Archive for March, 2013



Jumble Spoiler – 03/26/13

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the...

English: A stylized delta shield, based on the Star Trek logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Shatner, Kelley and Nimoy; on the set of the bridge, earliest days of shooting Star Trek.

KNLAF  =  FLANK,  AABET  =  ABATE,  CAFEDA  =  FACADE,  RITPUN  =  TURNIP   —   Giving us:  LAAEDETNI

Clue/Question:  Leonard Nimoy’s career really took off as a result of him being . . .

Answer:  ALIENATED

 

Publicity photo of Leonard Nimoy and William S...

Publicity photo of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk from the television program Star Trek. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(What?  No Flipper??  No Gilligan???  LOL!  I kid!  I’m a kidder!  Actually, I loved the cartoon.  Decent pun.  No new clue words, but some interesting jumblings.  I really liked “turnip”.  But, none of them tripped me up.  Smart answer letter layout.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/13

Egon Schiele 023

Egon Schiele 023 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art cannot be modern.  Art is primordially eternal.”   —   Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele "Women" at Richard Nagy...

Egon Schiele “Women” at Richard Nagy, London, June 2011 (Photo credit: Wurzeltod)

(Spoken like someone who is not comfortable with the laziness of labels.  Labels may not be fair, but they help our feeble little minds in processing the world . . . as we know it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 03/25/13

stretchin it out....

stretchin it out…. (Photo credit: AndersP)

Visual Description:  Stretchin’ the rug shop.

LIGNF  =  FLING,  OGGIN  =  GOING,  WYTTEN  =  TWENTY,  DYLLOB  =  BOLDLY   —   Giving us:  IGIGWB

Clue/Question:  The owner of the toupee company was a . . .

Answer:  BIGWIG

(Cute.  Some nice jumbling of the clue words.  I first thought that “going” was noggin.  Yes, that’s kind of embarrassing.  It looks like “boldly” is a new clue word.  Not much anyone could have done with those answer letters.  Funny cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/25/13

Atlas sculpture, New York City, by sculptor Le...

Atlas sculpture, New York City, by sculptor Lee Lawrie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”   —   Ayn Rand

(Too bad most of today’s devotees of Ayn Rand aren’t more . . . creative.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/24/13

Map of New York highlighting Chemung County

Map of New York highlighting Chemung County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Andrew trying his Luck at trout fishing.

MESSEA  =  SESAME,  NIVSAH  =  VANISH,  TROMSY  =  STORMY,  AMEWOD  =  MEADOW,  REPLUP  =  PURPLE,  DORWAN  =  ONWARD   —   Giving us:  EEVSTMEURENAR

Clue/Question:  When he started charging people to fish in his creek, it created a . . .

Answer:  REVENUE STREAM

(LOVED IT!  Great clue word jumbling.  I really liked the jumbling on “sesame” and “meadow”, and even struggled some in getting “onward”.  No new – all tried and true.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away, which is the way it should be.  Very busy cartoon.  If Andrew Luck – or Jeff Knurek – really likes trout fishing he should try Catherine Creek, in Chemung County, NY.  Just follow Rte. 14 from Horseheads to Watkin’s Glen.  Very scenic, very peaceful.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/13

actress/singer Bette Midler at the premiere of...

actress/singer Bette Midler at the premiere of Midler’s movie “The Rose”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The worst part of having success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.”  —   Bette Midler

(The Divine Miss M knows of which she speaks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/13

English: Image of comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake),...

English: Image of comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), taken on 1996 March 25, with a 225mm f/2.0 Schmidt Camera (focal length 450mm) on Kodak Panther 400 color slide film. Exposure 0:56 to 1:06 UT (10 minutes). The field shown is about 6.5°x4.8°. Note the prominent disconnection event in the comet’s ion tail. Stars in the image appear trailed, as the camera tracked the comet during the exposure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Getting ready for his close-up.

LASIA  =  ALIAS,  VONLE  =  NOVEL,  DRYLAH  =  HARDLY,  VABHEE  =  BEHAVE   —   Giving us:  ISNLHDEAE

Clue/Question:  The newscaster used makeup to cover his . . .

Answer:  HEAD LINES

 

Meteor falling to Earth

Meteor falling to Earth (Photo credit: State Farm)

(Great pun.  No new clue words, today.  But, the jumbling was pretty good.  I had to do a couple of takes on “alias”.  Very nice job on the answer letter layout.  Great Knurek cartoon.  Haven’t heard from the boys in a while.  Guess they’ve been busy . . . golfing in Scotland, and such.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Don’t know what I typed that caused Zemanta to provide me with pictures of comets, but yer Uncle digs all that astral-jazz!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/23/13

Deborah Read Franklin (1708–1774)

Deborah Read Franklin (1708–1774) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Easy peasy lemon squeasy, today!  That, and I got a wonderful night’s rest!  Good ol’ Ben, with his simple truths.  Today, I give you his lovely common-law wife, Deborah.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/22/13

Another tough one, folks.  Right now . . . I got nuthin’!  Too damn tired to think straight.  Art?  Carolyn?  Can you get me started?  Just a clue, though.  Not the whole answer, please.   —   YUR

Great clues, guys!  I got it, now.  I also have green fingers, thanks to a leaky pen I just used to solve it.  But, that’s just another one of my problems.  Anyway, here it is:

 

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He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(Good night, everybody!  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/22/13

St Andrews, Scotland, "home of Golf".

St Andrews, Scotland, “home of Golf”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Our heroes at the golf links!

WARLC  =  CRAWL,  ONDUM  =  MOUND,  PEERRF  =  PREFER,  POMSIE  =  IMPOSE   —   Giving us:  CALOUNREEMOSE

Clue/Question:  After finishing the 18th hole, they stopped to eat a . . .

Answer:  ONE-COURSE MEAL

(Wouldn’t fish AND chips constitute a two-course meal???  I guess it’s because they just played the course.  The singular course.  At St. Andrews?  Not as loopy as yesterday’s, but a little out there!  No new clue words.  No real head scratchers.  I thought the answer letter layout was the saving grace.  I liked the cartoon, too.  Classic sinking sailboat on the horizon.  The sea-side golf course.  The little Scotsman.  Put it all together and it’s a little strange . . . but cute.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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