Archive for May 19th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 05/19/14

Aqueduct of the Erie Canal as it was built in ...

Aqueduct of the Erie Canal as it was built in 1842, replacing the original construction from 1823. In the 1920s, the Broad Street Bridge was erected on top of it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Uh oh . . . trouble in River City!

HEANY  =  HYENA,  CCOLK  =  CLOCK,  GENNIE  =  ENGINE, KECPIT  =  PICKET   —   Giving us:  HNACOCEGEPKT

Clue/Question:  When it was time for him to pay for his game of pool, the player used – – –

English: A British standard pool table, showin...

English: A British standard pool table, showing a cue ball and a red/yello ball close to the (smaller) pocket. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  POCKET CHANGE

 

Rochester NY High Falls 2001

Rochester NY High Falls 2001 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Some non-billiards players might not get this.  But, I’m sure that this is generic enough for most to get.  The pool table has six pockets, four corner and two side.  It’s a great game of skill.  Understanding angles some basic rules of physics comes in handy.  I used to be a little better than average at it.  But, that was many years ago.

There were no new clue words today, but they were all jumbled well.  One of the jumbled clue words even passed the WordPress spell-check.  It looks like it recognized GENNIE as a name, because it didn’t underline it in red.  Maybe the WordPress people have drank beers in Rochester, NY???  Explanation upon request.  The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic.  The cartoon reinforces some stereotypes, but I like how Jeff drew the bulging pocket of change on the bald guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/19/14

Diagram of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Diagram of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are driven by five genetic needs:  survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.”   —   William Glasser

(On the surface this looks a little sketchy.  But, the fleshed out version lends it more credence.  Survival:  food, clothing, shelter, breathing, personal safety.  Belonging/connecting/love.  Power/significance/competence.  Freedom/autonomy.  And fun/learning.  The condensed version sounds a little too much like George W. Bush.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 05/18/14

Lukáš Osladil

Lukáš Osladil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Overbearing muscle head striking out.

TARMOL  =  MORTAL,  PINNAK  =  NAPKIN,  TOEGAU  =  OUTAGE,  SHONEC  =  CHOSEN,  YETROH  =  THEORY,  SUMBAH  =  AMBUSH   —   Giving us:  OTNNOAGCOETORMS

Clue/Question:  The bodybuilder wasn’t going to have any luck with the woman because he – – –

I created this image.

I created this image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  CAME ON TOO STRONG

 

English: 1996 North American Body building Cha...

English: 1996 North American Body building Champion (middleweight) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Strangely enough, there are still a lot of women out there who prefer the hard press.  They interpret aggressiveness with confidence, amiability with weakness.  When in reality the former is often masking an insecurity and the latter underlies a quiet confidence.  It looks like our heroine isn’t having any of the former!

There were no new clue words . . . yesterday, but there was plenty of quality jumbling going on.  Take your pick.  They were all well-jumbled.  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  The cartoon does a great job of setting up the pun.  Besides lifting with his arms, the bodybuilder is also standing on one leg, while lifting weight with the other.  Great jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/18/14

The white man's burden – The Journal, Detroit,...

The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another settles nothing.”   —   Horace

English: United Nations General Assembly hall ...

English: United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(You’d think that this quotation would have come up during the proposals that led to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181.  Sixty seven years later the pain still throbs, the injustice still resonates.  The White Man’s Burden mentality should have died out in the 19th Century, but it’s still being carried out to this day, under the guise of “spreading freedom and democracy”.  Will money and power always speak louder than equality and justice?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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