Archive for July, 2013

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/13

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra (Photo credit: Baseball Collection)

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”   —   Abe Lemons

(Almost sounds like a Yogi-ism!    Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/13

That's My Mommy

That’s My Mommy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Mommy and Daddy . . . and Guppy.

INYSH  =  SHINY,  REBIB  =  BRIBE,  STILNP  =  SPLINT,  NANTIF  =  INFAN  —   Giving us:  SNBESNIAT

Clue/Question:  The newborn fish slept in a . . .

Answer:  BASSINNET

Guppy

Guppy (Photo credit: dog.happy.art)

(Great stinky pun!  Great cartoon!  No new clue words.  Decent jumbling.  Nothing too tough.  Marvelous answer letter layout.  No giveaways!  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/13

English: Milwaukee Braves player Joe Adcock in...

English: Milwaukee Braves player Joe Adcock in a 1954 issue of Baseball Digest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.”   —   Joe Adcock

 

English: Milwaukee Braves outfielder and Hall ...

English: Milwaukee Braves outfielder and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in a 1960 issue of Baseball Digest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is probably the best quote I’ve heard in a long, long time.  Old Joe was a teammate of Hammerin’ Hanks, when the Braves were in Milwaukee.  No steroids in those days.  Just talent and guts.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/13

refinishing furnitures - it takes a village

refinishing furnitures – it takes a village (Photo credit: lorises)

Visual Description:  Giving a good shellacking.

KLISY  =  SILKY,  YEHAV  =  HEAVY,  DISGIN  =  SIDING,  LAFNEL  =  FALLEN   —   Giving us:  SIHEIDFN

Clue/Question:  She would apply coats of varnish until the table was . . .

Answer:  FINISHED

(Classic.  No new clue words today.  The only jumble that gave me any trouble was “siding”.  Nice job on the answer letter layout.  The answer itself was fairly obvious, again today.   Good drawing/cartoon.  Nice shine on that table, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/13

A same-sex couple exchanging wedding vows in a...

A same-sex couple exchanging wedding vows in an Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Honoring some of his wedding vows.

SOBYS  =  BOSSY,  TOLCH  =  CLOTH,  GINKTH  =  KNIGHT,  NIFTIE  =  FINITE   —   Giving us:  OSCTKIFI

Clue/Question:  After having the flu for a week, she was . . .

Answer:  SICK OF IT

 

The wedding vows are complete - you may now ki...

The wedding vows are complete – you may now kiss the bride. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very nice.  No new clue words.  Decent jumbling, but nothing you’d have to back into.  Good job on the answer letter layout.  But, the answer wasn’t all that difficult today.  Cartoon got the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/13

Cartoon of the journalist and writer Hunter S....

Cartoon of the journalist and writer Hunter S. Thompson, based on his classic look. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”   —   Hunter S. Thompson

(From total lucidity, with oodles of truth, to some whackier whack-a-doodle stuff!  Man lived himself a hard life.  Ended it on his own terms.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/13

Air China (B747) First Class sleeper seat.  Lo...

Air China (B747) First Class sleeper seat. Lovely. (Photo credit: Toby Simkin)

Visual Description:  Snooty old coots, enjoying the fruits . . . of their inheritance.

PANPEH  =  HAPPEN,  DREEGN  =  GENDER,  UMENIM  =  IMMUNE,  CLAPAE  =  PALACE,  OIRCIN  =  IRONIC,  LESGUD  =  SLUDGE   —   Giving us:  HAEEEMEPACRNCSLE

Clue/Question:  After being served a bagel in first class, the passenger wanted . . .

Answer:  “PLANE”  CREAM CHEESE

(Marvelous!  No new clue words today, but good jumbling all around.  I think my favorites were “immune”, “ironic” and “sludge”.  There’s a truism somewhere in there.  I thought that the answer letter layout made for a fairly difficult solve.  Nothing was given away there.  Great homo-phonic pun!  And, a great illustrative cartoon.  I could go off on an entire Bourgeoisie v. Proletariat rant, but I think I’ll spare you all that . . . today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/13

English: on the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue...

English: on the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Cedar Street in ; seen from the northeast. Built ca. 1878, it was Cather’s home from 1884 to 1890. It is listed in the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.”   —   Willa Cather

 

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web (Photo credit: kevindean)

(She lived, and wrote, in a time of great innocence and trust.  Back when America was still America.  Rugged individuals, scraping out a living, mostly on farms and ranches.  I wonder what she would think about cubicle life, and corporations having more rights than actual people?  I wonder how she’d feel about the NSA monitoring and stockpiling all of our telephone, email and internet activity???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —    YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/27/13

Society Finches

Society Finches (Photo credit: dog.happy.art)

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”   —   H. W. Longfellow

(Can’t possibly argue with that!  I like how they disguised the author today.  Nice going.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spolier – 07/27/13

Neptune and Amphitrite

Neptune and Amphitrite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Jeff’s magical mystery tour – on mushrooms – to an octopus’ garden in the shade.

CHETI  =  ETHIC,  LETYS  =  STYLE,  ROMRAY  =  ARMORY,  YAVIRA  =  AVIARY   —   Giving us:  ESEOA

Clue/Question:  If the ocean were run by a corporation, then Poseidon could be the . . .

Answer:  SEA E.O.

Athena

Athena (Photo credit: matchity)

(Very clever!  A nice little pun.  Some nice clue word jumbling.  And a great, funky drawing.  The latest edition of the ralis95 clue word database says that “aviary” is a new clue word!  Did anyone else initially put down MORRAY for “armory”?  Maybe it was just me???  Loved how Jeff worked the sinking sailboat into the cartoon.  Has Kraken been responsible for all those other sinking sailboats?  I’ve always been blaming pilot error!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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