Posts Tagged 'Word Games'



Jumble Spoiler – 06/05/14

English: A Tesla Roadster, Reva i and Ford Th!...

English: A Tesla Roadster, Reva i and Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at a free parking and charging station near Akershus fortress in Oslo, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Car culture clash.

UNEEV  =  VENUE,  CLEIR  =  RELIC,  OLWOLF  =  FOLLOW,  POIUAT  =  UTOPIA   —   Giving us:  UERLFLWOP

Clue/Question:  Leaving his electric car plugged in all night made it – – –

Citroen: Electric Cars at eCarTec 2012 in Muni...

Citroen: Electric Cars at eCarTec 2012 in Munich October 2012 (Photo credit: motorblog)

Answer:  POWER-FULL

(No new clue words today.  All of the jumbling looked new to me, but none of them were particularly difficult.  I’m guessing  that some of you may have had a little trouble getting “utopia”, but hopefully not too many of you.  Nice job with the answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious about it.  The cartoon does a fine job of setting up the answer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/04/14

English: Singer-Songwriter duo Simon & Garfunk...

English: Singer-Songwriter duo Simon & Garfunkel performing outside at a concert in Dublin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Though he may be small he is fierce.

ACLNA  =  CANAL,  AVERB  =  BRAVE,  MUTTOS  =  UTMOST,  NINETT  =  INTENT   —   Giving us:  ABEMSET

Clue/Question:  When asked how a smaller opponent had pulverized him, the boxer said – – -

A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10 count.

A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10 count. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  “I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told”  No.  Wait a minute.  Those are song lyrics.  You guys are looking for the Jumble Answer of:  BEATS ME

 

Will Tomlinson  v Ramon Elizer Esperanza (22)

Will Tomlinson v Ramon Elizer Esperanza (22) (Photo credit: photography by rockfingrz)

(The Boxer is a great song though.  Maybe my favorite from when Simon and Garfunkel used to sing together.  A very soulful ballad.  Oh, yeah.  There were no new clue words today, but they were all jumbled expertly.  It took me about a minute to get “canal”, and I’m sure “utmost” threw a few of you.  The answer letter layout was also jumbled well.  The palooka on the canvas is pretty much a stock character, but it looks like Jeff had someone specific in mind for the pint-sized pulverizer.  Maybe Jeff will grace us with a remark.  He’s been busy, but he tries to keep tabs on us.  The trainer reminds me of the late, great Angelo Dundee.  It’s a very amusing cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/04/14

Black Panther Party Minister of Culture Emory ...

Black Panther Party Minister of Culture Emory Douglass at 2009 Huey P. Newton Birthday Party (Photo credit: TheBlackHour.com)

I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.”   —   Huey Newton

American Morello

American Morello (Photo credit: Saint Iscariot)

 

(Tender words, from one of those “scary” Black Panthers.  Sure, there was a militant aspect to the Black Panther Party, but most of that was a refusal to be intimidated by the largely racist police officers they were repeatedly  faced with.  The bigger bugaboo, as far as J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were concerned, was that they were “socialists”.  People to the right of the political spectrum, to this day, use the word as some kind of epithet, to put “the fear of God” into the hearts of the closed minded.  Repeat any word – with a sneering tone – enough times, and people will associate it as something bad.  Don’t allow yourselves to be propagandized, folks.  Turn a deaf ear to all the inane labeling of those who seek to divide us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/03/14

On the Road excerpt in the center of San Franc...

On the Road excerpt in the center of San Francisco Chinatown’s Jack Kerouac Alley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”   —   Jack Kerouac

 

Jack Kerouac in Villa Muneria, Tangier (with cap)

Jack Kerouac in Villa Muneria, Tangier (with cap) (Photo credit: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library)

(Well then, maybe I’m still up to accomplish great things, as my opinions are FAR from mainstream.  And, blogging about word games is FAR from being trendy.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/03/14

USS Cyclops (1910-1918); Anchored in the Hudso...

USS Cyclops (1910-1918); Anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Evening at the Cyclops’ home.

FETTH  =  THEFT,  SHURE  =  USHER,  ODYMEC  =  COMEDY,  PSAYSB  =  BYPASS   —   Giving us:  HETUEOMEYSS

Clue/Question:  The Cyclops went to bed because he wanted to get – – -

Detail from Painting "The Cyclops"

Detail from Painting “The Cyclops” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SOME SHUT-EYE

 

English: Publicity photo of Gloria Swanson for...

English: Publicity photo of Gloria Swanson for Male and Female (1919 film), directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Cute.  We haven’t had a Cyclops Jumble in quite a while.  Oh, ralis95!  We have a new clue word for you to add to your database.  It’s “bypass”.  The overall jumbling of the clue words was great.  It took me a few looks to get “usher”, but the others came to me instantly.  The answer letter layout was pretty cool.  The cartoon is really funny.  Mama Cyclops is holding an issue of I Magazine!  There is a club hanging over the columned doorway, and our hero is talking about “going clubbing”.  Reminds me of an ex-coworker/buddy of mine, Bob, who always used to make fun of a Brooklyn girl, named Cecilia, who used to talk about “going clubbing”.  He’d make the same joke about using an actual club, like in the cartoon.  Bob is a no nonsense kind of Jersey guy, who always took issue with the Brooklyn/Long Island kind of lifestyle.  I need to reconnect with him.  I haven’t thought about Cecilia in years.  We used to call her Cecil B., due to her last name being similar to DeMille.  She was a cute kid, who at the time was dating/engaged to a guy named Joe, but Bob used to call him Lou, which he said was short for Loser!  Bob is a funny guy.  Depending on her mood, even Cecil B would laugh at the jab/joke.  Cecil B and I nearly had a moment one night.  Fortunately for me, a few buddies of mine saw what was going on, and put the kibosh on it.  They brought me to my senses.  I guess you’d have to call them faithful friends.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/14

thoreau

thoreau (Photo credit: Totally Severe)

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”   —   Henry David Thoreau

w11 - Henry David Thoreau

w11 – Henry David Thoreau (Photo credit: Sweet Dreamz Design)

(I think there’s a lot of people out there whose eyes I wouldn’t want to see through!  Oh, okay.  Maybe, just for an instant.  Brilliant guy, that Thoreau, but sometimes he was a bit flaky . . . like most of us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 06/02/14

English: Programmer

English: Programmer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Stereotyped computer nerd.

ULERM  =  LEMUR,  LENKT  =  KNELT,  HARPEM  =  HAMPER,  CUPSMA  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  RKHECA

Clue/Question:  The computer programmer with the bad cold was a – – -

Photo of Al Sheedakim, Hacker and Programmer, ...

Photo of Al Sheedakim, Hacker and Programmer, in his home office, Winchester, MA, 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HACKER

 

English: Promethazine-codeine cough syrup

English: Promethazine-codeine cough syrup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Why is it that all these computer nerds live in their mom’s basement???  LOL!  These short answers usually aren’t too challenging.  There were no new clue words, but the jumbling on all but “knelt” were new to me.  I liked the jumblings of “lemur” and “campus” best.  Mr. Hoyt seems to have taken a renewed interest in the five letter clue words.  They used to be the gimmes, but I’m finding more of them to be a nice little challenge.  The answer letter layout was good . . . for a six letter answer.  The cartoon is great, with the scruffy guy in a flannel shirt, a box of tissues and bottle of cough syrup next to his keyboard, multiple monitors, and mom with a bowl of – most likely – chicken soup!  Not real challenging, but a lot of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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