Archive for June 23rd, 2012

Jumble Spoiler(?) 06/23/12

Sorry, guys!  No time for this, right now.  Maybe later in the day.  Maybe tomorrow.  See ya!   —   YUR

shrubs

shrubs (Photo credit: miki)

Alright . . . Visual Description:  A tuckered out shrubbery gardener, and her doofus hubby.

GUHOD  =  DOUGH,  BAUQS  =  SQUAB,  SLEUUF  =  USEFUL,  SAYMUL  =  ASYLUM   —   Giving us:  DHBEUS

Clue/Question:  After a long day of planting hedges, she was this.

Answer:  BUSHED

(Decent clue word jumbling.  Nothing that required writing out combinations, or needing to back into.  No new clue words today. 
The answer letter layout was fine.  This is another one that felt kind of like a re-run, but maybe I’ve just been doing this too long.  The cartoon set up the gag very well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(sneaky?) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/12

 

The Khalil Gibran museum at Bcharre in Lebanon

The Khalil Gibran museum at Bcharre in Lebanon (Photo credit: heatheronhertravels)

March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”   —   Khalil Gibran

View of the Quadisha Valley from the Khalil Gi...

View of the Quadisha Valley from the Khalil Gibran museum (Photo credit: heatheronhertravels)

 

 

(This is a marvelous quote, and I could probably riff on it for days!  This man was just so insightful!  The world needs more people like Khalil Gibran. 

 

Flag-map of Lebanon

Flag-map of Lebanon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The “sneaky” thing about today’s cryptoquote was due to a fairly logical assumption, that turned out to be wrong!  It wasn’t easy getting started, because there were no single letter words, and it wasn’t obvious which letter was the letter “E”.  But, the “VY” looked good to be “TH”.  From there, my assumption was that the seventh word was THINGS.  So, for a while, I had the “F” as “I” and the “J” as “N”!  Tsk, tsk, tsk!  When I saw that the “P” couldn’t possibly be a “G” I had to do a major re-evaluation.  Well, maybe not so major.  And, I’m glad of that, because for a minute I thought I might have screwed up the entire thing, as I was already about a third done.  Realizing the “H” was likely the “A”, and changing my “I”s to “O”s and my “N”s to “R”s made the whole thing come together, with minimal mess!  I’ll have to be more careful next time.  How’s the old saying go?  Measure twice, cut once?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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