Archive for September, 2013



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/25/13

Hedberg during his Comedy Central Presents spe...

Hedberg during his Comedy Central Presents special in 1999 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When someone hands you a flyer, it’s like they’re saying, “Here, you throw this away.”     Mitch Hedberg

(Funny.  A brief discussion on this guy just came up at work a few days ago.  Tragic and stupid ending to the poor guy’s life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumblem Spoiler – 09/25/13

Barber

Barber (Photo credit: dave416)

Visual Description:  Mop-top barber shop.

CEBAH  =  BEACH,  SUISE  =  ISSUE,  DECLUD  =  CUDDLE,  SARPTY  =  PASTRY   —   Giving us:  EAHUECDLATR

Clue/Question:  The mom with four boys wanted a price break, so the barber . . .

Answer:  CUT HER A DEAL

(Nice little pun!  None of the clue words were new today, and none of them gave me any trouble, but they were jumbled well.  The answer letter layout was sweet.  Nothing given away there.  You just had to figure that one of the words was going to be “cut”.  From there, it all just kind of fell into place.  Kind of like a good haircut!  Great cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/24/13

English: Lisa Christina Stublić of Croatia en ...

English: Lisa Christina Stublić of Croatia en route to winning the half marathon race at the 2010 Zagreb Marathon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The end of the line, this time.

LEFTE  =  FLEET,  CLUGH  =  GULCH,  PALPOT  =  LAPTOP,  NECCAL  =  CANCEL   —   Giving us:  FEEGCHAOPANC

Clue/Question:  For the #1 ranked runner, finishing in last place was . . .

Answer:  A CHANGE OF PACE

(Pretty tough, huh guys???  No new clue words, but they were all jumbled well.  I had to back into “laptop”!  It’s a compound word, and I’m pretty sure it’s a relatively new word.  The answer letter layout was very good, but I got the gist of things even without the AOP.  Great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/24/13

Katharine Hepburn, 1950s

Katharine Hepburn, 1950s (Photo credit: thefoxling)

Acting is the most minor of gifts . . . after all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.”   —   Katharine Hepburn

English: Shirley Temple & Arthur Treacher in T...

English: Shirley Temple & Arthur Treacher in The Little Princess (1939) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I believe Kate was saying this with tongue planted firmly in cheek.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/23/13

English: The "Codger Pole" in Colfax...

English: The “Codger Pole” in Colfax Washington (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Codger and daughter.

GUBOS  =  BOGUS,  MALAL  =  LLAMA,  SIDYAM  =  DISMAY,  CHAWES  =  CASHEW   —   Giving us:  OLLDIW

Clue/Question:  When she suggested her dad talk to a lawyer about estate planning, he said . . .

Answer:  WILL DO

(Not bad.  Not too hard, but not bad.  It’s always fun seeing “llama”, but for me “cashew” was the tougher solve.  Decent answer letter layout, especially considering the answer is only six letters.  Nice doggie.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/13

 

English: 0

English: 0 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.”   —   Laurence J. Peter

(Part of the Peter Principle?   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/13

 

Portrait of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Péri...

Portrait of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord in dress of great chamberlain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never speak ill of yourself; your friends will always say enough on that subject.”   —   Talleyrand

(Let’s hope that this is just the first of many Talleyrand quotes!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/22/13

Arctic Ocean map

Arctic Ocean map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Raising the roof on the Arctic shelf.

GOHUTH  =  THOUGH,  RAPSIL  =  SPIRAL,  PONEWA  =  WEAPON,  NEFDOF  =  OFFEND,  TONDUL  =  UNTOLD,  NARPYT  =  PANTRY   —   Giving us:  TOHRLWOOFENODPT

Clue/Question:  When the explorers reached the north pole, they were . . .

Answer:  ON TOP OF THE WORLD

 

English: Dogsled dogs (huskies) at rest. At th...

English: Dogsled dogs (huskies) at rest. At the Governor General’s residence, winter party, Ottawa, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very nice.  I thought that “untold” was exceptionally well-jumbled, but the others were also done well.  No new words today.  The answer letter layout was super, but I thought the answer was pretty obvious.  I’m guessing that the thing behind the guy holding the flag is the front end of the dog-sled.  But, what is that on the horizon?  A polar bear, maybe?  What do you guys think???  Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/21/13

English: "The whole world smiles with you...

English: “The whole world smiles with you” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”   —   Washington Irving

explored

explored (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I can definitely attest to this, folks, as both the recipient and the generator.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/21/13

Strike.

Strike. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Exercising union rights.

VERIR  =  RIVER,  NONIO  =  ONION,  KRUTEY  =  TURKEY,  WEHAIL  =  AWHILE   —   Giving us:  ROOTUKW

Clue/Question:  Construction on the new gym wasn’t going well, but everything would . . .

Answer:  WORK OUT

(A bit of a let down today.  Pretty predictable and not that great a pun.  I liked the jumbling though.  Especially that of “turkey” and “awhile”.  The answer letter layout was good.  And, the cartoon does a good job of getting the point across.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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