Archive for February, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 02/28/13

Kevin is watching 2 Broke Girls

Kevin is watching 2 Broke Girls (Photo credit: 888lala)

Visual Description: Two Broke Girls” preview.

SKNUT  =  STUNK,  HECIT  =  ETHIC,  CLAAAP  =  ALPACA,  WANEAK  =  AWAKEN   —   Giving us:  KECALAWK

Clue/Question:  She mistakenly thought that owning a bakery would be a . . .

Answer:  CAKE WALK

(A lot easier, today.  And, no new clue words.  Some good clue word jumbling though.  I really liked “ethic” and “alpaca”.  The answer letter layout was  pretty cool.  Great cartoon.  The bonus clue may have been that they’re both out on the sidewalk.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/28/13

Gill & Madiba

Gill & Madiba (Photo credit: Richard Gifford)

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”   —   Nelson Mandela

(Madiba has his priorities straight!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/13

Portrait of Laurence Sterne.

Portrait of Laurence Sterne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”   —   Laurence Sterne

(Wow!  This was pretty tough.  No single letter words.  No “the”.  No words – other than the author’s name – ending in E.  The last letters, to the last – for me, at least – words were tough to come up with.  The D, G and I in “guides”.  I had to write out: B, D, G, I, J, K, Q, W, X, Y, Z to figure it out.  This is our first Laurence Sterne quotation!  And boy, was it a goodie!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(You guys are going to hate yourselves) Jumble Spoiler – 02/27/13

English: American Propaganda during the Cold War.

English: American Propaganda during the Cold War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Six screens, one message.  American propaganda at its finest!

SIRBK  =  BRISK,  LAVUT  =  VAULT,  CUREED  =  REDUCE,  PAYRAL  =  PARLAY   —   Giving us:  BISLTEERLY

Clue/Question:  When the actress started appearing in commercials, she became a . . .

Answer:  SELLEBRITY

(Lots of hits, today!  The clue words weren’t all that tough, so I’m guessing many of you struggled with the answer.  We actually did have two new clue words, today.  Both “vault” and “parlay” are going to be new additions to the ralis95 clue word database.  I liked the jumbling of “vault”.  I like it when David takes a one syllable word and makes the jumble look like two syllables.  “Parlay” is a great word.  Outside of gambling circles, you really don’t hear it used that often.  The answer letter layout is largely responsible for so many of your struggles.  Hoyt did a bang up job on it!  Nicely cryptic, indeed.  Of course the answer was a major groaner of a pun.  A real stinker.  Even I had to wince, a bit.  LOL!  Gotta run.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/26/13

Point Counterpoint

Point Counterpoint (Photo credit: The Eyes Of New York)

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.”   —   Shana Alexander

(That doesn’t seem to hold back today’s “journalists”.  “Dirty little secrets.  Dirty little lies.  We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie.  We love to cut you down to size.  We LOVE dirty laundry.”  —  Don Henley.  The corporate media sucks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Pequeno exemplo de contraponto floreado

Pequeno exemplo de contraponto floreado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jumble Spoiler – 02/26/13

Trixon Telstar 200 drum set (from 1964 product...

Trixon Telstar 200 drum set (from 1964 product brochure) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Competition at the music store.

MILBP  =  BLIMP,  PENIT  =  INEPT,  HOXTAR  =  THORAX,  LAPTEL  =  PALLET   —   Giving us:  BIMITTHOAET

Clue/Question:  He wanted to buy the classic drum set, but someone . . .

Answer:  BEAT HIM TO IT

(Okey dokey.  Some nice clue word jumbling.  I liked “thorax”.  Looks like “pallet” is going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  Decent, but not great answer letter layout.  Starts with a B and ends with a T!  That email thing doesn’t apply just to individual words, ya know!  Nice group of mop-tops, Knurek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 02/25/13

Andrew going fishing

Andrew going fishing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Make or break, on the lake.

CNULH  =  LUNCH,  PADAT  =  ADAPT,  RANWOR  =  NARROW,  CLOPIE  =  POLICE   —   Giving us:  CHATNOC

Clue/Question:  He tried to teach his son how to fish, but his son couldn’t . . .

Answer:  CATCH ON

(Not bad.  Especially for a Monday.  None of the clue words were too tough to un-jumble, but it’s looking like we might have two new clue words for the ralis95 database.  My current copy doesn’t seem to have either of the words “lunch” or “narrow”!  Two simple words, but maybe that’s how they slipped through the cracks?  So-so answer letter layout.  But, that’s what happens with these short answers.  Cute cartoon.  Be well  and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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