Archive for October, 2013

Taking a few days off, folks!

Back on Monday.   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/30/13

pink hoarse of coarse

pink hoarse of coarse (Photo credit: zen)

Visual Description:  An unstable veterinarian?

RAGCO  =  CARGO,  HOGDU  =  DOUGH,  ROSWOR  =  SORROW,  RUYTEK  =  TURKEY   —   Giving us:  CAODOHSORTRE

Clue/Question:  The veterinarian with laryngitis was a – – –

Nick-at-Nite TV Guide ad

Nick-at-Nite TV Guide ad (Photo credit: Fred Seibert)

Answer:  HOARSE DOCTOR

 

Tintilla grapes.

Tintilla grapes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Mighty fine, pahdnuhs!  Some might compare this pun to the smell of horse apples, but I say:  SNIFFFF.  Smells like victory!  Hey, if horse manure can be referred to as horse apples then I submit to you:  deer grapes!  Size and shape-wise, deer poop is on a par with grapes.  And, you certainly see it in bunches!  The next time it comes up in conversation, I want you all to refer to deer poop as deer grapes.  Got it?  And, don’t forget where you heard it first, folks.

 

poop

poop (Photo credit: bradleygee)

No new clue words today, but the jumbling was decent.  I liked “hogdu” as “dough” the best.  Beautiful answer letter layout!  Nicely spread out.  Like manure?  No, it was nice . . . and cryptic.  And, of course, the cartoon was splendid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/30/13

merry-go-round

merry-go-round (Photo credit: Night Heron)

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.”   —   Louis L’Amour

(You can’t think of education as the arrival, it’s the sweetest long ride of our lives.  Embrace it.  Enjoy it.  Enthrall in it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/29/13

Arp 194. The third galaxy at the bottom of the...

Arp 194. The third galaxy at the bottom of the image is actually a further object, not part of the system. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Parents assuaging their scotophobic child.

SCEHS  =  CHESS,  LITUG  =  GUILT,  VORPEN  =  PROVEN,  PETPOL  =  TOPPLE   —   Giving us:  HESGILPRETLE

Clue/Question:  Her fear of going to bed in the dark made their daughter a – – –

Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night (Photo credit: Peter Smith Artist)

Answer:  LIGHT SLEEPER

(Alright!  Not a bad pun.  I’m not hearing too many loud groans.  Nothing too difficult with the clue words, today.  None were new.  It’s nice seeing the word “proven”.  It seems to me that this word has somehow fallen out of favor, or maybe it had been misused for a while.  Nowadays, it seems like all I hear is “proved”.  Maybe it’s just me?  Great answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious there.  Even the cartoon wasn’t overly obvious.  Nothing banging you over the head, at least.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/29/13

 

English: A scene of women enjoying a boat ride...

English: A scene of women enjoying a boat ride in front of the Kameido Tenjin Shrine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”   —   Dale Carnegie

 

Hiromi really enjoying her work

Hiromi really enjoying her work (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, you can find the fun in almost everything you do, if you look hard enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Thanks to WordPress, for upgrading their “new” platform/format for Firefox.  It wasn’t allowing me to preview any pictures or related articles during their upgrade.  I had to use Internet Explorer for a few weeks, and I much prefer Firefox!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 10/28/13

Photo of my Geek Pride Festival T-shirt, as ta...

Photo of my Geek Pride Festival T-shirt, as taken by me, and posted to GeekT.com, color corrected in Gimp to make up for the bad auto-leveling of my old Casio QV-100. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Geek to geek antique speak.

MOHOP  =  OOMPH,  BAMMO  =  MAMBO,  DURGET  =  TRUDGE,  NYLBIE  =  BYLINE   —   Giving us:  OOMMORDGYE

Clue/Question:  He used this to recall facts about his first computer.

Memory

Memory (Photo credit: Novafly)

Answer:  HIS GOOD MEMORY

(I believe that all the jumblings were new today.  Not the clue words, just the jumblings.  And, that’s just since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I liked them all, but especially “oomph” and “trudge”.  We actually have a new clue word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “byline”!  I thought the answer letter layout was fantastic!  Too bad the Clue/Question had the word “recall” in it, and the one guy mentioned RAM, which stands for random-access memory.  Those two references pretty much gave the answer away, for me.  Fine cartoon though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/13

 

English: James Earl "Jimmy" Carter

English: James Earl “Jimmy” Carter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.”   —   Thomas Paine

 

With his brother, Billy Carter, at the commenc...

With his brother, Billy Carter, at the commencement ceremonies at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, February 20, 1979 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Jimmy Carter and his brother Billy???  Actually, a lot of that was media hype, but they did appear to be polar opposites.  I was tempted to use some of the Bushs, but it’s tough actually calling Barbara sublime.  Maybe, more of a subjugator.  Tough cookie, that Babs.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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