Archive for April 2nd, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 04/02/14

English: Fronts of the Eskew-Eaton Funeral Hom...

English: Fronts of the Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home and the Edinburgh Presbyterian Church, located at 304 and 306 E. Main Cross Street respectively in Edinburgh, , . Built in 1865 and 1916 respectively, they are part of the , a historic district that is listed on the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Life’s little ironies.

PENIT  =  INEPT,  TOCUS  =  SCOUT,  MAGLEB  =  GAMBLE,  DEHLUD  =  HUDDLE   —   Giving us:  INESCALEDDE

Clue/Question:  The funeral home director read his book in – – –

English: Front of the Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home...

English: Front of the Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, located at 304 E. Main Cross Street in Edinburgh, , . Built in 1865, it is part of the , a historic district that may be listed on the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEAD SILENCE

 

Picture of Keith Richards from the Pirates of ...

Picture of Keith Richards from the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End premiere at Disneyland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Marvelous, on all fronts!  Great stinker of a pun.  Wonderfully jumbled clue words.  None were new today, but the jumblings, with the exception of “inept”, were all new to me.  The answer letter layout kept the mystery going nicely.  But again, it all came down to the brilliant narrative cartoon of one Mr. Jeff Knurek.  Check out the detail, friends.  The funerary wreath, on a tripod stand.  The guest/sign-in stand, with entry book and little lamp.  The painting on the wall  –  a still life.  The nattily dressed undertaker, seated in a waiting area/foyer armchair, reading a book, entitled:  Life, by Keith Richards . . . who always kinda looks like death warmed over!  A lot of thought went into this, people.  Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/02/14

English: German-born theoretical physicist Alb...

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”   —   Albert Einstein

Experience

Experience (Photo credit: Kaptain Kobold)

 

(Always expecting perfection in one’s self is onerous to one’s soul.  Here are two other relevant quotes.  “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”   —   James Joyce  and  “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”   —   Oscar Wilde.  And no, I’m not Irish.  Don’t fear failure, friends.  Accept it and learn from it.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR 

 

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