Archive for March, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/14

Damon Wayans at the Improv comedy club in Houston

Damon Wayans at the Improv comedy club in Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Not so funny wait service.

THABC  =  BATCH,  ZALEG  =  GLAZE,  DEOLDO  =  DOODLE,  SACCUT  =  CACTUS   —   Giving us:  BHGLALEAU

Clue/Question:  The service at the comedy club was so bad that it was – – –

Crackers Comedy Club

Crackers Comedy Club (Photo credit: Intiaz Rahim)

Answer:  LAUGHABLE

(Veddy nice!  The clue words were all jumbled really well.  The jumblings all looked new to me.  We even had a new clue word today, in “doodle”!  ralis95 will have to add this to his clue word database.  The answer letter layout was splendid.  It gave nothing away.  The cartoon is hilarious.  It looks like David’s “coffee” has a head on it, and Jeff’s “wine” is being served with some kind of garnish.  Great way to start the week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/31/14

A pair of Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves, on dis...

Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”   —   Muhammad Ali

(Perseverance is one thing.  Having a corner man who cares enough about you to throw in the towel, when you’re getting your ass beat in, is another.  Except for the rarest of occasions, I say it’s always best to live to fight another day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/30/14

Barney

Barney (Photo credit: TRF_Mr_Hyde)

Visual Description:  The long wind of the law???

TIRBET  =  BITTER,  CRINUH  =  URCHIN,  HUCBER  =  CHERUB,  SAFOIC  =  FIASCO,  SUEDOX  =  EXODUS,  MISTAG  =  STIGMA   —   Giving us:  TTCHHEACEOUST

Clue/Question:  Before the cop was done arresting him, the suspect was ready to – – –

Andy!!! Opie stole the Squad Car

Andy!!! Opie stole the Squad Car (Photo credit: Al_HikesAZ)

Answer:  CUT TO THE CHASE

(Fantastic pun!  You can just see the wheels turning in the burglars head.  By the time this clown is done with his spiel I could be outta here!  Hey, the door is open, the gate is open, and the Barney Fife character doesn’t seem to be exuding confidence.  But, the self-preservationist in the burglar is thinking:  Alright, you got me!  Just shut up already, and put the cuffs on me!

No new clue words today, but some super jumbling all around.  I had trouble getting three of them, and I was really happy to finally get “fiasco”, because I’m not so sure I would have been able to back into it.  It took me longer than usual to come up with the solution with all the letters.  I don’t know if I could have solved it without the A and the C.  The answer letter layout was beautiful.  It made you think the five letter word might be HOUSE, but that would have used up 3 of the 5 vowels!  Then I thought that the second word might have been AS, or the first might have been ACT, but I couldn’t take that anywhere.  I had to stand up and start to walk away before it struck me.  Nice job, Hoyt!  The cartoon was priceless!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/30/14

Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To act with common sense according to the moment is the best wisdom I know.”   —   Horace Walpole

(Many many things depend on situational reasoning.  You can feel “right” in your dogmatic rigidness all you want . . . until you are dead right.  A wise man knows it’s better to live to fight another day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble spoiler – 03/29/14

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van.

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A very busy entrepreneur this past winter.

CLEET  =  ELECT,  KALEN  =  ANKLE,  FOCEFE  =  COFFEE,  TOIWUT  =  OUTWIT   —   Giving us:  EEALFFT

 

Clue/Question:  The tire repairman charged a – – –

 

150 px

150 px (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FLAT FEE

 

(Interesting Jumble.  No new clue words, but I did have to go to the manual ralis95 clue word database to verify that “coffee” is not new.  Decent jumbling.  The answer letter layout was swell, but it was kind of hard hiding today’s answer.  The cartoon tells the whole story.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/29/14

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”   —   Nelson Mandela

(But first, someone needs to instill in you – or, you’ll need to develop on your own – a sense of self-confidence, in order to live the life you are capable of living.  Demonstrate to your children that you believe they can accomplish what they want to do.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

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Jumble Spoiler – 03/28/14

Visual Description:  Outtake from an old Doublemint commercials?

MBIPL  =  BLIMP,  HOVES  =  SHOVE,  FUNSIE  =  INFUSE,  NIOIDE  =  IODINE   —   Giving us:  BLMSHEIFSEDIE

Clue/Question:  When his twin brother started mimicking him, he was – – –

Answer:  BESIDE HIMSELF

(Wow!  A 13 letter answer, on a weekday Jumble!  That’s fairly rare.  All the clue words were well-jumbled.  All the jumblings looked new to me.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I don’t think it made the answer obvious in any way.  The cartoon brings back some ancient memories for me.  Very cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 


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