Archive for March, 2013



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/16/13

Nederlands: Den Haag, Paviljoensgracht. Kunstw...

Nederlands: Den Haag, Paviljoensgracht. Kunstwerk “Baruch de Spinoza” van Frédéric Hexamer. Den Haag/The Netherlands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.”   —   Baruch Spinoza

(Our first quotation from the Seventeenth Century genius!  It’s a good one, too.  They do go hand in hand.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/16/13

Archery World Cup

Archery World Cup (Photo credit: IntelGuy)

Visual Description:  Zombies at the archery range.

LEEGA  =  EAGLE,  DONUM  =  MOUND,  TOONIN  =  NOTION,  CILPAD  =  PLACID   —   Giving us:  EODNAD

Clue/Question:  The zombie was such a good archer because his aim was . . .

Answer:  DEAD ON

 

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead (Photo credit: andres musta)

(The guys are riding this . . . The Walking Dead . . . horse . . . to death!  It really seems to be their go to genre.  It works.  There are so many phrases and idioms that use the words “dead” and “death”.  The idea of zombies is just so amusing.  But, maybe more amusing is how many people seem to take the idea seriously.  Some people just love to be scared and grossed out.  They thrive on the adrenaline rush that it gives them.  I guess it’s a decent form of escapism.

No new clue words today.  The jumblings were decent, but not terribly challenging.  Short answers kind of make the answer letter layout irrelevant.  But, it’s a cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/15/13

English: Illustration of the Black Sea deluge,...

English: Illustration of the Black Sea deluge, before and after. Français : Description du déluge de la Mer Noire, avant et après. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Humble winner and a good loser.

VAHCO  =  HAVOC,  NORPE  =  PRONE,  GLEEDU  =  DELUGE,  CAIDOZ  =  ZODIAC   —   Giving us:  HAORNDUGODA

Clue/Question:  After five marathon victories in a row, he lost . . . but he didn’t mind . . . he’d . . .

Answer:  HAD A GOOD RUN

Humility

Humility (Photo credit: Lynn (Gracie’s mom))

(Not bad.  No new clue words.  None were too difficult.  The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic, though.  First time – that I can think of – where they used three sets of . . .s!  Nice drawing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/15/13

Kyle & Kathryn Chandler

Kyle & Kathryn Chandler (Photo credit: charlie llewellin)

Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door.”   —   Kyle Chandler

(Ahh . . . I see.  Gestapo/Stasi tactics yield the opportunities, friends.  Be bad, kick ass!  LOL!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/14/13

thoreau

thoreau (Photo credit: Totally Severe)

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(I must be tired.  I don’t get it.  Who’s got this one?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I get the graphic, though.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/14/13

Anna Pavlova & Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Pavillon ...

Anna Pavlova & Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Pavillon d’Armide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Nijinsky nagging negatively.

NADTS  =  STAND,  TAIRO  =  RATIO,  RUHOYL  =  HOURLY,  CETEND  =  DECENT   —   Giving us:  STNRIOHOEET

Clue/Question:  The strict ballet instructor kept his students . . .

Answer:  ON THEIR TOES

(I like the classical angle, that the multi-talented Mr. Knurek has taken the Jumble!  Maybe we’ll see some opera, some philharmonic and some art museums in the near future.  No new clue words, today.  Nothing too difficult.  A nice answer letter layout, though.  But, the clue/question was pretty leading.  And, Jeff’s cartoon gave us a pretty good bonus clue.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/13/13

Three blitzed Stooges in Love at First Bite.

Three blitzed Stooges in Love at First Bite. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Love at First Bite.

LAVEV  =  VALVE,  CONHA  =  NACHO,  SINTIS  =  INSIST,  CITDUN  =  INDUCT   —   Giving us:  VENIIN

Clue/Question:  Her attempt to get away from Dracula was going to be . . .

Answer:  IN VEIN

The Vampire Deutsch: Der Vampir

The Vampire Deutsch: Der Vampir (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very nice.  Compelling cartoon.  Almost made me break my protocol.  Almost.  Be well and do good, amigos.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/13/13

Tony Robbins - 140tc

Tony Robbins – 140tc (Photo credit: Randy Stewart)

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”   —   Tony Robbins

(It’s hard to argue with that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/12/13

English: A London Cabbie. London, UK

English: A London Cabbie. London, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  English cabbie, and a broke tourist.

BAEDI  =  ABIDE,  TRADY  =  TARDY,  RIPTOF  =  PROFIT,  EFTCED  =  DEFECT   —   Giving us:  AEARRTDFE

Clue/Question:  When he didn’t have enough money to pay the taxi driver, he offered a . . .

Answer:  FARE TRADE

(Not quite sure why Jeff set this in London!  Coulda been New York City, Chicago, or some place more generic.  Maybe he’s doing some movie scene, that escapes me at the moment.  Don’t know.  No problem getting the clue words today.  None were new, as far as I could tell.  The answer letter layout was good enough.  Maybe this is another one of the ones that the editors decided to alter, for some crazy reason.  Nice cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/12/13

You are not what you think you are...But what ...

You are not what you think you are…But what you think – You are (Photo credit: Spiritual Quotes To Live By)

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”   —   Norman Vincent Peale

(There are a lot of flaming assholes out there who have seen fit to drop the “humble but reasonable” aspect of this quote.  Don’t be one of them, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR


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