Archive for August 31st, 2014

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/31/14

A tactical map for the Invasion of Leyte on 20...

A tactical map for the Invasion of Leyte on 20 October 1944. The 24th Infantry Division landed in the northern part of the island with X Corps. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.”   —   Robert Copeland (The Rear Admiral, NOT the racist.)

Battle off Samar. Part of the Battle of Leyte ...

Battle off Samar. Part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Robert W. Copeland was an American Naval hero, of the Battle of Samar, during WWII.  Without his actions the Japanese counter-offensive to the Allies’ Leyte invasion may have succeeded, which would have resulted in thousands of casualties, and would have prolonged the war.  The jerk who referred to President Obama as a bleeping N-word makes Donald Sterling look like an all-accepting community leader.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944: American su...

Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944: American survivors of the battle are rescued by a U.S. Navy ship on 26 October 1944. Some 1200 survivors of USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73), USS Hoel (DD-533), USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) were rescued during the days following the action. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert W. Copeland circa 1944

Robert W. Copeland circa 1944 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 08/31/14

Representation of the legend of the three livi...

Representation of the legend of the three living and the three dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Free Swim of the Living Dead.

TROYWH  =  WORTHY,  CINTEE  =  ENTICE,  PIESCT  =  SEPTIC,  MAIDYS  =  DISMAY,  ATOANS  =  SONATA,  CIDTIN  =  INDICT   —   Giving us:  WRHEEETDANTAID

Clue/Question:  When the zombie went swimming, he was – – –

Instructors teach children how to swim

Instructors teach children how to swim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DEAD IN THE WATER

English: Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New Y...

English: Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882 (Lithographie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not a real head scratcher, but fun.  All of the clue words were old favorites, but each one had a jumbling that was new to me.  The only one to really make me stop and think was “sonata”.  I had to remind myself that it was  an actual word of the English language, of Italian origin, and not the Korean word for mid-size sedan.  Looking at the answer letter layout, I must say that I am impressed.  If I had to solve this puzzle based on the answer letter layout alone, it would have been tough.  Fortunately, for me, the cartoon and the clue/question made the answer a no-brainer.  It’s kind of hard to depict a zombie in a swimming pool, especially with all the accoutrement of goggles, snorkel, swimmies, and a beach ball.  We’re more used to seeing them in raggedy clothing, with usually an eye-ball about to fall out, or some other piece of the face/body about to fall off.  But, it worked.  Hey, a lot of public pools will be closing this weekend, so this is an appropriate end of the traditional – if not actual – Summer Jumble!  Enjoy these last few days and drive carefully on the way home.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,682 other followers

addthis.com

Bookmark UncleRave's Weblog
August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Blog Stats

  • 6,057,314 hits

Member of The Internet Defense League