Archive for August 28th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 08/28/14

English: tandem sky-diving in Cordoba, Argentina

English: tandem sky-diving in Cordoba, Argentina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Skydiving squabble.


Clue/Question:  They parachuted together on a regular basis until they had a – – –

Sky diving in Dakar with Captain Jeannec Rapho...

Sky diving in Dakar with Captain Jeannec Raphoz, 1976 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Tom Petty performing at Nissan Pavilion in Bri...

Tom Petty performing at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA – June 10, 2006. Photo taken by Marion S. Rights have been specifically given by the photographer for the images’ use on Wikipedia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Yeah.  A free falling out!  That’s one of my favorite Tom Petty songs:  Free Falling!  Who just said:  Who cares?  Thirty lashes with a wet noodle for you!  I once told a co-worker that Tom Petty was the son of race car driver, Richard Petty.  He either believed me, or he did a fine job in humoring me.  Either way, I was just blowing smoke.  They are not related.

There were no new clue words today.  Three of the clue word jumblings were new though.  With only the one for “fourth” being used before.  It’s always written numbers that give me a little trouble.  Must be a verbal vs. math kind of thing.  The answer letter layout was marvelously cryptic.  If you couldn’t get the answer from all the narrative and the great cartoon, then this answer letter layout would have further stumped you.  Jeff’s cartoon did a fantastic job of depicting sky diving.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/28/14

English: classroom

English: classroom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is the most important thing one learns in school?  Self-esteem, support and friendship.”   —   Terry Tempest Williams

English: Hayden Peak in the Uinta Mountains of...

English: Hayden Peak in the Uinta Mountains of Utah as seen from Bald Mountain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Our first quote from this author . . . since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  I think that these are things that one – hopefully – learns in school.  But, I think it depends on a whole lot of factors.  Some within the student’s control, while others not so much.  But, if this was written, or spoken, as a counter to home schooling, then I am in agreement with this generalization.  There are two small ironies about my introduction to Ms. Williams.  One, is that she bears a resemblance to one of my daughter-in-laws.  This daughter-in-law is 18 years younger than Terry, but the one picture I saw of her is from 2001, which is 13 years ago. And, the second is that she is a native of Utah.  The only thing to stump me in today’s L.A. Times crossword puzzle was:  Utah’s Uinta Mountains.  I should have figured it out, but I kind of misinterpreted a clue for an intersecting word, too.  Oh, well.  I’m human.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  There were cuter school/classroom pictures available, but they’re all owned by Getty.  If things like this continue we are all going to have to pay to use the internet one day.   —   YUR

PPS.  Third irony/coincidence:  The above photo is of Hayden Peak, in the Uinta Mountains.  One of my grandson’s name is Hayden . . . and, today is his birthday!      YUR

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