Archive for March 19th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 03/19/14

Screenshot from the trailer for the film The A...

Screenshot from the trailer for the film The African Queen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A mock-scene from The African Queen.

ECINE  =  NIECE,  DARUF  =  FRAUD,  DILNAS  =  ISLAND,  GEEERM  =  EMERGE   —   Giving us:  NIDILNEE

Clue/Question:  He didn’t think he would be eaten by a crocodile, but he was – – –

Answer:  IN DENILE

(A classic pun, for today’s Jumble!  “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” is a quote widely attributed to Mark Twain, but apparently there is some question of the veracity of the attribution.  I guess it could be a matter of: When in doubt – if it’s folksy – attribute it to Twain!  It could just as easily have been said by Josh billings or Will Rogers, I suppose.  No matter.

African Queen

African Queen (Photo credit: VISIT FLORIDA)

No new clue words today, but they were all jumbled expertly.  They look like all new jumblings, to me!  I got fooled by the jumbling of “emerge”.  I wrote down MERGER, before realizing there weren’t two Rs, and there were three Es.  That’s the sign of a good jumbled word!  The answer letter layout was swell enough.  And, of course, it’s a great cartoon.  Lots of detail.  For those of you with the reduced-sized Jumble, there are a few crocs swimming towards the boat.  It looks like three!  And, there are three pyramids on the horizon.  Now, if this was from the movie The African Queen this would not be the Nile River.  It would be either the Ruzizi, the Malagarasi, or the Kalambo.  Perhaps the Lukuga River.  So, now you’re thinking:  How does Mr. Smarty-pants know this?!?  Well, maybe I’m just making this stuff up!  Or . . . am I???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/19/14

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.  It ...

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux (Photo credit: E_TAVARES)

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.  It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”   —   Jean Giraudoux

(Perhaps the best definition of a flower that I’ve heard!   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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