Archive for May 21st, 2012

Jumble Spoiler – 05/21/12

Longhorn Statute on Front Street, Dodge City, ...

Longhorn Statute on Front Street, Dodge City, Kansas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Flatland’s Flying Follies.

GUTNS  =  STUNG,  TNAGE  =  AGENT,  ODADEL  =  LOADED,  UPLREP  =  PURPLE   —   Giving us:  SNAGTLAERPE

Clue/Question:  They went to the air show in Nebraska to see the . . .

Answer:  GREAT PLANES

 

A Memorial at Wounded Knee

A Memorial at Wounded Knee (Photo credit: TheRichardsons)

(Great heterographic/homophonic pun and a nice assortment of early – All American – airplanes!  No new clue words, today, but they were all scrambled well.  The answer letter layout was good and cryptic, as seems to be the norm these days.  The closest I’ve come to actually visiting a Plains State was a brief lay-over at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.  Other than visiting Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee, and the Field of Dreams movie site I’m not sure what I would do out there.  Oh, yeah!  I would like to see St. Louis, both the Kansas Cities and Dodge City, too.  But, other than that, I’m more of a mountainy kind of guy.  I definitely don’t need to be around during tornado season!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/12

 

W. Auden's grave at the cemetery of Kirchstett...

W. Auden’s grave at the cemetery of Kirchstetten (Lower Austria) Deutsch: W. Audens Grab am Friedhof von Kirchstetten (Niederösterreich) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poetry makes nothing happen.  It survives in the valley of its saying.”   —   W.H. Auden

(Ya gotta like a poet with humility!  If ya gotta like poets!  I think it’s pretty clear, now, that Rebecca Kornbluh is a big poetry buff.  I guess I’m just lyrical in other ways.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/20/12

Elphaba is increasingly ostracized as the stor...

Elphaba is increasingly ostracized as the story develops, holding views opposed to the norm of her society (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Triple W – aka Elphaba – being tended to by one of her flying monkey minions.

CLONUK  =  UNLOCK,  ZAEDAM  =  AMAZED,  ETEDNC  =  DECENT,  LAWTEH  =  WEALTH,  ICNIOC  =  ICONIC,  PENYHH  =  HYPHEN   —   Giving us:  CKAADDEWEICHHE

Clue/Question:  After a long day of casting spells and wreaking havoc, the evil witch had a . . .

Answer:  WICKED HEADACHE

(Excellent!  A nice long – 14 letter – answer, making for a great pun!  All the clue words were jumbled really well, although I didn’t have trouble with any of them.  I was a little surprised that there were three new clue words that ralis95 can add to his database.  They are “wealth”, “iconic” and “hyphen”.  The guys very carefully danced around the word WICKED, which was a clue of omission.  However, if you needed further clues, all you had to make note of was the crystal ball, her flying monkey, and her mountain lair, to distinguish her from your run-of-the-mill witch.  Striped socks are standard witch issue.  Furthermore, the answer letter layout was marvelously cryptic.  I can easily see how some people might have had some trouble getting today’s answer,  Be well and do good, not evil, my friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Margaret Hamilton absolutely made The Wizard of Oz the great movie that it is!  All the Margaret Hamilton shots come up as Non-free, so you’re getting one of the lovely Wicked stars instead.    —   YUR


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