Archive for May, 2013

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/31/13

Jean Paul

Jean Paul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.”   —   Jean Paul

(Wow!  What a lovely line!  This is the firs Jean Paul quotation since I’ve been posting these spoilers, and it’s a beaut!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/13

English: M4 toll booth

English: M4 toll booth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The travails of the travellers.

RAWEY  =  WEARY,  ROFEF  =  OFFER,  VIRDET  =  DIVERT,  GELALE  =  ALLEGE   —   Giving us:  WYFERAE

Clue/Question:  After getting stuck at the toll booth, they wished they had taken the . . .

Answer:  FREE WAY

 

A toll booth on old Kingston Road, near Port U...

A toll booth on old Kingston Road, near Port Union. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Yeah, but it’s a little bit longer in miles, you have to get off the highway to get gas & food, you have to deal with all those tractor trailers, and all that stuff.  There’s always a little tradeoff.  None of the clue words were too tough today.  I don’t think any of them were new.  Decent answer letter layout, but again, with a short answer it really doesn’t make a whole lot of difference.  I like the drawing though.  Grumpy little couple, driving a topdown – as my wife likes to call them – waiting in the the toll lanes.  Here’s hoping that none of you get stuck in bad traffic this coming warm weekend!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/13

English: The Union Pacific 618 at Heber Valley...

English: The Union Pacific 618 at Heber Valley Historic Railroad. Photo by Evan Jennings, Oct, 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Butch Cassidy-esque scene.

RUBBL  =  BLURB,  THICD  =  DITCH,  SOXEEP  =  EXPOSE,  KAAILL  =  ALKALI   —   Giving us:  UDHPOL

Clue/Question:  When the train robber was running late, his partner asked him what was the . . .

Answer:  HOLD UP

Butch Cassidy and The Wild Bunch - ca. 1900 (P...

Butch Cassidy and The Wild Bunch – ca. 1900 (Public Domain) (Photo credit: KurtClark)

(A little obvious.  Some great clue word jumbling though.  I’d bet that some of you had a hard time coming up with “alkali”.  It’s not your everyday word.  Maybe even some of you had difficulty in getting “blurb”.  The answer letter layout was good, but there wasn’t exactly a lot to hide in there.  Now, was there?  Looks like the boys are fixin’ to rob the 5:10 outta Cheyenne!  Good thing the Kid showed up!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/13

Jane Fonda show 01

Jane Fonda show 01 (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”   —   Hosea Ballou

The 18th century saw the establishment of the ...

The 18th century saw the establishment of the Universalist Church in America, in part due to the efforts of Hosea Ballou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Oh, yeah.  Cat Ballou‘s grandfather!  Frankie Ballou’s old man.  I think I pulled that old gag the last time we had a Hosea Ballou quote.  Can’t help it.  It’s a very memorable movie for me.  I remember both my mom and my aunt laughing so hard they cried watching that movie.  Lee Marvin won Best Actor for playing the duel role of Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn in that movie.  AFI voted it one of their Top Ten Westerns of all time.  It’s most definitely worth a rental, folks.   Luckily, I have it on DVD.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/13

Churches, Guns, Bowling, and Strip Clubs in th...

Churches, Guns, Bowling, and Strip Clubs in the U.S. (A Comparative Analysis) (Photo credit: On Being)

Visual Description:  U.S. geography quiz.

NALST  =  SLANT,  XOCIT  =  TOXIC,  ETEGOS  =  STOOGE,  ATAFOL  =  AFLOAT   —   Giving us:  STTCSTEAFA

Clue/Question:  The U.S. Geography teacher wanted the students to . . .

Answer:  STATE FACTS

(Not a whole lot to talk about with this one.  Clue words were pretty tame.  I’ll have to check on “stooge”, as far as being new.  The answer letter layout probably could have been better too.  Swapping both the five letter words, and the six letter words would have given us:  TCSTAFASTE.  Ah, proboably doesn’t make much of a difference, either way.  Standard classroom setting, easy pun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  We need less guns . . . and more strip clubs.   —   YUR  😉

(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/13

 

7 Lucky Gods of japan

7 Lucky Gods of japan (Photo credit: Steve-kun)

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.”   —   Arthur Young

(Yes . . . but, where does God eat???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/13

Sapo en Chilecito - La Rioja - Argentina

Sapo en Chilecito – La Rioja – Argentina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A possible Bufonidae bar-fight a brewin’!

DANTS  =  STAND,  MOLBO  =  BLOOM,  BARTIB  =  RABBIT,  SIVINO  =  VISION   —   Giving us:  STDLOOATSO

Clue/Question:  Everything was fine at the amphibian bar until the frog sat on the . . .

Answer:  TOAD’S STOOL

 

English: retired number 41

English: retired number 41 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Which reminds me of a great – yet terribly homophobic – joke.  But, we won’t go there.  No new clue words today, but there was some decent jumbling.  Just a so-so job on the answer letter layout.  But, I liked the pun.  And, I really liked Jeff’s cartoon.  A little Kermit.  Some kind of newt or salamander.  And, a toad kind of reminiscent of Michigan J. Frog!  We all know how Jeff likes all things Michigan, except Michigan State.  Not the toughest Jumble, but a fun one.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,693 other followers

addthis.com

Bookmark UncleRave's Weblog
May 2013
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Blog Stats

  • 6,145,471 hits

Member of The Internet Defense League