Archive for August 26th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/13

WikiWorld comic based on the articles "Wo...

WikiWorld comic based on the articles “Wordplay (film),” “Crossword,” “Will Shortz” and “Merl Reagle.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The drag of extra, extra innings.

KEEOV  =  EVOKE,  FIHTS  =  SHIFT,  GRINPS  =  SPRING,  TOBMOT  =  BOTTOM   —   Giving us:  EOHGOM

Clue/Question:  The player on third base was anxious for the game to be over, and wanted to . . .

Answer:    GO HOME

 

0937 Natsville

0937 Natsville (Photo credit: nickhall)

(Following in the footsteps of Will Shortz, are we?  Monday’s NYTimes crossword puzzles are always pretty simple.  Today’s Jumble was a lot like one of those.  No new clue words, but every clue word was jumbled well.  I think we saw “bottom” within the last week, or so, too.  The answer letter layout was good, for the shortness of the answer.  The cartoon definitely got the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/13

saturday morning moon

saturday morning moon (Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker)

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.”   —   Alfred Kreymborg

‘And flitted away as far as they could from th...

‘And flitted away as far as they could from the Castle that lay East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ (Photo credit: National Library NZ on The Commons)

(I can’t relate to a lot of poetry, but I dig this line.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/13

Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery (Photo credit: snowpeak)

The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.”    —   Joseph Addison

English: Still frame from the 1943 Allied prop...

English: Still frame from the 1943 Allied propaganda cartoon “Tokio Jokio”, depicting Nazi collaborationist radio announcer William Joyce, also known as “Lord Haw Haw”, as an athropomorphic donkey identified as “Lord Hee Haw, Chief Windbag”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But . . . some people seem to crave that kind of flattery much more than they do conversation.  Flattering these kind of people gets old . . . very fast.  Be well, do good . . . and take a breath, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/25/13

A United States Postal Service delivery truck ...

A United States Postal Service delivery truck parked in front of The Quincy hotel on L Street NW in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Representatives – of the lobbyists – at the Post Office.

CDFEET  =  DEFECT,  PETPOL  =  TOPPLE,  RAWTTH  =  THWART,  RIEETH  =  EITHER,  SEEFUR  =  REFUSE,  LEBAAZ  =  ABLAZE   —   Giving us:  CTPLTAEITRSELA

Clue/Question:  The Post Office in Washington, D.C. featured . . .

Answer:  CAPITAL LETTERS

Franklin, Indiana Post Office Mural

Franklin, Indiana Post Office Mural (Photo credit: jimmywayne)

(Very clever, guys!  A double meaning, with a bonus clue, from Mr. Knurek.  All the signs are in capital letters.  No new clue words today, but things were jumbled well.  I’m sure that “either” gave Lesley, and others who have difficulty with words that begin with vowels, a little trouble.  I think that changing the order of the clue words could have made the answer letter layout a little more challenging.  Too much of the word CAPITAL can be seen in the first half of the letters.  But, that’s just me.  Great cartoon.  You know, the USPS would not be in the financial  situation it is in if it were not for Congress’ deliberate over funding of the USPS’ pension plan.  Our corporate “friends” over at FedEx and UPS would just love for our postal service to fold.  Do you think that maybe the lobbyists for these corporate courier delivery services had anything to do with this over funding???  Privatization is quickly killing this country, folks.  If you have a choice for your next mail needs, please patronize your United States Postal Service.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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