Archive for March, 2013



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/21/13

Publicity photo of game show host Peter Marshall.

Publicity photo of game show host Peter Marshall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”   —   Peter Marshall

(No.  Not the game show host, my friends!  “Circle takes the center square.”  At least, I don’t think so.  More likely the minister from the first half of the 20th Century.  A lot of truth to the quote, though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/21/13

Gil Gerard's title card for Season 2

Gil Gerard’s title card for Season 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Some kinda funky Buck Rogers in the 25th Century/Star Trek Next Generation mash up.

KURYM  =  MURKY,  GIREM  =  GRIME,  MECYDO  =  COMEDY,  TENSCH  =  STENCH   —   Giving us:  RRIMEDEN

Clue/Question:  The technician forgot to change the android’s positronic brain.  He needed a . . .

Answer:  REMINDER

 

Dr. Theopolis being carried on the torso of Tw...

Dr. Theopolis being carried on the torso of Twiki in the 1979 episode “Planet of the Amazon Women”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Uhhh . . .  Okay?  I wasn’t a big Buck Rogers fan, and only a semi-moderate Next Gen fan, so I ain’t diggin’ it, chilluns.  I’m sure some of you out there are lovin’ it, but to me it’s just strange.  There were more than a few years between these shows, and one of them was pure camp, so I don’t quite get it.  I was just way too cool for TV between ’79 to ’81, anyway.  Maybe one of the 40 year olds can explain it to me?  Ah!  Save the bandwidth.  It’s not all that important, anyway.

Some nice jumbling of the clue words.  None gave me any trouble, but I liked both “comedy” and “grime”.  In case you hadn’t figured it out on your own, Hoyt likes to jumble up his one syllable, five letter words to look like two syllable words.  He gave us a new clue word today, in “stench”.  Our buddy ralis95 can add this to his clue word database!  Unfortunately, it was probably the worst jumbled of the clue words.  Nice job on the answer letter layout, though.  Strange, but nicely penned cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/20/13

English: Pizza day at pizza parlor

English: Pizza day at pizza parlor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  First-rate, top-notch pizza parlor.

YUCIJ  =  JUICY,  ELBAZ  =  BLAZE,  MILPEP  =  PIMPLE,  RIVUTE  =  VIRTUE   —   Giving us:  ICZEPPEIRE

Clue/Question:  The pizza maker’s award-winning slice won a . . . 

Answer: PIECE PRIZE

 

(Very nice.  Some good jumbling.  N0 new clue words.  Pretty good answer letter layout.  What city is that supposed to be?  Stockholm?  Cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Easier) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/13

A cropped photograph depicts singer Elvis Pres...

A cropped photograph depicts singer Elvis Presley’s bust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was training to be an electrician.  I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.”   —   Elvis Presley

(Today’s was much easier!  Right?  Yesterday’s just laid me out – until Art gave me the killer clue.  Then it all made sense, and it all came together.  Think about how remarkable it is that Elvis didn’t end up an electrician.  He was discovered/made it long before there was an American Idol, or X-Factor, or The Voice.  A lot of things happened just right for that boy.  Pretty spectacular.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/19/13

English: Thai Massage

English: Thai Massage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Speaking of a spa special.

PAYPL  =  APPLY,  EPLEX  =  EXPEL,  HEYCRR  =  CHERRY,  FLUFEM  =  MUFFLE   —   Giving us:  LEEERFFE

Clue/Question:  When she asked if she could use the spa coupon for a massage, they said . . .

Answer:  FEEL FREE

(Ahh!  A nice massage would feel pretty good,  after shoveling the wet heavy snow this morning!  But, no time for such luxuries.  No new clue words, today.  None of them were terribly difficult for me to un-jumble, but I can’t speak for everyone.  The answer letter layout was limited to the repeating four letters, but there was nothing obvious about it.  The cartoon was descriptive, although uninspiring.  Nowhere’s near as challenging as today’s Cryptoquote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/19/13

P question

P question (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m drawing a blank here today, friends.  No “A” or “I” and nothing stands out as THE or ARE.  I thought the first word was going to be ALWAYS, but then I couldn’t do anything with the fourth word.  Even the author is doing nothing for me.  Wouldn’t mind it if someone gave me a little clue to get me started.  Not the answer, mind you.  Just some kind of a hint.  Until then . . . be well and do good, friends.     YUR

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”   —  Alfred A. Montapert

(Awesome clue, Art!!!  Thanks a bunch!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/18/13

with Warren Buffett

with Warren Buffett (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”   —   Warren Buffett

(Who’s dumb enough to argue with Warren Buffett???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/18/13

English: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germa...

English: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany Deutsch: Das Brandenburger Tor in Berlin Français : La Porte de Brandebourg à Berlin, Allemagne Català: La Porta de Brandenburg a Berlín, Alemanya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Tourists at the Brandenburg Gate.

VEARG  =  GRAVE,  NUCHH  =  HUNCH,  RIHYTT  =  THIRTY,  ALBBEB  =  BABBLE   —   Giving us:  RUNIRBL

Clue/Question:  When they visited the capital of Germany in the frigid weather, they visited . . .

Answer:  BURRLIN

(Looks like “babble” is a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  Nothing too tough today.  Decent answer letter layout.  Great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/17/13

Speedo

Speedo (Photo credit: Let Ideas Compete)

Visual Description:  Another Knurek family triumph!

DARISU  =  RADIUS,  INROGI  =  ORIGIN,  CHKEST  =  SKETCH,  CLIFNH  =  FLINCH,  REHLAB  =  HERBAL,  ESTERO  =  STEREO   —   Giving us:  USOGSKEFINERSTO

Clue/Question:  The smart swimmer had these.

Answer:  STROKES OF GENIUS

(No new clue words.  Some good jumblings, though.  I liked “radius” and “origin” a lot!  The answer letter layout was fantastic!  I think Jeff’s cartoon pretty much said it all!  But, we all should congratulate him on Sidney’s aquatics triumph!  Two seconds off her best time is pretty incredible!  Nice going, kid!  Er . . . Sid!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/17/13

Carson as Carnac the Magnificent, one of his m...

Carson as Carnac the Magnificent, one of his most well known routines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I now believe in reincarnation.  Tonight’s monologue is going to come back as a dog.”   —   Johnny Carson

(I feel blessed to have enjoyed so many years of watching Johnny Carson.  There’ll never be an equal to the All-Time King of Late Night!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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