Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/15

The guru of lateral thinking speaking at AMEE ...

The guru of lateral thinking speaking at AMEE 2004. I’ve been a fan of de Bono’s since a kid so it was a bit of a treat to see him in action first hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.”   —   Edward de Bono

(I’m not sure truer words were ever spoken!  Fascinating man, this Edward de Bono.  Many, many thought provoking quotations.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/15

Promotional photo of Ray Bolger from the telev...

Promotional photo of Ray Bolger from the television program The Bell Telephone Hour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Bombast from Bolger?

SUHEO  =  HOUSE,  NEPDU  =  UPEND,  PIHIMS  =  IMPISH,  CIRBEK  =  BICKER   —   Giving us:  HOSPNDMISIKE

Clue/Question:  Even though the Scarecrow didn’t have a brain, he – – –

Cover of the Scarecrow of Oz

Cover of the Scarecrow of Oz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SPOKE HIS MIND

Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the trailer for the film The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(There we go!  It’s kind of funny how the Wizard and all three of Dorothy’s Yellow Brick Road companions were all originally Broadway/Vaudeville actors.  They all played multiple roles in the movie, with Frank Morgan – Wiz – playing five separate parts!  Pretty neat, huh?  We have a new clue word today, in “impish”, and all but the jumble for “upend” are new.  ralis95 will have to update his world famous clue word database!  The answer letter layout was a nice jumble as well.  The cartoon does a great job of capturing the scene.  Lots of great detail; Dorothy’s basket, and Toto at her feet, the high windows, and the curtain that the fraudulent “Wizard” hid behind.  The Scarecrow is spot on too.  But, I don’t remember the Wizard being bald.  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.   To “Anonymous” from St. Louis, unless I specifically ask for help, please do not submit any answers via the Comments.  Thank you.      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/15

Hotdogs

Hotdogs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Dirty waters rule!

IBEDA  =  ABIDE,  WRLIT  =  TWIRL,  NIRCUH  =  URCHIN,  SENLOS  =  LESSON   —   Giving us:  IDETRHILES

Clue/Question:  The hotdog was OK, but he really wished he could have – – –

There are thousands of varieties of hot sauce

There are thousands of varieties of hot sauce (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  RELISHED IT

Grilled hot dogs

Grilled hot dogs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Ooh!  That’s a good stinky pun!  Truth be told, I prefer my hotdogs grilled.  They’re one of the few meats I like well-done!  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new for me.  The answer letter layout was pretty nifty.  Nothing given away.  Fun cartoon.  I hate how too many in society insist that certain things HAVE TO go together.  They don’t!  You don’t HAVE TO put mustard on your hotdog.  Do, and eat, what you like.  Ketchup, onions, hot sauce, chili, even mayo – ugh – are all acceptable alternatives.  Or, you can just eat them naked.  The dog, I mean.  Try to keep your clothes on while eating!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/15

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists.”   —   Francis Bacon

(Take that, Lonnie Quinn!  LOL!!!  This wasn’t an easy solve, people.  I suspected the FGS was THE, but couldn’t commit to it until I figured out the author’s first name was most likely Francis.  Not that one really has anything to do with the other, but it helped me confirm that the H was the A and the V was the I.  “Francis” helped me figure out SINGLE too.  Before that, for a little while I was thinking MILLION might be FOLLOWS, but I knew the U couldn’t be the W, and the C was unlikely to be F.  But, METEOROLOGIST was the last word I was thinking of, until things started coming together.  Even with THE and A, I thought this was a challenging puzzle.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/15

English: CFD simulation of an internal combust...

English: CFD simulation of an internal combustion engine. Motor. http://www.cmefe.ch Français : Simulation de type CFD de l’écoulement dans un moteur à combustion interne. http://www.cmefe.ch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Vroom vroom verbiage.

PEMTT  =  TEMPT,  OORDE  =  RODEO,  RUTFOH  =  FOURTH,  MURYCM  =  CRUMMY   —   Giving us:  TTROOOHUMM

Clue/Question:  The mechanic who loved to talk about engines was a – – –

English:

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MOTOR MOUTH

(I’ll try to be brief.  There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Only “rutfoh” has definitely been used before.  I’m not crazy about answer letter layouts that have so many repeating letters.  To me it makes getting the answer a little easier.  The cartoon was great.  I wonder where Jeff picked up the gear-head lingo???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/27/15

Dr. Seuss cartoon

Dr. Seuss cartoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nonsense wakes up the brain cells.  And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.”   —   Theodor Geisel

(Dr. Seuss is lucky that he didn’t make it to today’s world of political “correctness” and zero tolerance.  Say something even mildly humorous these days and there is bound to be someone who will take offense.   For me, banning language is naive, short-sighted, and just plain lazy.  Open dialog requires the full use of language.  Even hurtful words can be used in intellectual discussions, as long as they are not hurled as epithets.  And, to all my uninitiated, myopic, and energy challenged readers . . . go suck an egg!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Challenge 46

English: 030216-N-6967M-003 Brightly colored P...

English: 030216-N-6967M-003 Brightly colored Purafill pellets filter out odors in the chambers. The deeper the chamber, goes the more intense odors become. (All Hands, June 2004, pg. 25) Photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class (AW) Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My stink made me think

Is there something I can drink

For fresh breath and wink

   YUR

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-46-think-fresh/


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