Archive for August 28th, 2012

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/12

Beacon, New York

Beacon, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Brawl – sorta – at the ball game.


Clue/Question:  He could have avoided getting punched in the face if he’d . . .


Looking north along NY 9D in a wooded area sou...

Looking north along NY 9D in a wooded area south of Beacon, NY, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This was most definitely a challenging Sunday Jumble!  Good thing I had some expert assistance, from the one and only ralis95!  I had gotten all the clue words, and wrote out the answer letters, but the answer itself was certainly NOT obvious!  At least not to me.  So I went ahead and did the Sunday Cryptoquote.  Fairly challenging in itself!  I had to prepare for a short trip to meet with the esteemed ralis95, who just happened to be visiting a fairly nearby bed and breakfast, as part of a momentous cross country trip, with his lovely wife, Pat.  Knowing that ralis95 does not get the Sunday Jumble, I decided to bring it along with me, to give him a shot at it.  We both agreed that the cartoon was a little confusing, because the guy doing the hitting looks like the insulted party, but apparently it was the hittee who was insulted, and must have said something just as bad, if not worse, to the guy who threw the punch.  And, I guess the observers are talking about the hittee, but it seems like they’re talking about the hitter!  I found the whole thing just a little awkward.  But anyway, during our get together we were talking about it.  It was in ralis95’s hand, so I was considering it mostly by memory of solving the individual clue words, while he was poring over it, and rearranging the answer letters into all consonants and vowels, in alphabetical order.  I threw out the word DUCKED as a possible first word, then I think one of us said DECKED, but ralis95 was quick to point out that there was only one D.  We all went on chatting about this and that when ralis95 says TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK!  Huzzah!!!  Hoorah!!! and Hooray!  The master had solved the Jumble!  Then we went back to eating and drinking, and chatting like we’d known each other our entire lives!  We spent a good four hours together.  Our wives got along swimmingly.  And, if it weren’t for a prior commitment, of Carol’s and mine, we probably would have continued and gone out to dinner!  But, like they say, all good things must come to an end.  So, we went on our merry way, while ralis95 and his lovely wife enjoyed another blissful night at The Chrystie House, in beautiful Beacon, NY.  It couldn’t have been a nicer day, in O so many ways.  I could write even more, but this is already getting a little long winded.  So, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

English: I-84 near Beacon, New York

English: I-84 near Beacon, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  No new clue words on this Sunday!  I think the only clue word that gave me the most trouble was “cougar”.  Very nicely scrambled!  Oh, yeah.  And, the answer letter layout was exquisite!    —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/12

Messy is fun

Messy is fun (Photo credit: WarzauWynn)

Visual Description:  Kathy Kent-Knurek  having to deal with daughter Sydney’s living space.


Clue/Question:  She hinted that her daughter should clean her room, but her daughter didn’t . . .

Answer:  PICK UP ON IT

(Some really great jumbling of the clue words!  No new words, but we have seen SCINEK as a jumble for “sicken” before!  And, probably as before, this was the one clue word that gave me trouble.  The answer letter layout was masterful.  No giveaway there, at all.  Nice little pun.  I don’t think it was all that difficult for most of you to get.  Especially, with Jeff’s great, illustrative cartoon!  Ain’t parenthood a hoot?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/12


English: PORTRAIT OF JOHN XXIII Español: IMAGEN DE JUAN XXIII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes.  I have put my heart near your heart.”   —   Pope John XXIII

(Well, now.  Everybody loves that personal touch!  Now, don’t they?  I nearly went with A for the Hs, until I saw the author name.  Knew it HAD to be a Roman numeral.  And, with one that big, I figured it had to be a Pope!  Couldn’t be a sovereign.  That number, then, could only be 23, and the only one with that high number was a John.  I think the next highest is a tie between Benedict and Gregory, at XVI.  Anyway, after that it was all downhill.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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