Archive for September, 2012



(On Time) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/16/12

Beer goggles

Beer goggles (Photo credit: afagen)

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.”   —   Fran Lebowitz

(That’s why yer dear old uncle prefers face to face conversations!  Be well, do good and drink in moderation . . . but always have a designated driver waiting in the wings.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/15/12

The faces of (left to right) George Washington...

The faces of (left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. From http://bensguide.gpo.gov/images/symbols/mountrushmore.jpg fr:Image:Mountrushmore.jpg Suomi: Mount Rushmore, Etelä-Dakota, Yhdysvallat Русский: Монумент на горе Маунт-Раушмор. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Boss, belting it out, from a beaut of a butte!

MIRPC  =  CRIMP,  HRCOD  =  CHORD,  SKENNU  =  SUNKEN,  YURNLU  =  UNRULY   —   Giving us:  CIMCOSKRU

Clue/Question:  The concert on Mount Rushmore featured this.

Answer:  ROCK MUSIC

English: Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama and...

English: Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Deutsch: Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(He should be singing Born in the U.S.A.!  I think Jeff was a little rushed himself, on this cartoon!  A passable George and Teddy, but Thomas looks more like a John Adams/Ben Franklin hybrid.  and, old Abe looks more like Thomas Jefferson with three or four days of growth on his chin!  That’s it, Knurek!  You’re fired!  Someone get me Dean Young on the phone!  LOL!

Nicely jumbled, but pretty simple clue words, today.  It looks like “sunken” is new though!  ralis95 will have to update his clue word database.  I liked the answer letter layout.  Nothing given away there.  I kid Jeff, but – as tiny as he is – that’s not a bad Mighty Max, on the skins!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/15/12

Home of writer Amelia Barr in Cornwall-on-Huds...

Home of writer Amelia Barr in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.”   —   Amelia Barr

(We can rise above the gloom of a rainy day!  This is my very first Amelia Barr quotation, and I think it’s a good one.  From Lancashire, England to Galveston, Texas then to Ridgewood, NJ then to Cornwall on Hudson, NY and eventually to White Plains, NY . . . this woman definitely got around.  I wonder if it’s possible to visit her house, Cherry Croft, in Cornwall on Hudson?  It’s only about 33 miles from me!  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

(Really Late!) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/09/12

English: Robert De Niro at the 2010 Tribeca Fi...

English: Robert De Niro at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  An everyday behind the scene of certain myths.

RIMECT  =  METRIC,  ECAFAD  =  FACADE,  POYCUC  =  OCCUPY,  WUNNID  =  UNWIND,  TETELK  =  KETTLE,  RAHIOD  =  HAIRDO   —   Giving us:  MEAEPYNINKEEHO

Clue/Question:  The Cyclops was suspicious of his daughter’s new boyfriend and would . . .

Answer:  KEEP AN EYE ON HIM

(Beautiful!  You can almost see the Cyclops doing the Robert De Niro pantomime thing he does in movies like Meet the ParentsYou know the one I’m talking about.  All dads are suspicious of their daughter’s boyfriends.  That’s because no boy is going to be good enough for his baby!  There were no new clue words for this Jumble.  None of the clue words stumped me, but they were well jumbled.  The answer letter layout was pretty good.  The real fun is in the cartoon of this one.  It’s nice to see that even mythical monsters take time out to do the Jumble!  I wonder if he’s ever commented on the Uncle Rave site???   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Sorry about the lateness of this posting!  I was away most of last weekend, and I kept getting delayed in getting caught up.  I’m just barely beating tomorrow’s deadline!   —   YUR

(Really Late!) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/12

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard an Ameri...

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard an American boat in California, 1964. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The glory of great men must always be measured against the means that they have used to acquire it.”   —   La Rochefoucauld

(Horatio Alger types, like Ronald Reagan, are much more impressive stories than the George W. Bush and Mitt Romney types.  Sorry about the lateness of this posting!  I was away most of last weekend, and I kept getting delayed in getting caught up.  I’m just barely beating tomorrow’s deadline!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/14/12

English: Turnips (Brassica rapa) Français : Na...

