Archive for September, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 09/30/14

English: PETA AsiaPacific demonstrates at Hong...

English: PETA AsiaPacific demonstrates at Hong Kong fashion week (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Somebody better call PETA!

ZIREP  =  PRIZE,  INGAA  =  AGAIN,  BULMET  =  TUMBLE,  EEENDL  =  NEEDLE   —   Giving us:  RIZAAITMLEDE

Clue/Question:  He tried to build a working teleporter, but his plans never – – –

Released into the public domain by PETA.

Released into the public domain by PETA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  MATERIALIZED

(A funky little send up to Star Trek!  Buffy better get his silly little tail outta there!  No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new.  Check the Tags.  The answer letter layout is marvelous!  And a great – if not somewhat disturbing – cartoon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/30/14

General George Patton

General George Patton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”   —   George S. Patton

(Easy solve.  But, considering the source, kind of a strange quote.  Of course, big important generals – with very large egos – can’t be bothered by giving instructions . . . only orders.  But, then you have to be prepared for an outcome other than the one you were hoping for.  You might be pleasantly surprised, or you might be terribly disappointed.  The saving grace of this quote is that in the military everything is very regimented.  Everyone in his command should’ve been trained to do things pretty much the same way, and to an extent, even taught to think the same way.  In war you can’t really afford to micro-manage anything.  You have to have a certain/high amount of trust in your subordinates’ – and their subordinates’ – abilities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/29/14

English: Andy Tillman at his llama ranch near ...

English: Andy Tillman at his llama ranch near Bend, Oregon (2008) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  He wouldn’t steer him wrong.

KNEAT  =  TAKEN,  TMURP  =  TRUMP,  BALOCT  =  COBALT,  LCLAYM  =  CALMLY   —   Giving us:  TKERUBLAML

Clue/Question:  The cattle rancher wanted to stock up, so he went to the – – –

English: Brahman bull and rancher

English: Brahman bull and rancher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  BULL MARKET

(He better not steer him wrong!  I’m sure the rancher can tell the difference between a bull and a steer.  But, if he did make that mistake his herd would only increase by one.  We had no new clue words today, but all of the jumblings appear to be new.  I thought the jumbling of “taken” was pretty good, and I also liked the one for “calmly”.  I saw both “trump” and “cobalt” immediately.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble, and the answer made for a good, stinky pun.  Maybe not as stinky as that market, but, then again, to a country boy the smell of manure in the morning . . . smells like victory.  Mighty fine cartoon/drawing there, pahdnuh.  Where’s that supposed to be . . . Montana, Wyoming, Texas???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/14

Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1841, a "prudent a...

Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1841, a “prudent and efficient” consul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”   —   Nathaniel Hawthorne

(One of the many reasons why autumn is my favorite season.  Especially when it gets a little brisk, and the leaves change from green . . . to red, gold and rust, and eventually fall to the ground.  There’s nothing like the feel, and the rustling sound, of sloshing through the crisp fallen leaves.  There’s a scent of decay in the air, but it’s not depressing in the least.  Like the smell right after a spring rain, it reminds you of the wondrous cycle of life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 09/28/14

Marcin Przybyłek Portret

Marcin Przybyłek Portret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Beautifying the Hoyt???

SAYILE  =  EASILY,  CENHRD  =  DRENCH,  SAROCE  =  COARSE,  GAMEAD  =  DAMAGE,  ICODIY  =  IDIOCY,  NENARB  =  BANNER   —   Giving us:  EIDRHARDAEIIBAN

Clue/Question:  His wife wanted him to get a toupée, but he thought it was a – – –

English: US President George W. Bush speaks wi...

English: US President George W. Bush speaks with Bob Costas of NBC Sports during an interview “while attending the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HAIRBRAINED IDEA

(I almost forgot the quotation marks, and was surprised to see that WordPress did not like the spelling!  I found out the correct spelling is harebrained, and it means having no more sense than a hare.  I never really gave the word much thought before, it’s just such a part of idiomatic speech.  We had one new clue word today, in “coarse”.  Hoyt has been on fire lately.  He’s really keeping ralis95 on his toes.  A bunch of the jumblings are new.  The answer letter layout is marvelously cryptic.  No giveaways.  Fantastic cartoon, too.  I don’t know if it’s actually supposed to be Hoyt, or not, but I generally assume it is when Jeff draws a baldy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Too much Getty owned photo content to contend with!  I refuse to deal with “owned” content that contains such a ridiculous legal disclaimer.  Soon, I will not be able to use/post any pictures, and after that I will strongly consider giving up blogging.  It is really not worth it friends.     YUR

 

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/28/14

English: Liverpool

English: Liverpool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’ve had our cliches framed and hung on the wall so now for conversation we don’t have to talk at all.”   —   Roger McGough

(Our first Roger McGough quote since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s a very British, dry humor quote . . . and I like it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR  😉

Jumble Spoiler – 09/27/14

Dolder driving range on Adlisberg in Zürich (S...

Dolder driving range on Adlisberg in Zürich (Switzerland) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A duffer going off to work.

SLATB  =  BLAST,  CLERI  =  RELIC,  WRINYE  =  WINERY,  GLEFAN  =  FLANGE   —   Giving us:  BSTRLIWNYAGE

Clue/Question:  He wanted to practice with his new clubs, so he planned to – – –

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire ...

English: Golf driving range, The Warwickshire Another type of driving range is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SWING BY LATER

(I like it!  A 12 letter answer, decent pun, and there was a bit of a challenge to this one.  I bet a good number of you struggled to get this one.  All of the jumbling was new, to me.  And, we have another new clue word today, in “flange”.  Someone roust ralis95!  I almost thought the word was fangle, as in newfangled, but I thought better.  The answer letter layout was sublime today!  I don’t think it gave away a thing.  Another fine cartoon, but I don’t recognize the logo on the bag.  Is that a hippo?  Other than putt-putt, and driving ranges where you can use their clubs, I haven’t golfed in about 40 years, so I’m clueless.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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