Archive for March, 2013

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/13

10 Items or Less (TV series)

10 Items or Less (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:   Typical supermarket scenario.

PACUTE  =  TEACUP,  SIGPOS  =  GOSSIP,  FAYRCT  =  CRAFTY,  OMSTOH  =  SMOOTH,  PEMXET  =  EXEMPT,  NETLAG  =  TANGLE   —   Giving us:  EPSSIRFSMHXELE

Clue/Question:  After getting in the 10 Items or Less line, the customer was ready to . . .

Answer:  EXPRESS HIMSELF

 

Express Checkout at Safeway

Express Checkout at Safeway (Photo credit: roland)

(Checks really do freak out a lot of the younger cashiers!  Today’s was a good slice of life cartoon.  Who can’t relate to the perils of the Express Checkout line?  People who think they’re special.  Blue haired old ladies who pay by check, or by food stamps, or by pennies!  And, too often it’s a kid cashier who has to call out:  Scan on one!  because he/she is not old enough to touch the beer you’re buying, or:  I need the key! , because something didn’t scan correctly and they can’t fix it.   And, all the cashiers these days insist on giving you the receipt, store coupons and all of your change — all at the same damn time!  That is so frigging annoying!

No new clue words, today.  They all were jumbled well.  I always struggle with those made up compound words, like “teacup”.  Decent answer letter layout, but I doubt many of you struggled to get today’s answer.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/13

Help from a friend

Help from a friend (Photo credit: JP-Flanigan)

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”   —   Charles Dickens

(Atta boy, Chas!  See, folks.  Someone else who would wish you:  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Easter!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/13

American writer Mark Twain (1835-1910) in 1909

American writer Mark Twain (1835-1910) in 1909 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”   —   Mark Twain

(Just what I need!  A cutesy, folksy reason to perpetuate my procrastination!  Thanks, Clemens!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/13

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee (Photo credit: operabug)

Visual Description:  Big Ass Bug . . . near a mug.

NITEG  =  TINGE,  SIYPT  =  TIPSY,  NATMED  =  TANDEM,  FLARMO  =  FORMAL   —   Giving us:  INETPSDEFR

Clue/Question:  The insect was no longer bugging him, and was quickly becoming his . . .

Answer:  PEST FRIEND

(I think Jeff may have been inspired by that Honey Nut Cheerio’s commercial!  I don’t know what it was today, but I struggled to get the clue words today.  None of them are new, but I think that they were all well jumbled.    I got “formal” first!  And, you guys know how I always take it from the top!  I even got “tipsy” wrong, thinking it was pitys, which of course is not the correct spelling of pities!  My SON, who never even looks at the Jumble, set me straight on that.  Even with pitys, I was able to solve the answer, but it left me with a Y, instead of an S.  Both of my kids are chips off the old block!  Decent answer letter layout, but the answer was pretty obvious, with all the buddy-buddy chatter.  I liked the drawing, and I like the lady in the Honey Nut Cheerio’s commercial!  Not so much from that commercial, as from another commercial she was in.   Don’t ask.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

PS.  And, this little kid is cute as a bug, in a rug!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/29/13

 

SHRIMP BOAT, WITH PETROLEUM INSTALLATION IN BA...

SHRIMP BOAT, WITH PETROLEUM INSTALLATION IN BACKGROUND – NARA – 544186 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue’s boat, run by Forrest and Lieutenant Dan.

OFCER  =  FORCE,  RUNPS  =  SPURN,  AMOOTT  =  TOMATO,  NILMEG  =  MINGLE   —   Giving us:  FRSPTTOINE

Clue/Question:  Forrest Gump’s shrimp business resulted in . . .

Answer:  NET PROFITS

 

My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.

My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump. (Photo credit: zumito)

(Excellent!  No obvious *bonus clue* needed.  Part of the answer IS part of the trawler, but it’s not extraneous or gratuitous.  Nice depiction of Hanks and Sinise, too.  What a silly fairy tale of a movie, though.  Can you think of anybody that dim – in real life – that fell into more crap, and always came out smelling like a rose?  I don’t think George Dubya really qualifies, as he was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth.  I.Q. might be close!  But, Dubya’s folksy persona was much more contrived.  Oh, and Forrest never claimed to talk to God!

