Archive for April 13th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 04/13/13


opus (Photo credit: pcutler)

Visual Description:  Jeff Knurek mingling with famous cat cartoonists.


Clue/Question:  The cartooning competition would end . . .

Answer:  IN A DRAW


Ack! Book 'Em 28

Ack! Book ‘Em 28 (Photo credit: ShellyS)

(A little Bill Watterson and Berke Breathed?  Always fun when Jeff features real live people . . . even himself!  I also enjoy seeing comic strip characters in the Jumble.  I miss both Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes.  They were top-notch comic strips!

No new clue words, today.  The jumbling was only so-so, and the first jumble kinda gives away the answer.  Damn editors!  LOL!  But overall, an amusing Jumble.  I’d vote for Opus!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Fairly Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/13

henry ward beechers garage

henry ward beechers garage (Photo credit: niceness)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

English: Biographer Debby Applegate speaking a...

English: Biographer Debby Applegate speaking at the book launch for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Thank goodness for the author’s name!  This one was somewhat difficult, because only one word ended in E and there weren’t the single-lettered words “A” or “I”.  Sure, I suspected the first word was “every” right off the bat, but without further confirmation I wasn’t about to commit to it.  Great quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The above is a perfect example of why we should be a little more understanding of the past, and be very very careful not to repeat it’s mistakes.   —   YUR

(LATE) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/07/13

Peter Drucker dies at 95

Peter Drucker dies at 95 (Photo credit: IsaacMao)

There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.”   —   Peter Drucker

(We’ve all seen it, folks.  Certain guys – and gals – achieve management level, and they mysteriously forget how to work.  Sad.  Be well . . . work hard and do good, friends.  Don’t feel “entitled”  That’s a dead end, friend.)   —   YUR

(LATE) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/07/13

A treasure map

A treasure map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Romantic pirate enthusiast.


Clue/Question:  When it came to the gemstones dating back to the days of pirates, he would . . .

Answer:  TREASURE THEM Per the licen... Per the license: These images are public domain. License . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not bad.  A little obvious, but not bad.  Looks like “flavor” is a new clue word.  Our buddy ralis95 will need to update his database again.  I think Hoyt did a fine job with the answer letter layout!  If you didn’t pick up on the TREASURE chest, or the TREASURE map, you MIGHT have had a tough time getting this from the answer letter layout.  Is that a painting of Blackbeard, Bluebeard or Redbeard the pirate???  I like our hero’s mustache.  Very eccentric looking.  Be well and do good, friends.  I told you I’d post it before 4/14’s!)   —   YUR

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