Archive for September, 2013



Jumble Spoiler – 09/20/13

In the United States, Italian sausage is a sty...

In the United States, Italian sausage is a style of pork sausage noted for its seasoning of fennel and/or anise, containing at least 85% meat and no more than 35% fat. Made in sweet and hot styles, this kind of sausage is generally not cured. A typical method of cooking in grilling, as depicted here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Sausage fest.

RANEA  =  ARENA,  DRANG  =  GRAND,  TIMCER  =  METRIC,  ABENTE  =  BEATEN   —   Giving us:  AEAGRDMETETN

Clue/Question:  The butcher’s convention featured a . . .

Answer:  MEAT AND GREET

(Can’t you just hear the groans???  Oh, yeah.  That’s a good, stinky pun!  Some great clue word jumbling, especially on “metric” and “beaten”.  And, we seem to have a new word in “grand”.  Looks like ralis95 will have to update that database again.  Wonderful job on the answer letter layout!  Very cryptic.  And, a marvelous Jeff Knurek cartoon.  That’s it, friends.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/20/13

 

Don Henley of the Eagles

Don Henley of the Eagles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We live a protracted adolescence.  At some point, you must leave the party.”   —   Don Henley

(It’s alright to leave the party.  Just don’t let the party leave you, because that’s when you officially become old.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/13

 

54100. The Circle, Brooklyn, New York. Photoch...

54100. The Circle, Brooklyn, New York. Photochrom print by the Detroit Photographic Co., copyrighted 1904. From the Photochrom Prints Collection at the Library of Congress More photochroms from New York & the United States | More photochrom prints [PD] This picture is in the public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought of it himself.”   —   Frank Tyger

 

English: The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhat...

English: The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(One of the great kids from Brooklyn!  Sadly, Frank passed away in 2011, but his quotations live on!  And, of course, he’s right on this.  Whenever we hear someone start out with:  You know what you should do? . . . we get kind of defensive, don’t we?  We want to be told what to do . . . without being told what to do!  We are such complicated creatures.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/19/13

United States

United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The BACKBONE of America!

MUGOB  =  GUMBO,  SUMIN  =  MINUS,  TRYTEP  =  PRETTY,  HEBDIN  =  BEHIND   —   Giving us:  UONREIN

Clue/Question:  After years without striking, the picketers had a . . .

Answer:  REUNION

(Not bad!  A good pun.  No new clue words, but good jumbling.  A fine answer letter layout too.  I really like Jeff’s cartoon!  It’s my lady’s birthday today, so I’m going to keep this short.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/18/13

alarm clock, bought from IKEA

alarm clock, bought from IKEA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A semi-rude awakening.

SCUMI  =  MUSIC,  DEAGA  =  ADAGE,  RABLER  =  BARREL,  TEGRUT  =  GUTTER   —   Giving us:  MDAALER

Clue/Question:  She woke up late, but she wasn’t this.

Answer:  ALARMED

(Some really nice clue word jumbling!  No new words, but interesting jumbles.  The answer letter layout didn’t give a thing away!  The cartoon does a good job of showing the husband’s panic and the wife’s calm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/18/13

 

Mars Opportunity May 2007 Berries Rock1

Mars Opportunity May 2007 Berries Rock1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”   —   Graham Greene

(Hmm.  I think a good number of us must be agoraphobic then.  First Graham Greene quote?  How can that be?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/17/13

Mount McKinley, or Denali, in Alaska is the hi...

Mount McKinley, or Denali, in Alaska is the highest mountain peak of the United States and North America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Coming up on some Kodiaks in Denali.

REMHY  =  RHYME,  BORTO  =  ROBOT,  DESEPY  =  SPEEDY,  SNAHIB  =  BANISH   —   Giving us:  RREEBAI

Clue/Question:  Their hike in Alaska was going along just fine until they ran into a . . .

Answer:  BEARIER

 

English: Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis...

English: Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) catching salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is the best – relatively short –  answer in a long time!    Great, stinky pun!  No new clue words, but some fairly decent jumbling.  None were too challenging.  Great answer letter layout though.  And a beautiful cartoon!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/17/13

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How I wish that mankind would take the sunrise for their slogan and leave the shadows of the sunset behind them.”   —   Helen Keller

 

Barack Obama's logo, designed by Sender LLC.

Barack Obama’s logo, designed by Sender LLC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I wonder if the Obama people had this quote in mind when they came up with their logo???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/16/13

Français : déco bistro

Français : déco bistro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The queue for a table.

WRANP  =  PRAWN,  GIHEW  =  WEIGH,  COSTEK  =  SOCKET,  GRAITU  =  GUITAR   —   Giving us:  RWSETIA

Clue/Question:  The popularity of the restaurant resulted in customers becoming . . .

Answer:  WAITERS

"At the Bistro," Jean Beraud

“At the Bistro,” Jean Beraud (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(A guy looking at his watch, another staring off into space with his arms folded.  One lady texting and another one kvetching.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out!  Great jumbling on “guitar”!  Nice job on the answer letter layout too.  Kudos to Knurek on the great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/16/13

Taughannock Falls in upstate New York

Taughannock Falls in upstate New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”   —   Robert Louis Stevenson

(I remember a detour I once had to take while traveling upstate to visit my family.  At first, I was a little miffed.  But, then I saw a sign for Taughannock Falls, and I figured:  What the heck.  I’ve got nothing to lose.  The place . . . blew me away.  So cool, so peaceful.  If you’re ever in the Ithaca area you should check it out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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