Archive for January, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 01/31/13

WWI: British tank Britannia

WWI: British tank Britannia (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

Visual Description:  DOD in MCMXIV.

RYTID  =  DIRTY,  LENKT  =  KNELT,  BERNKO  =  BROKEN,  MAHFOT  =  FATHOM   —   Giving us:  ITKNKNATH

Clue/Question:  When developing a new armored military vehicle during World War One, they formed a . . .

Answer:  THINK TANK

(Very clever!  No new clue words, but all were jumbled very well.  I really liked “knelt” and “fathom”.  The answer letter layout didn’t give anything away.  And, it’s a great cartoon.  I don’t understand why some people don’t like puns.  I’ve always been a fan.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/31/13

Julia Margaret Cameron by George Frederic Watt...

Julia Margaret Cameron by George Frederic Watts, 1850 (Photo credit: awcam)

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.”   —   Julia Cameron

(‘Cause if you don’t use it, you’ll surely lose it, folks.  Believe me.  I know.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/30/13

French bakery

French bakery (Photo credit: pure9)

Visual Description:  New cupcake at the bakery.

ASCEE  =  CEASE,  PILEX  =  PIXEL,  TINSEV  –  INVEST,  DOUSTI  =  STUDIO   —   Giving us:  CEPEITUI

Clue/Question:  The new employee at the bakery was . . .

Answer:  A CUTIE PIE

 

Cupcake

Cupcake (Photo credit: zigazou76)

(Thank goodness for the Arkansas Online!  I left the newspaper at work, by mistake.  I didn’t even realize it until I went to turn on the computer this evening.  They were done this morning, so all I really needed was a little refresher.  My newspaper sends me an online version link, via email, but I usually just delete it as soon as I see it.  So, why should today be different than any other day?  We have a new clue word today, in “pixel”.  Our friend ralis95 has some updating to do!  All the clue words were jumbled very nicely.  The answer letter layout was good, but not great.  Fine cartoon.  That’s it, guys.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/30/13

English: Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosev...

English: Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt jr; and Franklin D. Roosevelt III, 1962 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”   —   Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Whole Lotta History

Whole Lotta History (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Lotta young boys and girls with broken legs, from jumping off the roof trying to fly, after hearing that quote.  Be well . . . be reasonable . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/29/13

Arithmetic quilt top is finished!

Arithmetic quilt top is finished! (Photo credit: Buttontree Lane)

Visual Description:  Kids learnin’ ‘Rithmetic.

NURPE  =  PRUNE,  DPUPE  =  UPPED,  RIPTEM  =  PERMIT,  SUEERM  =  RESUME   —   Giving us:  PUUDMITSME

Clue/Question:  When the Math teacher ended the lesson, she . . .

Answer:  SUMMED IT UP

(Been a while since we’ve had a good classroom pun!  No new clue words, today, but all were jumbled excellently!  I  liked ’em all.  Fantastic job on the answer letter layout, as well.  Great cartoon, too.  That is all, folks.  Do well and be  good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/13

hugh downs

hugh downs (Photo credit: Barack Obama)

Hatred is never anything but fear – if you feared no one, you’d hate no one.”   —   Hugh Downs

(I’ve admired the man since I was a young boy . . . watching Concentration!  Ignorance, intolerance and injustice.  I call ’em the three Evil Is.  Education and knowledge are your best weapons against fear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 01/28/13

Publicity photo of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kang...

Publicity photo of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo and Bunny Rabbit as part of a seat belt campaign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Peter Cottontail visits the suburbs.

WORPL  =  PROWL,  UGREP  =  PURGE,  AWEESS  =  SEESAW,  HAGCEN  =  CHANGE   —   Giving us:  PROPRGSSAHE

Clue/Question:  What do you call a rabbit on the lawn?

Answer:  A GRASS HOPPER

(Like the little girl said: Cute!  Well jumbled clue words.  We even had a new clue word, in “seesaw”.  A little work for our friend, ralis95!  The answer letter layout was nice and cryptic.  A nice little pun, and a fun cartoon.  That is one big ass rabbit!  What is that, a jackrabbit???  A giant hare?  He sure doesn’t look worried!  Be well, do good . . . and beware someone trying to feed you “smart pills”!  See.  You’re smarter already!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/28/13

English: Studio publicity portrait of Paul New...

English: Studio publicity portrait of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.”   —   Paul Newman

(He was married to Joanne for FIFTY years!  If either one had wanted out I’m sure they could have kicked down that door.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spolier – 01/27/13

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and phil...

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and philanthropist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do more than your duty.  It’s the horse that finishes a neck ahead who wins the race.”   —   Andrew Carnegie

(In today’s age of entitlement that might be a hard sell.  On today’s Face The Nation, I believe I heard Newt Gingrich say that one in thirteen Americans are now living on disability.  One in thirteen is a national disgrace!  Today’s jobs in America may not be great, and I definitely know they’re not plentiful, but c’mon people!  Show some self-respect, for Christ’s sake!  Obviously, there are some who truly belong on disability, but far too many are just plain leeches.  Show some pride, deadbeats.  You know who you are.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 01/27/13

English: Shot of the four floors of the Palisa...

English: Shot of the four floors of the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack. Taken on September 6, 2007 by Nightscream. Category:Images of Rockland County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Mall of Knurek.

DALPED  =  PADDLE,  CNECAT  =  ACCENT,  SELNUS  =  UNLESS,  ROSWOR  =  SORROW,  THOOMS  =  SMOOTH,  GHILPT  =  PLIGHT   —   Giving us:  DDANUNSSWSOPIT

Clue/Question:  The mall’s new escalator had . . .

Answer:  ITS UPS AND DOWNS

(Different cartoon, but I’m fairly sure this gag has been used before, except with an elevator.  No new clue words, today.  The jumbling of the clue words was less than inspiring.  Too many double letters, “smooth” was simply backwards, and “plight” was nearly backwards, to my eyes.  I guess the jumble I liked best was “unless”!  On the other hand, the answer letter layout was superb!  Nice cartoon, Jeff.  Who in your family is a leftie?  I see Sydney is into baking, and Kathy has a flair for design.  And of course, you just had to have a Jumble store!  Mugs, books, calendars, what-have-yous.  Unclerave is planning on opening stores in malls across the country.  I’m calling them House of Grouse!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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