Jumble Spoiler – 09/19/14

Palm trees of unknown species. Identification ...

Palm trees of unknown species. Identification is appreciated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Consulting with a tree whisperer.

TAIDM  =  ADMIT,  MUPEL  =  PLUME,  RENOYR  =  ORNERY,  NAMEUH  =  HUMANE   —   Giving us:  ADPLERRMAE

Clue/Question:  The tree  wasn’t growing coconuts like it should, and in order to find out why, they hired a – – -

Palm Trees

Palm Trees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:   PALM READER

(Wow!  A lot to like about this Jumble.  All of the jumbles were new to me.  And, we have two brand new clue words, in “humane” and “ornery”.  I’ve been known to be a little ornery.  And, that ralis95 . . . Hoo boy, can he ever be ornery!  I fully thought that “ornery” would show up as new, but I was a little surprised that “humane” wasn’t in the ralis95 clue word database.  HUMAN is there.  Hoyt even tried to be sneaky with the jumbles for “admit” and “plume”.  Nice going.  The answer letter layout was masterful.  It took me a minute or two to get the answer.  At first, I was thinking that the first word might be REAL.  But, it didn’t look like I’d be able to do anything – that made sense – with the leftovers.  But, I think that is what made me see the word PALM, and then it clicked.  I guess some days it’s better to be lucky than good.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/14

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, se...

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, seated, facing front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Usually, about five seconds sooner too.  We don’t know if we can be a hero until we’re in the heat of the moment.  I think most of us would measure up.  I had some trouble getting this one started, but then I broke my own rule and looked at the author.  From there it was a piece of cake.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/14

Ripe Plums on a plum tree

Ripe Plums on a plum tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Last word in the orchard.

LURTY  =  TRULY,  BEREL  =  REBEL,  SLIPHO  =  POLISH,  GUNOLE  =  LOUNGE   —   Giving us:  TURPINE

Clue/Question:  When her plum tree dried up due to summer heat, she decided to – – -

prune brune, dessin humoristique

prune brune, dessin humoristique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PRUNE IT

Pruning shears.

Pruning shears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I guess you can’t spell prune without a pun!  There’s a lot to like about today’s Jumble.  There were no new clue words.  Stand down, ralis95!  But, all of the jumblings seemed new.  I really liked the jumbling of “polish”.  Placing the P and the H next to each other kind of leads you to believe that the word has a PH in it.  Very tricky, Hoyt.  And, the jumble for “lounge” makes you think that it could be a two, or even three, syllable word.  More good work.  The answer letter layout was also good, because it looks like it could be a word unto itself.  The cartoon conveys a hot summer’s day, with the bright sun in the sky, and the man in the straw hat.  The woman is holding a pair of pruning shears.  Although, they do look more like hedge clippers.  For you kids out there, who always wondered where prunes came from . . . now you know!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/14

Deutsch: Albert Einstein

Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”   —   Albert Einstein

(I can just hear some of you wing-nuts out there:  “Why, that’s just some kind of Commie-talk!”  Easy there, you Ayn Rand devotees.  All he’s really saying is:  concentrate on doing your job, and doing it well, and success will come . . . in due time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/14

Handstrickgarne

Handstrickgarne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A fashion-less passion.

TOMTO  =  MOTTO,  INRAY  =  RAINY,  RIRETW  =  WRITER,  KOIVEN  =  INVOKE   —   Giving us:  TTINWIK

Clue/Question:  She let her husband make something with her yarn, but he was – – -

FairisleJumpers.jpg, originally found as jumpe...

FairisleJumpers.jpg, originally found as jumpers.jpg on fairisle.org.uk. Photograph of eight Fair Isle knit jumpers (sweaters) hanging in two rows on a rack. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  KNITWIT

(Fun little pun!  Hey, gang.  We have another new clue word today, in “motto”.  Looks like David L. Hoyt is trying to keep our friend, ralis95, real busy with his clue word database.  All of the jumblings appear to be new as well.  Not a bad answer letter layout.  Very humorous cartoon.  This guy is quite the goofball.  Maybe he’ll get better with practice?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/14

Hands clenched in fists.

Hands clenched in fists. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A closed fist is the lock of heaven and the open hand is the key of mercy.”   —   Persian Proverb

(Boxers get an exemption, because they’re engaged in a sport, and it’s their profession.  Enforcers don’t, because their goal is to hurt and to terrorize.  Be well, do good . . . and keep your hand open.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/14

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band...

English: Ryan Monroe, keyboard player for Band of Horses plays at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, October 10, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A pastor and a very prepared player.

ZDYIZ  =  DIZZY,  CONTH  =  NOTCH,  HEGIRH  =  HIGHER,  BERALG  =  GARBLE   —   Giving us:  DZNOIGARE

Clue/Question:  The keyboard player at the church was – – -

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg)...

Main organ of Saint Thomas Church (Strasbourg), by Johann Andreas Silbermann, 1741 on which Louis Thiry recorded The Art of Fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ORGAN-IZED

(Wonderful pun, and a great Jumble!  We do have another new clue word today, in “higher”.  Go get’ em, ralis95!  We have three new jumbles, from what I can see, with only the one for “notch” having been used before.  I struggled to get “garble”.  I didn’t take the time to write out various combinations, though.  I just decided to back into it.  It’s faster.  Fortunately, the entire set up, and the first six letters, made the answer easy enough for me to get.  From that I knew I needed an R, A and E, and that’s when it became un”garble”d!  Despite all that, I still thought it was a great answer letter layout.  The cartoon did a fine job illustrating the gag.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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