Archive for September, 2012

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/12

Jairus Byrd of the Buffalo Bills, against the ...

Jairus Byrd of the Buffalo Bills, against the New York Jets in 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An amicable separation during some AM cardio exercising.

KEPTOC  =  POCKET,  GATIMS  =  STIGMA,  EUTMID  =  TEDIUM,  REVONG  =  GOVERN,  HLTILR  =  THRILL,  QDILIU  =  LIQUID   —   Giving us:  OKSTTIOENTRIID

Clue/Question:  When her boyfriend broke up with her during their morning walk, she . . .

Answer:  TOOK IT IN STRIDE

(I think that there’s a lot to like in this Jumble.  Jeff’s cartoon sets it up very nicely!  The layout of the four blank answer words made solving it a little easier than I thought it would.  And, that’s a good thing because I really needed the answer, in order to back into one of the clue words!  I was having a very difficult time in solving “tedium”.  I wrote out 15 various combinations of those letters, none of them even coming close to “tedium”.  It was only through solving the answer that I realized I needed a “T” and an “I”.  I had tried a few combinations of letters starting with “I”, and a couple with “T”, but I figured that it had to start with “T” this time!  No new clue words, today.  And, a very good answer letter layout.  That’s about it, guys.  Be well and do good!)   —   YUR

(Re-Ran) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/12

Publicity photo of comedian Fred Allen from hi...

Publicity photo of comedian Fred Allen from his radio program Allen’s Alley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.”   —   Fred Allen

(I don’t know if this happened in every newspaper that carries the Sunday Cryptoquote, or just selected ones, like mine, but this is clearly a repeat of one from a couple of days ago.  The fun thing is that it took me about half-way through solving it before I realized it!  Whadayagonnado?  Please let me know if this happened in other newspapers than The Journal News.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/12

English: Rocky mountains tend to be hazardous....

English: Rocky mountains tend to be hazardous. Rock climbing on Craignelder. Русский: Преодоление скальных стен. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A couple of buddies, trying to rock climb.

TNFOR  =  FRONT,  CEINE  =  NIECE,  OHSLUD  =  SHOULD,  GIMAPE  =  MAGPIE   —   Giving us:  NNHOAG

Clue/Question:  When he answered his phone while mountain climbing, he said . . .

Answer:  HANG ON

(Most of the clue words are very simple words, but expertly jumbled.  For me, “magpie” was the toughest to come up with.  I didn’t need to back into any of them, today.  Not being pressured makes all the difference.  Answer letter layout was good, but the short answer was fairly obvious anyway.  Cute drawing.  Of all places to take a cell phone call!  I’m convinced, that life was better before cell phones!  Don’t allow that electronic leash to be too big a distraction, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/12

English: Mike Myers at the 2010 Tribeca Film F...

English: Mike Myers at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.”   —   Mike Myers

(This puzzle started out easy, but then got a little sketchy, until I figured out “Scottish”.  Very funny quote!  I can almost hear Mike using his Fat Bastard voice as he says this!  And, I can see him going through a whole routine, using the voice.  “I dare you to eat that, Kenneth!”  “No, I dare YOU to eat it, Seamus!”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/12

Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal

Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A very western European park scene.

SUREH  =  USHER,  VOGER  =  GROVE,  OUTAPI  =  UTOPIA,  GLITEP  =  PIGLET   —   Giving us:  SERGOEUPET

Clue/Question:  The waterfowl in Lisbon were this.

Answer:  PORTUGEESE

 

English: The oldest knoun view of Lisbon (circ...

English: The oldest knoun view of Lisbon (circa 1500-1510). This miniature is from the Cronicle of Afonso I of Portugal Português: Vista panorâmica de Lisboa conhecida mais antiga, datando de 1500-1510. É uma iluminura da Crónica de Dom Afonso Henriques. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I like it!  All the clue words were jumbled really nicely, especially “utopia” and “piglet”.  “Utopia” gave me the most trouble.  I had to back into it.  I was in a bit of a rush when I was doing this.  It turns out that “grove” is a new word.  Looks like ralis95 has a little work to do.  The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic.  Nothing given away.  The cartoon really helped make the pun.  I hope my fellow Jumblers are up on their geography, because that was necessary in solving this one.  Lots of fun, today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/12

English:

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.”   —   Fred Allen

 

Family Tree Tattoo by Hannah Aitchison

Family Tree Tattoo by Hannah Aitchison (Photo credit: maury.mccown)

(Very funny!  I love this quote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/12

Three Little Pigs Sign

Three Little Pigs Sign (Photo credit: Southern Foodways Alliance)

Visual Description:  One of the Three Little Pigs in the kitchen.

KMISP  =  SKIMP,  NELDB  =  BLEND,  EORNUN  =  NEURON,  CLAYUN  =  LUNACY   —   Giving us:  KIBNA

Clue/Question:  When the pig made cookies, she was this.

Answer:  BAKIN

(Mmmm!  Bacon!!!  Gaaa-agghh!!!  Okay.  No new clue word, today, but they were all well jumbled.  I always like a little “lunacy”, and my “neuron”s hurt tonight.  Good answer letter layout, but it wasn’t a tough answer to figure out.  Cute drawing of a li’l piggy.  Too bad about her cookies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/12

English: Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, d...

English: Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, depicted in the Nuremberg Chronicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”   —   Epicurus

(My head hurts too much to comment on this one.  Just be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/26/12

English: Gift ideas for men - wrapping paper e...

English: Gift ideas for men – wrapping paper example. Please source http://www.giftideasformen.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A traditional big after Christmas sale.

LUCEN  =  UNCLE,  PARGH  =  GRAPH,  IDARAF  =  AFRAID,  KOTCEP  =  POCKET   —   Giving us:  CLEGAAADPKE

Clue/Question:  The special on the wrapping paper, bows, tape and scissors was this.

Answer:  A PACKAGE DEAL

(No new clue words, today.  Some of the jumbles looked kind of familiar.  Fantastic answer letter layout, and a fairly challenging answer!  That’s it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/26/12

Gravestone of William Butler Yeats, Poet and S...

Gravestone of William Butler Yeats, Poet and Statesman, at Drumcliffe, County Sligo, Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”   —   William Butler Yeats

O Human Child

O Human Child (Photo credit: Beppie K)

(Kinda like how I feel about my readers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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