Great clue word jumbling and an excellent answer letter layout.  Had to think some to get the answer.  I flirted with the first word being TOP, for a minute or two.  But, I couldn’t do anything with FRSTINE.  I think the guys actually wanted to make this one a little more challenging.  Works for me!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/13

  

Le champ du voisin!

Image by Denis Collette…!!! via Flickr

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”   —   Michael Korda

 (Momentum?!!  What I want to know is:  How the Hell can I slow things up a bit?  I feel like I’m slipping further and further behind, as the days just whiz by!  Be well and do good, friends.  And, take it easy on us older folk.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/13

Cougar / Puma / Mountain Lion / Panther (Puma ...

Cougar / Puma / Mountain Lion / Panther (Puma concolor) closeup. Philadelphia Zoo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Head count in the prison yard.

INOON  =  ONION,  HATSS  =  STASH,  PECULO  =  COUPLE,  UCORAG  =  COUGAR   —   Giving us:  ONNSSCECU

Clue/Question:  When they counted the prisoners, the result was a . . .

Answer:  CONCENSUS

ThreeFromMe - 3 The Shawshank Redemption

ThreeFromMe – 3 The Shawshank Redemption (Photo credit: MarkyBon)

(I liked today’s!  The first three clue words came to me immediately, but I struggled some with “cougar”.  Enough so, that I thought I could easily back into it by going straight to the answer.  But lo and behold, I didn’t find the answer as obvious as I usually do.  I had to go back and figure “cougar” out on my own.  I didn’t need to write out various letter combinations, like I sometimes do.  It did just come to me, like the other three did.  Even with all the answer letters, I had to think a bit on the answer.  I knew it was CON-something.  It took a minute or two for the CENSUS to sink in.  And, to think that I worked on the Census in 2010!  Funny how it go, sometimes.  Huh?!?!

Decent answer letter layout, and a great Shawshank cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/28/13

 

Wednesday Wisdom - Avoid the faults of your nation

Wednesday Wisdom – Avoid the faults of your nation (Photo credit: dougbelshaw)

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.”   —   Baltasar Gracian

(Hey!  I think I resemble that remark!  . . . Lemme get back to you.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/27/13

English: Demetri Martin at Northeastern University

English: Demetri Martin at Northeastern University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Conversation at a comedy club.

RIUVS  =  VIRUS,  CADEY  =  DECAY,  RUTFOH  =  FOURTH,  LEHTAH  =  HEALTH   —   Giving us:  VISDEORHHEA

Clue/Question:  He didn’t get the joke about the ceiling because it was . . .

Answer:  OVER HIS HEAD

 

English: Jerry Seinfeld at the 2010 Tribeca Fi...

English: Jerry Seinfeld at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(My first thought was:  Why is Jeff drawing this ugly, angry-looking woman?  Then I saw all the props, remembered the venue, and then it hit me.  Ohh!  It’s Carrot Top!  Guys like Gallagher, Carrot Top, and Larry the Cable Guy seem to have staying power.  They’re funny, but overall I prefer the comics like Robert Klein, Steven Wright, Jerry Seinfeld and Demetri Martin.  I like it when I have to think about a joke before laughing at it.  Even if I laugh well after everyone else.  I gots no shame.

Nice clue word jumbling.  I especially liked both “fourth” and “health”.  I don’t have my clue word database with me, so ralis95 is going to have to check these out on his own.  I thought the answer letter layout was pretty good, but I got the answer right away.  Probably because of Jeff’s cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/13

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Her...

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Hereford, TX. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.”   —   Carl Sandburg

English: Frontispiece of the 1922 edition of R...

English: Frontispiece of the 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg. Illustration by Maud and Miska Petersham. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is why we shouldn’t fear making mistakes.  Perfection – especially on the first attempt – is an unrealistic expectation.  Live, laugh, learn . . . repeat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I wish our leaders would take this quote to heart!   —   YUR


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