Posts Tagged 'Word Games'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/19/14

English: Ringmaster of the Circus Atayde at th...

English: Ringmaster of the Circus Atayde at the Feria de Hidalgo 2009 in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  El Circo Simpatico!

CUJIE  =  JUICE,  ENVTE  =  EVENT,  CLORSL  =  SCROLL,  LIFTEL  =  FILLET   —   Giving us:  JCEENSRIET

Clue/Question:  When the clown helped out the ringmaster, he was a – – -

A Clown.

A Clown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  NICE JESTER

(Si!  And, that was a very nice gesture!  It’s kind of rare to see a Jumble that deals with kindness.  I like it.  Plus, the pun works for me.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumblings were new.  The answer letter layout is nice and cryptic.  And, the cartoon does a great job of setting the tone.  Enjoy the rest of your day, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/19/14

Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author, meet...

Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author, meeting with fans, at his home office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little past them into the impossible.”   —   Arthur C. Clarke

(Visionaries are always pushing the envelope.  Do not be afraid to go beyond the ordinary, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/14

 

Dr. at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NA...

Dr. at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really out there.”   —   Neil deGrasse Tyson

(Unfortunately, far too many people are all too comfortable in thinking that they already have the answers.  What’s worse is when they resent those of us who are seeking rational answers.  Don’t let that kind of mentality hinder your quest for actuality.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/14

 

Photograph of a toddler holding a mop with a b...

Photograph of a toddler holding a mop with a bucket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”   —   Lane Olinghouse

(I can’t seem to find any bio on this guy, although it appears that he is an author/poet.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Saturday’s) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/14

 

English: Grave of poet E. E. Cummings, located...

English: Grave of poet E. E. Cummings, located at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

E.E. Cummings, full-length portrait, facing le...

E.E. Cummings, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing hat and coat / World-Telegram photo by Walter Albertin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”   —   E. E. Cummings

(Boy, can I ever relate to this!  Old Edward Estlin was a very humorous fellow.  The dude often wrote like Yoda speaks.  But, when you’re a poet you get to do what you like.  That’s why the call it poetic licenseBe you well, and good you do, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/14

 

Flag of the United States on American astronau...

Flag of the United States on American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s space suit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.”   —   Neil Armstrong

 

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Unless you’re a Mother Teresa type, very few are going to recognize your daily work.  Most jobs are measured by memorable milestones.  I guess it’s just human nature.  Neil Armstrong was a great man.  A national hero!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/14/14

English: The NACA Lewis Research Center Softba...

English: The NACA Lewis Research Center Softball Team of 1952. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A military ball-game.

HARCP  =  PARCH,  MIDTA  =  ADMIT,  NARUTT  =  TRUANT,  REWEPT  =  PEWTER   —   Giving us:  ACAMITANPTE

Clue/Question:  The Army base had a softball team and the General was the – – -

Tulane football team captain Charles Eshleman ...

Tulane football team captain Charles Eshleman in 1898 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TEAM CAPTAIN

 

Insignia of a Land Component Captain-Commandant

Insignia of a Land Component Captain-Commandant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This must be the Red Team!  Not really a pun . . . more of a bit of irony.  It’s kind of a demotion, for a general to serve as a captain.  And, I guess he’d rather play, than run the team.  Otherwise, he’d be the coach, or general manager.  If this were a Sunday Jumble, which allows for longer answers, the question and answer could have been the following:  The Army base had a softball team and the Commander – or Commandant – was the – – - GENERAL MANAGER.  Of course, you would need different clue words to arrive at this answer, but that’s no problem.  Speaking of clue words, none were new today.  All of the jumblings were though.  The answer letter layout was swell.  Nothing ceded.  The cartoon conveys the military angle adequately.  That is all, people!  At ease.  Oh, and be well and do good too, folks.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/14/14

 

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 10...

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division watch as two Chinook helicopters fly in to take them back to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2008. The Soldiers searched a small village in the valley below for IED making materials and facilities. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History repeats itself; that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.”   —   Clarence Darrow

 

1 abasi, 1909.

1 abasi, 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(The other thing is that people tend to ignore the fact that history repeats itself, and they go and make the exact same mistakes.  There is a very good reason why Afghanistan is known as the Graveyard of Empires.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/13/14

Just outside Eureka Springs in the Arkansas Oz...

Just outside Eureka Springs in the Arkansas Ozarks–itself a divine place–lies this small, peaceful, non-denominational chapel. Even as I feel the distance between the organized religion I was raised with and myself grow, places like this remind me of why the underlying faith meant and continues to mean so much to me. Designed by E. Fay Jones in 1979, completed in July 1980. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Manasseh's Sin and Repentance; as in ...

English: Manasseh’s Sin and Repentance; as in 2 Chronicles 33:1-13; illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.”   —   Rochefoucauld

(Which is one of the reasons why I don’t subscribe to any organized religion.  Control – especially, via fear – is highly insulting, to me.  For me, adhering to The Golden Rule suffices.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/11/14

 

English: Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. R...

English: Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Red chalk. 33 × 21 cm. Turin, Royal Library (inv.no. 15571). NOTE This image is in red chalk. Do not revert to the black and white image. Deutsch: Kopf eines bärtigen Mannes, sog. Selbstbildnis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria d...

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Venice (1485-90) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.”   —   Leonardo da Vinci

(Real work, whether manual labor . . . or anything that requires a kind of routine, kind of saps the creative processes.  Idleness allows the mind to wander and probe.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


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