Archive for May 30th, 2012

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/12

 

André Malraux painted portrait _DDC2930

André Malraux painted portrait _DDC2930 (Photo credit: Abode of Chaos)

An art book is a museum without walls.”   —   André Malraux

(This one was tougher than I thought it would be.  Even going with A for the Ps – it could have been I, I suppose – it took me a while to figure this out.  None of the words in the quote ended in E, and only “museum” contained an E.  This one was definitely a good challenge, for me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/12

The Coakham pack of Bloodhounds starting a hum...

The Coakham pack of Bloodhounds starting a human trail in England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A “hunter” trying to use the wrong dog for the job.

SEODU  =  DOUSE,  CIHHT  =  HITCH,  NARMEN  =  MANNER,  GIRNIO  =  ORIGIN   —   Giving us:  DOUHIHMNIGN

Clue/Question:  The hunting dog didn’t get along with the hunter because the hunter was always . . .

Answer:  HOUNDING HIM

English: A Chesapeake Bay Retriever retrieving...

English: A Chesapeake Bay Retriever retrieving a Mallard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Can you blame that poor Hound dog?  He knows what he’s been bred for, and it ain’t retrieving!  This numb nuts should be using a Golden, a Lab, or a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or any dog in the retriever line.  He could also use a Pointer or a Setter for the job.  Heck, even a Poodle can be used as a retriever, at times.  But, a Hound dog???  They’re good for tracking, and chasing rabbits, raccoons, woodchucks, deer, and foxes and such.  Maybe even bear and big cats.  And, people, of course.  But, when it comes to fetching shot down fowl, well that dog ain’t gonna hunt.  There are always exceptions to every rule, but you’d be fighting generations of breeding and training.

No new clue words again, today.  The five letter words were pretty simple, for me.  I thought “manner” was jumbled well, and I had a little trouble with “origin” for a minute.  I kept seeing IRONING, but that’s seven letters, and of course, I’d need another N for that.  The answer letter layout was beautiful.  I thought maybe I had gotten a clue word wrong, because my first inkling was DOGGING HIM, but dogging is only seven letters long.  It’s a good thing Jeff is good at drawing hounds!  They mean pretty much the same thing, anyway.  But, this ain’t horse shoes or hand-grenades, folks.  Close don’t count!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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