Archive for May 14th, 2012

Mother’s Day Jumble – 2012

Historical marker of Edison's birthplace

Historical marker of Edison’s birthplace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  February 11, 1847, in Milan Ohio.

VEENEL  =  ELEVEN,  LIVEOT  =  VIOLET,  PANINK  =  NAPKIN,  LAWUNT  =  WALNUT,  CRUNIH  =  URCHIN,  RRRIOM  =  MIRROR   —   Giving us:  EEVOTINNTHINMRO

Clue/Question:  When Mrs. Edison gave birth to Thomas, she became a . . .

Answer:  MOTHER OF INVENTION

 

Samuel & Nancy Edison's Bedroom; Birthplace of...

Samuel & Nancy Edison’s Bedroom; Birthplace of Thomas Edison; Milan, OH (Photo credit: j klo)

(Nice Mother’s Day angle, guys!  None of the clue words were new but they were all jumbled well.  The answer letter layout was great.  No giveaways.  Mutton chops on the doc, candles on the wall.  I like the old-fashioned rope bed, Jeff drew.  They allegedly had something to do with the phrase “sleep tight”, but many disagree on the actual origin of the phrase.  The doc has a lousy, male-chauvinist attitude.  Imagine, telling a woman in labor to go build a fire!  Does anyone know if Edison invented any medical/surgical devices?  He, and his company of inventors, did invent a slew of innovations.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/13/12

Longhorn family on Cribb Island, ca. 1936. Fam...

Longhorn family on Cribb Island, ca. 1936. Family posing next to their car, dressed in sunday best possibly for the baby’s christening?. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In economics, as in anatomy, the whole is much more than the sum of the parts.”   —   John Kenneth Galbraith

(Sorry about the delay in posting this, friends.  It was a grand-niece christening and Mother’s Day celebratory – away – weekend, for yer uncle.  Baby Grace Louise is gorgeous, adorable and very patient.  The three dousings didn’t bother her a bit.  I’d already had a few married-grandkids and grand-niece/nephews, but she is my first blood-grandchild, born of my first blood-niece.  It was special spending time and eating meals with four generations of my girls!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/14/12

Virginia Red Wolf

Virginia Red Wolf (Photo credit: TMWolf)

Visual Description:  Observing the captive lupine word slinger.

NIYWD  =  WINDY,  ARVOF  =  FAVOR,  DISARU  =  RADIUS,  GEIGLG  =  GIGGLE   —   Giving us:  WINFVORAIIGL

Clue/Question:  They went to the zoo in Richmond to see a . . .

Answer:  VIRGINIA WOLF

(12 letter answer . . . on a Monday?  Wow.  Pretty impressive.  Some interesting clue word jumbling today.  From my Stats page, I can see that a number of you – 42 so far – are having trouble coming up with “radius”.  We’ve seen it before, but with different scramblings.  It seems that “windy” is new to the ralis95 clue word database.  Surprising, because it’s an ultra-common adjective, but wonders never cease.  The answer letter layout was masterful.  Nothing given away there.  And, a nice silly cartoon to round things out.  It is a long answer, but one might expect to see quotation marks around the second word.  That being the bigger play on words, and the modified spelling of Virginia Woolf.  Maybe the wolf’s name is Clarissa?    Hmm.  I wonder if she’s writing on the new I-Slate I’ve been hearing about.  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/14/12

 

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Arth...

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – Arthur Ashe Commemorative Garden – Soul in Flight (Photo credit: wallyg)

There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.”   —   Arthur Ashe

 

paralysis by analysis

paralysis by analysis (Photo credit: mtsofan)

(That can easily be said about life in general.  Researching and studying, and  weighing your options and considering different points of view all have their place.  But, it’s not wise to let all of that consume too much of your time.  Time comes when you have to make a choice and take action.  Be well, do good and take chances, friends.)   —   YUR


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