Archive for November, 2013



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/26/13

English: Bronze Plaque of George Bernard Shaw,...

English: Bronze Plaque of George Bernard Shaw, 1952 Deutsch: Bronzeplakette von George Bernard Shaw, 1952 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”   —   George Bernard Shaw

(Not quite sure if he’s referring specifically to; intention without execution, or simply poor execution.  Could be a matter of interpretation!  That George is always leaving me hanging!  Be well and do good, friends.  Oh, and always try to be clear.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/25/13

Part of car front suspension and steering mech...

Part of car front suspension and steering mechanism: tie rod, steering arm, king pin axis (using ball joints). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Truck up on a lift.  Driver over a barrell.

RUJOR  =  JUROR,  HUNLC  =  LUNCH,  MEDCOY  =  COMEDY,  NYSINK  =  SKINNY   —   Giving us:  OCHEDSK

Clue/Question:  After getting the bill for his truck’s new suspension system, he was – – –

Woodgas Pickup Truck

Woodgas Pickup Truck (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

Answer:  SHOCKED

(Boy, can I relate to that!  I’ve got two old cars, and it seems like every few weeks one of them is in the shop for something.  Recently, both of my cars had break-down cooling system problems, within 4 days of each other.  Luckily, I was able to avoid towing, but I was forced to rent vehicles both times.  None of today’s clue words look new to me.  ralis95 can verify this on his own.  I liked the jumblings of “skinny” and “comedy”.  Fine answer letter layout.  And, a great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/13

 

Mark Twain, 1907

Mark Twain, 1907 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Only Kings, Presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial “We.”       Mark Twain

(If ol’ Mark was around today, I would let him know that:  We are not amused!  NOBODY tells yer Uncle what to do!  Not even American folk icons.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

PS.    Actually, I think I’m Okay, as I likely qualify as editor of this blog.  Hey, look at me, Ma!  I’m an editor!   —   YUR  😉

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 11/24/13

English: Law Firm Logo

English: Law Firm Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Lawyers’ welcome.

YEMMAH  =  MAYHEM,  DOHSUL  =  SHOULD,  RAGCIL  =  GARLIC,  SEFWET  =  FEWEST,  TEINNY  =  NINETY,  REMTAK  =  MARKET   —   Giving us:  AHSHDRIFSNEMAK

Clue/Question:  When the attorney became a partner, he received – – –

English: Icon of Law Firm--owned by user.

English: Icon of Law Firm–owned by user. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FIRM HANDSHAKES

(Nice, big and challenging answer!  The answer letter layout made it fairly difficult to figure out.  “Mayhem” is a great clue word, but none of the clue words were new today.  The jumblings of “garlic” and “ninety” were new though.  Great cartoon.  Be well, do good.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/24/13

Lenin

Lenin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour.”   —   Lenin

(Most answers are much more involved than their questions.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Jumble Spoiler – 11/23/13

Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona

Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona (Photo credit: james_gordon_losangeles)

Visual Description:  Trouble at the Not-So-O.K. Corral.

SSEEN  =  SENSE,  TRUBL  =  BLURT,  EUNNOR  =  NEURON,  WALLUF  =  LAWFUL   —   Giving us:  SEBTNAUL

Clue/Question:  The out-of-control horse was – – –

Bucking Bronco

Bucking Bronco (Photo credit: mattlehrer)

Answer:  UN-STABLE

(Where’s the Horse Whisperer when you need him?  Decent pun.  No new clue words, but some good jumbling.  It’s always a little tough coming up with “neuron”.  Marvelous job on the answer letter layout.  I’ll take this cartoon as an omen that the Denver Broncos will defeat the New England Patriots tomorrow night!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/23/13

 

Crimson Icons

Crimson Icons (Photo credit: Diamondduste)

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun.  And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”   —   Joe Namath

(Joe Willy certainly never lacked for confidence!  At least not in his youth.  And, he actually makes a good point . . . even if he was just talking about that night with the triplets!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/22/13

English: King Kong in Dublin. St. Patric's cel...

English: King Kong in Dublin. St. Patric’s celebration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The Kong pulling a Trump-move.

PBMIL  =  BLIMP,  TANGI  =  GIANT,  PRNUSG  =  SPRUNG,  DERCUE  =  REDUCE   —   Giving us:  BPGISRNEDE

Clue/Question:  After he won the lottery, King Kong became a – – –

this girl represents the upcoming king kong vi...

this girl represents the upcoming king kong video game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BIG SPENDER

(This is HUUU-GE!  People are going to want to do this Jumble OVER and OVER and OVER AGAIN!!!  No new clue words, but some great jumblings.  I liked “reduce” and “giant”.  Pretty good answer letter layout too.  And, how do you not like a cartoon with King Kong in a Donald Trump wig?!!  Beautiful!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/22/13

 

Khalil Gibran - Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911

Khalil Gibran – Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Sounds to me like he’s talking about the pain of ignorance and intolerance.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/13

Kodak Theatre entertainment and shopping compl...

Kodak Theatre entertainment and shopping complex, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A Hollywood hand-up.

RUSTM  =  STRUM,  VECOT  =  COVET,  AMSEES  =  SESAME,  KUREEB  =  REBUKE   —   Giving us:  TRCTSSARUK

Clue/Question:  After bumping into the celebrity on the street, she was – – –

Halloween in West Hollywood, California. No, L...

Halloween in West Hollywood, California. No, Lily is not a midget (she’s 5-4) so it gives you an idea how tall these women were. And why did I take a photo of these two? Why do you think?!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  STAR STRUCK

 

Halloween carnival revelers in West Hollywood

Halloween carnival revelers in West Hollywood (Photo credit: s.p.n.)

(Hey.  I was just out there a few weeks ago.  Believe me, if there’s one place you don’t want to be driving on Halloween night, it’s Hollywood.  Specifically, Hollywood Boulevard, but also the 101, and pretty much every street in the vicinity.  What a nightmare!  No new clue words, but some interesting jumbling.  I liked both “covet” and “sesame”.  Great job on the answer letter layout too.  Fun cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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