Archive for May 28th, 2012

Jumble Spoiler – Memorial Day 2012

English: Picture of graves decorated with flag...

English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Soldiers, working those upper bodies!

ECERH  =  CHEER,  WADRN  =  DRAWN,  AFLEEM  =  FEMALE,  MOSNUM  =  SUMMON   —   Giving us:  CERDRFAESMO

Clue/Question:  The gym at the military base strengthened the . . .

Answer:  ARMED FORCES

(With a very fitting message in the background, right next to an American flag!  Of course, this only has meaning for Americans.  And, for any country who feels they benefited from American military intervention.  For a lot of our readers, who do the Jumble, this is just another day.  I guess the same thing applies to the Fourth of July, Veteran’s Day, President’s Day and – our – Thanksgiving. 

We had a new clue word today, in “summon”!  Fairly tough, as was “female”.  Stellar answer letter layout of our ARMED FORCES!  The entire Jumble made for a nice, and respectful, pun.  Be well, do good . . . and remember, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/12

 

Coat of Arms of Diana, as Princess of Wales fr...

Coat of Arms of Diana, as Princess of Wales from 1981 to 1996 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You need bruises to know blessings, and I have known both.”   —   Frances Shand Kydd

(I definitely did not recognize the author name, and it took me a little time to figure out “bruises” and “blessings”.  But overall, a fairly easy one, today!  By the way, Ms. Kydd was Lady/Princess Di’s mom!  So, I’d say she knew bruises.  It’s a terrible thing to outlive a child.  Be well, do  good . . . and count your blessings, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/27/12

English: A milk chocolate Easter Bunny.

English: A milk chocolate Easter Bunny. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  . . . with mint jelly, lyonnaise potatoes, a delicious ratatouille, and a couple of cloverleaf rolls.

LABDAL =  BALLAD,  THEGLN  =  LENGTH,  SNITIS  =  INSIST,  SLWARP  =  SPRAWL,  YANMIF  =  INFAMY,  ADNMET  =  TANDEM   —   Giving us:  BLDLHTALIMTAE

Clue/Question:  When her sheep gave birth, Mary . . .

Answer:  HAD A LITTLE LAMB

(Where’s Gary Larsen when you need him???  That was actually one of his cartoons, many, many moons ago.  Late ’70s – early ’80s, I’d guess.  The Far Side really broke ground in the funnies/comics world.  I remember my sister saving me the one about the guy who bit off just the ears and tail of the chocolate Easter bunnies.  She said it was me!  Of course that’s how I’d start, but I would eat the rest, over a certain amount of time.  I think her gripe was that I also ate the ears and tail off of her chocolate bunny.  Well, it’s not my fault she just left them there uneaten!  She was too slow.  And, they were calling to me.  Eat me, uncle.  Eat me!  My philosophy is to never argue with a chocolate Easter bunny.

No new clue words, today.  ralis95 can stand down!  They were all jumbled well though.  The only one that I had to think on was “tandem”.  Great job, there.  The answer letter layout was sublime!  If you didn’t pick up on the nursery rhyme the answer letter layout would have left you puzzling and puzzling.  Nice little down on the farm cartoon, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  That better be a solid milk chocolate bunny!  The hollow ones are hardly worth the time.   —   YUR


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