Archive for August 18th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/18/14

English: A dentist performs a root canal on a ...

English: A dentist performs a root canal on a patient. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  David L. Hoyt . . . at the dentist.

HBMUT  =  THUMB,  DUNWO  =  WOUND,  BOLGON  =  OBLONG,  MRYFIL  =  FIRMLY   —   Giving us:  THUWODOOFRM

Clue/Question:  The dentist was happy to get the new patient as a result of – – –

Endodontics

Endodontics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  WORD OF MOUTH

(Not a pad bun . . . er, bad pun.  All the tried and true clue words were jumbled nicely, and newly, today.  The answer letter layout is a thing of beauty.  If you weren’t able to pick up on the gag, from the cartoon and the clue/question, you might have had some difficulty in solving this, from the answer letter layout alone.  Fortunately, I am an idiom savant!  The cartoon was fun.  I always like it when Jeff puts his partner, David, in it.  And, by partner I don’t mean “partner”.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  I just meant the guy he does the Jumble with.  I guess Jeff is also featuring a friend named Matt, who happens to be a dentist.  Which reminds me, I think I have to call my endodontist soon.  I’ve got another tooth/crown that’s sensitive to cold.  At least I’ll get to see Doris again.  Hey!  For that guy out there who once questioned my *sensitivity*, I’ll have you know that I am extra sensitive.  Last month they told me that normally a root canal consists of deadening the three nerves of the tooth.  But, my tooth had FIVE nerves!  So, there.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/14

 

Dr. at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NA...

Dr. at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really out there.”   —   Neil deGrasse Tyson

(Unfortunately, far too many people are all too comfortable in thinking that they already have the answers.  What’s worse is when they resent those of us who are seeking rational answers.  Don’t let that kind of mentality hinder your quest for actuality.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/14

 

Photograph of a toddler holding a mop with a b...

Photograph of a toddler holding a mop with a bucket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”   —   Lane Olinghouse

(I can’t seem to find any bio on this guy, although it appears that he is an author/poet.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/14

Augustin Théodule Ribot: The cook and the cat

Augustin Théodule Ribot: The cook and the cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Performance under pressure.

EESMAS  =  SESAME,  TRUVIE  =  VIRTUE,  CILAPD  =  PLACID,  DARIOH  =  HAIRDO,  NOUEND  =  UNDONE,  KEANSH  =  SHAKEN   —   Giving us:  SEVTEADARONNESE

Clue/Question:  When the retired Army cook became a chef, he was already a – – –

Chefs in training in Paris, France (2005).

Chefs in training in Paris, France (2005). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SEASONED VETERAN

(Not too tough.  All the clue words were old favorites, but at least all their jumblings were new.  The answer letter layout was great, but the combination of the cartoon’s dialog and the clue/question pretty much made this one a no-brainer.  But, there is so much detail in Jeff’s great cartoon.  The chef has at least three burners going, and he’s shaking a pan over one with one hand, while he’s sprinkling some kind of spice into another pan.  There’s a plate with what looks like a garlic and maybe a hot pepper on it, and there are containers of spices.  In the background there’s a rack with prepared meals on it, and heating lamps above it.  And, our chef is sporting some of his service medals on his chest.  Great cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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