Archive for August 11th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/11/14

English: Downtown Helsinki from the sea Suomi:...

English: Downtown Helsinki from the sea Suomi: Helsingin keskusta Eteläsatamasta nähtynä (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Scandinavian contest finale.

CENEF  =  FENCE,  CLUEN  =  UNCLE,  HLIRLS  =  SHRILL,  TISISN  =  INSIST   —   Giving us:  FNNLESHIINI

Clue/Question:  The Helsinki Marathon ended at the – – –

Limburger Käse, mit 40% Fett (Cheese)

Limburger Käse, mit 40% Fett (Cheese) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  FINNISH LINE

(That’s one of them Limburger puns.  You can smell them a mile away!  We all need a little stink in our lives.  We tend to get a little caught up in ourselves.  Stink has a way of bringing us back to earth.  There may be stinkier cheeses, but I am neither a fromager, nor an affineur.  My knowledge of stinky cheese comes from the Three Stooges.  There.  I said it.  I’m not particularly proud of this fact, but . . . whadayagonnado!

There were no new clue words, and the clue words were easy to get . . . for me.  The jumblings, however, all appear to be new.  The answer letter layout was a little obvious today.  Switching “uncle” for “fence” might have made it a little more challenging.  Great cartoon though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/11/14

 

English: Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. R...

English: Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Red chalk. 33 × 21 cm. Turin, Royal Library (inv.no. 15571). NOTE This image is in red chalk. Do not revert to the black and white image. Deutsch: Kopf eines bärtigen Mannes, sog. Selbstbildnis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria d...

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Venice (1485-90) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.”   —   Leonardo da Vinci

(Real work, whether manual labor . . . or anything that requires a kind of routine, kind of saps the creative processes.  Idleness allows the mind to wander and probe.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

(Late) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/10/14

 

English: Agatha Christie blue plague. No.58 Sh...

English: Agatha Christie blue plague. No.58 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington & Chelsea, London, U.k. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”   —   Agatha Christie

(I guess archaeologists are a very rare breed then.  Just kidding, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(For Lisa) Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/10/14

Air Jordan 2011 - Year of the Rabbit colourway

Air Jordan 2011 – Year of the Rabbit colourway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Classic Air Jordan.

PRINTU  =  TURNIP,  KESCIN  =  SICKEN,  FACETF  =  AFFECT,  HNARSK  =  SHRANK,  SPOIGS  =  GOSSIP,  PYNEHH  =  HYPHEN   —   Giving us:  TRI$IEFECHRAGOHHE

Clue/Question:  Everyone loved watching Michael Jordan play at the – – –

English: Former basketball player Michael Jordan

English: Former basketball player Michael Jordan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HEIGHT OF HI$ CAREER

(Nice long answer, huh?!  There was plenty to like about this Jumble.  None of the clue words seem to be new.  “Shrank” is not on my latest soft copy, nor the latest hard capy of the ralis95 clue word database, but I seem to remember seeing it in a Jumble sometime in the past few months.  Since my most recent is from 12/31/13, I think it’s time ralis95 sent me an updated version!  I’ll have to email him a formal request.  All of the jumblings appeared to be new though.  I had a tough time with “turnip” and “sicken”.  The others came immediately for me.  The answer letter layout was very tricky.  It really took me a while to figure out the answer.  My first impression was that the two middle words were going to be OF THE.  And, I also thought that one of the six-letter words was going to be CHARGE.  I couldn’t do anything with RISIEH though.  It took me a few minutes to get past my prejudice, but eventually I saw “HEIGHT”.  Then “OF HIS”.  With the remaining letters I got “CAREER”.  I think the cartoon helped me see “HEIGHT”.  I wasn’t expecting a basketball themed Jumble in August.  It kind of threw me.  But, it was a great cartoon and a challenging Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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