Archive for August 26th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/14

English: Central motive of the "Medusa&qu...

English: Central motive of the “Medusa” mosaic, 2nd century BCE, from Kos island, in the palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, in Rhodes city, island of Rhodes, Greece. Français : Motif central de la mosaïque à la Méduse, IIème siècle avant notre ère, en provenance de l’île de Cos, dans le Palais des Grands-Maîtres des Chevaliers de Rhodes, à Rhodes, Grèce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Ancient Greek neighborhood.

CLEEX  =  EXCEL,  LEPSL  =  SPELL,  DURHOS  =  SHROUD,  TONBUY  =  BOUNT  —   Giving us:  EEESROY

Clue/Question:  When the Cyclops moved into the neighborhood, his messy yard was an – – –

List of Ancient Greek temples

List of Ancient Greek temples (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  EYESORE

 

Ancient Greek vase detail?

Ancient Greek vase detail? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Now THAT is a fun pun, and a great Jumble!  The clue words were all tried and true, but each jumbling appears to be new.  The answer letter layout was not obvious, even if the answer was . . . fairly.  But, the best part is the cartoon.  The hillbilly Cyclops, sitting in his lawn-chair, amongst his overgrown lawn, drinking beers, and throwing the empties on the ground.  And, a broken down chariot on his lawn.  Not quite sure what that is stacked to his right rear.  Maybe sections of columns?  And Medusa, with her snake hair.  Is it only mortals who will turn to stone, when they gaze upon her?  And of course, the Centaur.  Does his neighborhood association make him pick up after himself?  Lots of fun with today’s cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/14

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The only useful thing I ever learned in school was that if you spit on your eraser it will erase ink.”   —   Dorothy Parker

 

English: Dorothy Parker, Miss Washngton D.C. 1938

English: Dorothy Parker, Miss Washngton D.C. 1938 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Does this actually work???  I had never heard of this little trick before.  Maybe, it only works with those older fountain pens?  Can anyone out there verify this for us?  I’d appreciate it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Enjoy this *bonus* other Dorothy Parker!   —   YUR


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