Archive for August, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/13

English: Palace Museum, Beijing. Covered red j...

English: Palace Museum, Beijing. Covered red jar with yellow design of dragon and sea Jiajing Reign, Ming Dynasty. 1521-1567. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  You’re on next, Miss Cline!

LIGUT  =  GUILT,  LEHEW  =  WHEEL,  PECROP  =  COPPER,  STORYF  =  FROSTY   —   Giving us:  ILTEELCPEFOS

Clue/Question:  When her priceless Ming vase crashed to the floor, she . . .

Answer:  FELL TO PIECES

(Ground that copter!  Ground that kid!  And, grab the Gorilla Glue!  Aahh!  What are you going to do?  One of the few things certain in this life is impermanence.  Here today, gone tomorrow.  Whether figurative or literal, nothing can last forever.  Just be happy that you’re here . . . while you’re here.

No new clue words, decent jumbling.  Really great answer letter layout though.  It took me a couple of looks to get the answer.  I think Jeff’s little bonus clue – of the lady on her knees – put me over the top.  Hopefully, none of you struggled too long with this one.  I thought it was fairly tough.  Especially for a Saturday.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/31/13

 

Heinrich Hoerle: Zeitgenossen (contemporaries)...

Heinrich Hoerle: Zeitgenossen (contemporaries). An expressionist painting with mayor Adenauer (in grey) together with artists and a boxer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.”   —   Konrad Adenauer

 

Rosa 'Konrad Adenauer' Deutsch: Tee-Tybride &q...

Rosa ‘Konrad Adenauer’ Deutsch: Tee-Tybride “Konrad Adenauer Rose” (Tantau 1954) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Differing views and different goals.  They prevent us from doing good, as one, and from doing bad.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/30/13

The Three Stooges Field Goal ... Columbus, New...

The Three Stooges Field Goal … Columbus, New Mexico .. Police Department Dissolves (July 2011) — Money Speaks Loud In All Languages … (Photo credit: marsmet461)

Visual Description:  The Beijing Bear version of The Three Stooges.

PARCM  =  CRAMP,  NOORM  =  MORON,  WONDAR  =  ONWARD,  TUDNIP  =  PUNDIT   —   Giving us:  AMPMONADUNI

Clue/Question:  What the zookeeper witnessed in the Asian animal section.

Answer:  PANDAMONIUM

 

Panda-monium

Panda-monium (Photo credit: ambienttraffic)

(I tell ya, folks, sometimes it’s better being lucky than being good.  Even though I didn’t like the looks of it, I initially wrote down WARDON for the third word!  Just by chance, the circles picked up the three letters that I needed from the clue word.  Of course the answer was pretty obvious, and I probably could have backed in to “onward”, but still . . . I feel like such a noorm!   No new clue words . . . blah de blah, blah, blah.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/30/13

loki likes to curl up with a good book

loki likes to curl up with a good book (Photo credit: ehfisher)

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.”   —   Joe Ryan

(How ’bout a nice nap, Joe?  That always works for me.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Looks a lot like my Ginger!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/29/13

Carl Sagan (Cosmos)

Carl Sagan (Cosmos) (Photo credit: trackrecord)

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”   —   Carl Sagan

(We do take ourselves just a bit too seriously.  Our lives are over in a relative flash.  Lighten up, and enjoy it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I really miss this guy!  Hard to believe he’s been gone nearly 17 years already.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/29/13

English: Andretti Autosport's Danica Patrick a...

English: Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick at an Andretti Autosport team autograph session at Meijer in Carmel, Indiana on Thursday, May 27, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Reviewing the race footage.

NEEFC  =  FENCE,  KHANT  =  THANK,  REPYUL  =  PURELY,  SUREAS  =  ASSURE   —   Giving us:  FENTARELASR

Clue/Question:  Danica Patrick’s success at such a young age was a result of her being a . . .

Answer:  FAST LEARNER

(Well, alright!  Not bad.  No new clue words, but some decent jumblings.  And, a fine & dandy answer letter layout.  Really spread out, nicely.  Crisp cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —  YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/13

Lynn Johnston's star on Canada's Walk of Fame

Lynn Johnston’s star on Canada’s Walk of Fame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An apology is the superglue of life.  It can repair just about anything.”   —   Lynn Johnston

(She’s right, ya know!  We need less reasons for apologies, but more willingness to do so.  A lot of today’s problems with apologies stem from the legal profession.  Ahhh, screw lawyers anyways!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/13

Azalea pink heart valentine flowers

Azalea pink heart valentine flowers (Photo credit: Nature Pictures by ForestWander)

Visual Description:  Illness on their honeymoon.

INAAV  =  AVIAN,  SLUKK  =  SKULK,  CRENOE  =  ENCORE,  RIPNAS  =  SPRAIN   — Giving us:  VLKECOSI

Clue/Question:  The newlyweds with the flu were . . .

Answer:  LOVESICK

(One of them funny compound word answers!  I never really thought of it as a single word, but I guess it is.  I hope Bill H was able to come up with “encore”.  I’ve never heard of recone, but it’s probably re-cone.  No new clue words today.  I really liked the jumbling of “encore” and especially “sprain”.  Great job on the answer letter layout!  And, a very cute cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —  YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/27/13

 

Mural del poeta chileno Pablo Neruda.

Mural del poeta chileno Pablo Neruda. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.”   —   Pablo Neruda

 

Museo Ferroviario "Pablo Neruda"

Museo Ferroviario “Pablo Neruda” (Photo credit: Spaudo)

(You’ve got to find some way to play, each and every day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 08/27/13

U.S. Open Juniors Sept. 9, 2010

U.S. Open Juniors Sept. 9, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Joe Schmo – from Kokomo – K.O. of McEnroe.

PETMY  =  EMPTY,  LIRGL  =  GRILL,  TILNOO  =  LOTION,  REAQUS  =  SQUARE   —   Giving us:  PTGITNSUE

Clue/Question:  When the top-ranked player lost in the first round to an unranked player, it was . . .

Answer:  UPSETTING

Julia Goerges at U.S. Open, August 31, 2010

Julia Goerges at U.S. Open, August 31, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Well-timed Jumble theme!  No new clue words, today.  But, a nice job jumbling them just the same.  That’s what keeps us on our toes.  The answer letter layout was also a thing of beauty.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you struggled to get the answer.  Great Jeff Knurek cartoon too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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