English: Turnips (Brassica rapa) Français : Navets Español: Nabos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  More inflight delays!

ANADP  =  PANDA,  HIXLE  =  HELIX,  PRUNTI  =  TURNIP,  EABREW  =  BEWARE   —   Giving us:  PNHITUIEAR

Clue/Question:  The planes arrival was this.

Answer:  UP IN THE AIR

(Nice end to the work week, with a pun that many/most of us can relate to!  No new clue words today, but everything was jumbled really well.  I questioned myself a little on “helix”, and I actually had to back into “turnip”.  I just wasn’t seeing it.  With the great cartoon and the short words for the answer, I was able to figure it out without the “turnip”.  Very good answer letter layout, for those of you who didn’t have to back into any of the clue words.  Nothing was given away.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/14/12

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”   —   Calvin Coolidge

(This one was pretty easy, but I almost ended it with paid, instead of said.  I must have my creditors on my mind!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/12/12

Sam Stosur serving

Sam Stosur serving (Photo credit: Yersinia)

Visual Description:  A good mixed doubles pair.

GNART  =  GRANT,  KROCO  =  CROOK,  YONTHR  =  THORNY,  DMELID  =  MIDDLE   —   Giving us:  GATCOHMD

Clue/Question:  The tennis players were such a happy couple because they were this.

Answer:  A GOOD MATCH

(I was able to solve this one without even reading the clue/question!  The answer letter layout was good, but knowing I needed a four and a five letter word, and seeing it was a tennis scenario made the question just a formality.  All the clue words were jumbled  well, although none gave me any trouble.  It looks like ralis95 will be adding “middle” to the clue word database.  I was a little wordy with the Cryptoquote comments so I’ll wrap up this one right now!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

9/13/12:  PS.  I don’t know how this happened, but somehow this was saved as a draft, yesterday!  This hasn’t happened in a very long time.  I’m grateful that WordPress did save it as a draft, but I know I hit publish.  Apologies to those who missed it.  If it weren’t for Linda Lee I wouldn’t have thought to look for it.  I just assumed it was published . . . as usual.  I have been a little distracted.  I’ll try to be more careful, guys!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/13/12

wwe legend undertaker

wwe legend undertaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Just a little gallows humor, today.

KRCTU  =  TRUCK,  UNPDE  =  UPEND,  TOCIPE  =  POETIC,  BUDRAS  =  ABSURD   —   Giving us:  TUKENETIARD

Clue/Question:  The job at the funeral home came with more responsibility and he was anxious to . . .

Answer:  UNDERTAKE IT

(Very good!  Nice and long, and clever.  I didn’t struggle too long with the answer, because I employed the ralis95 method of laying out the answer letters by groups of consonants and vowels.  Initially, I thought the first word was going to end in ED, but for some reason the N, D and R kind of stood out, and then I noticed the U.  That’s when I thought of an undertaker.  They don’t really use that word much anymore.  Not unless your a 6 foot 10 inch scary looking wrestler with the WWE, that is!  Nowadays they’re all funeral directors!

No new clue words, today.  I bet “upend” gave some of you some trouble.  This time I was able to get “poetic” without too much trouble, and “absurd” is one of my all-time favorite words.  I really appreciated the standard answer letter layout.  I might not have gotten the answer without playing the ralis95 way!  Great cartoon!  I love the boss’s sunken looking eyes, and the coffin desk with the handles.  The flowers were a nice touch, too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/13/12

English: Joseph Abramowitz.

English: Joseph Abramowitz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do not worry about avoiding temptation.  As you grow older it will avoid you.”   —   Joey Adams

(Ain’t it the truth?!  Before I figured most of it out, I thought the author was John Adams.  For a second I thought I had made a big mistake!  Joey was funny . . . in a Borscht Belt kind of way.  Old school.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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