Archive for July 21st, 2012

(Today’s) Jumble Spoiler – 07/21/12

English: Headstones at The Old Cemetery

English: Headstones at The Old Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A couple watching a tear-jerker.

DOLYD  =  ODDLY,  CLOKB  =  BLOCK,  STOLCY  =  COSTLY,  SIGOPS  =  GOSSIP   —   Giving us:  ODLOOTGP

Clue/Question:  They enjoyed the movie about the cemetery because it had this.

Answer:  ZOMBIES!!!  No, just kidding!  It’s:  A GOOD PLOT

 

Zombies Invade San Francisco!

Zombies Invade San Francisco! (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

(But, the guys are a little overdue for a good Zombie Jumble!  I was a little disappointed with the clue words, today.  Nothing new, and I’m pretty sure we had both “oddly” and “gossip” very recently.  However, the answer letter layout was great, today!    Nothing given away at all.  The cartoon set up the answer very well.  Not the most challenging Jumble, but whadayawant for a Saturday, when most people have other things to attend to to?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Today’s) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/12

 

Warren Makes His Move

Warren Makes His Move (Photo credit: Mr. Ducke)

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.”   —   Warren Chappell

(Maybe it’s a good thing that ol’ Warren kicked it before reaching the internet era!  Wonder what he’d think of yer uncle’s drivel???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated II) Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/12

Cuckold Dagwood: Sink Taunting

Cuckold Dagwood: Sink Taunting (Photo credit: Eexlebots)

Visual Description:  Reminiscent of a Bondie and Dagwood scenario.

PINTE  =  INEPT,  FASTF  =  STAFF,  RETVAN  =  TAVERN,  ELOIGA  =  GOALIE   —   Giving us:  IETSTAVRGIE

Clue/Question:  When she complained about him taking too many naps, he said this.

Answer:  GIVE IT A REST

(Marvelous!  No new clue words, but they were all jumbled nicely.  I struggled mightily with “goalie”, eventually having to back into it.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  Nothing obvious about it.  Again, the cartoon tells the whole story.  That’s it.  Now I’m caught up.  On to today’s puzzles.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Bizarre little Blondie parody Zemanta brought up!   —   YUR

(Belated II) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/20/12

The moon is a silver pin-head vast,

The moon is a silver pin-head vast, (Photo credit: ms.Tea)

 

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.”   —   William Alger

(I like this quote!  Mr. William R. Alger has a number of great quotes attributed to him.  Hopefully, we’ll see more of them in coming Cryptoquotes.  Be well and o good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated I) Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/12

comings & goings

comings & goings (Photo credit: Micah A. Ponce)

Visual Description:  Comings and Goings.

KIRBN  =  BRINK,  KECER  =  CREEK,  CEANOT  =  OCTANE,  RABENT  =  BANTER   —   Giving us:  BKCKOCABAT

Clue/Question:  How the chiropractor saw his patients.

Answer:  BACKTOBACK

(Some nice clue words.  Nothing new, but I’m sure that some of you struggled to get “octane”, as I certainly did.  In a bit of irony, I also had trouble getting this word in the same day’s New York Times crossword puzzle.  The clue was something like:  89 or 91, perhaps.  With the letters I had, I was leaning more towards “oldage”, which isn’t a single word, but crossword puzzles don’t always look for a single word.  Anyway, if he had added 87 to the mix I might have come up with it.  I guess Will Shortz drives more powerful cars than I do.

The answer letter layout was just so-so.  I saw the answer before even reading the clue/question.  Switching both the first two and last two clue words would have given us:  CKBKBATOCA, which I think would have made it a little more challenging.  The cartoon did a good job of conveying the gag.

That’s it.  On to the missing Friday spoilers!)   —   YUR

PS.  Confession time!  I failed to get the word in the crossword puzzle, and I failed to pick up on the clue/theme of the crossword.  In my defense, I haven’t done a NY Times crossword in quite some time.  You have to do them pretty regularly to understand the mind of Will Shortz.   —   YUR

(Belated I) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/19/12

 

 

Rediscovering McLuhan

Rediscovering McLuhan (Photo credit: bingbing)

 

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.”   —   Marshall McLuhan

 

(I certainly can’t argue with that.  Other than the fact that I’d love to run Marshall over for using the word “carapace”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 


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