Archive for July 12th, 2014

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/12/14

English: Retired number 2 of Tommy Lasorda, Lo...

English: Retired number 2 of Tommy Lasorda, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are three types of baseball players:  those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”   –—   Tommy Lasorda

(That Tommy can be pretty insightful.  This can also apply to people in general.  Of course, those don’t necessarily have to be absolute types.  You can be a little bit one and a little bit another.  Unfortunately, I’m kind of more watch and wonder!  It’s always better if you can make it happen.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —  YUR 

 

Jumble Spoiler – 07/12/14

Octopus Eyeful

Octopus Eyeful (Photo credit: neptunecanada)

Visual Description:  Kind of a Hernán Cortés meets Jules Verne scene.

LORDL  =  DROLL,  DIBEA  =  ABIDE,  OLOGAN  =  LAGOON,  HOTAFM  =  FATHOM   —   Giving us:  DRAAAM

Clue/Question:  The fleet of giant octopuses was an – – –

octopus 2

octopus 2 (Photo credit: AlKok)

Conquistador Helmet at the Oakland Museum

Conquistador Helmet at the Oakland Museum (Photo credit: benchilada)

Answer:  ARMADA

 

English ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588.

English ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not really a pun, but it made for a fun Jumble.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumbling was new, to me.  I thought the jumbling was very imaginative, but I only hesitated – slightly – in getting “lagoon”.  The others I just kind of saw, immediately.  The answer letter layout was satisfying, especially considering the shortness of the answer.  The cartoon was a real piece of work today.  The Spanish sailors, with one using the word “invincible”.  The Spanish Armada was thought to be “invincible” . . . until the English and Dutch spanked them pretty good!  The silliness of a large group of octopuses attacking the ships.  They are such freaky and scary looking – but fascinating – creatures.  Looks like they already took care of one ship, because our classic sinking sail boat, on the horizon, looks more like a Spanish Galleon today!  Fun stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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