Archive for April, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 04/30/14

English: Downtown Seattle view from Kerry park

English: Downtown Seattle view from Kerry park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual description:  Nothing to do with Seattle, folks!

AGGUE =  GAUGE,  SEMYS  =  MESSY,  SAHNIV  =  VANISH,  THIRME  =  HERMIT   —   Giving us:  GEESNISEIT

Clue/Question:  When they looked for a place to build their new home, they were – – –

Seattle Summers

Seattle Summers (Photo credit: .Bala)

Answer:  SITE“-SEEING

 

Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners

Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I don’t think any of the words are new.  Beautiful jumbling though.  Great job on the answer letter layout too.  This one of Jeff’s odder cartoons, with the couple appearing to be driving away from what you’d call the “sight”.  I know I missed an is in that last sentence, but I’m not going to risk losing this.  I need a damn mouse!  LOL!  It took me a little time to get this answer.  I don’t know if Jeff  was trying to make this a little less obvious, or he was just struggling with the drawing angles, or what.  The end result is that it’s a bit more challenging.  Be well and do good, friends.)  —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/14

Robert A. Heinlein with Ginny Heinlein in 1980...

Robert A. Heinlein with Ginny Heinlein in 1980 in Tahiti. Original description was: Robert A. Heinlein, with Ginny Heinlein and Douchka Peirce. My stepson took this picture in 1980 at our house in Tahiti with an OM-2 Olympus camera. The picture was digitally edited in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.”   —   Robert Heinlein

(Yet another quote about conciseness! I wonder who Rebecca is trying to get this point across to.  Don’t kill me for ending that sentence with a preposition.  I’m writing this on my daughter’s I-pad thingy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

ps.   I forgot, this is not set up for Zemanta, so no pics or related stories.  I can’t figure out how to highlight the text for color either.  Sorry.      YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/29/14

English: Backscatter Imaging "Backscatter...

English: Backscatter Imaging “Backscatter technology projects low level X-ray beams over the body to create a reflection of the body displayed on the monitor. Backscatter technology produces an image that resembles a chalk etching.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Twin kin, no can win.

AVEWE  =  WEAVE,  LATVE  =  VALET,  TURBET  =  BUTTER,  FARDOF  =  AFFORD   —   Giving us:  WLTTEAO

Clue/Question:  The twins missed their flight because they were – – –

Twins

Twins (Photo credit: Darren Krause)

Answer:  TWO LATE

(Yes.  A real groaner of a pun!  None of the clue words were new today, but a great job on the jumbling.  The jumblings of “weave”, “butter” and “valet” appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was nicely jumbled as well.  I used to love airports and flying.  From the time when I was a little tyke, to just recently.  Now, with all the TSA nonsense, the self-service, the reduced service, high fares, cramped seats, and nickel and diming . . . it’s just lost all of it’s allure.  We need to revive the American rail system!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/14

 

Roman mosaic depicting a comedy scene from the...

Roman mosaic depicting a comedy scene from the so-called Villa of Cicero in Pompeii 1st century CE (Photo credit: mharrsch)

Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”   —   Cicero

(Aah . . . what a waste!  But then again, maybe all the superfluousness is like spilt milk.  At least the dog gets a little treat!  Have you noticed that a lot of the recent quotes have dealt with conciseness and simplicity?  Hmm.  You guys will let me know if I’m being a little too prolific, won’t you?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 04/28/14

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a hou...

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a house near Boston Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A very popular misconception.

VINEG  =  GIVEN,  CHUNB  =  BUNCH,  RUYNIJ  =  INJURY,  SAJDUT  =  ADJUST   —   Giving us:  GIEBHIRADT

Clue/Question:  They installed solar panels on their house because it was a – – –

English: Building with solar panels on the roo...

English: Building with solar panels on the roof in Northern Germany Deutsch: Gebäude mit Solarkollektoren auf dem Dach in Norddeutschland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BRIGHT IDEA

(You don’t need to live in a sunny, hot desert environment to install solar panels.  With today’s technology you could live in the Pacific Northwest and still get off the grid, by going solar.  Germany is the current leader in installed solar panels!  And, they’re far from the sunny Mediterranean.

No new clue words today, but they were all jumbled very well.  The answer letter layout was executed very smartly.  Nothing given away there!  The cartoon is amusing though.  One guy doing all the work, while three observe and remark.  And, Jeff is really driving the point home, with all the hats and sun glasses, and a big bright sun in the sky!  If it took you very long to get this you may not be as bright as you thought you were.  A bunch of you may take injury to that last remark, but I will not adjust it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/28/14

Prof. Yehuda Bauer

Prof. Yehuda Bauer (Photo credit: ygurvitz)

Thou shall not be a perpetrator, thou shall not be a victim, and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.”   —   Yehuda Bauer

(I just did a quick read on this man, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how broadminded he is.  I tend to put more stock in someone who lived during the time of the Holocaust, and who was from a country that was greatly effected, than someone who was born one and a half decades later, in a country thousands of miles removed from the horror.  Hatred begets hatred.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 04/27/14

The Simpsons Springfield expansion phase 2 at ...

The Simpsons Springfield expansion phase 2 at Universal Orlando (Photo credit: insidethemagic)

Visual Description:  A day at the Springfield nuclear power plant.

PMPORT  =  PROMPT,  MEPETX  =  EXEMPT,  CITEEN  =  ENTICE,  RIGCAL  =  GARLIC,  FARDIA  =  AFRAID,  INTOON  =  NOTION   —   Giving us:  RMEETEEGLFADNON

Clue/Question:  Working with plutonium is so tricky because of the – – –

Photo of the Cofrentes (Spain) nuclear power p...

Photo of the Cofrentes (Spain) nuclear power plant cooling towers taken on 2005-05-22 by Roberto Uderio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ELEMENT OF DANGER

Cool Blog Sociale - 15 July 2008 - Homer Simps...

Cool Blog Sociale – 15 July 2008 – Homer Simpson’s head through X-ray (Photo credit: SOCIALisBETTER)

(This was no gimme!  I puzzled over this one for a few minutes.  I decided the middle word was most likely OF, but TO wasn’t out of the question.  I didn’t seriously considered ON or AN.  All those Es, bunched up together, was really throwing me.  After a bit, I looked at the cartoon again for what they might be substituting.  I saw the word CAUTION on the sign on the wall, and “. . . careful.  We can’t take any chances.”  And finally, the word “tricky” in the clue/question.  They purposely were not using the word DANGER.  So, with checking off the letters of OF and DANGER I was left with MEETELN.  Then the light bulb went off.  Nice pun, huh?  None of the clue words were new, but they were all well-jumbled.  I thought that “entice”, “exempt” and “notion” were great.  The answer letter layout was definitely top-notch today!  And, it was great seeing Homer Simpson make a cameo appearance.  I saw the PU on the warning sign, and I know it’s the symbol for plutonium on the periodic table, but I wasn’t getting ELEMENT until my little process of elimination.  I thought it was a great Jumble.  I hope you guys did too.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR   

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