Archive for March 17th, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day Jumble Spoiler – 2014

The scam truck

The scam truck (Photo credit: jepoirrier)

Visual Description:  Not falling for the short con.


Clue/Question:  The St. Patrick’s Day scam artist was attempting a – – –

English: Chicago river dyed green on St. Patri...

English: Chicago river dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day, looking east from Michigan Avenue bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig)...

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) in Dublin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(May the road rise to meet you . . . not sink, like a foot deep pothole!  This has been one horrific winter for our thoroughfares, my friends!  I brought in my trusty Buick Le Sabre for what I thought was going to be a replacement of a strut.  But, as it turns out, the chassis had broken, and was pushed up into the frame of the car!  It can’t be fixed!  It’s a major safety issue that has doomed it to the scrap heap.  The shame is the engine is running perfectly.  So, now yer uncle has to go out and spend some of his dwindling dollars for some new-er wheels.  My mechanic was so upset that he couldn’t even call me to break the news to me.  I tell ya folks, if you have a choice between being rich or good looking . . . choose rich!  That’s what I’m doing . . . in my next life!

So, no new clue words today.  But, the jumbling was kinda cool.  I put down CONIVE for the third word, but that left me with an extra C, and no N!  I was thinking CONNIVE, but I wouldn’t think to spell it with two Ns.  Very often my hands and tongue connive against my brain, and I just write and say the stupidest things!  So, I actually backed into “novice”.  Bear with me, folks.  I’m new at this.  I thought it was sort of funny that we had both “blurt” and “blotch” in the same puzzle.  The answer letter layout was okay.  Pretty cool cartoon also.  Hey!  If the little bearded dude also had bad skin . . . would the answer have been LEPER-CON???  That’s all I got today, kids.  Be well, do good and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!)   —   YUR

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St. Paddy’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2014


English: Postcard: "St. Patrick's Day Sou...

English: Postcard: “St. Patrick’s Day Souvenir” postmarked 1912 in the United States. On postcard: “OLD WEIR BRIDGE” Description: “1912 POSTCARD ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOUVENIR; POSTALLY USED and CANCELLED MARCH 1912” Pictured: The painting depicted is of the “Old Weir Bridge” located Dinis Cottage, in Killarney National Park, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

May blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”   —   Irish Blessing

(Happy St. Patrick’s Day, to one and all!  Everyone is an honorary Irishman today, so feel free to partake in the wearin’ o’ th’ green!  And, if you’re feelin’ like a contrarian . . . wear o’ th’ orange!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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