Archive for April 27th, 2014

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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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/27/14

 

"Dennis The Menace" creator Hank Ket...

“Dennis The Menace” creator Hank Ketcham (1920-2001) accepts his Inkpot Award at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con (today called Comic-Con International). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How come they’re called supermodels if they can’t leap tall buildings?”   —   Dennis The Menace

English: Screenshot of Jay North from a 1961 p...

English: Screenshot of Jay North from a 1961 promotional segment for the TV series Dennis the Menace Special segment filmed specifically for promotional use (not part of the series itself) Published without copyright notice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

(Yeah!  How come???  I bet they can’t even bend steel in their bare hands.  I’m not sure, but this might be the first quote attributed to a comic/cartoon figure, used as a Cryptoquote.  Dennis was always a favorite of mine, as a kid.  My introduction to the character was actually through the live action television show, starring Jay North.  Then it was probably a tie between the comic strip and the comic books.  I also remember him fondly in the movie, then television show, Maya.  It took place in the jungles of India.  Wholesome entertainment.  Great memories.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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