Archive for November 6th, 2013

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 11/02/13

English: George Clooney, Cannes film festival

English: George Clooney, Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Clooney couldn’t make it.

LANPK  =  PLANK,  SEUSG  =  GUESS,  SECCAS  =  ACCESS,  SCHNET  =  STENCH   —   Giving us:  PLESCESSEH

Clue/Question:  When the person giving the keynote address failed to show up, the audience was – – –

George Clooney 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 (Finali...

George Clooney 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 (Finalist in 2010) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SPEECHLESS

(Those poor ladies look positively heartbroken!  A nice long answer, for a change.  I had a little difficulty getting “stench”.  The other ones I saw right away.  But, the jumbling was great.  Some days you just see the words.  The answer letter layout was fantastic.  Nothing given away.  And, an amusing cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler -11/02/13

flip

flip (Photo credit: kennyferguson)

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.”   —   Flip Wilson

 

Français : Slot machines (las vegas)

Français : Slot machines (las vegas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.  You’ve got to put forth the appropriate effort, folks.  If you’re not in it . . . you can’t win it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  A proposition to expand casino gambling just passed in the state of New York yesterday.  The only (very well-funded) advertising on the issue came from the pro camp, and they sugar-coated it saying they would create jobs, lower property taxes and proceeds would go towards education.  BULL SHIT!  People have such short memories and are so freaking gullible.  They said the exact same thing in the early ’80s about the lottery.  With today’s jackpots every kid in the state should be getting a beautiful free ride, but our schools are always strapped for funding.  Governor Cuomo pushed for it, so he is either not all that bright, or he is a crook.  Guess which one I think he is.   —   YUR

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 11/01/13

Live lobster shipped for consumption in the Un...

Live lobster shipped for consumption in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Top prices for some bottom dwellers.

CUVOH  =  VOUCH,  SUDOE  =  DOUSE,  CHELEK  =  HECKLE,  LESHIG  =  SLEIGH   —   Giving us:  OCHDSEHKLSLE

Clue/Question:  When he got the bill for the extravagant lobster meal, he was – – –

English: Steamed 1.25lb lobster served with cl...

English: Steamed 1.25lb lobster served with claws cracked and tail split alongside mashed potatoes. Dish courtesy of The Boathouse at Sunday Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SHELL SHOCKED

(Lobster shells.  Ya get it?  Of course you do.  No new clue words, but they were all jumbled expertly.  And, the answer letter layout was a work of art.  It gave absolutely nothing away.  I can see it taking a while to solve this one.  Of course, the kid playing with the claws, and the empty shells on the mother’s plate were a great clue, too.  Excellent cartoon, Mr. Knurek!  If any of you missed ralis95’s comment a few days ago, I visited with the clue word database master, this past Friday, while I was visiting southern California with the missus.  He prepared a marvelous brunch for us, and we spent the better part of the day just chewing the fat and having a grand ol’ time.  He mentioned something about a jumble solving contest, but between you and me . . . I think he let me win.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/01/13

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”   —   Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight (en), coach of the Texas Tech Red...

Bobby Knight (en), coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Preparation definitely takes more will power.  That’s why they say practice makes perfect!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Brittany

Brittany (Photo credit: joanna tidball)

PS.  This puzzle was originally solved in ralis95’s kitchen, following a delicious brunch on 11/01/13.   —   YUR

 

(Belated) Jumble Spoiler – 10/31/13

Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Math geeks on Halloween!

DUBIL  =  BUILD,  PREYK  =  PERKY,  RUTIMA  =  ATRIUM,  PANSYP  =  SNAPPY   —   Giving us:  UIPKIMNPP

Clue/Question:  When they divided the jack-o’-lantern’s circumference by its diameter, they got – – –

Three Halloween jack-o'-lanterns.

Three Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  PUMPKINPI

Pumpkin Pie from a *real* pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie from a *real* pumpkin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Mmm!  Pumpkin pie!!!  My favorite.  And, guess what?  No one in my house likes it, but me.  So, it’s up to me to devour each pumpkin pie that comes into this house.  Not all at once, mind you, but they’re mine . . . all mine! BWAHAHA!!!  Scary, huh?  That’s just in case you didn’t get enough of a scare on actual Halloween.  Some fine jumbling of the clue words, this day.  None new, but I liked ’em all,  especially “atrium”.  That one took me a minute or two to get.  The answer letter layout was splendid, but being Halloween, and with all the jack-o’-lanterns in the cartoon, the answer was not hard to get, at all.  Marvelous cartoon, though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/31/13

M. Night Shyamalan and Mark Wahlberg for "...

M. Night Shyamalan and Mark Wahlberg for “El Incidente” (“The Happening”, 2008). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.”   —   M. Night Shyamalan

(Like most people, I haven’t been completely satisfied with any of his movies since The Sixth Sense.  Too much hocus pocus symbolism for my taste.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/06/13

English: Promotional postcard for the televisi...

English: Promotional postcard for the television program Captain Kangaroo. Shown from left are: Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Captain Kangaroo, Grandfather Clock, Mister Moose, and Mister Green Jeans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Farmer figuring his finances.

FILCF  =  CLIFF,  INOON  =  ONION,  TRREVE  =  REVERT,  CUSACE  =  ACCUSE   —   Giving us:  IFFOONRERCCE

Clue/Question:  The farmer worked in his – – –

Bad Pun #1

Bad Pun #1 (Photo credit: Gangles87)

Answer:  CORN-ER OFFICE

(A stale, hackneyed, predictable . . . what’s the word I’m looking for? . . . pun, if I ever heard one!  Just kidding, folks.  Y’all know yer old uncle loves the stankiest puns imaginable.  Some interesting jumbling today.  I got the first three immediately, but I had to think for half a minute on “accuse”.  And that’s strange, because usually the double consonant  jumbles are pretty obvious to me.  Surprisingly, the word “cliff” is not in the ralis95 clue word database.  Looks like our buddy has a minor task at hand.  The answer letter layout was pretty good.  I kind of saw OFFICE though, and then figured out CORN-ER easily enough.  Love the cartoon!  The rising sun, the rooster crowing on the eave, and the farmer enjoying his morning cup of joe in his Jumble mug, from the comfort of his porch, overlooking his fields!  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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