Archive for May, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 05/31/14

vintage valentine: see-saw

vintage valentine: see-saw (Photo credit: karen horton)

Visual Description:  Teeter-totter teamwork.

WUDEN  =  UNWED,  PRAAT  =  APART,  TALHEH  =  HEALTH,  GUNHOE  =  ENOUGH   —   Giving us:  WERTHTEOG

Clue/Question:  When the twins went to the park to play, they went – – –

Two Gether

Two Gether (Photo credit: fs999)

Answer:  TWOGETHER

 

A seesaw or teeter-totter in a children's play...

A seesaw or teeter-totter in a children’s playground in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Cute pun!  None of the clue words are new, but they were all jumbled well.  Again, I struggled some on one of the five letter words.  It took me almost a minute to get “unwed”.  I also struggled some with “enough”.  The funny thing is I’ve struggled with this exact same jumbling of it before.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble.  No give away.  The cartoon does a good job setting up the pun.  The boys look like they’re having fun . . . together.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote spoiler – 05/31/14

English: Vivica A. Fox backstage at the 2009 H...

English: Vivica A. Fox backstage at the 2009 Heart Truth fashion show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.”   —   Vivica Fox

Holly Robinson

Cover of Holly Robinson

 

(For some reason I always associate Vivica A Fox with both Holly Robinson Peete and Jada Pinkett Smith.  All three of them are beautiful African American women who have been big stars since the early to mid ’90s.  You might think that beauty alone would instill confidence, but that is not always the case.  Self-confidence can take you a long, long way.  But, if you have both self-confidence AND beauty . . . well, then you may really go far.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/30/14

Touro Churrascaria

Touro Churrascaria (Photo credit: cookiespi)

Visual Description:  Mmm!  Dining at a churrascaria!

MESUA  =  AMUSE,  THOTO  =  TOOTH,  HLLRIT  =  THRILL,  WELFAD  =  FLAWED   —   Giving us:  USETOTTHLFLE

Clue/Question:  They were enjoying the all-you-can-eat steak restaurant – – –

Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil

Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  TO THE FULLEST

 

churrascaria

churrascaria (Photo credit: Harry Wood)

(Mmm!!!  Meat, meat and . . . more meat!  Homer Simpson would be in heaven.  I wish these were around – the states, that is – when I was in my teens and twenties, because I really would have gotten my money’s worth then.  I’ve been to two different ones, but I was in my late forties and early fifties.  Figuratively speaking, my eyes are bigger than my stomach nowadays.  I want it all, but I can’t handle it all.  The servers come around very frequently, and if you are busy eating what you’ve got, and/or you just don’t want to be bothered for a while, you flip your little signal disk to the red/pink – No Thanks – side.  When you’re ready for more, you flip it to the green – More Please – side.  Don’t be fooled into thinking that these places are cheap though, because that is usually not the case.  If your goal is to max out on the meat, I advise you to take it easy at their salad/antipasto bar.  They might also serve a kickin’ cocktail called a Caipirinha.  Be careful with these, because they can kick yer butt in a hurry!

 

Getting filled in churrascaria

Getting filled in churrascaria (Photo credit: henribergius)

We have a new clue word today, in “flawed”.  Our good friend, ralis95, will have to update his clue word  database for this.  All of the jumblings were new, to me.  It took me more than a few seconds to get “amuse”, and it is rare for me to struggle, at all, with a five-letter clue word.  The answer letter layout was marvelous.  I didn’t think it gave anything away.  It might have even been a little misdirecting.  Jeff’s cartoon did a fantastic job of capturing the character of these fine eateries.  Lots to like about today’s Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/30/14

Hypatia

Hypatia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

Hypatia, by Charles William Mitchell (1885).

Hypatia, by Charles William Mitchell (1885). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This must be in the vein of:  forgive and forget.  It’s not always easy to forgive, but it usually can be done.  For most of us though, it is nearly impossible to forget.  Once you get past the forgiveness aspect you generally stay in a guarded state, like the Russian proverb:  trust, but verify.  Can we ever truly forget a wrong, or is this just a pleasant platitude?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/29/14

Air conditioner, complete with piping, insulat...

Air conditioner, complete with piping, insulated with foamed rubber pipe covering (common refrigeration insulation, along with foamglass). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Hot head who can’t take the heat.

CHUNL  =  LUNCH,  LHYIL  =  HILLY,  LAFUBI  =  FIBULA,  TIPNUD  =  PUNDIT   —   Giving us:  LCHLLILPI

Clue/Question:  After their air conditioner broke down again, she wished her husband could take a – – –

Chill pill!

Chill pill! (Photo credit: mirjoran)

Answer:  CHILL PILL

 

Susceptible To Chills

Susceptible To Chills (Photo credit: bcostin)

(Pretty simple American vernacular.  Even though it was a pretty good answer letter layout, it was pretty hard to hide the answer with all those Is and Ls.  No new clue words, but some very good jumbling.  I had to back into “fibula”.  I was too lazy to write out various letter combinations.  “Pundit” was jumbled pretty well, too.  The cartoon shows a good job of baldy losing it.  That’s about it folks.  Be well and do good.  If it’s hot by you . . . stay cool!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/14

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen (Photo credit: symphony of love)

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

RISE UP - Fight austerity now, while you still...

RISE UP – Fight austerity now, while you still can. (Photo credit: Teacher Dude’s BBQ)

(Either this is just one of Ralphie’s  best known quotes, or we’ve had this quote in the Cryptoquote before.  It’s a great quote, but it just feels like a re-run to me.  I’m feeling a little cheated.  And, I didn’t even look at the author line until I was well into solving this.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 05/28/14

Actor Sylvester Stallone, who plays Rocky in t...

Actor Sylvester Stallone, who plays Rocky in the upcoming ‘Rocky’ VI movie, signs an autograph for Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Lakeya Benton at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Dec. 6. Camp Pendleton boxing coach Anthony J. Gonzales took his team and other Marines to Las Vegas to boost morale and confidence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  The perils of stardom.

PREKO  =  POKER,  NURKT  =  TRUNK,  CEYNAG  =  AGENCY,  POHNOC  =  PONCHO   —   Giving us:  OKTRYOCO

Clue/Question:  Sylvester Stallone wanted to go for a relaxing swim at the beach, but it was – – –

beach blanket bingo

beach blanket bingo (Photo credit: jima)

Answer: TOO ROCKY

 

Photo of Sylvester Stallone in Hawaii.

Photo of Sylvester Stallone in Hawaii. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Hey!  I ain’t no – beach – bum!  This wasn’t a huge challenge, but it was alright.  There were no new clue words, but the jumbling was right up there.  I even struggled some in getting “agency” and “poncho”.  The answer letter layout was a fine jumble in itself.  I thought, at first, the cartoon was a Beach Blanket Bingo reunion of some kind, until I read the dialog and clue.  Jeff only gave us a very few rocks, right at the water’s edge, to give the answer a duel meaning.  I hope you guys with the reduced size Jumble were able to pick up on this.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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