Archive for June, 2013

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/30/13

Restaurant Worker Minimum Wage has Not Risen i...

Restaurant Worker Minimum Wage has Not Risen in TWENTY YEARS (Photo credit: Occupy* Posters)

Visual Description:  Fed up waiter . . . pulling a Steven Slater.

VAHENE  =  HEAVEN,  SEGTAK  =  GASKET,  CRUNIH  =  URCHIN,  TASYAR  =  ASTRAY,  TEYMSS  =  SYSTEM,  DUNCIT  =  INDUCT   —   Giving us:  HVGERHITRSEMID

Clue/Question:  Getting fired for being a rude and obnoxious waiter . . .

Answer:  SERVED HIM RIGHT

 

minimum wage

minimum wage (Photo credit: smallcaps)

(Fantastic!  I think there was a fairly high level of difficulty with today’s Jumble.  I struggled to get “urchin”, and as it turns out, the last time we had this clue word it was with the exact same jumbling.  Some of you – no doubt – had some trouble in getting both “astray” and “induct”.  And, “system” was no gimme.  It turns out “heaven” is going to be a new addition to the ralis95 clue word database.  The answer letter layout was done masterfully.  I had to think a bit before coming up with the answer.  Fun pun, and a great Jeff Knurek cartoon.  Great Sunday Jumble, Hoyt and Knurek!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/13

Second Coming Jesus 15

Second Coming Jesus 15 (Photo credit: Waiting For The Word)

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.”   —   Emerson

( . . . and, an unbiased, non-manipulative press.  Today’s corporate media could downplay, and marginalize, the second coming of Christ.  They’ve successfully numbed us into submission, by hyping fear and placating us with the myths of security.  Without risk and trepidation life is not life, it’s simple existence.  Do you want to merely exist, or do you want to live?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/29/13

Fenway Park on June 21, 2008

Fenway Park on June 21, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Fenway fan-boys . . . or Boston Bozos – depending on your proclivities.

CATYK  =  TACKY,  UIDAO  =  AUDIO,  LAFDEW  =  FLAWED,  LOGEIA  =  GOALIE   —   Giving us:  AYDIFDLE

Clue/Question:  When the Red Sox took a huge lead, the fans at Fenway Park had a . . .

Answer:  FIELD DAY

 

The script logo.

The script logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Marvelous!  Seasonally appropriate.  And, it’s not the Yankees!  Sorry, Wimpy.  I would have personally preferred to see the Orioles, but I’m not complaining.  Another really great day of clue word jumbling.  I really liked the jumbling on “audio” and “goalie”.  Had to think a bit on both of them.  And, we have a new word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “flawed”.  Not a damn thing wrong with the answer letter layout, today!  Great drawing and a decent little pun. Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/29/13

Greeting Card Valentine 1920 Made in Germany

Greeting Card Valentine 1920 Made in Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The only way you may correct the bad things in your past is to add better things to your future.   —   Shiloh Morrison

(Kind of a nice sentiment . . . in a greeting card kind of way.  A bit nonsensical though, when you think about it.  The word “correct” is the sticking point.  Probably a better word, in this instance, would have been balance.  I’m all for second chances and redemption and forgiveness, but you can’t really undo bad deeds by doing good ones.  You take the good, you take the bad, and then you weigh everything, and see which side of some dividing line – probably a fairly subjective one – you place.  Hopefully, you’re further to the good.

Normally, I add authors’ names to my list of Tags, but – from today on – I’m going to reserve this practice only to authors that I can – with some certainty – qualify.  Facebook pages and Linkedin just won’t cut it for me.  Be well and do Good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/28/13

An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from T...

An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from Thomas Edison’s shop in Menlo Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The inventor’s bright idea.

PENIT  =  INEPT,  THIMG  =  MIGHT,  HENTGL  =  LENGTH,  DARITE  =  TIRADE   —   Giving us:  NEIGHLENTDE

Clue/Question:  He didn’t believe in the inventor’s plans for the incandescent bulb, so Edison . . .

Answer:  ENLIGHTENED HIM

(No. I’m not psychic, folks.  Psycho maybe!  I had no idea the guys were going to run a puzzle using such an illuminating word.  LOL!  I wonder if Anonymous is still tuning in?  All the clue words were expertly jumbled, today.  And, we even had a brand new clue word, in “tirade”.  And, wasn’t it smartly jumbled?  The answer letter layout was pretty good, but it could have been better.  Great cartoon though.  That’s about it for today, folks.  Enjoy the weekend.  And as always, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/28/13

 

Betty White Tour - Stop #5 (Walt Disney Studios)

Betty White Tour – Stop #5 (Walt Disney Studios) (Photo credit: Loren Javier)

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”   —   Walt Disney

(Figuratively speaking that is, folks!  Please, don’t go around kicking people in the teeth, thinking that you’re helping them out.  We’ll just end up with a lot of grumpy, toothless people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  

Jumble Spoiler – 06/27/13

Detroit Tigers logo

Detroit Tigers logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ball player on a treadmill.

EAROP  =  OPERA,  FEYTH  =  HEFTY,  EBUCON  =  BOUNCE,  MUCSAP  =  CAMPUS   —   Giving us:  RHEONMUS

Clue/Question:  The baseball player bought a treadmill for . . .

Answer:  HOME RUNS

(Another winner!  Every single clue word was jumbled excellently.  I really liked how Hoyt mixed up “opera” and “bounce”!  The answer letter layout was sublime.  The pun was tons of fun.  And, Mr. Knurek definitely got the point across.    That’s it for today, kids.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/27/13

Spencer 8323

Spencer 8323 (Photo credit: familymwr)

It’s up to you how far you let yourself fall and how long it takes you to get back up and stand on your own two feet.”   —   Jeffrey Mitchell

(Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 06/26/13

English: The United States Supreme Court, the ...

English: The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. Top row (left to right): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Bottom row (left to right): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Cook, and a cantankerous crustacean!

TOIDI  =  IDIOT,  LATGO  =  GLOAT,  TIMHER  =  HERMIT,  TOBYAN  =  BOTANY   —   Giving us:  DIOGLMIBAN

Clue/Question:  The lobster was this at the prospect of becoming someone’s dinner.

Answer:  BOILING MAD

(Outstanding!  Great pun.  Well jumbled clue words.  Excellent answer letter layout.  And, a swell cartoon!  Can’t ask for much more than that, folks.  Maybe a non-bought and paid for SCOTUS would be nice.  But, I guess they’re just doing what they’re paid – under the table – to do!  Alito, Kennedy, Roberts, Thomas and Scalia might as well be wearing NASCAR-style advertisements on their robes.  Their slogan should be:  Making sure the rich keep getting richer, and the rest of us know our friggin’ place!  Be well, do good . . . and pray for our country, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/26/13

 

Expressive (1 of 2)

Expressive (1 of 2) (Photo credit: Brett Jordan)

What we anticipate seldom occurs, but what we least expect generally happens.”   —   Benjamin Disraeli

(And, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.   —   Another Great Brit  Who is it, kids???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


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