Archive for June 23rd, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 06/23/14

This blueprint of what La Belle would have loo...

This blueprint of what La Belle would have looked like was created in the 20th century, after excavation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A blueprint for success.

PADTA  =  ADAPT,  LMAPC  =  CLAMP,  SPRIMH  =  SHRIMP,  FLYDON  =  FONDLY   —   Giving us:  AALPSHND

Clue/Question:  The architect couldn’t stay for the meeting because he – – –

AT-AT Walker Blueprint - Star Wars

AT-AT Walker Blueprint – Star Wars (Photo credit: A2K Design)

Answer:  HAD PLANS

(It didn’t take a genius to figure this one out.  All the clue words were old favorites, though they were jumbled very well.  The answer letter layout was another good jumble.  The cartoon and the clue/question went a long way in setting up the relatively short answer. Nice way to ease into the work week.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/14

Maya Angelou

Cover of Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”   —   Maya Angelou

You are the sum total of everything you've eve...

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. Maya Angelou (Photo credit: katerha)

 

(Wow!  Pretty dramatic.  I wonder what set her off?  I’m sure it’s from a very meaningful poem, but I’m not very into poetry.  Do you know what I noticed upon her death?  More and more people were pronouncing her last name as: An-juh-loe, whereas I had always pronounced it the way I had always heard it, and more the way it is spelled:  An-juh-lew.  I even looked up the pronunciation online.  One site with audio had it as “loe” and another as “lew”, but the “lew” site has since switched to “loe”.  She was born with the last name Johnson, and was married to a man named Angelos for about three years.  I read she was encouraged to take the  “more distinctive” name of Angelou, but there was no explanation of how/why that spelling, and the specific – and slightly unusual – pronunciation came to be.  I attribute it to a form of phonetic poetic license!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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