Archive for September 1st, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 09/01/14

English: Nude pregnant woman in B&W from the side

English: Nude pregnant woman in B&W from the side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  A picnic’s pregnant pause.

WARBN  =  BRAWN,  TAYES  =  YEAST,  SOLENS  =  LESSON,  DRAIZL  =  LIZARD   —   Giving us:  BRYALOAD

Clue/Question:  The pregnant woman would need to leave the cookout quickly . . . it was – – –

English: Close up of the belly of a pregnant w...

English: Close up of the belly of a pregnant woman, near term. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  LABOR DAY

(Aah!  There is nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman.  They radiate promise . . . hope . . . and joy.  The bearers of life.  The mothers of us all.

All of today’s clue words were tried and true, yet all of their jumblings were fresh and new.  The answer letter layout did not reveal the payout.  And, no doubt, the cartoon gratified . . . throughout.

Happy Labor Day, to David L. Hoyt, Jeff Knurek and all the readers of Unclerave’s Wordy Weblog.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Labor Day Cryptoquote – 09/01/14

The statue of C. S. Lewis in front of the ward...

The statue of C. S. Lewis in front of the wardrobe from his book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in East Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.”   —   C.S. Lewis

Replica of a wind rose form the chart of Jorge...

Replica of a wind rose form the chart of Jorge de Aguiar, 1492 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, if the wind turns out to be a tornado . . . it will be the last thing you ever find out.  I’m not in the mood for clever metaphors this morning.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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