Archive for November, 2012



Jumble Spoiler – 11/15/12

basketball request

basketball request (Photo credit: ratterrell)

Visual Description:  Hoopster comes up short, at the shoe store.

GANTE  =  AGENT,  DUNMO  =  MOUND,  OSLAIR  =  SAILOR,  FAMEAL  =  AFLAME   —   Giving us:  ATMONSALFLE

Clue/Question:  Finding sneakers for some basketball players is . . .

Answer:  NO SMALL FEAT

(Great clue words today.  All nicely jumbled.  We even have a new word, in “aflame”.  ralis95 can add that to the clue word database.  I actually had to back into that one!  The answer letter layout was fantastic, too!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS. Knicks are undefeated!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/15/12

English: Thomas Edison and his early phonograp...

English: Thomas Edison and his early phonograph. Cropped from Library of Congress copy. Edited Version. Dust removed by Arad. Français : Thomas Edison et une première version de son phonographe. Recoupé à partir d’une copie appartenant à une librairie du congrès. Version retouchée: Dépoussiérage digital par Arad. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”   —   Thomas A. Edison

(So, if you’ve been playing solitaire for an hour straight, with no wins . . . keep plugging, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/14/12

English: Ndamukong Suh, a National Football Le...

English: Ndamukong Suh, a National Football League Player. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Heads up play, on the loose ball.

FLUWA  =  AWFUL,  HEWEL  =  WHEEL,  LEBLUT  =  BULLET,  MOONIT  =  MOTION   —   Giving us:  ALHBLEOTN

Clue/Question:  He was able to recover the fumble because he was . . .

Answer: ON THE BALL

(‘Tis the season, folks!  Football is in the air . . . and sometimes on the ground!  And, unlike Futbol – otherwise known as Soccer, here in the U.S. – we don’t like it when the football is on the ground.  It’s NOT a “good thing”.  Right, Martha???  No new clue words, today.  Average jumbling.  I was able to do today’s while stuck in traffic.  I guess that’s kind of my generation’s version of texting and driving.  Another NOT a “good thing”!  The answer letter layout was very good though.  And, a nice rendering of the pigskin classic.  That’s enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/14/12

English: Carl Gustav Jung Ελληνικά: Καρλ Γκουσ...

English: Carl Gustav Jung Ελληνικά: Καρλ Γκουστάβ Γιουγκ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”   —   Carl Jung

(Our very first Jung-ian quotation!  I really hope he meant younger children, because I was always gainfully employed until mine were 17 and 13.  After that it’s been feast or famine, with very little feasting going on.  Thankfully, I’m working now.  But, who knows what tomorrow may bring?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/13/12

English: This is a scan of the original public...

English: This is a scan of the original publicity poster for King Kong (1933). The scan was posted at http://www.widescreenmuseum.com. This version has had its exposure adjusted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  King Kong emulating Donald Trump.

BREEL  =  REBEL,  TOGAL  =  GLOAT,  RALDIZ  =  LIZARD,  SSALPH  =  SPLASH   —   Giving us:  BEGIDLA

Clue/Question:  When King Kong agreed to but the Empire State building, it was a . . .

Answer:  BIG DEAL

(Cute.  No new clue words today.  Decent answer letter layout.  Cute cartoon.  For “The Donald” I guess the deal would be “HUGE”!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/13/12

The Circus

The Circus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.”   —   Marc Chagall

(Very tough quote to decode!  I almost thought I’d have to throw the towel in on this one!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/12/12

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I vet...

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Observance of Veterans’ Day!

PLESL  =  SPELL,  ATIRO  =  RATIO,  ENCUPO  =  POUNCE,  YORGOV  =  GROOV  —   Giving us:  SPEATPCERY

Clue/Question:  An important way to compensate our veterans is to . . .

Answer:  PAY RESPECT

(Very appropriate, guys.  The actual day was yesterday, but it is a Monday holiday for many.  A new clue word today, in “ratio”.  I finally downloaded the ralis95 10/02 updated file!  The other words were jumbled well.  I loved the answer letter layout!  Fantastic.  Great cartoon.  Almost Norman Rockwell-esque!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS. This was our first year where there wasn’t a living veteran from World War I.  Kind of sad, but time marches on.  Peace.      YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/12/12

G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (Photo credit: In Toon With the World)

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of rediness to die.”   —   G.K. Chesterton

Valour and Cowardice

Valour and Cowardice (Photo credit: www78)

(And, cowardice is a stronger desire to live taking the form of getting your ass out of harm’s way.  Take it from someone who has medaled in cowardice!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/11/12

English: A white-tailed deer

English: A white-tailed deer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Weekend woodsmen, wondering why the wildlife don’t wander by.

NITHEZ  =  ZENITH,  GLONOB  =  OBLONG,  MASHAT  =  ASTHMA,  SARSUE  =  ASSURE,  CXDEEE  =  EXCEED,  TIRREW  =  WRITER   —   Giving us:  ZHOBOTHSEEETER

Clue/Question:  Hunting on a windy day allowed them to . . .

Answer:  SHOOT THE BREEZE

(And, that’s all they’re gonna shoot!  I liked the sneaky, smirking buck behind the bush.  These guys might as well be fishing.  I guess for them, it’s not about results.  It’s about the experience.  The camaraderie.  Getting away from:  office politics, the wife & kids, the chores that need to be done, and whatever else impedes on their peace of mind.

No new clue words, but everything was nicely jumbled.  The answer letter layout was great.  The answer was pretty obvious, but the cartoon was entertaining.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/11/12

 

[ T ] Rabindranath Tagore - Figure

[ T ] Rabindranath Tagore – Figure (Photo credit: Cea.)

 Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”   —   Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Cea.)

(Where else do you get exposed to Bengali poets, but here at the Cryptoquote?!?!  He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, way back in 1913.  I am totally unfamiliar with the man, but I’m liking what I read.  Hopefully, they will use more of this man’s wisdom for future Cryptoquotes.  Be well and do good, friends. শান্তি )   —   YUR


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