Archive for July 13th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 07/13/13

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of...

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Undeveloped Circadian rhythms.

UBATO  =  ABOUT,  USTAE  =  SAUTE,  STAHAM  =  ASTHMA,  REVCEL  =  CLEVER   —   Giving us:  AUSAEAMCLR

Clue/Question:  The teenager constantly oversleeping was . . .

Answer:  CAUSE FOR ALARM

Paintings on ceramic tile from the Chinese Han...

Paintings on ceramic tile from the Chinese Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD); these figures, cloaked in Han Chinese robes, represent guardian spirits of certain divisions of day and night. On the left is the guardian of midnight (from 11 pm to 1 am) and on the right is the guardian of morning (from 5 to 7 am). From the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(So many young people today refuse to adhere to circadian rhythms.  Some even refuse to acknowledge their existence.  They just think they can get away with sleeping . . . when they can.  You know there’s something wrong when the accepted mind-set for them is:  no decent party starts before midnight.  I remember keggers starting at about 9:00.  You’d hang out and drink your fill until about 11:30 – 12:00, if it was decent, then go back to the dorm and watch a re-run or two of Columbo or McCloud.  And . . . There you go!  More than enough time to get enough rest for your 9:00 AM, or even 8:00 AM, class.  Will they ever listen to someone who knows better?  When pigs fly, maybe!  They will – eventually – learn . . . the hard way.

No new clue words today, kids.  All the clue words were well-jumbled though.  I especially liked the jumblings of “asthma” and “saute”.  And, another superior job on the answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious.  You had to use your noodle.  Realistic cartoon.

If you look at today’s Cryptoquote, it too involves alarm clocks.  Are the cosmos trying to tell us something?  Maybe it’s later than we think!?  Hmm!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/13/13

 

Sony Clock Radio

Sony Clock Radio (Photo credit: Jason B.)

Grad school is the snooze button on the clock-radio of life.”   —   John Rogers

(Cute.  Though this remark is already starting to get a little dated.  A number of professions have started to press for a master’s degree right out of the box.  Tough, on both the kids and the parents.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PSI had one of these for years.  It had really great sound.  Don’t remember what exactly happened to it.  Been using this digital GE alarm clock-radio, with analog radio ever since.  The digital clock is starting to go, so I get some very interesting times.  Right now my clock is reading 17:79!  It’s actually 11:07, but I’ve always had this clock set ahead 12 minutes, so un-faulty clock time should be 11:19.  Even in the middle of the night, when I wake up for some reason, I can figure out what time it is.  It’s funny what humans can get used to.   —   YUR


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