Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 07/15/19

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Visual Description:  Adjusting his schedule?

SOYBS  =  BOSSY,  ENBAG  =  BEGAN,  SCRITT  =  STRICT,  KUEPEP  =  UPKEEP   —   Giving us:  BOSSBANSICTUKE

Clue/Question:  When the chiropractor returned from vacation, it was – – –

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Answer:  BACK TO BUSINESS

(Mainly “back”.  But, it looks more like a shoulder and arm situation, this time.  I can remember when chiropractors were considered “quacks”.  A lot of people in the established/traditional/western medical field are still a little leery of them.  Well meaning friends have tried to refer me to them over the years, but my mom instilled the “quack” factor in my brain, from a very early age, and it has stuck.  I’d sooner see an acupuncturist, but I haven’t done that yet either. 

We have another new clue word today, in “strict”.  Doesn’t it seem that it’s always a very common word that is a “new” word?  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database yet again!  Three of the jumbles are coming up as new, with “soybs” having definitely been used in the past.  The answer letter layout was an impressive fourteen letter jumble.  I didn’t see the answer immediately, but it didn’t take very long to get it.

Another fine cartoon.  The guy/patient looks to be in a bit of pain.  Sometimes the cure hurts more than the condition.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/15/19

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Children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.”   —   G.K. Chesterton

(Another form of “It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission”, which some people seem to live by.  Then, you can mark me down as a child, because I still value justice over asking for mercy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/14/19

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There must be at least half a billion rats in the United States; of course, I am speaking only from memory.”   —   Bill Nye

(A fairly amusing quote.  And a fairly simple solve though.  The Thought for Today was:  “The willing contemplation of vice is vice.”  Ironic, considering the episode of “Law and Order SVU” I’m watching as I type this.  Chilling!  On a much lighter note it is Rosey Grier’s 87th birthday today!  Happy birthday, Rosey!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/14/19

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Visual Description:  Watching your child succeed.

HUNGEO  =  ENOUGH,  SSIGPO  =  GOSSIP,  BALIUF  =  FIBULA,  EETORS  =  STEREO,  LERABH  =  HERBAL,  VFIREY  =  VERIFY   —   Giving us:  EGOSSFIASTOHERRY

Clue/Question:  When the young eagle learned to fly, it was a – – –

Pre-Answer:  Four Words  (5-letters) (3-letters) “(4-letters)” (4-letters)

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Answer:  SIGHT FOR SOAR EYES

(A great, momentous stinky pun!  Maybe, this will be the first in a series of Jumbles to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon?  Sort of a precursor to:  “The eagle has landed.”  It’s a big “maybe”, but knowing how the guys like acknowledging historic events, I wouldn’t put it past them.

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends.  That’s why ralis95‘s name is NOT in the title line today!  He can enjoy a nice relaxing Sunday, without having to update his world famous database.  All of the jumbles came up as new.  A couple of them gave me pause.  It was a brief pause for “hungeo”, but “baliuf” gave me fits.  And, I nearly had to back into it, but I finally saw it after playing around with FABULI.  A little ironic, considering I once broke my left “fibula”.  The answer letter layout was a very impressive sixteen letter jumble.  If the entire setup didn’t clue you into the final answer, this massive jumble would have been tough to crack.

Fine cartoon of eagles in their aerie, looking up at their son’s first flight.  The dad looks as proud as a peacock!  And, mom’s “Oh, my” look is priceless.  I like how Jeff made her feminine, with the eyelash treatment, and tufts of feathers to look like more hair.  A fine Sunday Jumble.  And, maybe the start of something bigger???  We’ll see.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/13/19

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Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great vices are delightful.”   —   La Rochefoucauld

(I kind of feel like I cheated with this one.  I was pretty sure I identified the E right off the bat, but the A gave me second thoughts, because EEA is not all that common.  So, I looked at the author, and saw it was most likely ED, DE . . . or LA, and I quickly recognized the famous Frenchman.  That gave me a lot to work with.  I don’t know why I sometimes have trouble spotting PEOPLE.  Maybe the X’s threw me off today?  The quote is just so true!  Give me a man, or woman, with vices any day!  Virtuous people can be such a bore.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/19

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Visual Description:  “Das Boot”?

KARPN  =  PRANK,  GUAVE  =  VAGUE,  DSMWIO  =  WISDOM,  NLAHED  =  HANDLE   —   Giving us:  RNUEWDOND

Clue/Question:  The submarine in the sea between Australia and New Zealand was – – –

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Answer:  DOWN UNDER

(Ooh!  That is definitely a stinker of a pun.  I’m sure the ventilation systems in the newer subs are pretty good, but in all the old movies – usually WWII sagas – everybody looks hot and sweaty, and grimy/funky.  Ugh!  Hey!  When these guys surface in the Arctic Circle are they Up Over?  Maybe, that’s how the Inuit refer to their territories?  Okay, all you Eskimos out there.  Am I close???  LOL!  You folks may not appreciate my sense of humor, but I’m cracking myself up!

Even before checking, I knew that today’s clue words were already members of the world famous ralis95 clue word database.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “guave” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout was an operational nine letter jumble.  It was hard to hide what I thought was a pretty obvious answer, mostly based on the clue/question.

Fine submarine cartoon.  Jeff omitted the typical periscope shot, so I thought I’d throw one in.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/12/19

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To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”   —   Edmund Burke

(Yeah.  There’s no point to it!  Some people don’t seem to realize what a gift the ability to read is.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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