Archive for July, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 07/31/14

Morning Sky at June Lake Loop

Morning Sky at June Lake Loop (Photo credit: Fred Moore 1947)

Visual Description:  June is . . . busting out all over!

DUPON  =  POUND,  ANAGI  =  AGAIN,  TAROTH  =  THROAT,  ROPTIM  =  IMPORT   —   Giving us:  UGTHTIP

Clue/Question:  After seeing how snug her dress had become she was – – –

June Under the Moon - June Lake, California

June Under the Moon – June Lake, California (Photo credit: dhilung)

Answer:  UPTIGHT

 

June's multi-colored eyes

June’s multi-colored eyes (Photo credit: kakissel)

(She doesn’t look uptight.  And, very often, the women in the Jumble cartoons do look pretty uptight!  Our girl – we’ll call her June – just looks disappointed.  More upset than uptight.  Weight has a sneaky way of creeping up on you.  This whole metabolism thing is completely unfair!

There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles looked new, to me.  I think “throat” might have been the toughest, but I didn’t struggle with any of them.  The answer letter layout was nifty.  That’s about it, for now.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/14

 

Lëtzebuergesch: De Musée Jean Cocteau zu Mento...

Lëtzebuergesch: De Musée Jean Cocteau zu Menton Source: Eege Foto mat Compositioun vum lb:user ernmuhl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau (Photo credit: bogema)

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”   —   Jean Cocteau

(I love dogs because . . . they aren’t cats!  It might be true that cats rule and dogs drool.  But, I’d rather be on equal – if not slippery – footing with a dog, than subject to a cat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/30/14

Garden hose

Garden hose (Photo credit: Jeff / Godfrey)

Visual Description:  The gift of the garden hose.

PUNTI  =  INPUT,  GEWIH  =  WEIGH,  RAPURO  =  UPROAR,  TENNIY  =  NINETY   —   Giving us:  INUWEGRARNNT

Clue/Question:  The jogger was happy to find some – – –

40+295 Blast!

40+295 Blast! (Photo credit: bark)

Answer:  RUNNING WATER

(Wonderful!  None of the clue words were new, but the jumbling was top-notch.  Surprisingly, the two that made me scratch my head were jumbles that we’ve already had in the past.  The jumbles for “input” and “ninety” have been used before.  Both the “weigh” and “uproar” jumbles are new, from what I can see.  Another stellar answer letter layout.  Nothing obvious.  If you weren’t feeling, you weren’t getting it!  Classic Jumble cartoon, too.  It conveys the both the heat and the gratitude.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/14

 

Albert Einstein There are two ways to live you...

Albert Einstein There are two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle (Photo credit: symphony of love)

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.  Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”   —   Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

(A great example of Einstein’s sense of humor!  Be well and do good, friends.  We’re all in this together.)   —   YUR

PS.  I choose everything.      YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/14

yogi's last stand

yogi’s last stand (Photo credit: Soggydan)

Visual Description:  Party in the park!

BURGY  =  RUGBY,  NUGTS  =  STUNG,  HURNCC  =  CRUNCH,  CADIVE  =  ADVICE   —   Giving us:  GBSRUHAE

Clue/Question:  Yogi’s family reunion featured – – –

AppliedIRC Party in the Park

AppliedIRC Party in the Park (Photo credit: nickstone333)

Answer:  BEAR HUGS

 

Hanna-Barbera founders William Hanna (left) an...

Hanna-Barbera founders William Hanna (left) and Joseph Barbera pose with several of the Emmy awards the Hanna-Barbera studio has won. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But, of course!  Technically, not really a pun . . . but, it was fun.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumbling was new, to me.  They were all good, but I only hesitated on “advice”.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  I can’t remember seeing one that started with GBS before.  The cartoon was Hanna-Barbera worthy!  A couple more huggers in the background, and an unhappy looking bear in a Cubs hat and jersey, with a drink in his hand.  But, where’s Boo Boo?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/14

 

Hollywood Star Cass Daley

Hollywood Star Cass Daley (Photo credit: DominusVobiscum)

Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven’t been able to find anybody who’ll take what I have to give.”   —   Cass Daley

 

beauty ~ only skin deep?

beauty ~ only skin deep? (Photo credit: sunshinecity)

(Don’t worry, folks.  This was all just part of her stage act.  Cass was talented, but far from glamorous.  Self-deprecation can be a great little ice breaker.  She did end up getting married . . . twice, as a matter of fact.  Looks don’t have to matter.  After all, beauty is only skin deep.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 07/28/14

Fetch, Fido

Fetch, Fido (Photo credit: United States Marine Corps Official Page)

Visual Description:  The guilt of Fido.

