Jumble Spoiler – 07/23/14

English: Photo of Overton Funeral Home, Inc - ...

English: Photo of Overton Funeral Home, Inc – Islip, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The undertaking.

SIDYA  =  DAISY,  RASHH  =  HARSH,  DEPIME  =  IMPEDE,  KHNIRS  =  SHRINK   —   Giving us:  DASHARIEESHN

Clue/Question:  The husband and wife who owned the funeral home had two cars, – - -

English: The hearse used to transport the body...

English: The hearse used to transport the body of former President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIS AND HEARSE

 

English: 1959 Cadillac hearse, Janowiak Funera...

English: 1959 Cadillac hearse, Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 North Washington, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The former Ypsilanti High School building is in the background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, she looks none too pleased about this arrangement.  But, can you blame her?  Unless you’re a teen with a surfboard, or a big Herman Munster fan, who really wants to be seen driving a hearse?  Very few people really want to be associated with death.  It’s just too depressing.

All of today’s clue words were old favorites.  But, all of the jumblings looked new, to me.  I was able to get them all immediately today.  Great job on the answer letter layout though.  I think with the more letters an answer has the more creative you can get with the answer letter layout.  And, Hoyt did a great job with the clue word selection to arrive at this layout.  Fine cartoon.  Although the hearse looks a little on the short side.  Almost like a hearse SUV.  Hey, maybe they specialize in midgets!  Er . . . little people . . . vertically challenged folk?  What do you want from me?  I just post spoilers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/23/14

 

Zig Ziglar Lack of direction, not lack of time...

Zig Ziglar Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days (Photo credit: symphony of love)

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”   —   Zig Ziglar

 

Spend time with those you love. One of these d...

Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, ‘I wish I had’ or ‘I’m glad I did.’ (Photo credit: symphony of love)

(Hopefully, it’s something positive.  But, you can’t always count on that.  So, you can also take this as a cautionary tale.  Be careful what you wish for.  And, be cognizant of what you are becoming.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PSThe spoilers might be late, and look different for the next few days, as I won’t be at my trusty desk top computer.  Your patience is appreciated. - – -   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/22/14

Question Mark Sign On Hobson's Old Building, C...

Question Mark Sign On Hobson’s Old Building, Corner Of Henry & Main (Honor, MI) (Photo credit: takomabibelot)

The difference between fiction and reality?  Fiction has to make sense.”   —   Tom Clancy

Question Mark Graffiti

Question Mark Graffiti (Photo credit: Bilal Kamoon)

 

(This one took a little time to get going.  I had to consider the quote possibly starting with:  WHO, HOW, WHY, HAS, WAS and especially ARE, due to the question mark.  I wasn’t expecting a question of inflection.  Being relatively sure the N was the E, and the D was the N, I was able to figure out “between”.  From there the whole thing started coming into focus.  FACT is very often stranger than FICTION.  Be well and do good, friends.  Peace.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/14

WigWam #2

WigWam #2 (Photo credit: Pete Zarria)

Visual Description:  The leader of the locks.

TOIDI  =  IDIOT,  HOSEV  =  SHOVE,  MERITH  =  HERMIT,  DECAFA  =  FACADE   —   Giving us:  DIOHEHRFAA

Clue/Question:  The owner of the wig shop was the – - -

The Wig Wam Motel

The Wig Wam Motel (Photo credit: jimmywayne)

Answer:  HEAD OF HAIR

 

Mid-Century Geometrics

Mid-Century Geometrics (Photo credit: Randy Heinitz)

(But of course!  She’s kind of the main mane.  She’s the bigwig of The Wig Wam!  Lots of fun with this one.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumblings seemed new to me.  I had some trouble seeing “hermit”, but I saw “idiot” and “shove” right away.  The answer letter layout was a nice tease.  No doubt, some of you had to work to untangle the answer.  That is some beehive on the owner!  And, it looks like the male employee is wearing a toupee.  Hey, nice rug, buddy!  Yep.  Mighty fine Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Some day, I’d like to visit this motel.  It’s so kitschy, but it looks like fun.     YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/14

Aves

Aves (Photo credit: calafellvalo)

Visual Description:  Bird events.

ULFID  =  FLUID,  FRAWE  =  WAFER,  THINCS  =  SNITCH,  GAVEYO  =  VOYAGE   —   Giving us:  IDWESNVA

Clue/Question:  A popular event at the waterfowl olympics was the – - -

Please don't kill me

Please don’t kill me (Photo credit: Viola’s visions ◕‿◕❤)

Answer:  SWAN DIVE

(Suitable for the Audubon Society, or the WWF!   No new clue words, but some nifty jumbles.  The ones for “fluid” snitch” and “voyage were all new, from what I could tell.  I even had some trouble in figuring out “snitch”.  The answer letter layout was another nifty jumble.  It didn’t give anything away.  Beautiful nature cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/14

U.S. Physical Fitness Program Exercise Book´s ...

U.S. Physical Fitness Program Exercise Book´s Front Cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”   —   John Ciardi

English: DeBarra Mayo in workout gear 1987. Ph...

English: DeBarra Mayo in workout gear 1987. Photo presented as validation of DeBarra’s physical fitness level. Photo scanned from snapshot in DeBarra’s files. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

(Being able to eat as much as I wanted, without gaining weight, helped to make it more bearable.  When your body is constantly changing, and growing, your metabolism operates at peak performance.  Of course, it helps to be - at least – moderately active.  Too many of today’s adolescents never get off their butts!  Be well, get moving and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/14

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Rory McIlroy extending his lead.

VITREH  =  THRIVE,  KENOYD  =  DONKEY,  MIFYAN  =  INFAMY,  TEFSAY  =  SAFETY,  STARHH  =  THRASH,  XEPLUD  =  DUPLEX   —   Giving us:  TIDEINMAETTHHUPL

Clue/Question:  Sinking the 50-footer for eagle – - -

Royal Liverpool #16

Royal Liverpool #16 (Photo credit: StonehouseGolf)

Answer:  PUTT HIM IN THE LEAD

 

English: Rory McIlroy at the 2010 PGA Champion...

English: Rory McIlroy at the 2010 PGA Championship, Practice Round (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Beautifully timed Jumble pun.  Rory just won the 2014 British Open, at Royal Liverpool!  He didn’t actually extend his lead today, but at least he didn’t completely blow it.  He held on to win by two strokes over Sergio Garcia and Rickie FowlerHe had been up by six, by Saturday’s close.  He’s only the third golfer to win three majors by age 25.  He’s in superlative company, along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.  But, enough of this golf business.  Most of you don’t come here for a sports wrap up.  You come for the Jumble Spoilers and corresponding commentary.  So, without further ado:

There were no new clue words today, but every single clue word was jumbled expertly.  All, except “thrash”, were new jumblings to me.  I struggled a bit in getting both “thrive” and “donkey”, but the rest came easier to me.  The answer letter layout was very impressive at 16 letters.  In this form, I don’t think it could possibly have given anything away.  The cartoon took me a few seconds to realize it was golf.  The walled off gallery and the pot bunkers threw me for a bit.  I think this made for one of the best Sunday Jumbles I’ve ever worked on.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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