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Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/12

ophthalmology

ophthalmology (Photo credit: Mary Thorman)

Visual Description:  It’s all over, at the ophthalmologist.

NIHYS  =  SHINY,  AWERF  =  WAFER,  CLUNKO  =  UNLOCK,  UNBEOC  =  BOUNCE   —   Giving us:  INYAFENLKBOE

Clue/Question:  Her visit to the eye doctor was over in the . . .

Answer:  BLINK OF AN EYE

Ball Collection, Acc 18692

Ball Collection, Acc 18692 (Photo credit: otisarchives4)

(Not bad!  This very popular idiom should have made this a pretty obvious solve.  I really didn’t even have to look at the answer letters to get it.  But, the answer letter layout was fantastic!  Very nicely jumbled, Mr. Hoyt!  The clue words were all old standbys, but they too were very nicely jumbled.  I hesitated a few seconds with “unlock”, and, as it turns out, we have had the jumble CLUNKO before.   This cartoon reminds me that I need to set up an eye appointment.  Too often I’m taking my glasses off to read things in the paper, including the Jumble!  And, with the internet, I’m constantly having to go to ViewZoomZoom In, in order to get the font to a readable size.  But, what irks me even more than the small type size is the colorif you can call pale gray a color – that they seem to be using more and more of, all the time.  I’ve never been an absolutist, so I don’t expect a pure, stark black, but a nice deep, rich, charcoal gray is much easier on the eyes, than so much of what we’re getting these days.  It’s why I give you guys a lot of bold fonts and dark colors.  I’m doing unto others . . .  Tiny and faint print is like saying:  Hey old guys, screw you!  Very nice, indeed.  And, after all we’ve done for you!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  And, speaking of poor vision, I wish more of us would take off the blinders and really see what is going on in this world!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/12

 

 

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; act...

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it” Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Foto_di_Signorina)

 

A man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

( . . . or, he makes you think:  Why didn’t I think of that?  And maybe, on some level, you did think of it, but you just failed to act on it . . . out of a lack of confidence.  I think a lot of what we call genius is less about the brain and more about the heart.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

 

 


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