Archive for December 26th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 12/26/13

Seal of the City of Manila, Philippines.

Seal of the City of Manila, Philippines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Filipino family outing.


Clue/Question:  What can you find in “Manila” that you can’t find in “Tokyo”?


English: City sights of Manila

English: City sights of Manila (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ANIMAL

(I’m married to a Filipina, and I’ve been to Manila twice, but I never realized – until this morning – that Manila was an anagram of animal!  Very interesting.  I’m going to have to start looking at other cities differently, from now on.

I thought most of the jumbling was pretty challenging today.  I struggled some with “apron”, and even had to back into “sulfur”.  I just wasn’t seeing it!  As it turns out, “sulfur” has not been used before as a clue word.  ralis95 will be adding it to his clue word database very soon.  “Tiruyp” is a new jumbling of “purity”, for me.  The answer letter layout was okay.  Not much room to hide a six-letter answer!  Cute cartoon.  It can be kind of tricky capturing nationality in a cartoon drawing, but I’d buy into these three being Filipino!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/26/13


Iconic screen shot from the movie It's a Wonde...

Iconic screen shot from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look, Daddy.  Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”   —   Zuzu Bailey (“It’s a Wonderful Life”)  based on the short story: The Greatest Gift, by Philip Van Doren Stern


Cover of "The Greatest Gift: The Original...

Cover via Amazon

(These movie quote ones are getting a little too easy!  I looked down to the parentheses, and realized – because of the season? – that it was this Christmas classic.  The line itself was likely the work of the screen writers, as the synopsis of the short story doesn’t mention if George Pratt (not Bailey) even had any children, only a wife.  Outside of this movie, or I should say, outside of people who quote this movie, I had never heard the thing about bells and angels.  Regardless, it is cute coming from the mouths of babes.  The movie is always good for getting you into the holiday spirit!  You know, I didn’t see it this year!  And, I only caught the very tail-end of A Christmas Story!  Maybe that is part of the reason why I wasn’t quite feeling it this year.  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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