Archive for December 3rd, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 12/03/13

Don Knotts, five-time Emmy Award-winning Ameri...

Don Knotts, five-time Emmy Award-winning American actor best known for his role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Knot doing too well!

RUCRY  =  CURRY,  NAPST  =  PANTS,  TEEQUA  =  EQUATE,  ROPRAL  =  PARLOR   —   Giving us:  RRPNSEEALO

Clue/Question:  The novice mountain climber needed to – – –

Mountaineers climbing in snow, Mount Olympus

Mountaineers climbing in snow, Mount Olympus (Photo credit: UW Digital Collections)

Answer:  LEARN THE ROPES

(I think this guy needs to find another hobby!  This one is liable to kill him.  He’s a little like Deputy Barney Fife.  It wasn’t safe for him to carry a loaded weapon, so Andy made him carry a single bullet in his breast pocket.  And, that was to be used only in the case of a dire emergency.  Don Knotts was the master at playing nervous, bumbling characters like that.  It’s hard to believe he’s been gone more than seven years.  I still remember him so vividly.  Oh, well.  Life marches on.

Fine pun.  I like mine better.  And, I also like the way I brought Don into this commentary.  Hey, yer Uncle is no slouch!  But, enough about me.  None of the well-jumbled clue words are new today.  I think we saw “parlor” some time over the past month.  Maybe even with the same jumbling!  rucry and teequa were new jumbles, for me, though.   We can cut David L Hoyt a little slack.  He just celebrated his birthday the other day.  He doesn’t look bad for 64!  LOL!  Beautiful answer letter layout!  No giveaways there!  And, a fine Jeff Knurek car-tooooon!  Does anyone out there remember Beany and Cecil???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Another funny tie-in is the picture of Mountaineers.  Besides the obvious mountain climber/mountaineer play, Don Knotts haled from Morgantown, West Virginia, where the the West Virginia University sports mascot is the . . . Mountaineer!  Damn, I’m good!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/03/13

 

This is a part of a scan of an historical docu...

This is a part of a scan of an historical document: Title: Schedelsche Weltchronik or Nuremberg Chronicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One should aim not at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand.”   —   Quintilian

(Because misunderstanding something can be so much easier, yet – ultimately – so much more dangerous!  It might take more time to really understand something, but it beats the consequences of misunderstanding it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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