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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/19/18

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Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.”   —   James Arthur Ray

(Sounds like some kind of psycho-babble to me!  “It might choke Arti, but it won’t choke Stymie!”  Nor yer Uncle Rave!  Two first names are always a little hinky to me, so there’s no way I’m trusting someone with three!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/19/18

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Visual Description:  What’s app?

CAHWK  =  WHACK,  MHYET  =  THYME,  GHIYET  =  EIGHTY,  GDISIN  =  SIDING   —   Giving us:  CHEHTI

Clue/Question:  The app that could translate “hello” into any language was – – –

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Answer: HI“-TECH

(Very cute, stinky pun!  It really is amazing what our little devices can do these days.  I know my smart phone is smarter than me, most of the time.  The thing that impresses me the most is the real-time translation device that you can wear in your ear.  That is even better than being able to look up “hello” on an app.  I’m not one who likes being “wired”, but I can still be impressed with the technology.

We have a new clue word today, in “whack”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database!  He’ll have to add that, along with “ruffle” from yesterday’s Sunday Jumble.  I have an updated file as of 02/14/18, and it stood at 3200 clue words.  So, with yesterday’s and today’s new clue words, that brings it up to 3202 words!  All of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  Even though the answer is only six letters long the answer letter layout was nicely cryptic.

The man on the street cartoon was . . . fairly pedestrian.  Nice way to start off the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/18

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Make yourself an honest man and then you may be sure there is one rascal less in the world.”   —   Thomas Carlyle

(This is the first Thomas Carlyle quote used for the Cryptoquote, at least since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Maybe, we’ll be seeing more.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/18

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Visual Description:  Custodians championing their cause.

TOSOHM  =  SMOOTH,  GILWEG  =  WIGGLE,  PPPREE  =  PEPPER,  GENNIE  =  ENGINE,  LFRUEF  =  RUFFLE,  WORDSY  =  DROWSY   —   Giving us:  SMIGEPRENRFEOWS

Clue/Question:  The janitors’ union wanted to make changes and was asking for – – –

Pre-Answer:  Two Words   (8-letters)  (7-letters)

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Answer:  SWEEPING REFORMS

(Ooh!  A sneaky, stinky pun!  I didn’t see it right away.  Did this one take you guys a few looks, too?

We actually have a new clue word today, in “ruffle”.  And, four of the clue words appear to be new, with “gennie” and “wordsy” having been used sometime before.  David’s answer letter layout was a spectacular jumble!  I found nothing obvious about it.  I thought the first word was going to end in ING, and then SWEEPING became fairly clear.  The SMERRFO  gave me REFORMS.

Great cartoon.  I liked the school gymnasium scene.  The bleacher seats, the backboard, the P.A. system, and the drinking fountain were all a nice touch.  There were no unnecessary bonus clues.  A very satisfying Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/18

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To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.”   —   Josh Jenkins

(Very amusing quote . . . from an Australian Rules Football player!  The Cryptoquote loves to bring diversity to the funny pages.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/17/18

 

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Visual Description:  “Survivor”, the musical.

NIRWG  =  WRING,  PLOEE  =  ELOPE,  NETTNA  =  TENANT,  HEDNIB  =  BEHIN  —   Giving us:  RNGEOETATBHD

Clue/Question:  To become successful, the musicians would – – –

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Answer:  BAND TOGETHER

(When that show, “Survivor”, first debuted, I thought it was going to be about the people banding together, to the benefit of all involved.  But, when I saw that it was all about people *building* “alliances”, and sniping and plotting to stab others in the back . . . I bailed after that first episode.  And, I’ve never returned.  Humankind is supposed to be better than that.  For the greedy television executives to appeal to the basest instincts of lowbrow television viewers, to me, is an insult to our intelligence.  For it to have lasted nearly 18 years is a sad commentary on American society.

But, all of today’s clue words are true blue, un-new, clue words!  And, 3 of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “ploee” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was fairly intimidating.  There was definitely nothing obvious about it.  The clue/question, along with the great cartoon, led me to BAND.  And, from there I was able to join together.  From the looks of it, Jeff was going for a specific band.  Maybe something like Dave Matthews, or John Mayer, or maybe even Jack Johnson.  One of those mellow soft Rock bands.  Not really my style, but I do like the occasional mellow song.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/16/18

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The real test of golf and in life is not keeping out of the rough, but getting out after we are in.”   —   Source Obscure

(Just another  way of saying:  “What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.”   —   Mary Pickford.  And, I’m sure Mary was paraphrasing a similar quote.  Great truth in the sentiment though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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