Archive for June 19th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 06/19/14

English: N8034T (cn 193B-1230)

English: N8034T (cn 193B-1230) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  One of the effects of deregulation.

CANIB  =  CABIN,  BARRO  =  ARBOR,  FAMALE  =  AFLAME,  TACILI  =  ITALIC   —   Giving us:  AARRFII

Clue/Question:  The cost to change his flight was going to be $600.  He didn’t think that was – – –

Clipper Miles Standish (N805PA), an Airbus A310

Clipper Miles Standish (N805PA), an Airbus A310 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer: AIRFAIR

(Remember TWA?  How about PanAm, Eastern, National, Northwest, US Airways or Continental?  These were all major players at one time, and there were more.  Now, all we have is American, Delta, United, Southwest and Jet Blue.  There are still a bunch of regionals, but they kind of come and go, and even they are subject to takeovers.  Sure, some companies that get taken over are weak and have bad management, but the end result of all these mergers is that now there is less competition.  And, when competition shrinks prices go up.  And, the jobs that used to pay pretty well, and were considered glamorous?  Now, they pay slave wages, and it’s tough for them to attract younger educated employees.  Think of all this the next time you pay for your checked bag AND your carry-on, and you wedge yourself into your seat with a shoehorn, with your knees up in your face, and nibble on a snack you brought with you, because your airfare does not include a meal anymore.  A cocktail is no bargain these days as well.  And, don’t get me started on all the TSA nonsense, and the airlines policies about making changes.  Flying used to be fun.  Now, it pretty much sucks.

No new clue words today.  Some of the jumblings are new.  The answer letter layout was fine.  The cartoon does a great job of showing the airline’s disdain and the passenger’s frustration.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/19/14

English: Pubility photo of Eddie Cantor from t...

English: Pubility photo of Eddie Cantor from the television show The Colgate Comedy Hour, where he was one of the five rotating hosts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Slow down and enjoy life.  It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”   —   Eddie Cantor

Rose Buddies

Rose Buddies (Photo credit: smkybear)

(And, soon to be the adopted philosophy of Eric Cantor.  Eddie Cantor likely said this AFTER his string of hits.  These kind of quotes come easier to those who are already comfortable.  But, he was probably speaking more to life’s regrets.  There’s more to life than fame and fortune.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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