WORNC  =  CROWN,  ENHOY  =  HONEY,  NELLOY  =  LONELY,  TIKENT  =  KITTEN   —   Giving us:  ONHNELOIE

Clue/Question:  He wanted to wear his favorite pair of golf socks, but he had a – – –

Thursday night, your holey sock needs mending

Thursday night, your holey sock needs mending (Photo credit: Worn Fashion Journal)

Answer:  HOLE IN ONE

 

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

(I really thought that Jim Furyk was finally going to get that monkey off his back, at the RBC.  But, I guess it was not to be.  I also did not realize that Tim Clark was only three shots behind coming into the final round.  All I kept hearing was that Furyk was coming in at -15.  You’ve got to hand it to Clark though.  He stayed in the hunt, and then came on strong on the back nine, while Furyk seemed to run out of gas.  I went to school with a kid named Tim Clark.  I guess it’s not that uncommon a name.  Congrats to Clark, and condolences to Furyk.  But, $615,600.00 is one heck of a consolation prize!

There were no new clue words today!  Maybe Hoyt realizes that ralis95 is very busy, with more important pursuits.  Three of the jumbles were new, to me.  Only the one for “crown” was already in my WordPress database.  The answer letter layout was nifty.  Nothing obvious about it, at all.  The cartoon is fantastic.  I love the expression on Fido’s face.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Today is Lori Loughlin‘s 50th birthday!  I always thought that besides starring on Full House she was also Zoe Morgan, on Person of Interest.  But, that distinction belongs to Ms. Paige Turco.  I think they have a similar look, and they’re less than a year apart in age.  Both fine looking ladies.  Not as fine as Bridget Moynahan though.  She’s the reigning beauty queen of the small screen, for me!  What was Tom Brady thinking by cheating on her?  Putz!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/14

 

Broken Home 2

Broken Home 2 (Photo credit: ~flutterby~)

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.”   —   Peter de Vries

(Peter was known mainly for his satiric wit, but he could also drop a bomb of reality on you.  Sometimes, the worst thing is continuing to stay in a bad, or abusive, relationship/household.  Usually the victims feel like they don’t have a choice.  Here is one of my favorite de Vries quotes:  “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff  –  it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”  This is the same way I feel about political correctness and banning language  –  it does nothing about addressing the underlying causes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  An apology:  I have no idea what the related articles say, as WordPress has changed – really messed up – the scroll feature on the Add New Post page.  They made one change about a week or so that was bad enough, but today it is even worse.  You can’t preview the articles, or even the pictures, at all.  Until today, you could at least view them if you used the outer scroll bar and positioned the screen just so.  Why they did away with the scroll bar in the text section of the page I just don’t understand.  It must somehow be cheaper for them!  A number of months ago they took away the more advanced color options that I had used to enjoy.  Things must be tough over at WordPress.  If they are a publicly held company, I’d give serious consideration to selling.   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 07/27/14

English: HUB RANGES Have Heat on Five Sides of...

English: HUB RANGES Have Heat on Five Sides of the Oven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  If you can’t stand the heat . . .

KLEECH  =  HECKLE,  LUURYN  =  UNRULY,  MERCIT  =  METRIC,  SOBARB  =  ABSORB,  NITUGO  =  OUTING,  NETLAD  =  DENTAL   —   Giving us:  HEKURECBRBONNTA

Clue/Question:  After seeing the high prices of new stoves, her husband wanted to put their purchase – – –

GE CGS990SETSS Cafe 30" Stainless Steel G...

GE CGS990SETSS Cafe 30″ Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Double Oven Range – Convection (Photo credit: Goedeker’s)

Answer:  ON THE BACK BURNER

HOTPOINT AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC RANGES 1948

HOTPOINT AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC RANGES 1948 (Photo credit: 1950sUnlimited)

(One of my favorite – and oft used – idioms!  No new clue words today, though many of the jumblings were new.  I struggled some getting “metric”  It’s like the ’70s all over again!  I liked both “outing” and “dental”.  The answer letter layout was another splendid jumble.  I don’t think it gave anything away.  Great cartoon.  Nice range of ranges there, Jeff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/27/14

 

budget

budget (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month, others just go over them.”   —   Sally Poplin

 

Budget

Budget (Photo credit: Tax Credits)

(Unfortunately, I fall into the latter catter-gory.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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