played out!  We’ve seen Artemus Ward before though.  America’s first stand-up comedian, allegedly.  Made for nice cryptic solve!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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